Nail Polish Porn: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Man by Man and Mein Herr

Life is a cabaret, old chum…

Nail Polish Porn OCC 
 

Date: September 8, 2013
Polish: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Man by Man and Mein Herr from the moderncraft> collection.

OCC man by man nail lacquerMan by Man and Mein Herr

Oh, what a launch this is! I’ve been blabbing about my love of it all weekend. It is indeed my favorite Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launch to date. Paying homage to “the real-life cabarets of 1920s Weimar Berlin, and the art, music and aesthetic innovation that still strongly reverberates today” it’s a rich and boozy looking affair that’s hard not to sing about.

(and just wait until you see the Lip Tars…)

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

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail lacquer

I’m going to bring you a closer look at two a week (as to properly gush about each of them.) Today we’ve got Man by Man and Mein Herr.

OCC man by man nail lacquer swatches

Man by Man is an absolute explosion of teal and emerald glitter. It’s also a bit of a chameleon; looking more blue-green in some light, more emerald in others. The glitter is super fine and makes up the polish (rather than being suspended in a base.) It reminds me of a melted mermaid, which I assure you is more beautiful than it sounds. And given the inspiration for the launch, it’s a mermaid melting dramatically on stage to a jazzy beat!

I could have almost gotten away with one coat, but two made it richer.

OCC man by man nail lacquer swatch

OCC Mein Herr nail lacquer swatches

Although not nearly as dazzling as it’s post mate, every Fräulein needs a nude polish – if to only allow you to get dramatic with other aspects of your look like a smoky eye or vampy lip. Mein Herr is a good contender, creamy and streak-free with two coats.

OCC Mein Herr nail lacquer swatch

And really, anything that allows me to put up a Liza Minnelli clip is ok with me.

OCC updated their bottles last year to this thin, flat shape, which is sleek and lovely. But I do find the brush does pick up a lot of product, so if I wasn’t careful I’d get too much polish on my nail at once. Just keep it in mind when you buy these.

Because, you’re going to buy some of these, right?!

OCC moderncraft nail lacquer

we heartsters, what shade from moderncraft sings loudest to you?

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.

stef

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...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products
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12 thoughts on “Nail Polish Porn: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Man by Man and Mein Herr”

  1. mandabear

    I know this is more of a fall collection, but that nude is perfect for right now. It’s like a ‘bright’ nude which I love <3. These all look AMAZING…Love Man by Man of course, but I can't wait to hear what other reviewers have to say about Sebastian (a metallic taupe? get out.) and Black Metal Dahlia.

    This collection is seriously begging to be used in some nail art (Paging @Stef!). Mein Herr with Man by Man on the tips?

  2. amity

    So I usually don’t get that excited about nail polish (I know, what’s wrong with me) but these look enchanting. The Mein Herr looks so fresh and clean. I’m dying to see the Black Metal Dahlia, too. And cannot WAIT to see the lip tars…

  3. spitfire77

    I also really like the Mein Herr. I’m usually not a big fan of that light and neutral of a color but it has a very fresh, soft vibe to it, I think it would be a cool color to try for fall!

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