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!
It’s been a busy week! Even though some posts were late, I think this is the first time I’ve done something every day. I don’t plan for that to be the norm 😉
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I have a BEAUTIFUL combo for you today! I can’t remember where (I’m so sorry!), but I’ve seen a few people combine Cult Nails Seduction with Fantasy Fire from Max Factor- WHAT a gorgeous pairing!
For those that aren’t familiar with either polish, Cult Nails Seduction is a limited edition flakie that can be found on Cult Nails site for $10. If you want it, I highly encourage you to get it while you can! I can’t being to talk about how much I regret not getting Toxic Seaweed before it was discontinued… and of course I would give my right arm for Clarivoyant.
Max Factor Fantasy Fire is sadly only available in the U.K., and only in mini size. So if you’re anywhere else, you’ll have to find a swap buddy or head to Ebay. I used a U.S. seller on Ebay with a high rating, and for a reasonable price (well, sort of reasonable). Fantasy Fire is highly sought after due to its similarity to the illusive and no-longer-available Clarins 230. It’s a STUNNING multichrome in a bright purple base.
This was actually my first time using Fantasy Fire for a full mani, and I made the mistake of NOT layering it over something. Ladies, don’t repeat my mistake! While gorgeous, Fantasy Fire is fairly sheer. In the picture below I have on 3 coats- and you can still see my nail staining (it makes the multichrome effect show up differently).
Notice the little ovals of a different color at the tips? That’d be my staining- it’s almost grown out.
I hated to cover up such a pretty color, but I did. While Seduction covers up a lot of the beauty of Fantasy Fire, layering them together gives a gorgeous shimmering depth to the polish.
Cult Nails really does flakies well. Clarivoyant is absolutely STUNNING, and so is Seduction. The flakes are thick, dense, and very colorful. Seduction has a strong orange to blue-purple color shift in a sheer purple base.
Just look at that beautiful bottle shot!
Overall I liked this combo, but next time I may try more of a flakie-sandwich with Fantasy Fire, because I think FF got a bit too lost in the flakes.
For what it’s worth, even with Seduction on top, I CAN STILL SEE my staining. It just shows up as black shadows on the tops of my nails. I just can’t win!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!