Dec 2, 2012

Posted by in Doctor Who, Nail Pattern Boldness, Swatches | 16 Comments

Nail Pattern Boldness – Time Traveler Collection

 

So this is it, the maiden voyage. If this were an episode of Firefly, I would already be cancelled. Awwww,  I made that joke too real. Now I’m sad. CURSE YOUR SUDDEN BUT INEVITABLE BETRAYAL, FOX!

Today I am going to show you all something magical, something rare, something that should NOT be overlooked. The Time Traveler collection from Nail Pattern Boldness. It consists of 6 polishes, and they are all stunners! Rarely do you find a collection full of winners. It’s like buying an album and finding that all the songs are chart toppers! Yes, I compared nail polish to music.  Stick around, folks; I’ll be making random comparisons constantly.

Be forewarned, there will be more pics in this post than dead canaries in the room of requirement.

Hint: Click on the photos to see the drool inducing loveliness.

collection bottle shot

From left to right: Oodiful, Hello Sweetie, Allons-y, Slow Invasion, A Good Man Goes To War, Bigger on the Inside

Time Traveler group macro

Top row, left to right: Allons-y, Hello Sweetie, Oodiful
Bottom row, left to right: Bigger on the Inside, A Good Man goes to War, Slow Invasion

 

Allons-y

The first polish up is Allons-y, named after the Tenth Doctor’s famous catch……word? Allons-y is a clear base packed with purple, silver, and blue micro glitter. It applies perfectly, seriously. The term glitter bomb was created just for this snazzy little creation. These glitters are mega thirsty, so Glitter Food was a must. Full opacity can be reached in 3 coats. Ten would be proud. He would NOT be sorry, so sorry. Enjoy.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB Allons-y, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish

Allons-y

Three coats of NPB Allons-y, no underwear

Allons-y

Allons-y

Allons-y

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over three coats of NPB Allons-y

Hello, Sweetie

Next up is Hello, Sweetie. I was so excited when I saw this polish in Allison’s teaser photo for the collection. River Song DESERVES this glorious tribute.  I can’t look at this without thinking of every bad ass contribution she has given to the Whoniverse. Four for you, Allison. You go, Allison.

Hello, Sweetie is an amazingly brilliant purple jelly with clear iridescent & black matte square glitters, three sizes of copper hex glitters, and red micro glitter. Application was a breeze, too. I had no issues with it whatsoever. I fully intend on wearing this when I stalk meet Matt Smith.  “Oh, you like my nail polish, Matt Smith? Hello, Sweetie.”

-Yes, I have fake conversations with celebrities in my head. You should hear the things that Benedict Cumberbatch and I talk about. Makes a girl blush.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB Hello, Sweetie, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish

Hello, Sweetie

Two coats of Hello, Sweetie – no underwear

Hello, Sweetie

Two coats of Hello, Sweetie – no underwear (are you drooling yet?)

Hello, Sweetie

Hello, Sweetie

Hello, Sweetie

Hello, Swwetie matte

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over two coats of NPB Hello, Sweetie

Hello, Sweetie matte

I cannot resist this matte-y perfection!

Oodiful

Polish number three is Oodiful…..it is also named Oodiful. Like that? Yeah, I thought you would. I think Eleven said it best, “Oods are good. Love an Ood.” And this Ood…this Ood is great! The polish consists of matte pink squares & two sizes of matte white hex glitters in a creamy grey jelly base.  Like the other two prior it applied with no issues.  It’s crazy, if you had asked me to transform an Ood into polish form I never could have made something this gorgeous. But now after seeing Oodiful I cannot imagine it any other way. Yep, mega nerd win on this one.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB Oodiful, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish.

Oodiful

Two coats of NPB Oodiful – no undies

Oodiful

Oodiful

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over 2 coats of NPB Oodiful

Oodiful

Matte makes everything better

Bigger on the Inside

Next up I’m showing Bigger on the Inside. Now….not to trash ANY other indie polish maker, not my intention at all, but I can think of at least 3 other TARDIS inspired polishes, and none of them touch this gem.  In my opinion, this is the best translation of the TARDIS into polish that I’ve seen. This makes me want to pack my bags and sit in my backyard all Amelia Pond style. Oh, god…. “Come along, Pond”…..excuse me while I cry for a moment.

