Today is my favorite of the four A Rhyming Dictionary polishes: The Nome King. I was aware of this character from the 80's Return to Oz movie with Fairuza Balk as Dorothy. In the movie, Dorothy returns to Oz with her pet chicken Billina to find that the citizens of Oz, including the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion, have been turned to stone, while the Scarecrow has been taken prisoner by the Nome King. The Nome King turns the Scarecrow into an ornament in a room full of little ornamental knick-knacks, and each of Dorothy's friends are given three guesses as to which he is. If they guess incorrectly, they will be turned into knick-knacks as well. All of Dorothy's companions guess incorrectly and are transformed. On Dorothy's last guess, she finds the Scarecrow, and together they manage to find the rest of Dorothy's party. They escape the Nome King, with the help of the chicken Billina, and all is well. Not the best movie ever, certainly, but for an Oz fan, it was a fun one.
Meet the Nome King! And excuse both my right hand, which doesn't know how to model, and my left, which doesn't know how to take pictures- there was a paint mishap that kind of ruined the polish on my left hand :(
Morgan puts a little character bio for each polish in her shop listings, which I love. One of my favorite things is seeing the inspiration behind a polish and its name. Her story gives more background on the Nome King, and she describes the polish as "plainly put, a glitter bomb. There are probably 50 kinds of glitter in here, so many that it would be pointless to try to name them all." This is definitely a kitchen sink glitter, but it's appropriate for the King of All Metal and his rooms full of knick-knacks. The glitter is pretty much all metallic, but there is every shape, size and color in there that you can imagine. Just take a look at that closeup- the only glitter I see more than one of are the silver holo diamonds :)
This is one coat of the Nome King over creme black (what else) followed by a coat of Seche Vite. All photos were taken in outdoor lighting, sun and shade. This glitter went on smoothly. There was absolutely no fishing require, because really, what would you fish for? Every nail is a different, riotous combination of glitter, making this polish super fun, and I can't imagine a color that this wouldn't work with.
A Rhyming Dictionary polishes are available on Etsy for $3.50 (mini) and $7.50 (full size). There is a huge variety of colors to choose from: glitter toppers, colored-base glitters, flakies, shimmers and about everything else you can think of. And they all come with a story! Be sure to stop by Facebook and pay a like to ARD for updates, swatches, and occasionally giveaways!
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*This product was provided to me for an honest review.