Jan 1, 2013

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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?

JakeYep, 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)

Mathemtical group bottle shot

From left to right: Peebles, The Young Hero, I’m Not a Banana!, Vampire Sing-a-Long, King of C-C-Cool, BMO Me Up, My Lumps, Rainy Day Lady

Group Macro

Top row: Peebles, The Young Hero, I’m Not a Banana!, Vampire Sing-a-Long
Bottom row: King of C-C-Cool, BMO Me Up, My Lumps, Rainy Day Lady

Peebles

Peebles

Peebles

Peebles

Peebles

What time is it!? MATTE TIME!

Peebles matte

Peebles matte

 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

Finn

The Young Hero

The Young Hero

The Young Hero

The Young Hero

And matted

The Young Hero matte

The Young Hero matte

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!

Source: This

I'm Not A Banana

I'm Not A Banana

I'm Not A Banana

I'm Not A Banana

Oh, the glory of matte!

I'm Not A Banana matte

I'm Not A Banana 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

Vampire Sing-a-Long

Vampire Sing-a-Long

Vampire Sing-a-Long

Vampire Sing-a-Long

Vampire Sing-a-Long

As if I wasn’t going to matte it!

Vampire Sing-a-Long matte

Vampire Sing-a-Long matte

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

King of C-C-Cool

King of C-C-Cool

King of C-C-Cool

King of C-C-Cool

Matte-a-matte-a-matte-y

King of C-C-Cool matte

King of C-C-Cool matte

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

BMO Me Up

BMO Me Up

BMO Me Up

BMO Me Up

Duh, I matted it.

BMO Me Up matte

BMO Me Up matte

 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

My Lumps

My Lumps

My Lumps

My Lumps

My Lumps

 Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatte!

My Lumps matte

My Lumps matte

 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

Rainy Day Lady

Rainy Day Lady

Rainy Day Lady

Rainy Day Lady

 You know you love it when I matte it.

Rainy Day Lady matte

Rainy Day Lady matte

 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,

Mish

 

 

  1. Good god, I loved this entire review.

  2. Actually, I should have said, “Good Glob.” xD

  3. I am a aspiring reviewer and I hope to take photos as good as you some day. These are great!

  4. You’re super cute and I really like you ;-)

  5. So freaking cute! <3

  6. Jailene says:

    Do these not exist anymore?

    • The collection has been discontinued, but there are still a few bottles of BMO Me Up in their My Shopify site, in the “Say Goodbye” section. Likewise, there are a few mini bottles of Rainy Day Lady left in their Etsy shop. Hope that helps. :)

  7. Almost impossible to find it now… Do you have any idea where I could purchase any of these lovely polishes? I must get my claws on “Vampire sing-a-long and rainy day lady!

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