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Digital Nails Highlander

Today is the last of my new Digital Nails posts for a short while! Sad day, I know. But I have a few more for later on down the line. 

This is Digital Nails Highlander, inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. It’s a golden copper holographic jelly, created with a line from the books in mind: “looks like the light reflecting off of gold and copper coins.”  I can dig it! The formula was excellent, and I chose to use three coats and a coat of ANGTFT quick-dry topcoat.

On to the photos! These are all taken in bright indoor lighting.

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Lookit dat burnished gold!

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Lookit dat holographic effect!

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This polish is sheer, so even at three coats it’s got just a hint of VNL goin’ on, but honestly it isn’t so bad that it bothers me. This polish is extremely office-friendly, and I’ll be picking up a full size as soon as I have money for it. (Looks like that might be a while, though, sadly! Summer is coming, and I need a big, BIG tent!) 

You can buy Highlander at Digital Nails’ etsy store for $13 USD. If you’d like to keep up with their shop announcements and new polish colors, collections, etc., go look her up on Facebook-she has two new collections coming out soon! I’m especially excited about her spring one, which is a little different from the normal “all pastels” collections that tend to come out this time of year. 🙂

See you all next time!

Allie.

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Digital Nails Double Rainicorn

Good evening/morning, dearest readers! Welcome to any new friends who may stumble upon my humble blog. And seriously, I mean humble. I’m not being overly modest.

This eve-mor-ning I have for you another Digital Nails polish (can you tell I’m on a spree?): Double Rainicorn! This was inspired by Lady Rainicorn of Adventure Time fame, who looks like this:

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and a Double Rainicorn looks like this:

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and apparently inspires reactions like this. Woah.

Anywho, Double Rainicorn was created with the intention to convey both Lady’s coloration-which is pretty spectacular in and of itself-but ALSO, her crazy magical ability to change things different colors! (This video is like something my brother would make. I swear.) (The first part is pertinent, anyway. The rest is silliness.) So there is an absolutely astonishing amount of different kinds of glitter in this polish. There are holographic bars and dots, there are little bitty holo specks, there are whites and yellow satin squares and blue and green metallic hexes. Those are the ones that really stick out to me!

So, bar glitter: love/hate relationship, she and I. I like how it looks sometimes and it’s a PITA to apply sometimes. We meet occasionally in the middle for a civil tea that afterwards is recalled as enjoyable. Unfortunately this bar glitter was a little longer than I like working with, and so I ended up trimming bits off the ends of my nails where they hung over. I liked them when I thought about Lady, though, and I sort of thought it looked like movement traces-those little lines that blur and show that a character is moving. But holographic. And therefore awesomer.

The rest of the glitters were too easy to get out of the bottle! Even the big dots, which she warns may be difficult, were easy enough after I turned the bottle upside down for a few minutes prior to use. I actually got a lot more glitter than I bargained for with each dip, and so my nails look like crazy. CRAZY!

These photos were taken in indoor lighting. I used two coats of Chaos & Crocodiles LH06 as a base color and then one dabbed/brushed coat of Double Rainicorn on top. Over that went a coat of Gelous and Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That topcoat.

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Finn approves!

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Double Rainicorn is available through Digital Nails’ etsy shop here for $10 USD and you can keep up-to-date with her shop goings-on at her Facebook page. I’ll have at least one more of her polishes up on the blog soon, and maybe more. 😉

Hope you all sleep tight, and have a great day tomorrow!

Allie.

Digital Nails Colovaria (my first thermal!)

Good evening everyone! This latest polish-a mini provided for my review by Raphaelle at Digital Nails-came at an excellent time for me! I am currently in the midst of a bout of Potteritis. The disease is incurable but easily treatable with marathon showings of all eight movies and shameful amounts of fanfiction. Why is this all so good, you may ask? Because Colovaria is the spell for changing an object’s color, and this thermal polish does just that! (Between two colors. On your fingertips. Nothing else.) 

Digital Nails Colovaria is a polish that, on me, shifts between pale, soft pink with iridiscent color-shifting green to blue shimmer when it’s warm to a dark, bold pink with the same shifting glimmer when it’s cool. 

Sad truth of the matter is though that apparently either my fingernails are too short still or my hands are exceptionally warm, because one way or another I spent all day with pale, sheer pink nails and not a thermal-French-tip mani in sight! This was easily cured anytime I went outside (where it was a BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, BALMY 30 degrees Fahrenheit today!) or washed my hands in cold water or reached into the ice bin. 

I’m willing to bet I just don’t have enough nail past my fingertips, though, which is a sad thing-this polish was truly gorgeous with the dark pink at the tips! It reminded me of certain flowers that are tinged darker in the inside. The overall color scheme reminded me strongly of cherry blossoms…but then, I’m definitely being hit with a wicked case of spring fever!

I used two coats of Colovaria and one coat of Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That quick-dry topcoat, which has quickly become a favorite and of which I’ll need a backup bottle for JUST IN CASE. The first pictures are as my nails were all day-totally pale pink-and for later photos I stuck my hand in the freezer for 10-20 seconds. Formula was excellent, leaning slightly to the thicker side (as is my personal preference) and each coat dried quickly.

 

Look at these green shimmers!

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Colovaria is available from Digital Nails’ Etsy shop here for $12 and Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That quick-dry topcoat is available for $6. Her formulas are 3-Free and her shipping is ultra fast!

