Daphine Polish : Goddess of the Two Lands collection

Hi my darlings! Today, I have the entire fall collection from Daphine polish to review for you! If you follow me on Facebook at ColorSutraa, you may have already seen a preview of the swatches but I bet you're wondering about the inspiration behind these rather uniquely named polishes and how they applied! Well, worry not! Joanne of Daphine Polish has provided me with descriptions for each polish and the Goddess it was named for...yes! Her fall collection is a tribute to Egyptian Goddesses and each polish has been named for one of them. Now I must admit, I'm not very familiar with Egyptian mythology so reading these little descriptions was quite educational for me too!

Before I introduce each of these polishes, let's talk about the application and formula. Across the board, I found application to be smooth and each polish achieved full opacity in 2 coats--I strayed from habit and used 2 coats for all my swatches below. The finish of these polishes is almost metallic in appearance and I topped them off with 1 coat of G&G's HK Girl to give them an even more glossy shine!

Now without further ado, I present to you the Goddess of the Two Lands collection, with shop descriptions in italics just above the pics.

First, I have Anuket--a rich brown with orange glitter and a touch of holographic sparkle.
Anuket is the personification and goddess of the Nile River. She is portrayed as a women with a headdress of feathers and her sacred animal is a gazelle. At the beginning of the annual flooding of the Nile, Ancient Egyptians celebrated the Festival of Anuket. During this festival people threw coins, gold, jewelry, and other precious gifts in to the river as thanks for the waters that brought life to the Nile basin.

With flash!

Next, I have Bast--a gunmetal gray with rainbow microglitter and a touch of holographic sparkle.
Bast is the cat goddess and the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, making her the parallel of Upper Egypt’s goddess Sekhmet. After the unification of the two lands, Bast’s role shifted to a major protection deity. In later texts her name was written as Bastet to denote this change. Originally depicted as a lioness and defender of Ra, after unification she was seen depicted as a woman with the head of a cat carrying a sacred rattle. Bast translates literally to “(female) of the ointment jar” and so she became associated with the lavish jars that stored perfumes and protective ointments.

With flash!

Third, I have Hathor--emerald green withgold holographic glitter and a touch of holographic sparkle.
Hathor is the goddess of feminine love and motherhood. She wears a headdress of horns in which sits the solar disk and uraeus (upright cobra) of royalty. She was one of the most popular goddesses in Ancient Egypt and was deeply loved by nobility and commoner alike. She was revered by women who sought to emulate her as the ideal wife, mother, and lover. The Ancient Greeks identified Hathor as their goddess Aphrodite.

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Next, I have Isis--royal purple with pink glitter and a touch of holographic sparkle.
 Isis is one of the most well-known of Ancient Egyptian goddesses. The daughter of the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb, she is seen as the personification of the throne and as a representation of the Pharaoh’s power. She is portrayed as a woman wearing a headdress of a throne. Among many other roles, she is also the patroness of nature and magic. She is the sister-wife of the god Osiris, and when he was betrayed and murdered by his brother Set, Isis used her magical powers to resurrect him.

With flash!

Next, I have Nut--a deep navy blue with purple glitter and a touch of holographic sparkle.
Nut, goddess of the sky, is one of the first deities in Egyptian mythology. Her name is found in the creation myth of Heliopolis, among the oldest cities of Ancient Egypt. She is mainly depicted as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth, or as a cow whose body covered the sky. One of her sacred symbols is a ladder, used by the god Osiris to climb into her heavens and become the god of the dead; she is seen as a protector of and friend to the deceased.

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Finally, I have Sekhmet--a burgundy red with pops of pink and red sparkle.
Sekhmet is the warrior goddess, in Upper Egypt also the goddess of healing, and is depicted with a lioness head. She also wears a headdress of the solar disk and uraeus (upright cobra) which associated her with royalty. She is seen as the protector of the Pharoahs and led them in warfare.  Priestesses would perform daily rituals in order to placate her wrath, and after battles festivals were held in her honor so the destruction would end. In Lower Egypt her parallel was the cat goddess Bast.

With flash!

So there you have it! Did you enjoy reading these descriptions as much as I did? Do you need to add any of these Goddesses to your stash? You can find them at Daphine Polish's Etsy shop HERE, for $10 a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle on Friday, August 23rd!

Tell me which one is YOUR favorite in the comments section below! I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

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