Doctor Who Day Preparation – Featuring YouPolish Vinyl Nail Decals!!

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My dearest readers, please allow me a moment of flailing as I get ready to write this post….

Ok I’m good now.  So, Lauren from YouPolish approached some bloggers she had worked with in the past and said “Hey, what kind of vinyl nail decals would ya’ll like to see?”  Well surely you know what I asked for, even if the title HADN’T tipped you off you should have known what I would ask for!

You got it… Doctor Who themed nail decals.  Be still my hearts.

So YouPolish got some amazing iconic Doctor Who images ready for you to dress up your digits on August 23rd!  Who else is counting the minutes?  What about seconds?  Just me?  Alrighty then…well let’s get onto the pictures!  Since I wanted to show you the variety of decals I opted to pair them with some appropriate Doctor Who themed polishes from my collection!

YouPolish Decals (Shown on Lucky 13 Lacquer - Life is Short and You Are Hot)

YouPolish Decals (Shown on Lucky 13 Lacquer – Life is Short and You Are Hot)

First up are the TARDIS and The Tenth Doctor’s profile!  Of course as you Whovians all know, Life is Short and You Are Hot is a line uttered to Sally Sparrow in the episode Don’t Blink and that the Angels had the TARDIS!  This was during the Tenth Doctor’s run as well.

YouPolish Decal (Shown over Lucky 13 Lacquer - Softening the Bad Things)

YouPolish Decal (Shown over Lucky 13 Lacquer – Softening the Bad Things)

Oh the feels.  This is the Eleventh Doctor’s profile and I put it on with Softening the Bad Things by L13L.  This polish is based on the episode Vincent and The Doctor and is when I finally fell in love with Eleven.  It took me awhile to get over losing Ten but Eleven really won me over in this episode.  While I’m eager for the New Doctor I am still very emotional over losing Eleven!

YouPolish Decals (over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers - Ocean Warmed by the Sun with a reverse glitter gradient of Digital Nails - Wibbly Wobbly)

YouPolish Decals (Shown over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers – Ocean Warmed by the Sun with a reverse glitter gradient of Digital Nails – Wibbly Wobbly)

Well we just couldn’t have Doctor Who themed decals without a DALEK!  This is probably my favorite of the decals because Daleks really are the penultimate bad guy in Doctor Who.

These decals are awesome.  They are easy to apply, stick well, and come in a host of colors!  The only one I didn’t show here was Nine’s profile which is just as awesome as all the rest.  I really like the variety of images and I can’t wait to do my mani for the Series 8 Premiere on August 23rd!   You can get these decals (and so many others!!!) from YouPolish and they should be available today!

To get your own decals you can visit YouPolish’s Shop!  To keep up with all the news and pictures you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram!


Fangirl Freakout – Featuring A Study in Polish

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Readers hold onto your deerstalkers, crowns, and your trenchcoats…or sheets, whichever might be your attire of choice when visiting Buckingham Palace!  I have a post filled with Sherlock goodness!  I fully embrace my fangirl status and think that us Sherlock fangirls are the hardiest and the most patient of all the fangirls!  We have to wait a heinous amount of time for three episode series!  Oh how they taunt us.  Whilst I’m a card carrying member of many fandoms (Ok so they aren’t actual cards…unless you consider the ones I drew up myself official… I know I do), Sherlock has a special place in my heart.  There’s just something about this show that ticks all the right boxes if you know what I mean!

Regardless of your affection (or lack thereof) of Sherlock please allow me to show you three polishes that you will love!  Let’s start with Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade.  He loathes to rely on Sherlock but without Sherlock he wouldn’t solve nearly as many cases and can’t help but admire Sherlocks AMAZING brain…because you know that’s the sexiest part about Sherlock (it’s true, I’m convinced that Sherlock would not be half as sexy if he wasn’t so damned smart!)  Anyway I do have a point here…this first polish is based on him and is called Not Our Division!