Come along, Pond

Come along, Pond

Okay, back to the polish. Bigger on the inside is a TARDIS blue (Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient, and the bluest blue…ever – for non Whovians) jelly with silver micro glitters.  Not to sound like a broken record, but again, the application was awesome.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB Bigger on the Inside, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish

Bigger on the inside

Two coats of NPB Bigger on the Inside – no underwear

Bigger on the Inside

Bigger on the Inside

Bigger on the Inside

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over two coats of NPB Bigger on the Inside

Bigger on the Inside

I think I’ll call this polish…sexy

 A Good Man Goes To War

-Dramatic music plays in background, slowly growing to crescendo-

 

 

“Demons run when a good man goes to war. Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies. Night will fall and the dark will rise when a good man goes to war. Demons run but count the cost; the battle’s won but the child is lost.”

Do you have chills? WELL YOU SHOULD! The fifth polish in this train of awesome is, you guessed it, A Good Man Goes to War.  It perfectly equates the anger and rage of its namesake.  Ugh, wait a sec, my iPod is playing Axel F. It’s too happy for this polish. I need something more suitable. Farewell to Dobby by Alexandre Desplat, exactly what this calls for. Okay, returning to polish mode. It is a bright red jelly base with matte black micro & square glitters, and silver micro, square & hex glitters.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB A Good Man Goes to War, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish.

A Good Man goes to War

Two coats of NPB A Good Man goes to War – no underoos

A Good Man goes to War

A Good Man goes to War

 

A Good Man goes to War

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over two coats of NPB A Good Man goes to War

A Good Man goes to War

Slow Invasion

I hope you are all still with me, because I saved the best for last. Oh, yes I did. If this were a Disney movie, this polish would be Cinderella. All Eyes would turn to her as she slowly made her way into the ball. “Who is that,” they would all ask. Well, that, ladies and gentlemen, is Slow Invasion.

Slow Invasion

THE SQUISHY!

Snape

Are you sold yet? This is the polish I was most looking forward to, and with good reason. It is a PERFECT teal jelly with a slew, yes a SLEW of bright, multi colored & sized SQUARE glitters. Oh no, there is a nary a hexagonal glitter to be had here!  How much do I love this polish? Well, I’ll tell you. I wore it as my birthday manicure. I promise that means something grand.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, NPB Slow Invasion, NPB Glitter Food, Seche Vite, & Butter London Matte Finish.

Slow Invasion

Two coats of NPB Slow Invasion – no underwear

Slow Invasion

Slow Invasion

Slow Invasion

One coat of Butter London Matte Finish over two coats of NPB Slow Invasion

Slow Invasion

Are you convinced yet?

Slow Invasion

You can buy the Time Traveler collection from Allison’s Etsy shop here.  I hope you all enjoyed this first post, and will stick around for more. So in closing, we should be friends.

Geek & Love,

Mish

  1. FIRST!!!!!!

    Oh my goodness. MY GOODNESS. You have been holding out on me!! Those nails! That photography! THE PROSE!!

    You have absolutely made my day. MADE IT I SAY.

    Sorry for the all the shouting but seriously, I feel like shouting.

    Thank you so much!

    P.S. I really nailed the formulas with this collection, huh? Bigger, Better, and More are coming. Whee!!

    • Thank you so bloody much!
      You have absolutely made MY day! I’m so happy that I was able to do right by your creations. And you completely OWNED the formulas on these. So amazing.
      P.s. Shouting is always allowed here.

  2. Christina says:

    I love everything about this page! and those nails….Whoa! Are they beautiful! The colors, the songs they sing, just incredible!!! Happy Days are here again! and yes, I too am SHOUTING!! :)

  3. I have “Slow Invasion” on the way and seeing your swatches makes me even more excited about it! BTW, great swatches and first post! Hope to see more from you in the future!

  4. I never thought I’d find another nail blogger who loves Harry Potter AND FIREFLY!!! I’m so glad I found your blog, seriously made my day! Plus the fact that your nails and swatches are stunning, and you’ve got a new devoted follower! :D

  5. You opened up with my favorite Firefly quote ever (well, a variation of it) and have your blog named after my favorite book series of all time. I think I love you.

    Your swatches and review are awesome too :)

  6. Looks like a blog I’ll have fun with! Of course, anyone who starts out with Firefly references and cursing Fox is my kind of geek. I very much enjoyed your reviews and pictures, but I’m in a no buy, so it was pretty much torture! :-D

    I am a leaf on the wind . . .

    • MY FEELS! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH! My heart hurts…

      I’m so glad that you liked it, though! Hopefully you can pic some up after your no buy passes.

      • I have a major love of teal polishes, so Slow Invasion is the one I immediately gravitate towards. It looks like it leans really blue in your pix. Is that accurate, or is my phone’s screen throwing off the color?

        I aim to misbehave ;-)

        • You and me both. Teal is my weakness. It is definitely more blue than green in the world of teal, but it changes a lot depending on the lighting…but much more blue. ^^
          Gosh, now I want to watch Firefly. Like now!

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