I have really been fighting the indie movement after one bad experience but I'm really trying to expand my horizons and try Etsy sellers and other indie brands found on Llarowe, Overall Beauty, Harlow & Co and Ninja Polish. (I can personally say that all 4 of those websites offer a great selection, excellent customer service, reasonable prices and well packaged/wrapped shipping options.)
A Rhyming Dictionary is an Etsy seller that asked me if I wanted to review her first collection based off the Wizard of Oz. I've never read the book so a lot of the background stories were very new for me, but I love a good nail polish tie in. Prince Bobo is mix of silver holo squares, tiny and medium gold holo hexes, and gold halo bars with light gold fine flakes mixed in. While gold is my least favorite color ever, I was interested in seeing how this performed.
This is 3 coats of Prince Bobo on a clear nail stick. You can see that while it's not opaque enough to wear alone, there should be good layering options available. I decided to use my existing LVX Primrose, thinking the yellow base would be a good starting place.
I used 2 coats of Prince Bobo on the following manicure followed by Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.
The fine gold glitter gets completely lost against the yellow of Primrose but all in all, I don't think yellow was that bad of a choice to layer over. I do love seeing the different types of glitter. Please note that I received a mini bottle of polish - not that I have giant hands.
In the shade you can see the fine gold glitter better as well as the different holo squares and small hexes.
Indirect light for fun, but mostly it just masks the glitter - boo masking.
I do have to say that this was a bit of a thick polish. Because of the mini bottle (perhaps?) no mixing BBs were included, so I added 2 of my own so I could shake the bottle and loosen it up a bit. I also want to add a little thinner to the bottle to try and break up the suspension base that I believe she used for this polish.
A Rhyming Dictionary [Etsy | Facebook | Twitter | Blog] is big-3 free and sold on Etsy. She does not send internationally at this time. Full sized bottles are 15 mL and sell for $7.50 plus shipping. Her Etsy shop does not have the mini bottle prices listed.
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