Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dollish Polish - Peter Cottontail

     I'm gonna start off today by saying that I'm so, so, sooo very excited that baseball season has started! Like, giddy, on the verge of passing out. I've been a die hard Atlanta Braves fan since I was young, and I adopted the Tampa Bay Rays as my second team about a decade or so ago, when I moved to the area. The only time I wasn't passionate about baseball was my earliest years, living in Saudi Arabia before my family moved back to the States. Growing up in the South, you just kinda breathe baseball. I love everything about the game. The history, the personalities, the atmosphere, the artistry and athleticism. It's a beautifully nuanced sport that breaks my heart every year, yet there's nothing like discussing pitching mechanics with my seventy-five year old father or watching my seven year old nephew turn a double play. A lot of things have changed over the years, but baseball is in my soul. Now, you didn't come here for my ramblings about baseball,  did ya? ;) On to my ramblings about nail polish!

     Today's polish is a Limited Edition shade from Dollish Polish, Peter Cottontail. I had originally planned on wearing this on Easter (of course), but in my brain dead state last week, I managed to forget to buy cotton balls/pads so that I could remove my old mani. Five days in a row, I left the house to do everything except for this one simple task. Once again, BF to the rescue. He bought me the biggest bag of cotton balls I have ever seen. I wish I had taken a picture before I ripped into it. It was ridiculous. I guess he was trying to prevent future polish related meltdowns, and he knows that I'll use them... So, I went ahead and wore this polish the day after Easter, because, well, why not?

     Peter Cottontail is a soft coral jelly, filled with multi-hued iridescent glitters in several shapes and sizes. I can see micro glitters, hexes, and squares, all of which catch the light in a rainbow of colours. This polish can be built up on it's own, but I wasn't down for the task of seeing how many coats that would take, as it's a very sheer jelly. I've seen this polish layered over a few different shades of orange, but my bottle seems to lean more towards the pink side of coral, and I didn't want to ruin how pretty and delicate it is. I somehow don't have the shade of peach that I was looking for as a base colour, so I used two coats of China Glaze Sunset Sail, which is a peachy nude with microshimmer that ended up being too warm on me. One thin layer of Nicole by OPI Do Good... Feel Good (a very light baby pink) on top made the base closer to the colour I was looking for. Fairly satisfied with this, I used one coat of Peter Cottontail and topped it all off with Seche Vite. Such a pretty little bunny!

     I'll be honest, I only wore this for about a day and a half. It chipped while I was at work, and I wasn't heartbroken that I would have to take it off. (I also managed to break a nail, but I'm not heartbroken about that, either. I'm used to it happening all the time due to how busy my bartending shifts are, so I'm not devastated like some people are by loss of length. My next post will feature nubbins. C'est la vie.) I thought this mani had an ethereal quality that reminded me of the many years I spent in a ballet company. It's so feminine and delicate... and not my thing at all. Way out of my comfort zone. I'll wear vampies, brights, or glitterbombs any day of the week, but nudes or sheers? Eeek! I don't mind light colours or pale pinks, but this was just too close to my skin colour for me. I do love the polish itself, so I hope that I can find some undies to pair it with that are more to my liking. Anyone else have shades or finishes that you find a little scary to wear?

     The picture above is intentionally blurred to show off the iridescent glitter. Like I've said before, I'm a sucker for anything iridescent. :) I know that some people think it's a bummer when blogs feature polishes that are no longer available, but you never know when you'll have a lucky day and stumble across one. That being said, Peter Cottontail is a Limited Edition polish that I was so happy to score! Dolly was only supposed to make 100 bottles, but a website error resulted in the polish being oversold and she honoured the extra orders. My bottle is number 133/150, so I'm one of the people who lucked out. I hope the polish gods are being just as kind to you, lovies!



  1. Aww, so dainty and pretty. I wonder what it would look like over black.
    I'd have to say frosted finishes are my big fear. They make me feel like I'm wearing lipstick from the 80's on my nails.

    1. Oh! I didn't even think about layering it over black. What a great idea. :)
      I agree with you on how frosts look! I'm not a big fan of them, either. I still have a couple random bottles of them that I've somehow acquired over the years. I rock them semi-ironically, like, "Yeah. I totally wore this ugly grandma polish on purpose."