Nail Polish Porn: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood and Black Metal Dahlia

Divine decadence, darling!

OCC Isherwood nail lacquer swatch 
 

Date: September 23, 2013
Polish: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood and Black Metal Dahlia from the moderncraft collection.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail lacquerBlack Metal Dahlia and Isherwood

I saved the best for last, my friends. Here are the final two Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft nail lacquers, the rich and boozy collection that pays homage to “the real-life cabarets of 1920s Weimar Berlin, and the art, music and aesthetic innovation that still strongly reverberates today.”

(Check out part one, which highlighted the glittertastic Man by Man and Mein Herr, the perfect nude. And part two; with fiery Lustgarten and taupey Sebastian.)

OCC moderncraft nail lacquer

There are six polishes in moderncraft. Here are OCC’s descriptions (shown from left):
Mein Herr – Crème fraîche Beige, Satin
Sebastian – Plum-Toned Taupe, Metallic
Isherwood – Gold-Laced Pipe Tobacco, Metallic
Black Metal Dahlia – Blackened Burgundy with Red Pearl, Metallic
Lustgarten – Vibrant Red Chrome, Metallic
Man by Man – Divinely Decadent Teal Green, Metallic

OCC Black Metal Dahlia nail lacquer

I don’t know about you, but these two make feel like I want to get into some mischief!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood nail lacquer swatch

Isherwood is my favorite polish of the launch. Not just because I think it so perfectly encapsulates the collection and the gender bending, completely sexy theme that is cabaret itself. But my god, will you look at it?! It’s fall in nail form. It looks like metallic tree bark; a rich and warm brown with an antique gold shimmer.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood is also named after Christopher Isherwood, whose short stories inspired the play and movie Cabaret.

OCC Isherwood nail lacquer

OCC Black Metal Dahlia nail lacquer swatch

And then there’s Black Metal Dahlia, the metallic update to last year’s Black Dahlia from their Heroine launch. It’s a gorgeous deep metallic berry. Like the juiciest berry you’ve ever seen!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia nail lacquer swatch

Both are shown with two coats.

After trying all six shades, I have to say – I’m really not crazy about the brush. At last half of them had crazy, splayed bristles and I think it picks up too much product. I do love the updated flat bottles but I’d pay a buck or two more for a nicer brush.

But you gotta love the wear with these lacquers; 3 days before they even started looking semi-rough.

OCC moderncraft nail lacquer

we heartsters, now that you’ve seen them all what’s your favorite moderncraft nail lacquer?

Disclosure: This review includes products that were provided by the manufacturer/PR firm for our consideration. For more info, or any questions, please see our disclosure policy.

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stef

Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
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13 thoughts on “Nail Polish Porn: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood and Black Metal Dahlia”

  1. Oh @stef, you sexy thing, I knew you were going to be pulling out to-die-for nail shades soon. That’s okay. I just bought a sizzling fall Revlon shade called “Divine.” And my nails are going to be great, too, na na na na na na!

  2. marissa

    I have Sebastian and am totally in love with the neutral color and slight purple-y tone. I am a fan of any polish that avoids chips after one day, so I like the staying-power of these guys.

  3. krista

    I thought I’d reviewed this already! D’oh! I received Man By Man to review. This is a gorgeous, shimmery teal shade–the depth of the shimmer was lovely. It definitely makes this stand out from the pack. That being said, this was the first time I’ve used this line of polish and it seemed to take forever to dry on me. I think I’ve gotten spoiled by the current polishes I use–they are solid within 10 or so minutes and really solid after an hour. I easily fudged this manicure 3+hours later. It bummed me out. This wore fairly well once the polish solidified and hardened. I got a day and a half before chipping began (I’m tough on a manicure). That’s fairly good for me. I don’t really gravitate towards this particular shade, but I really do believe I need Isherwood now.

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