This is a post I’ve been planning to make for awhile now- so it’s been a long time coming! This is Above the Curve’s Doctor Who Collection Part 2! If you remember, they also have Part 1 of the collection, that I reviewed a few months ago!
Every polish in this collection is just wonderful. I’ve never had any problems with application from any of my Above the Curve polishes, and these are no exception! All of the polishes are shown with a coat of the new Above the Curve fast dry topcoat, which is 5 free! It’s very glossy and dries pretty quickly- definitely check it out! Best of all, it’s only $2.50/$4.50 for a mini/full!
The first polish I’ll be showing in the collection is You Call Me… Sexy.
You Call Me… Sexy is a gorgeous berry red holographic polish with blue shimmer.
This polish is for Idris, who was the human used to store the consciousness of the Doctor’s TARDIS in the episode ‘The Doctor’s Wife’- one of my favorite episodes. I love that this polish isn’t the typical TARDIS blue, which is what I first expected when I heard this name- it makes it a bit unique.
The next polish is my favorite of the collection- Don’t Blink!
Any fan of Doctor Who is familiar with the Weeping Angels- the quantum locked aliens that appear as normal angel statues, and can only move when no one is looking at them. The first Angel episode (Blink) scared me half to death- and if you’re unfamiliar with Doctor Who, it’s an easy episode to watch with no background knowledge of the series.
Don’t Blink is a silver holographic polish with a small amount of fine black glitter. This is meant to imitate the stone of the angel statues!
Photos show 2 coats of Don’t Blink- everything applied evenly and smoothly. The holographic effect was very strong outside in the sunlight, and the black glitter made the sparkly silver polish interesting indoors when the holo wasn’t as visible!
Next up is TARDIS!
TARDIS is a bright blue polish with a slight purple duochrome cast, turquoise shimmer and a linear holographic effect. I didn’t really see a lot of the purple duochrome on my nails, but I see it when I look at the bottle 🙂
Application was good, it applied smoothly and evenly without any pooling or issues. I used 2 coats for these photos. The holographic effect was a slight linear- definitely visible, but not blindingly strong.
Next is one of my surprise favorites- Banana To The Party!
I honestly don’t care for yellow polish, but I loved this homage to 10 and ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’ (another favorite, and so sad). I’m glad I got it, because I ended up loving it when I put it on!
Banana To The Party is a squishy yellow jelly polish filled with pink, gold and green glass fleck shimmer, as well as a linear holographic effect. The holo appears a little subtle due to the light polish color, but it’s definitely there! This polish was just so fun and bright outside in the sunlight! Photos show 3 coats- this one is a little more sheer than the others due to being jelly like, but still covers well!
Next we have Pretend It’s A Plan!
‘Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!’
Pretend It’s A Plan is a gorgeoussss purple holographic polish filled with multicolored glass fleck shimmer! Some of my very favorite ATC polishes are their many purple offerings (there was an amazing purple in Part 1 too!), and this has joined them! Pretend It’s A Plan is just so sparkly and pretty! It’s stunning indoors and out, though of course it really shines outside on a sunny day. Photos show 2 coats.
Last but not least, we have Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey!
‘People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… timey wimey… stuff.’
Also inspired by the episode Blink (though 11 uses the phrases a lot afterwards), Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey is a multichrome glitter topper that shift from red to gold to blue to purple.
I first put Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over TARDIS, to try out a brighter color. It’s pretty, but it doesn’t show off the multichrome quite as well as over black! This shows 1 coat of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over 2 coats of TARDIS.
So which is your favorite? Any that you need? I love them all, but my favorites are definitely Don’t Blink, Banana to the Party and Pretend It’s A Plan!
You can find Above the Curve polishes in their Etsy Store (please note that they’ve moved back to Etsy from Big Cartel!), and also at Overall Beauty. They are each priced at $8.50 for full size, and $4.50 for mini size (and ATC’s new minis are larger and have a flat brush just like their full sizes, and look like mini versions of their full sizes- I’ll be posting about them soon!). You can follow the ATC Facebook page and ATC on Instagram for news and updates. Don’t forget, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children! Every single time you buy from ATC, you’re not only getting beautiful polish from some amazing sweet people, but you’re donating to a great cause!
