Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pretty and Polished Algebraic Addition Collection

Building on the previous success of the Mathematical! Collection, Pretty and Polished has released an 8-piece Adventure Time themed collection called Algebraic Addition. Fans of the show will get excited about the references to characters and places, while those that aren't familiar with the cartoon will still be able to enjoy these interesting lacquers. Be sure to check out my Adventure Time nail art as well!

7 Year Lich is a really awesome topper in a clear base. It's difficult to describe -- thank goodness for photos! There are iridescent bits in it that catch the light and look almost pastel, plus medium black hexes and grey... smudges? They aren't quite flakes and they aren't shards...whatever you call them I think they're awesome. I've shown one coat here over Zoya Dove so you can see it better, but I really want to try it over a darker grey for a more subtle look. Based on The Lich.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished 7 Year Lich

Candy Reign is a pink based polish with neon glitters and different colors of stars. I love the sweet pink base! I just wish it was a little less opaque so the complexity of the glitter mix could shine a little more. Three coats. Based on the Candy Kingdom.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished Candy Reign

House of Heroes is another glitter topper in a clear base. This one has something I haven't seen before: giant white rectangle glitters! It also has green and blue satin glitters, brown metallic hexes, and a sprinkling of green microglitter. I've shown it layered over OPI Jade Is the New Black. Based on Finn and Jake's tree fort.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished House of Heroes

Incinerate My Heart is easily my favorite in this collection. This bright and fiery red-orange jelly base is accented by fiery glitters in squares, hexes, and diamonds. The formula was flawless on this! I needed just two coats for the opacity below and it showed all of the glitter depth perfectly. Based on Flame Princess.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished Incinerate My Heart

Pep In Your Step is one of Chelsea's classic white based glitter polishes! Boy does she know how to make 'em! This milky white base has red glitters of different shapes and sizes. I used three easy coats for the swatch below. Based on Peppermint Butler.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished Pep In Your Step

The Big Squeeze is an interesting yellow base with small sized yellow and white glitters. The smaller glitters in this are a little hungry at times, so to cut down their appetite I layered one coat over Lime Crime Crema de Limon. Based on The Earl of Lemongrab.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished The Big Squeeze

Watch It In CD! is a clear based glitter topper with lovely pink and purple glitters plus a dash of gorgeous crystalline shimmer. This is just one coat over China Glaze Creative Fantasy, so you can see it's pretty darn dense! I imagine this could be layered to opacity in three or so coats if that's more your jam. Inspired by the Crystal Dimension.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished Watch It In CD!

Whatevers 2009! is a purple based polish with holo dust, as well as blue, purple, and green glitters, and purple stars. The coverage on this one was good, needing two coats for the opacity here, and the holo dust is really stunning with the purple of the base. However, like Candy Reign, I found myself wishing that the glitters were just a little less hidden. Inspired by my favorite realm in The Land of Ooo: Lumpy Space.

Chalkboard Nails: Pretty and Polished Whatevers 2009

So, what do you guys think? If you're a fan of the show, do you think Chelsea did these inspirations justice? If you've never seen Adventure Time, are these polishes you'd wear anyway?

My Chalkboard Nails top picks are Incinerate My Heart (UGH so beautiful), 7 Year Lich, Pep In Your Step, and Watch It In CD.

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  1. As soon as I saw this I rushed over to the P&P site and bought Incinerate My Heart. Its so awesome! Thanks :)

  2. House of Heroes is pretty awesome!

  3. I don't watch the show, but these are so awesome! Love the swatches, as always <3

  4. I don't usually go for orange-toned polish but Incinerate My Heart is beautiful :)

  5. I'm not a viewer of adventure time but these polishes are amazing!!! Watch it in cd! is so pretty and house of heroes is gorgeous, I love the satin hexes :)

  6. Pep In Your Step is my favorite!

  7. Watch It In CD is so beautiful and you have paired it so well with China Glaze Creative Fantasy! x

  8. Ohh I really like them. That yellow is awesome and the first one is so pretty.

  9. incinerate my heart and candy reign

  10. Incinerate my heart is so cool looking!! :0

  11. omg I love anything Adventure Time! I actually saw these polishes on the P&P website last night and decided to hold off bc I wanted like 6 of them lol. Im so glad I did because now I get swatches and a chalkboard opinion! :D

  12. omg. i love anything adventure time so these are ALL awesome in my book. but there are a few total standouts here.

  13. Incinerate My Heart and Watch It In CD are both lovely!


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