Friday, June 26, 2015

LynBDesigns No Forgiving You Now Collection: Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Good morning, and happy Friday, dear readers! The weeks really seem to be flying by, and I hope everyone is enjoying their summer thus far (and winter if you're in the southern hemisphere)! I'm eager to get to today's post, so I'm going to keep the chitchat short this morning and jump right in. Let's do this!

In a previous post, I shared the new LynBDesigns The Name is Everything Collection. I had mentioned in that post that it was the first of a three part Harry Potter-inspired series being released this summer. Today, I have the second installment to share with you!
The No Forgiving You Now Collection was inspired by none other than the three unforgivable curses we were tormented with in the books and films. Being unforgivable, naturally this trio of polishes had to be dark to go along with their sinister inspirations. Let's check them out!

Three coats

Black jelly base loaded with blue flakes, iridescent micro glitters and iridescent micro flakes

Woo, baby! Servitude may be my favorite of the trio; I can't get over the iridescent glitters and flakes! They are just so darn pretty! I really love the flashes of colour against the dark base, and I suspect this will be the most popular shade from this collection. The formula was great and easy to work with as well: no issues to report with this beauty!

Three coats

Black jelly base loaded with red flakes, red micro glitter and black and white shreds

I didn't realize just how well thought out this polish was until I started writing up this post. The shreds are the perfect accompaniment to a polish that represents pain, and I'm disappointed in myself for not even thinking about it when I swatched this. Overall the formula was pretty easy to work with, but you may discover you might need to have a little more patience with the shreds. The shreds wanted to stick together a little bit so I had to gently coax them apart, but it wasn't difficult by any means. You'll also want to take care when you approach the end of the nail with your brush. For some reason, the black shreds wanted their time in the spotlight and would protrude from the end of my nails for every single one I painted. Of course it was an easy fix- either remove the end shreds or push them up onto the nail, but it was still an interesting observation. I suspect the black shreds were warning me of my pain to come with childbirth, lol!

Three coats

Black jelly base loaded with green/gold micro flakes and green iridescent glitters

I never thought I would see the day where I say this, but I really like Death! I realize not everyone is into green polishes, so hopefully the green flashes in a black base are more to your fancy because this polish is fabulous! While I do wear some vampy shades over the summer, this one really screams Halloween to me so I'll be pulling this one out a lot come October. The formula was fabulous and easy to work with, and you need this one as well!

I am really excited about this trio! The flashes of colour against the dark base are a welcome break to the brighter colours being released for the summer season. These shades are perfect for a warm night out on the town!

The No Forgiving You Now Collection launches July 3rd on the LynBDesigns Etsy shop located here. Each of these three shades retail for $8.

You can also follow LynBDesigns on Facebook here for shop news and announcements.

What do you think of this collection? Are you excited for dark colour options for summer? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual commentors. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.


  1. gooood lord, those are gorgeous.

    1. I know, right?!? I was pretty stupidly excited when I first saw them in the bottles, and I'm so glad the colours translate so well on the nails! :D

  2. Oh wow!! Pain is stunning.

  3. I like the idea of unique dark polishes in the summer. And oooooh Servitude is gorgeous! It looks like I imagine spells look.

  4. Death is definitely my favorite of the trio!

  5. I love that she came out with a darker collection during the summer months! Id have to say death is my favorite of the three but just barely since they are all gorgeous.

  6. Oh my word, these are stunning!!! Servitude is my fav of these :)

  7. This collection isn't my cup of tea but you did a good job with the swatches.

  8. I actually like these dark flakies, they have depth and shimmer. Beautiful!

  9. Lovely swatches! Dark polishes aren't my thing no matter the season unfortunately, but these are very pretty


On Instagram

© Laugh, Love, Contour. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.