Pretty & Polished recently came out with an Adventure Time themed collection called ‘Mathematical!’ and today I have ‘Vampire Sing-a-long’ to show you, based off the character Marceline.
Marceline, the vampire queen.
Marceline is rebellious, punk-rockish, and straightforward – and this polish demonstrates all of those qualities. See for yourself:
I don’t think I ever imagined myself describing a glitter as ‘badass,’ but that’s pretty much what’s happening here. Black bars, matte red and white, deep purple and black circles? It’s like two angry skunks got into a fistfight, fur flew, and they both ended up with bruised and bloody noses. Except that’s all happening on your nails, in glitter form.
This polish looks more purple in the bottle, but comes out much more scattered, like multicolored static television. I used China Glaze ‘Spellbound’ underneath it here.
This polish kind of bummed me out in person. I kept seeing awesome swatches of it online, and the large black dot glitters made it really unique. However, when I tried to apply the polish, it was nearly impossible for me to get the dots out of the bottle. As you can see from the pictures, I managed to get one on my ring finger (and one on my thumb, which isn’t shown). I couldn’t even fish them out of the bottle when I tried – it may be due to the fact that I had a mini; maybe they are easier to get out of a full-sized bottle. The one circular glitter I did manage to get on ring finger wouldn’t lie flat though, either. It kind of bummed me out.
The polish in general wasn’t exciting me as much as I thought it would, so I decided to try and matte it to see if that would make a difference. I definitely liked it better matte – it added more to the punk feel of the polish.
While I was bummed about the circular glitter issues, the polish overall is unique and more ‘tough’ than your average glitter polish – perfect for your roller derby events and black metal concerts!
Pretty & Polished can be found at her personal website or at her etsy shop. She sells full and mini sized bottles of her polish, as well as gift sets on her personal site.