Hi folks! It’s almost August. How the crap did that happen?! 😀
August’s Polish Pair follow a theme for once. 🙂 August is my favorite of the summer months. It signifies the beginning of the end of Summer, the first harvests, and the first steps toward my favorite season-Autumn!
Both polishes came about because of myth and story.
The Death of John Barleycorn is a glossy tan/beige with tiny brown flecks in it, something like ripe barley or wheat, and I love that barley was personified into a story/song.
There was three men come out o’ the west their fortunes for to try,
And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn must die,
They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in, throwed clods upon his head,
Til these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead.
Lyrics are fun. 🙂
The second polish is called Samildanach. It’s an Irish gaelic word that means, basically, “Master of all arts”, and was a title given to the Irish deity Lugh, who’s festival, Lughnasadh, is generally August 1st. Since Lugh is considered a sky/sun god, this polish is all sorts of gold and sparkle. A sheer gold shimmer, with tiny scattered gold holo glitter throughout.
The cool thing about this pair is that, while they both look great alone, they also look great together, with Samildanach over Barleycorn. 🙂
As always, these will be available the 1st of the month, and will only be available for the month of August, so be sure to pick them up!