Friday, June 6, 2014

Nayll Custom Polish: Rose Marshall

purchased by me

My final custom polish from Nayll is the only one NOT inspired by my dog.  Rose Marshall is the hero of Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire, a book I love by an author I love.

Here's the book description:
Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.
It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.
They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.
You can’t kill what’s already dead.
On the night she died, Rose was dressed for prom in an emerald-green gown, with blond streaks in her hair from a summer of lemon juice and sun.  I chose Nayll's Tulip Green Jelly, and added gold holo hexes, matte green dots, shiny emerald dots and matte green flakies.  It looks as if it's bumpy, but with one coat of Seche Vite, the polish was smooth to the touch.  I used two coats of Rose Marshall, and I really love how it turned out!
Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

In the sun:

The cost of polishes varies depending on what you add to them.  Mine averaged $9.40 each and shipping was $3.50.  I can't say enough good things about Nayll, especially their super-helpful FAQ and How-To sections.  Sara, the owner of Nayll has very generously offered my readers 20% off and with code BAUBLES and it's good until June 30th at midnight.


  1. Wow! That polish looks amazing. Great job putting that together. It looks as good as any $18/bottle indie!