I sort of fail at regularly posting, don’t I? I’m sorry guys (for those that still check in!). I always have great intentions to post, and I even take pictures- and then I get distracted and never get farther than that. I have nonstop real life ‘squirrel’ moments combined with procrastination. But I actually do have a lot of pictures ready to go now! I’ve been *taking* pictures- just not cropping/watermarking/posting them. So posts are coming!
Tonight, I have some beautiful polishes that will be for sale TOMORROW (or today, depending on your time zone!). These are 2 polishes from the new Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer collection ‘Far From The Sun’!
First is the beautiful If You’re A Seascape.
If You’re A Seascape is a coral holographic polish with a pink to gold shift.
To me, the shift is more of a shimmer than a flat color shift- you can see the pink sparkles in the photo below! It’s definitely more noticeable indoors- when you’re outside the holographic effect takes over, though the sparkles still shine though!
The second polish I have tonight is Ocean Warmed By the Sun!
Ocean Warmed By The Sun is a teal holographic polish with a green flash and pink to purple color shift.
Like If You’re A Seascape, the pink to purple shift in this is more of a strong scattered shimmer, and it’s what is creating the pretty pink sparkles in these photos! Again, it’s more noticeable indoors because the holo takes over outside in the sun.
Like If You’re A Seascape, Ocean Warmed By The Sun applied evenly and covered well. It was a little thick, but easy to work with. I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these photos.
The Far From The Sun collection will be available Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST. This gorgeous collection has 8 polishes in total- 7 stunning holographic shades and 1 beautiful microglitter. The linear holographics will be $12, the micro glitter will be $8.50, and the full set of 8 polishes will be $98. As it has been with the last few Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer restocks, this could potentially be the only sale for some of these shades. Colors return based on popularity- so if you see any you really want, be sure to grab it immediately! Do not wait!
You can purchase these lovely shades at www.blueeyedgirllacquer.bigcartel.com
Be sure to follow Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer on social media! You can find them at:
*Products in this post were provided to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*
Wow, so I haven’t posted in *way* longer than I realized. For those that still check in on me and follow, I’m sorry! I actually have a pretty large backlog of pictures I’ve been taking- I just haven’t been *posting* them. So the good news is- I have a lot of posts almost ready to go! I have a few reviews that are woefully late- thankfully they are for understanding friends- and then just random pretty polishes I’ve been photographing. The end of the year has sort of just flown by so quickly, my kids are finishing school this week, and then it’s just lazy summer.
So today I’ll be showing off some pictures I took in February of Elevation Polish Sample XXH 14! I was SO ecstatic to snag this one during the restock- It’s really hard to get a sample at all, and it’s especially exciting when it’s one of the ones you really wanted. If anyone has been following my lil’ blog since the beginning, you’ll remember I briefly had ‘Flakie Friday’, because I love flakies so much. Well this is a neon purple/pink polish filled with flakies! It’s like Lulu made it for me without even realizing it!
Photos all show 2 coats with KBShimmer topcoat, outdoor lighting.
I originally posted a picture of this sample in some Elevation Polish fan groups on Facebook, and the response was extremely enthusiastic! So much so, that Lulu went back and recreated a very small LE batch of it (not quite identical, but very similar) and dubbed the new version ‘Angels are the Yetis of the Clouds’. <3! Isn’t that name just adorable? While I do not have an extra bottle of my sample or Yeti to give away, Pointless Cafe DOES! You can find her giveaway for Angels are the Yetis of the Clouds HERE. Be sure to check out her beautiful photos of both Angels are the Yetis of the Cloud AND Sample XXH 14 to compare- I sent her a decant of this one back in February, so she’s shown off both!
