The Ladies of Who, and Rory too!
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Being an Anglophile, one of my guiltiest pleasures is Doctor Who. A BBC staple since the 60’s, Doctor Who thrills those of us across the pond too with its pathos, romance, humor and timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly storylines. The minute that Raphaelle of Digital Nails posted about her Companions collection, I knew I had to make these mine.
First up from the Companions collection, let’s take a look at Super Temp ($10) in honor of Donna Noble; savior of the universe and the “best temp in Chiswick!”
This beautiful coral-orange is so very Donna – a bold crelly (creamy jelly) that is packed to the brim with teeny golden microflakes. Like Donna, this color just commands your attention. It’s also the fastest dryer of the bunch and is opaque in nearly one coat.
Expelliarmus is Martha’s polish, named after that amazing moment in “The Shakespeare Code” where she dispels witches by borrowing a phrase from JK Rowling. Sadly, this color seems to be sold out on Digital Nails Etsy store.
Expelliarmus is complex; a deep purple jelly with blue color shifting microflakes, two sizes of magenta circle glitter and large violet and silver holographic glitter. I had a bit of trouble with this polish; a delicate touch was needed to keep it from getting too thick on my nails and some fishing was required for those large circle glitters.
But, boy, are they worth it. Honestly, I would wear this one without the glitters – the purple with a flash of blue is that gorgeous on its own.
Next up is Amy Pond’s polish, Ultimate Ginger ($10). Inspired by a quote from “Vincent and the Doctor,” this sky blue base holds a CRAZY amount of glitter in shades of marigold, orange, avocado white and holographic aqua.
Seriously, this is a glitter bomb and works great on its own or over a complimentary shade. Being so full of glitter, a good top coat is recommended, such as Gelous or Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food.
I’ve saved my favorite for last – Pandorica ($13). Named after Amy’s prison that Rory guarded for 2,000 years (Oh, the romantic devotion!), Pandorica is a must have to holo fans.
It is a black jelly that is packed, PACKED, with holo power. Some holos are subtle and need to be coaxed out in sunlight; this bad boy practically glows in the dark. Opaque in about three coats, this also looks amazing over black.
Overall, I was really pleased with the application and the colors make my little Whovian heart sing! Don’t worry, fellow geeks, Digital Nails has polishes for Clara (Run, You Clever Boy), Rose (So Disco) and River Song (Hello, Sweetie) too.
Readers – are you Doctor Who fans? What character might you create a polish for?
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Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time for work. Visit her blog Kind of a Mess.