Next time I’ll have another Digital Nails beauty up on the blog-stay tuned! Sleep tight readers and readeresses-

Allie.

Digital Nails Keepin’ It Weird

Today on the blog we have NEW, NOT YET RELEASED polish from Digital Nails! It’s called Keepin’ It Weird, a slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance (inspired by Red Wassenich’s words while making a pledge to an Austin radio station). Keepin’ It Weird (and Keep Austin Weird) have evolved to a sort of motto, sounds like-a pledge by those in Austin to keep Austin friendly for those in subcultures and subinterests, for small businesses with big ideas, and therefore “weird” to the rest of Texas (which is heavily conservative).

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What better cause for Digital Nails, a geeky lacquer company, to support? 😉
Keepin’ It Weird is a grape jelly purple jelly polishwith a mix of iridescent shapes and colors (I see hexes, squares, and teeny tiny shreds!) and itty bitty holographic glitters. The overall effect is beautiful translucent purple with sparkles in all colors of the rainbow! I love the effect the iridescent glitters give in a jelly polish.
The formula on this was a little thick-those iridescent tend to thicken up a polish, I’ve noticed-but not unmanageable. First coat went on a little patchy but that may be fixable with some thinner. Second coat evened it out, and I put on a third coat because I wanted it to look a little darker-like it does in the bottle. The photos don’t quite accurately capture the color of the polish-it is a little more red than shown, and a little brighter.
Photos shown are of three coats of Keepin’ It Weird with one coat of Gelous and one coat of Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That topcoat, which, by the way, is amazeballs.
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And in bright indoor light:
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Overall this polish is a definite keeper-it’s funky and just a little bit weird, in the best of ways! This is something I’ll put on when I feel like being an eccentric housewife. 😉
Keepin’ It Weird will be available for purchase “sometime in April” according to Raphaelle, so keep a weather eye out!
Disclaimer: This bottle was provided for my honest review. Honest, guys. For cereal.

Digital Nails Under Pressure

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Described by Digital Nails’ creator Raphael Yax as “a neutral gray holo-packed jelly, with multiple sizes of matte black micro glitter, and also loaded with large iridescent hex glitters that shift to a rainbow of colors, as well as my personal fave – shorty iridescent rainbow bar glitters.” Inspired by the transformation of carbon to diamond. Woo!

Digital Nails’ Bad Wolf

Hello there guys and dolls! I’m back (in a relatively respectable amount of time, again! what’s going on!) with, as promised, Digital Nails’ Bad Wolf.

Bad Wolf. Blaidd drwg. Darlig ulv. There are many ways to say it, scattered across time and space, a message to and from a certain Doctor’s Companion by the name of Rose Marrion Tyler, who looked into the heart of the TARDIS and saw herself. Rose was far and away my favorite companion for a long, long time (until Donna popped up-“Oy, Spaceman!”) and still part of my OTP for the fandom. She’s often described as being all pink and yellow, which I always found an apt description considering her bleach-blonde hair and propensity for bright girly pink. Not my schtick, personally, but she seemed to enjoy it, so, y’know. 

It’s the same propensity that prompted my choice of undies for Bad Wolf. After some agonizing and a little putting-off (I didn’t feel like Bad Wolf would shine brightest as a solitary glitter, much like Serenity and several of Digital Nails’ other polishes) I finally decided on the ‘pink’ part of the pink-and-yellow equation: a-England’s Iseult, a sheer, soft, shimmery light pink that is almost a neutral and I believe provides a nice backdrop to show off Bad Wolf.

Raphael, creator of Digital nails, describes Bad Wolf as “pale gold flakies, white flakies that flash gold in the sun, duochrome mica pigment that shifts from an almost undetectable aqua to a strong pale gold. It also has both hexagonal and square glitter in as many iridescent color shifting colors and sizes as I could find (at least 10!).” Phew! It has a LOT going on! And it’s certainly gorgeous, golden, and glowing-just like the heart of the TARDIS.

Below is shown two coats of Iseult with just ONE (1!) coat of Bad Wolf on top!

In bright indoor lighting:

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And in bright sunlight:

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The formula on Bad Wolf was definitely thick but not unmanageably so. If it really bothers you, you can thin it out just a tad with regular nail polish thinner. I showed just one coat over a base color above, but Digital Nails’ description of Bad Wolf claims it can reach opacity in three rather thin coats, and I may try that next time! Also, surprisingly, this polish was not super-duper rough when it dried-I achieved smooth nails with two coats of Gelous and a coat of butter LONDON’s topcoat. Sounds like a lot, but I think I actually had one coat of Gelous too many, and that it would’ve been fine with just the one (especially if you’re slappin’ a coat of Seche Vite on top).

All in all, this polish gets an A in my gradebook! Would buy again, etc. 😉 You can purchase Bad Wolf for yourself at Digital Nails’ etsy shop for $10.00. She also ships internationally, so if you’ve been hankerin’ for some sweet, sweet indie polish goodness but are stuck somewhere that isn’t a big part of that scene, here you are! Personally, I’m going to try and get my hands her polish Convergent, which is new to her shop and named after convergent evolution. BALLIN’.

Hope y’all enjoyed-stay tuned next time for yet ANOTHER amazing indie polish by ILoveNP, who has recently reformulated her polishes and sent me two colors for review, Don Juan and Window Shopping. 

Have a baby moose that showed up at my doorstep before you go! 

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Later dudes and dudettes! 

❤ kettish.

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