I was with polish company FLOSS GLOSS from the get go. The first time I saw their line it had just launched. It boasted a collection of off the wall colors with sardonic names like Brit Brit 2000 and Neon Nacho poured into luxurious little vintage inspired bottles. It was truly love at first sight.
Since then, my love for FLOSS GLOSS has only grown. I was ecstastic after they launched their Princess of the Night collection which included a black aptly named Black Holy, pastels Moonbaby and Dinge, and a dark grey called Faded that promised to match the color of my faded tattoos.
I remembered I had read once that creators, Janine Lee and Aretha Sack, mentioned Gangsta Boo (of Three 6 Mafia fame) as one of their major inspirations, so when I saw they were able to collaborate with her on a new shade, I had to get the scoop on the process. Here's what I found out:
How did Floss Gloss come up with the idea to collaborate on a shade with Gangsta Boo?
A: It wasn't planned, I was at her show in SF. Our friends were putting on and I'm a huge fan so I wanted to just get her a bottle. I knew the photographer and I grabbed her and said, "Hey, you look official, you have a camera, go give this to Gangsta Boo" and she did and we tweeted her later about it and she messaged us saying she wanted to collab!
J: It was just something we wanted to do. She is legendary. Aretha had def listed her in collabs we'd like to do in the future in our first year in FG. She is a huge fan of her music. Def put me on and we listen to her a bunch in the FG/HQ. We're always bumping while we work.
How did you finally make that dream happen?
A: When we were messaging we jumped on a phone call and decided to do a collab together.
J: It was spontaneous and we connected thru Twitter. Aretha went to her last show in SF and handed off a bottle of Bikini Coral and a Skripper sticker to give to Boo via a photographer friend of ours standing near her on stage. We tweeted her the next day and she responded within 10 mins. We set up a call and started the process almost immediately.
What was the method for deciding on a shade and how was Gangsta Boo involved in that process?
A: Boo chose; she said red so we let her decide between a couple shades and this one won.
J: It was tricky and to be honest red was not the first or second color thrown out. We went back and forth for a while, mixing shades, sending pics, before she mentioned red and we shot back with the cherry and boom. All of the colors we discussed were fire, but the red was perfect. Boo is also known as the Devil's Daughter, so we were down.
How does Gansta Boo embody the Floss Gloss attitude?
A: Well she and the color are both bold and empowering with plenty of style!
J: Gangsta Boo embodies the Floss Gloss attitude by being a strong independent woman. She is a legendary female rap star that didn't put up with any one's shit. She paved her own way after she separated from Three6Mafia (before the academy award). She did not just give up.
Lucky for me, I got to try Gansta Boo (shown bellow with FG color Selena Corpus Crystalina) first hand. It's a sexy red that perfectly embodies the attitude of the rap goddess. You can see in the picture below that it looks a little transluscent, but only because I just had clear extensions put on. On a natural nail it will go almost opaque on the second coat. It goes on smooth and is so shiny it almost doesn't need a topcoat. Not to mention, excellent for the holidays right?
You can buy Gangsta Boo and Selena Corpus Crystalina at FLOSSGLOSS.com