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!
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 didn’t quite finish my photos for my next giveaway teaser post, so I thought I would do a quick post comparing Above the Curve’s original Fallen Angel (still available!) and Fallen Angel 2.0 as promised!
I’ve posted about Fallen Angel before- I really adore this polish. It has some pretty good usage on the bottle now- which is saying something, because anymore it’s rare for me to wear a polish more than once! I try to force myself to try different things, but sometimes some are so gorgeous you keep going back to them 🙂
Fallen Angel is a beautiful grey-black holo filled with a blue/purple shimmer. The blue flash is very noticeable- especially in the sunlight. It also helps keep it looking super gorgeous inside, where the holo effect isn’t as obvious.
The formula is pretty standard for ATC polishes- which is to say, awesome. I used 2 coats and topcoat for my pictures, but you get pretty decent coverage with 1 coat.
A few months ago Shawn and Angel announced 2 new additions to their popular Angel line of polishes- Fallen Angel 2.0 and Risen Angel 2.0! I showed Risen Angel 2.0 a few days ago- much like that one, Fallen Angel 2.0 most noticeable new feature is the very obvious linear holographic effect.
Fallen Angel 2.0 is exactly the same as Fallen Angel, but with more ‘oomph’. The holo effect is a lot stronger- I feel like Fallen Angel’s holo is a bit more scattered (though I wouldn’t call it a scattered holo either), and 2.0 is much more linear. The base is still the same color, and there’s still the beautiful blue shimmer.
Whenever I wear either of these, I sit at just stare at my nails all day and find excuses to go outside 🙂 Which is saying something because I really don’t like the outdoors- or the heat- or nature. (I like looking at nature- from inside.) Like Fallen Angel, Fallen Angel 2.0 had great coverage and application. These photos are 2 coats plus topcoat.
And here’s a side by side comparison picture!
If I’m being 100% honest- I actually prefer the original Fallen Angel. That isn’t to say 2.0 isn’t worth buying (it is!), but I think the original is just really beautiful. The more scattered holo made the color look a bit more charcoal colored (and I love grey), and the stronger holo of 2.0 hides the gorgeous blue shimmer a bit.
You can find Above the Curve polishes in their Big Cartel store, their Etsy store, and also at Overall Beauty. You can also follow the ATC Facebook page for news and updates. Right now BOTH of these beauties are on sale for only $7 (though 2.0 is sold out at the moment)!!! And as always, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children!