Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Review & Swatches - Dollish Polish The Big Bang Theory Collection

Hey guys!

So before I get to today's post, I just have to tell you guys about my dream last night. I dreamt that I was shopping at my local professional store (of course because it was a dream, the store looked completely weird and different) and I saw that they had the Zoya PixieDust Collection. But sadly, they only had four of the six shades left. I asked the saleswoman if they had more in back but she said they didn't and that they weren't getting anymore in. I was so disappointed! I actually woke up feeling sad! I mean, I know I'm excited about this collection, but this is just silly!

Anyways, today I have a new and awesome collection from Dollish Polish to share with you! It's the Big Bang Theory Collection! This is one of my favourite shows on television right now, so I was super excited when Dolly asked me to review these polishes.

BAZINGA! is a yellowish green tinted base with a wonderful explosion of black, bright yellow, red and white glitters. There's squares, rectangles, bars, hexes and my favourite of all - circles! Circle glitters are my new love and I suddenly need to own every polish with circle glitter. Anyways, this screams Big Bang Theory to me. In fact, if I saw this polish completely out of context, I would still know that it's Big Bang Theory inspired!

I've shown it below layered over China Glaze Recycle, which is normally a medium grey colour, but the slightly tinted base changed the grey to look like more of an olive green. I think this is a great combination and it shows off the array of glitters really well. But you should know that this polish looks awesome over neon lime green. I tested it out on a nail wheel and loved it, but it didn't show the bright yellow glitters very well, which is why I didn't show that combination for my swatch. But I'll definitely be wearing it as a full mani!

The formula was easy to work with and one coat gave me really good glitter coverage. I did have to do a small amount of fishing to get those big black circles out, though. Completely worth it, in my opinion.

Coitus consists of pale pink, blue, gold and white gold glitters in a clear base. All the glitters are of the hexagonal variety, but there's a few different sizes. Ok, can we just take a moment to LOL at the name of this one? Haha, I love it. I can't help but laugh every time Sheldon uses this ultra technical and geeky term for sex.

Anyways, I've shown this one over OPI My Very First Knockwurst, which I think makes a really pretty and perfect combination. The formula was really great and my swatch shows just one coat over MVFK.

I'm Not Crazy...My Mother Had Me Tested is a clear base with a crazy mix of colours, shapes and sizes of glitter. If you could bottle crazy, this is what it would look like!

And oh boy did my camera have a hard time with this one! There's just so much going on that for my first go at swatching it, my poor little camera just didn't know where to focus! My original swatch showed this over China Glaze Sun-Kissed, a neon yellow, but I had to re-swatch when I realized that all my photos were slightly out of focus. So I toned down the base colour just a bit and used OPI My Paprika is Hotter, a bright red-orange. I actually like this combination better, so I'm glad that I had to re-swatch!

The formula was on the thick side, but I was expecting that with this insane amount of glitter. My swatch below shows two coats over MPIH.

Penny...Penny...Penny is a pale, milky peach base with copper iridescence and copper square and hex glitters. Will this joke ever get old? I doubt it. Jim Parsons does such a phenomenal job every time that you just can't help but laugh!

Anyways, I find that copper glitter can sometimes look really metallic and harsh, but suspended in this peachy milky base, it actually looks rather delicate and feminine. It's really pretty. I've shown three coats on its own below, but you could actually get away with just two.

Overall, this is a great collection and I'm really happy to be adding it to my stash. Each polish is completely unique and totally embodies the Big Bang Theory inspiration.

Also, I just wanted to quickly mention how cute the Dollish Polish packaging is! The zebra print tissue paper and little pink bags add a sweet touch to any Dollish order!

The Dollish Polish Big Bang Theory Collection is available from both the Dollish store as well as llarowe. All shades seem to be sold out at both shops right now, so keep up with both Dollish Polish and llarowe on Facebook so that you'll be aware of future restock dates.

Thanks for looking!

The product(s) in this post were provided by the manufacturer or their PR in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Penny...Penny...Penny is soo pretty! :)

  2. I LOVE this show!! It is about time someone was inspired by it and created such pretty polishes. My fav is definitely "I'm Not Crazy...My Mother Had Me Tested". I love the mix of colours, shapes and sizes!

  3. These are really pretty colors. I especially like Penny...Penny...Penny and Coitus.

  4. BAZINGA! is really beautiful :) love this one! And the show, too, of course! :)

  5. I love how much thought put into your pairings, Kayla--every single one of these looks amazing!!

  6. Wow Bazinga looks so awesome on your nails! I love those huge shapes and the bar glitter is sparse enough to really keep a balance. So good.

  7. Looks gorgeous! I think Penny...Penny...Penny and BAZINGA! are among my favourites! I never was a fan of different sized glitter, but I think BAZINGA! has just changed my mind (:

    Also, I would be sad too if I dreamt that the Zoya PixieDust collection was out of stock! Oh, how nail polish affects our lives..

  8. I love Penny Penny Penny! Gorgeous Swatches!


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