Saturday, August 25, 2012

Expecto Patronum - Dollish Polish

I am officially at the beginning of a two week study break :) I'll be going home to Wellington in the second week, which will be nice, and hopefully I'll have a go at a few more nail techniques (might have another go at water marbling). Anyway, I've got a polish to show you today that I love, but I'm going to be honest, considering that it is inspired by Harry Potter... I was bound to like it. This is Dollish Polish 'Expecto Patronum'.

Expecto Patronum, Dollish Polish, swatch
'Expecto Patronum' has a white, jelly base with three different sizes of teal glitter. There is also some iridescent flakie bits in there too. You can't really see them in any of my photos but they appear sort of red in real life and they catch the light.

Expecto Patronum, Dollish Polish, swatch
I love polishes that basically give you an instant jelly sandwich. The base is just sheer enough to be able to see the glitter in the underneath layers.

Expecto Patronum, Dollish Polish, swatch
You can see the jelly sandwich look in the macro, where some glitters are more prominent, at the surface, and some are slightly more hidden.

I used four coats of 'Expecto Patronum' for these photos. I actually left my left hand at three coats and that was enough for regular wear. The polish was a bit too thick and that gave me pretty thick nails. I will definitely thin it out a little bit next time I wear it, not a big issue though. One thing I loved was the clean look of the white polish without the white-out look. The teal glitter gives 'Expecto Patronum' a really ethereal look, perfectly fitting for this magic inspired polish.

Dollish Polish is available from Llarowe and of course Dolly's Big Cartel shop, as well as a couple of other e-tailers.


  1. This is probably one of my top 3 indie polishes ever! It looks beautiful on you. And I must admit too, the Harry Potter name definitely adds a few points for me as well =)

    1. Thanks Jacqui! And I see what you did there... 50 points to Gryffindor. Haha I'm such a Harry Potter freak, I love it and I'm so happy this polish exists :)


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