What Time Is It!? Adventure Time! – Pretty and Polished Style
So, wanna see what happened to my face when I found out about the Pretty & Polished Mathematical collection?
Yep, exactly like that. Even the rainbows showed up in my bedroom to dance around my head. I was so mega psyched to find the collection waiting for me under the Christmas tree! So now I’m here to geek out and share it with you all. Check it out! (as always, click for mega size)
What time is it!? MATTE TIME!
Oh, Princess Bubblegum, what a lovely polish you have! A mix of orange and pink matte hex glitters paired with a creamy bright pink base gives us one freaking amazing polish! Application on this was pretty darn spiffy, though I did use the dabbing method to get the glitters where I wanted. But that’s far from an issue. The photos above all show 2 coats.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished Peebles, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
The Young Hero
The Young Hero knows my weakness! Milky polishes! This is an assortment of green and blue matte glitters in various shapes and sizes, in a milky white base. I was prepared for the application to be hell, as many white polishes are. But NOPE! Nothing but win to see here, folks! The above photos all show 3 coats. Finn would be proud.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished The Young Hero, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
I’m Not A Banana!
Oh, the glory of matte!
I don’t think there are enough nice things to say about this polish. If I could only choose one polish from the collection this would be it. I’m just DRAWN to it. Hehehehe, yeah, that just happened. And yes, I’m well aware of all the VNL going on here, but I still stand behind my decision not to put on underwear. I tried it over white, and it just lost the depth. Plus I kinda love the shift as it extends past my nail beds. It’s just so crazy to me how Chelsea managed to perfect this “Jake” yellow. Put it over white…it’s too bright. But put it over a naked nail…suddenly you have Jake on your finger tips! Kudos to you, Chelsea! Love, love, love this polish! I’m Not a Banana! is a mix of black and white matte glitters in a yellow jelly base. All photos show 3 thin coats.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished I’m Not a Banana!, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
As if I wasn’t going to matte it!
ROUND GLITTER!!!!!! I repeat – ROUND GLITTER! Sorry, I’m just excited. There have been many new indies with round glitters, but this is my first…and a girl never forgets her first. Vampire Sing-a-Long is a clear base with Large black matte circle glitter, matte purple & matte white hex glitter, purple & red matte micro glitter, and black matte micro bar glitter. Marceline, you have inspired a legendary polish. The photos above show 1 coat of Vampire Sing-a-Long over 2 coats of Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait. I did have to place the black circles, but it was far from difficult, and caused no real trouble.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait, Pretty & Polished Vampire Sing-a-Long, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
King of C-C-Cool
Oh, Ice King, you have such a sordid past. What has that Crown done to you, Simon Petrikov!? King of C-C-Cool is an airy blue base, reminiscent of his chilly skin tone, with a mix of red, yellow, white, and blue glitters in all different shapes and sizes. The formula was a bit on the thick side, causing the need for dabbing, but it was really nothing major.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished King of C-C-Cool, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
BMO Me Up
Duh, I matted it.
BMO Me Up is a flipping epic charcoal grey with blue shimmers. I mean, come ON! Look at those pictures! If this polish were a drug, consider me an addict. Le Love! The polish itself is very sheer, and thus required 4 thin coats for full opacity. But it’s beyond worth it. Plus, when I say thin…I mean THIIIIIIIIIN. So it dries very quickly between coats. Easy Peasy, yo!
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished BMO Me Up, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
Oh. My. GLOB! ….Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I love me some LSP. Girlfriend is HOT! My Lumps is a very bright purple base with hidden shimmers. Mixed into the base is an assortment of shredded matte glitter in yellow, light purple, and dark purple. As with King of C-C-Cool, it’s a tad thick and I did have to turn to the dabbing method…but seriously….Meh, who gives a crap? It’s totally worth it. Promise. The photos above all show 2 coats.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Pretty & Polished My Lumps, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
Rainy Day Lady
You know you love it when I matte it.
Rainy Day Lady is an explosion of glitter. An explosion, I say! Is does quite evoke a rainbow unicorn. I could attempt to name all the glitters in this clear base, but…well, you know. The stand outs for me are the blue diamonds and mega red matte glitters. I can’t wait to try this out in a jelly sandwich! The photos show a 1 coat gradient of Rainy Day Lady over Impala Patins. In my head “Patins” means panties. If you know this to be untrue please refrain from telling me. I prefer being an immature child, thank you VERY much.
Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze First & Last, Impala Patins, Pretty & Polished Rainy Day Lady, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Butter London Matte Finish
The Mathematical collection can be purchased here, as a set – or individually.
In closing, this is how I feel about you, awesome reader.
So, whadya think!? Will you buy any of these polishes? Did anything make it to your lemmings list? Sound off, and tell me how it is! Also, tell me about your New Year’s Eve manicures!
Geek & Love,