This was one polish that haunted me all through the pre-launch process (much like Pattern haunted Shallan before she fully knew what Cryptics were). I was absolutely sure that I wanted to make a Pattern-inspired polish with this name, but unsure of whether I wanted chaotic random shreds of black, or something neater. I’ve always pictured Pattern’s “indescribable” appearance to be something akin to fractals - i.e. a pattern, but a complicated one - so random chaos didn’t seem to fit. Going with the fractal theme, I eventually decided on a mix of different sized hexagons in a slightly holographic shimmer base, which I use as a sign of the Cosmere magic in all of my Sanderson-inspired polishes. This polish is meant to be used as a glitter topper, but can be sponged on for more opacity. (This is essentially fanart and in no way officially affiliated with Brandon Sanderson or Tor publishing.)
Photos on nails show one coat over nude (on ring finger) and two coats with no base color (on pinky). Photos on swatch sticks show polish alone, over blue, and over white polish.
The large glitter in this polish tends to settle in the bottle. To make it easier to get them out of the bottle during application, you can let the bottle sit (tightly sealed, of course!) upside down for a little while before application, and/or shake well immediately prior to application.
Note that holographic polishes show their rainbow sparkle best under a source of bright, direct light, such as natural sunlight or a halogen bulb lamp. Swatch photos are taken in direct lighting, with a glossy topcoat, to best show the holo effect. In most holo polishes, there will still be some sparkle in indoor lighting, but the strong holo rainbow effect may be muted or not show up.
General Product Info:
Warning: For external use only
While I try to accurately capture all of my products, variations between screens can cause slight differences in color. Also, because I make my polishes in small batches, slight variations in color may occur. I do not accept returns, however if there’s a problem with your order, please let me know ASAP so I can correct it for you.
My polishes are all vegan, cruelty free and 10-free, and handmade in California.
All full-size bottles are 15 mL, and mini bottles are 6.5 mL (volume will be listed in drop-down list). Each bottle includes 2 stainless steel mixer balls.
I try to ship items within a business day or two of receiving the order, however I’m often away from home on weekends and may take a couple extra days to process orders.
Please note I am currently unable to ship to Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, or military bases due to shipping laws regarding nail polish. I am only able to ship to the 48 contiguous United States.
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