Not Our Division

Not Our Division

Not Our Division has a beautiful TARDIS blue creme base worthy of the Doctor himself.  Yes I mentioned the Doctor, no I’m not sorry, I frequently combine fandoms in my imagination…Oh, Yes!  This lusciously TARDISy blue creme is packed with silver hexes and microglitter and some holographic microglitter as well (that was a shocker I wasn’t expecting that!)

Not Our Division

Not Our Division

Not Our Division has a divine formula.  This is two easy breezy coats.  I didn’t fish or dab or otherwise manipulate the polish and was able to get a nice sprinkling of glitter on my nails!  Another fabulous thing about this polish (and the other two) is that they are not particularly topcoat hungry glitters and they did not require any kind of helper topcoat before the final shiny topcoat.

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; A Study in Polish – Not Our Division; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up is the polish inspired by easily the best TV villain ever.  If you passed him on the street he would look nothing but normal, you might not even turn your head.  But Series 2 Episode 3 changed all that for me.  Moriarty became the villain of my fantasies he’s just so serpentine and crazy and brilliant all at the same time and when he speaks I get chills up and down my spine.

Consulting Criminal

Consulting Criminal

This is Consulting Criminal.  Moriarty declares that is what he is in direct opposition of Sherlock (the first and only Consulting Detective).  And, Honey you should SEE him in a crown! *ahem* Sorry, I got a little excited.  Anyway this is a deliciously dark black jelly base filled with metallic red hexes and metallic silver and red microglitter.  Reminds me of Mr. Sex himself…sorry off track again!  I may or may not have watched that scene a hundred times…I may or may not go watch it again right now before I finish watching this post.  Ok I admit it, I will.  Are you happy?  You’ve gotten me to admit that I cannot help myself!

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Formula was perfection!  Execution of this mani was as flawless as Moriarty’s break-in to the Tower of London, The Prison, and The Bank of England all at the same time!  Picture shows three very thin coats with topcoat!  I didn’t have to do any dabbing or dancing with this one either!  You will not be disappointed!

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; A Study in Polish – Consulting Criminal; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Last but certainly not least is my favorite of the three and while I harbor deep dark fantasies about Moriarty *ahem*, my one true love (for this show) is Sherlock so naturally HIS polish should be my favorite and let me tell you I love everything about this one.  Coming right up…Consulting Detective:

Consulting Detective

Consulting Detective

Why yes that is a rich purple crelly base filled to the brim with gold and copper hexes, teensie aqua squares, and a gold microglitter.  It’s not a combo I would have imagined but it is as layered and amazing as Sherlock’s wondrous brain!

Consulting Detective

Consulting Detective

Yes oh yes this polish went on just as brilliantly as the other two.  This one only required two coats like Not Our Division, I think that this is because Consulting Criminal has more of a jelly base while the other two in this post lean more toward a creme than a crelly/jelly.  Glitter spread and application were magnificent!

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; A Study in Polish – Consulting Detective; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

So I was blown away by this trio of amazing polishes.  Seriously excellent formulas and wonderful interpretations of the characters from one of my favorite television programs.  As per usual I’m going to strongly suggest that you connect with A Study in Polish by liking them on Facebook and point you in the direction of their Site so that you can pick up your own bottles of awesomeness!





Ruby White Tips – American Horror Story Collection

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Hello my fellow polish addicts.  I am here again to enable your addictions, nay, not to just enable them but to encourage and inflame them!

I’m really pleased to say that I have a couple of just lovely Ruby White Tips polishes for your viewing pleasure today!  They are part of her new American Horror Story Collection that will be debuting TOMORROW, January 26!  You really will need some of these polishes I’m telling you!

First up we have Constance…

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Constance is a lovely nude/mauve creme polish with a sneaky red microshimmer.  I think that this is extremely appropriate if you will allow me to explain.  Constance on AHS is on the surface very genteel and sophisticated but she has a dangerous and nasty side!  As all Doctor Who fans know, mauve is the universally accepted highest level of danger alert!  She’s MAUVE and DANGEROUS!  Yes I just crossed fandoms.  No I’m not sorry.

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You can see a bit of that shimmer here, the formula on the polish is amazing.  The picture shows ONE COAT – that’s right folks it’s a ONE COAT nude-esque polish.  It looks thick and opaque without any problems and without the actual polish being thick and hard to work with.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Ruby White Tips – Constance; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

Next up we have my favorite of the two I was sent.  Murder House!

