Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dollish Polish Mario Collection (Part 1)

Good evening, dear readers!  I was really excited when I heard I was being sent the Dollish Polish Mario Collection to swatch and review, and I am stoked to be sharing the first half of the collection with you tonight.  Yes, I am THAT excited that I actually used the word "stoked"!

A Peachy Princess over two coats A England Princess Tears
A Peachy Princess is a gorgeous pink-based polish packed with various sizes and shades of pink glitters.  I'm generally not a big fan of pink polishes, but I was in love with this combination.  The larger glitters sank some during shipment, but I propped the bottle upside down for about half an hour prior to application.  I had no application issues with this one, and in true Dollish Polish fashion, it dried rather quickly.  

It's A Me, Mario! over two coats Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Terracotta
In the shade
It's A Me, Mario! was released several months prior to the rest of the collection, and sadly, one of the more disappointing polishes in the collection for me.  It is composed of red and blue glitters with the occasional holographic silver star, but I found myself fishing quite a bit to get the stars.  Many of the stars in my bottle had sunk to the bottom half of the bottle, and I let it sit upside down for at least two hours prior to application.  I'm not convinced the stars moved much during that time, but as you can see, I was able to snag one for each of my nails.  I didn't have any application issues with this one with the exception of fighting with the stars in the placement on the nail, but that is nothing unusual for glitters with sharp edges.  Dry time was also very quick on this one.   

Go Luigi! over over two coats Color Club Lava Lamp

Go Luigi! was very much like my bottle of It's A Me, Mario!: sadly, a little disappointing.  This one is made up of blue and green glitters with the occasional holographic silver star, and I had to do an enormous amount of digging to get the stars out of this one.  I don't know if Go Luigi is supposed to have far fewer stars than It's A Me, Mario! or if it was just my particular bottle, but I admit I found it more than a little frustrating.  Instead of fighting with the stars for placement this time, I used a pair of tweezers to place them on my nails and painted around them with the rest of the polish.  I don't know if I should call it cheating or a stroke of genius on my part (this may be a slight exaggeration), but it did make the stars much easier to work with.  This one dried very quickly as well for me. 

The Koopa King over two coats Zoya Kym
I have to be completely honest with you, dear readers: when I first saw The Koopa King, my first thought was "Ick" (sorry, Dolly!).  The yellow was just not winning me over, but I was determined to spin this colour into something I would at least consider decent.  I had seen it over black, but I wanted to do something a little unexpected with this one.  I opted to use Zoya Kym as its base, and holy cannoli, am I loving this combination!  The Koopa King is made up of various sized yellow, green, and red glitters (you may need to click on the photos to enlarge them to see the red a little more), silver holographic diamonds, and black bar glitter.  I never imagined that this would end up being one of my favorites from the collection, but I am going gaga over it now.  The Koopa King is the mostly densely packed polish of the few I have reviewed thus far, but I had no issues with application whatsoever.  The base wasn't too thick, and even the bar glitters behaved perfectly- that rarely ever happens for me!  I'm probably sounding like a broken record on this point, but this one dried quickly as well.  

With the exception of having to fish out stars for two polishes, I have been happy with this collection thus far.  A Peachy Princess and The Koopa King are definitely my favorites from this bunch, a surprising fact given that both of these colours were initially the two that I was the least interested in at the beginning.  Keep your eyes peeled for my next post where I swatch and review the rest of the collection!

The Mario Collection can be purchased from both Dolly directly at big cartel and from Leah Ann LaRowe at Llarowe.  Dollish Polish sells very quickly, so keep an eye on Dolly's Facebook page (here) and Llarowe's Facebook page (here) for stocking announcements.  By the way, at the time of this posting, Llarowe does have these available for purchase!

Until next time, dear readers, have a good night, and sweet Mushroom Kingdom dreams!


  1. Meow these are some sexy polishes. :)

  2. I love the first manicure, very pretty! Definitely worthy of a princess, I think ;)

  3. I like how you paired Princess Tears with A Peachy Princess! I'm going to have to try that too!

  4. I love your color choices for underwear, it really made the glitters pop for each one. I think my favorite is the Zoya Kim & The Koopa King one.


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