You can purchase Elevation Polish HERE– restocks are the 7th and 22nd of each month. Samples are available on the 7th- as they are one of a kinds, competition is FIERCE for them, so don’t get discouraged if you never snag one. Sometimes you get lucky!
Good evening everyone! Tonight I have a quick on talking, but heavy on photos post!
This BEAUTIFUL polish is Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer’s Hypothermia! This is a Limited Edition polish- it is ONLY available as a gift to those who buy the entire Winter collection. I know, it’s cruel 🙂 I thought this would be a good time to show this one off, since there WILL be a couple of full winter collections available at the upcoming restock (but not many)! So if you want this polish- you have 1 last shot! I’ll post restock information at the bottom of the post.
Hypothermia is a beautiful deep dusty grape purple holographic polish filled a bright almost neon purple shimmer.
As I said before, only a few bottles of this polish will be available at this weekend’s restock, and ONLY when you purchase the entire winter collection. It is not sold on it’s own! But I will say it’s worth the splurge, since all of the winter collection is super gorgeous 🙂
The restock will be on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 3pm EST. You can find a full list of polishes making their last appearance on the Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer’s Facebook page! For more information, you can check out BEGL at the following places:
BEGL’s storefront: http://www.blueeyedgirllacquer.bigcartel.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blueeyedgirllacquer
The minute pictures were posted of this polish, I knew I had to have it. It’s a beautiful plum purple jelly polish filled to the brim with different colored flakies! What’s not to love?
Application was great- everything went on smooth and easily. Photos show 2 coats plus topcoat. And since these are flakies and not glitter, removal was a breeze!
You can find this beauty and more amazing colors are Hare Polish on Etsy and also at Llarowe! It took a lot of willpower to walk away with only this shade during her most recent restock- there were other new beautiful colors released! For updates on new colors and restock dates, you can follow Hare Polish on Facebook and also at harepolish.com.
Good evening everyone! Tonight I have another Above the Curve post for you- and it’s an awesome one!
Earlier tonight, the always amazing Above the Curve released Part 1 of their Doctor Who Inspired collection! I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan, so I jumped at the chance to show these beauties off to you all 🙂 And they did not disappoint! Each one applied wonderfully and are just so beautiful! I used KBShimmer Clearly on Top topcoat for each photo (when I just say ‘topcoat’).
The first polish of the collection is Donna.
Donna Noble is one of my very favorite companions featured in the newer shows, and so I just love that she gets her own polish in this collection. This polish definitely reminds me of her bright, red hair as well as her tough, stubborn attitude!
The Slitheen are (or were?) a family of criminals from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius that hide their true forms while on Earth by ‘wearing’ the skins of humans- and tend to be very gassy as a result of the compression!
This color is really special, and my photos aren’t really doing it justice. It’s a pretty, evergreen polish with a bit of a gold/brown shift to it, and a green glow. Like Donna, it has a scattered holographic finish. I used 2 coats and topcoat for these pictures.
The Doctor’s TARDIS, the big blue police box most people see in Who related photos, stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space. He is able to travel to any place, and any time in the universe.
Relative Dimensions is really really beautiful out in the sunlight. It appears a bit brighter out in the sun than it does indoors- inside it’s a bit more of a muted purple, but both inside and outside it’s just lovely. It also really brings out the red and purple sparks that are in there! It almost looked like micro-micro glitter 🙂 Like the others in the collection, this also sports a scattered holo effect. Shown is 2 coats with topcoat.
The Silence- honestly I can’t really talk much about that without revealing just about any major plot point of the Eleventh Doctor’s first 2 seasons. But I will say- this seems like an incredibly fitting polish for the phrase ‘Silence Will Fall’ 🙂
This is a gorgeous dark polish- in some lights it appears black, but there’s a definite blue to purple shift in there that’s subtle but not hidden. It’s also full of micro flakes and a scattered holo like the rest of the collection. It feels like there’s a galaxy on your nails without doing anything but painting them! That was my first thought when I got outside and stared at this color. A definite must have!
