Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lynnderella Glass Houses

Have you ever bought a polish for the name? I definitely have, but Lynnderella Glass Houses is a very special (and probably very weird) instance of me buying a polish for its name.

Yes, it's time for a tangent! I am a big Billy Joel fan, as is my dad, and I grew up listening to Billy Joel when my dad used to drive me to school. Billy Joel released an album called Glass Houses in 1980 and back in the day, my Pops used to jog down the mean streets of Philadelphia listening to this album on his walkman, because it was the 80s and that's what people did.

Glass Houses also happens to be my favorite Billy Joel album. Should someone in their early twenties even have a favorite Billy Joel album? Debatable. My boyfriend is the only other person my age I know who even listens to, let alone loves Billy Joel. (For the record, he prefers The Stranger to Glass Houses.) To answer your question, yes, we're both huge dorks. At one point we had a cactus named Leyna (R.I.P.), after the Glass Houses track "All For Leyna" and we even have this in our living room:

"Why yes, that is an authentic vintage 1987 poster for Billy Joel's landmark USSR concert. Thank you for noticing!" We've said to no one ever. Hey, at least we know we're nuts.

So naturally when Lynnderella released a polish called Glass Houses, my mind went to Billy Joel. Take that connection that my mind completely invented and throw in some mouth-watering swatches my friend Sarah did of Glass Houses for a guest post on my blog and I was sold! So there you have it: the long, strange tale of how Lynnderella Glass Houses came into my life. Hopefully you're still awake, because now it's time for some glitter!

Lynnderella Glass Houses is a metallic orange glitter with iridescent blue sparks. It's perhaps one of Lynn's simpler creations--there aren't dozens of different varieties of glitter at play here--but it's still as beautiful and sparkly as you would expect from the brand. This is one coat over Essie No More Film.

The iridescent flakes are my favorite thing about this polish. They are primarily blue, but flash magenta and teal at different angles. It's a really stunning effect and one that's difficult to capture on camera, although it's very noticeable in person. 

As a sidenote, I'm also am testing out a new peel-off basecoat, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A-Peel, with this polish. I'm going to try it with several manis before I write a full review, but so far I am impressed!


  1. "Because it was the 80s and that's what people did." I think I just died. Hilarious.

    1. Haha well, I'm a child of the 90s, so I can only imagine but if the movies have taught me anything, it's that the 80s were all about musical montages of people exercising. ;)

  2. I've been following your blog for a while now and I just HAD to comment on this post. I'm in my mid 20's and Billy Joel is, hands down, my favorite musician (thanks to my parents, who were/are both Joel fans and raised me on his music). As for a favorite album...I think I have to side with your boyfriend and go with The Stranger. Anyway, great blog and it's great to come across some fellow young Joel fans!

    1. Aww, thanks for your comment, Erin! So glad to hear there are other young Billy Joel fans out there! I feel like he doesn't really get his due from our generation. I would agree that The Stranger is the better album--probably Joel's best--but I will always have a personal soft spot for Glass Houses, I can't help it haha. I have actually been seriously considering getting a tattoo of some Joel lyrics that have a lot of meaning to me (from "Vienna") but it's something I have to give a lot of thought to before I decide if I'll go through with it!


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