Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Rhyming Dictionary Review & Swatches: Part One

Hello all! I hope your week is off to a good start. I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately but luckily I have the day off today, so that means lots of resting up and Olympics-watching for me. I've got a bit of a cold coming on but nothing a little indie polish won't fix! ;)

Today we'll be checking out some of the latest polishes from A Rhyming Dictionary, an indie line inspired by the colorful characters of L. Frank Baum's popular Land of Oz series! While virtually everyone has seen the classic "Wizard of Oz" film, there are actually dozens of Oz books with a huge cast of creatures beyond what we all know from the movie. As someone who loves to read as much as I love to polish, I can't imagine a better inspiration for a line of polishes!

First up we have Quox, a hex-heavy glitterbomb with shades of blue, green, pink, red and purple. The variety of colors in Quox really opens it up to tons of different layering possibilities. You could wear it over just about anything and at least one of the glitter colors would be guaranteed to pop! Here it is over Essie Bikini So Teeny.

Next up we have The Shaggy Man, another glitter-filled beauty with green microglitter and hexes and squares in orange, red and green. A few of the larger hexes did curl a bit (thankfully no full-on taco action though) but I was impressed with how all of the squares laid completely flat. I used Butter London Bossy Boots as my base and I really liked this combo! It kind of reminds me of fruit salad, but I'm weird like that.

Last but not least is Prince Bobo of Boboland, a glitzy tribute to all things golden. You've got gold flakies, gold glitter pieces, holo gold hexes, gold bar glitters and then some holo silver squares for some extra bling! This polish is a versatile stunner that can pull elegant or glam, depending on what you want to layer it over. I've paired it with Deborah Lippmann Pseudo Silk Kimono here. I think these two create an appropriately regal vibe together. :)

All swatches are two coats. Aside from the occasional curling with Shaggy Man that I mentioned above, I had absolutely no application issues with these polishes. All three were a breeze to work with and the glitter pieces distributed evenly across the nail.

You can purchase A Rhyming Dictionary polishes from Etsy. Their polishes retail for $7.50 each, making them some of the most affordable indies on the market, but the quality of the polishes themselves as well as the creative inspiration behind them are both top notch! I hope you've enjoyed the first half of my review--and stay tuned for part two later on this week!

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. Great glitters! I hope you have a great restful day off :D

    1. Thanks Traci! I did have a good day off, very relaxing!


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