Of course I couldn't let today pass without something super extra awesome and special happening, could I? Of course not! And so, today I'm not releasing one collection. No, that's not good enough. Today I'm releasing TWO collections!!
Both are inspired by JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit universe, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
For those who just want to get to the good stuff, here are the collection pages for There and Back Again and The Fellowship. The rest of you, let us read on!
Nobody Tosses a Dwarf!
Inspired by Gimli, accent color of mani.
Taking the Hobbits to Isengard
Inspired by Legolas' coronation outfit, accent of mani.
One Does Not Simply...
Inspired by Boromir, main color of mani.
And to the right is an example of how the meme might be used, 'cause it is so dang true!
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost
The green shimmer was difficult to capture at its full strength, what you see in the picture isn't as intense as it is on your nails!
Inspired by Aragorn/Strider, main color of mani.
The Road Goes Ever On and On
The silver specks are supposed to make you think of Gandalf the White, while the grey base is for Gandalf the Grey.
Inspired by Gandalf, main color of mani.
But I Want to Fight!
Fool of a Took!'s inverted twin.
Inspired by Merry, main color of mani.
Fool of a Took!
But I Want to Fight!'s inverted twin.
Inspired by Pippin, accent of mani.
Samwise the Brave
Inspired by, of course, Samwise Gamgee, accent color of mani.
Baggins? Sure I know a Baggins. Frooooooodo Baggins. He's my second cousin, once removed, on his mothers side.
The Most Famousest of Hobbits
Inspired by Frodo Baggins.
This lacquer will be a free bonus lacquer for those who order all 8 other pieces from the Fellowship collection! See the shop for more details.
There and Back Again
The Meaning of Haste
Inspired by Shadowfax, accent of mani.
A Mortal Life
Inspired by Arwen's beautiful coronation dress, main color of mani.
No Man Can Kill Me
Inspired by the Nazgûl, accent of mani.
I Am No Man
Inspired by Éowyn, main color of mani.
Now Wrath, Now Ruin, and A Red Dawn
Inspired by the Battle of the Hornburg at Helm's Deep, main color of mani.
Flame of Udûn
Looking to add some evil to your lacquer collection? Well, I suppose "evil" is subjective, the Balrog...well, it wasn't his fault that the Dwarves of Durin dug too greedily and too deep! Regardless, this is a very "evil"-looking lacquer.
Inspired by the Balrog, main color of mani.
Beyond Darkness, Beyond Desolation
And when you get right down to it, Smaug was only trying to keep what was his before that filthy, nasty little Hobbitses came and stole his goodies! Uh oh, did I just mix Gollum/Smeagol and Smaug there? Smaug, Smeagol, same diff, right? ;-)
Inspired by Smaug, accent of mani.
Mist and Shadow, Cloud and Shade
Inspired by the Misty Mountains.
Mist and Shadow, Cloud and Shade was inspired by the Misty Mountains but named after Pippin (Billy Boyd)'s song to Denethor. Take a moment to enjoy just how beautiful and sad this song is <3
Inspired by the One Ring of power.
This lacquer will be a free bonus lacquer for those who order all 8 other pieces from the There and Back Again collection! See the shop for more details.
Anyone who orders the full collection of either The Fellowship or There and Back Again between now and 9/20 will get freebie bottles of My Precious and The Most Famousest of Hobbits and they will also get entered into a raffle for the final shortie bottle of Our Most Beloved Star! There were only 3 full size and 3 shorties so it's super limited edition!!
Click here to read more info about this color, the winner will be announced on Facebook on 9/20 and Our Most Beloved Star will be included in the winner's order when shipped.
Good luck to all of you!!
There you have it! What do you folks think about the collections? Got some you love, some you hate? Let me know <3