The Little Owlet Duo from Night Owl Lacquer is a collaboration between Lindsay of Night Owl Lacquer and Jenalyn of Two Girls, One Blush (Visit her blog for an exclusive discoint code!) Jenalyn found this adorable little owl gif a while back and originally it was tossed around as possible inspiration for a group custom for the Night Owls Just Wanna Get Lacquered Facebook Fan group, but instead the photo was used to inspire this duo!
Jenalyn showed these colors off in the group yesterday and had this to say about her blooming bond over the past year with Lindsay:
“Over the last almost year, I’ve had the pleasure of getting know Lindsay, it’s safe to say that she’s one of the most amazing people I know. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her in my life. This collaboration that we’ve done, I feel, sums us up as people and explains the dynamic in our friendship. One day, she’ll be the bubbly sunshine I need when I feel like there’s a dark and gloomy cloud overhead. The next? We’ll flip places.
The darker shade is Gloomy Little Owlet, and the lighter is Bubbly Little Owlet. I’m so completely in love with these, you guys. I don’t know if I’m even making sense at this point, but these mean so much to me, and I’m excited that we get to share this duo with y’all. I sincerely hope that you, my little owlets, enjoy these as much as we do!”
She went on in her own blog linked above to describe how the duo was made to kind of represent the “ups and downs” that everyone at some points face in their lives. Which is such a beautiful and thoughtful sentiment, and the duo so beautifully does that while also being kind of like two little sibling owlets in the nest. The gloomy emo struggling older brother, and the bubbly bright little sister who doesn’t realize the world can suck yet.
Now that you know the adorable story behind the duo, let’s get into the release information! These will release tonight at 9 PM MST, and will be $20 for the duo or $10.50 individually, I definitely recommend the cute duo! But enough about my polish life choices and recommendations, let’s get into looking at the beauty of them both!
Each of the swatches shown is two thin coats of polish and one top coat of HK Girl Top Coat from Glisten & Glow unless otherwise noted. All images are shown under natural sunlight bulbs as well. To watch the live swatch click here.
Gloomy Little Owlet
“Gloomy Little Owlet” is a gorgeous deep brown linear holographic with added in gold and white flaky bits that make little sparkly pops of beauty in the polish. This goes on very smooth and completely opaque in two coats, but does dry slightly textured so I suggest a glossy top coat to make it smooth.
Bubbly Little Owlet
“Bubbly Little Owlet” is a beautiful light brown linear holographic with tiny little brown and bronze microflakies and a beautiful copper shimmer throughout. This is my favorite because it looks so “happy”, and brown is just not normally a “happy” color, but this manages to be so beautifully!
Overall this duo is beautiful and they compliment each other as well, with the dark balancing the light and the light playing off the dark. They’re so pretty and perfectly matched, it’s like a perfect little duo, so snag them while you can!
**BONUS NAIL ART**
This is a cute smooshy kind of marbled mani done playing around with both colors from the duo and a basic white!