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Crimson Cascade: My Custom Polish With Beyond the Nail

Cannot contain myself! This polish is MAGNIFICENT! (If I do say so myself :D)
Get ready for some serious picture spamming!

So back in late 2014, the lovely ladies of Beyond the Nail contacted a group of us to see about doing a collaboration collection for 2015. Now nail polish collaborations have been done before and I was always in awe of the awesome ladies who got to create these custom polishes never thinking I'd ever have to opportunity to make one of my own, but now, here it is! *insert crazy clapping and happy dancing* :D

I wanted my polish to be something timeless, elegant, bright, could be worn for any occasion, with a touch (ok, a lot - lol) of holo - and something red, definitely RED. So the ladies of Beyond the Nail came back with this - a gorgeous red jelly, with a linear holo and holo glitters that is opaque in 2 coats! I couldn't believe how beautiful it was after I tore it from the packaging. The holo glitters sparkle so beautifully against the red - I was over the moon with my polish - it was love at first sight. <3

Once I got over how gorgeous the polish was, I had to then pick a name. This was a truly difficult task. I went over so many names, combination of names, English AND French, and just nothing seemed right. I wanted to have a name that would easily roll off the tongue and also something completely classic - since that was truly how I saw this polish.

I looked to my friends, co-workers, even my family, no one could come up with something to describe this beauty. But finally, after 2 days of agonizing over a name, I finally found something perfect: Crimson Cascade.

Named after a beautiful red rose, Crimson Cascade - in my eyes - is pure perfection.

Crimson Cascade Bottle Shot

OMG - how can you not love this?! :O
Along with the beautiful polish, we were also given an opportunity to also pick a decal. I really don't work with decals often but I knew immediately what my decal would be: a flying butterfly.

As a child, I often wondered what life would be like if I was a butterfly, beautiful and free.

Butterflies are like flying little works of art that is graceful, gentle, and delicate. (Everything I wish I was but am really not :D)

I didn't use a top coat so my butterfly had a flying-away-type feel :)
Well that's all I have for today!! Thanks to the ladies at Beyond the Nail for the fabulous opportunity and for doing an AMAZING job on my nail polish and my decal. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect interpretation of something that represents me. <3

This collection of 8 polishes will be released on Friday April 3rd 2015 through the Beyond the Nail website - mark your calenders and make sure not to miss out! And make sure to tag me in your pictures on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook if you use this polish, I would love to see it on you!


Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out my little corner :) Feel free to leave me comments/suggestions/feedback below.



  1. Awesome post :) I love your photos!

    Can you make a tiny adjustment to the shop address? :) The collection will only be available on

    Thanks :)!!
    Maddy (beyond the nail)

  2. Beautiful! Gorgeous pics what lens do u use? A 50mm?


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