So this is my first indie polish post. I decided to check out Etsy to find something similar to the infamous “Connect the Dots” polish that is so coveted. I found ‘Metametics‘. Visit her Etsy shop here.
These are 3 free, hand-mixed polished made “by geeks for geeks”. Oh, true love does exist.
These are mini bottles ($4 each) and she has collections ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Avengers. Perfect. I love her little labeling even on the mini bottles.
First up — Blood & Snow
“Blood & Snow” is inspired by Game of Thrones. It is white large glitter in a clear base with red glitter and bars smattered throughout. It reminds me of Snow White and the Huntsman as well. Gorgeous. This was my replacement for “connect the dots”.
To show you guys the color better, it is one coat alone on my left nail. One coat over ORLY ‘Grave Mistake’ in the middle, and one coat over Sally Hansen ‘White On’ on the right. It looks good over all three, depending on what you are going for. This would look good over blue for a festive 4th mani, or over black for something goth-chic.
Okay, I am obsessed with this color. Like, I want to bathe in it and come out all glittery and red and white. It is a gorgeous idea that turned out well.
Continue on after the jump for the Sherlock inspired polish!
Here is, “Honey you should see me in a crown”. This gorgeous gem was inspired by the BBC Sherlock series and I just love the color and the idea behind it. The name of the polish nearly sold me itself. It is a red jelly base with gold large glitter.
This polish is more understated than Blood & Snow, but no less gorgeous. The result of two coats looks like a jelly sandwich* without all the fuss. Can you say cool?
*For the nail inexperienced a jelly sandwich is a base coat of a jelly-finish polish, a glitter coat, then topped with the jelly again.
It is lovely and a unique color in my stash (which is hard to do). I am just a happy camper right now.
Final Thoughts: Are you a geek? Do you like quality 3 free polish? Love frankens? Love fast shipping and Etsy? Heck, do you love air? Get this polish you won’t regret it.
Staying Power: 9/10