The nail polish alchemy over at StrangeBeautiful has really gotten out of hand with the latest (fifth) collection. The set, called Volume V, runs 10 colors and will set you back $79. Despite the hefty price tag, it’s already sold out. What’s so special about these nail polishes, you wonder?

The mastermind behind StrangeBeautiful–RISD grad Jane Schub–named the polishes after that which inspired them, including the last day of one’s menstrual cycle, the “gradation” of bruises and (strangest of all?) Casper David Friedrich. Here’s the copy:

Inspirations and references range from the vampiric gradations of a healing bruise; the moody rusts of menstrual blood; sooty, phantasmal India ink; the profile of a gray blue Heron scooping fish against a background of gooey river runoff and the apocalyptic color palette of Medieval Flemish paintings. Visceral and private, each shade cloaks the finger in an aqueous film of color for an effect that is strange, beautiful, and impossible to forget.

See for yourself:

So. Gross or great?

(via Bella Sugar)