You can find Above the Curve polishes in their Big Cartel store, and also at Overall Beauty. These beauties were launched TONIGHT on the Big Cartel page, so go get them now! They are each priced at $8.50, which is a steal! You can follow the ATC Facebook page and ATC on Instagram for news and updates. Don’t forget, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children!
*Products in this post were provided to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*
I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Recently I took out all of the Colors By Llarowe I owned, and took pictures on a sunny day. I originally planned to show off the pink shades leading up to Valentines Day, but since I wasn’t able to do that- I decided to just show ALL of them in one go! Be prepared for lots of blindingly beautiful pictures! 🙂
I’m a new convert to CbL’s- I resisted for awhile (I have so many polishes, I usually wait to try new brands until there’s something I just can’t live without)- and that ‘can’t live without’ polish came when I saw pictures of Precious Metal. I got a few- fell in love- got a few more- and now I’m hooked! I don’t have a ton yet, but every single one of these is absolutely amazing.
I don’t say this lightly- these are some of the nicest polishes I own. Not that I’m an expert, but at over 1,000 polishes- that’s saying quite a bit. Every single one has blown my mind with it’s beauty. Every single one applies like an absolute dream. The 2 shimmer polishes were a touch thicker than their holographic sisters, but still applied great. Many of the holographic polishes are opaque in 1 coat. There’s some in the lineup that aren’t quite my cup of tea, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything from Colors by Llarowe that isn’t pretty.
First up is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, which was (sadly) a Limited Edition polish that came out alongside the Valentine’s Day polishes. It is a simply stunning brown jelly filled with an intense gold to red to green shimmer. I adore this polish on looks alone, but the name really gets me.
I love the Platters- I grew up listening to their music because my mom and my grandma played it constantly. I can’t think of any of their songs without thinking of my Grandma’s house, because I’m fairly confident it’s all she ever played (or rather- I don’t remember anything else!. I miss her so much- so this makes me think of her and therefore I love it :). I saw that one of the upcoming polishes is called The Great Pretender- which I plan on getting regardless of what it looks like!
Next is Sparkles Are a Girls Best Friend!
This is a stunning, bright pink holographic polish filled with purple flash and extra sparkle. It’s SO bright and fun!
The polish that started my collection- Precious Metal.
Precious Metal is a cool, blue toned grey polish filled with an orange shimmer that is noticable even indoors, though never blinding. I find myself staring at my nails every time I use this one!
Next we have Dirty Diana!
I confess, I did buy this one 90% for the name. But I am SO glad I did! Dirty Diana is a beautiful magenta strong holographic polish. When I’ve worn this on ‘normal’ days (and not taking photos), I only use 1 coat! This was beautiful inside, as well as outside in the sun.
This pretty purple polish is Tank Tops and Flip Flops.
I believe Tank Tops and Flip Flops is retired- but keep your eyes open at blog sales, I occasionally see it pop up! This is a beautiful muted violet holographic polish. Just gorgeous!
Next is another of my very favorites- It’s Shocking!
It’s Shocking! is a bright, hot pink holographic polish with a bit of a blurple sheen. SO bright and pretty- my camera had a hard time capturing it!
Now we have Beat It, from the Michael Jackson collection (which Dirty Diana was also part of)!
Beat It is a charcoal holographic polish with a blue flash. I’m not sure if this is retired or not- it may be. If so, I’m sorry for making you drool! Super intense linear holo, and really pretty indoors as well.
Last but not least, we have Rizzo!
Rizzo is a pale baby pink linear holo. It’s a bit more ‘metallic’ than some of the other polishes I showed today- it reminds me a bit of Color Club Halo-Graphic, but more baby-pinkish! But that same kind of metallic feel. This is probably the most intense holographic CbL’s I have!
There you have it- my Colors By Llarowe collection! I can’t wait to get more- if you’re interested, you can keep up to date on pre-sales and new releases by following Colors by Llarowe in the following places:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colorsbyllarowe and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Llarowe/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/colorsbyllarowe and http://instagram.com/llarowe