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Murder House is a ominous dusty metallic purple polish with a suprise pink shimmer.   Just like the Murder House itself this polish is murky and ominous but impossibly beautiful.  I am really loving this trend of purple polishes right now!

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Again the formula on this is just lovely.  It did take two coats, but as you can see even though it’s shimmery it is not brustrokey and it went on extremely smoothly.  Picture shows two coats plus topcoat.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Ruby White Tips – Murder House; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

As usual I’m pleased as punch over the delightful quality of the RWT polishes!  You should definitely get down to her shop and find you some!  You can keep up to date and sign up for the newsletter at the Ruby White Tips site, you can purchase RWT polishes in their Etsy Shop.  You can also get all the latest news plus flash giveaways and sales at their Facebook page!

Black Friday Flashback – Part 4 – Spellbound Nails

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My dearest readers this post is going to conclude my mini-series on my Black Friday purchases!  Today we’re going to probably have some sad and happy feels and there will definitely be pretty polish.  Let’s look at some Spellbound Nails shall we?

First up I have Zombie Guts!

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I was excited to try this polish.  It’s just the sort of thing that I really love, jelly based?  CHECK!  Glitter? CHECK!  Geeky/Nerdy/Zombie references?  CHECK!   I think that if I was imagining Zombie Guts as a nail polish that this is just the kind of thing I would come up with!  This polish is a true green jelly-based glitter polish filled with small metallic red square and dot glitters, medium matte white dots,  and iridescent lime (or light) green micro-glitter.

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This polish is just as squishy as you would expect from a jelly polish!  Application was good, though I did have to fish just a bit for the bigger glitters.  I’m no stranger to this however and I didn’t find it to be a problem at all.  The polish dries to a satiny finish but I shined it right on up with a glossy topcoat!  On these pictures it appears that there is an ever so slight VNL however that was not apparent to me in person.  Picture shows three coats plus topcoat!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Spellbound Nails – Zombie Guts; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up we have a polish inspired by the 11th Doctor (remember me mentioning the sad feels?)  Let’s all take a moment and remember how awkward and wonderful he really was.  I can’t wait to see what Capaldi does as the 12th Doctor but I really will truly miss 11 far more than I thought I would back when he was crashing into little girls’ yards and getting them to cook up everything in the kitchen to find out what he wanted to eat.

There’s this moment when the Doctor swoops in to pick up River early on in his travels with Amy and River lands the TARDIS and says “we’ve landed” and 11 is indignant and states that of COURSE they haven’t landed and she proves it and then he becomes distressed and wants to know why it didn’t make the sound.  The sound that EVERY Doctor Who fan knows.  River’s response is that it’s not supposed to make that sound but that the Doctor…Leaves the Brakes On!

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I sort of, but not really, feel bad for that lengthy introduction.  But, that’s what you get when you get me going about Doctor Who!  This is Leave the Brakes On, a beautiful TARDIS blue jelly/crelly holo!  This blue may actually be the closest to TARDIS blue that I have in my collection or that I’ve seen in general.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to have to have it.

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I say that it’s a jelly/crelly holo because the base is not a creme base but more in line with a jelly or crelly base.  It has a bit of squishiness that you don’t get from a true creme base.   The holo is evident but not so strong that it blinds you while driving down the road.  Application was lovely and pictures show two coats plus top coat.

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Here’s a picture with flash so you can see the holo effect!  So sparkly!  This is a Limited Edition polish and she’s said that once it’s gone it may not be remade due to a particular pigment that she used being discontinued so I definitely think you should snag it up!

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Spellbound Nails – Leave the Brakes On; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

All in all I’m super pleased with these polishes from Spellbound Nails and I’ll definitely be visiting her shop again!  You can keep up to date on all of the goings-on by visiting their Facebook, Blog, or Instagram.  You can purchase Spellbound Nails in their Etsy and Storenvy shops!  Right now you can pre-order her beautiful Victorian Valentine collection until January 17th!