Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Day in the Life: My Obsession with the Beatles and Polish

 Now, if you know me, you will know I am a HUGE Beatles fan. It's actually a little embarrassing. Ok, well it might not be embarrassing for me, but it might be for people that have to be around me (and my insanely loud tye-dyed shirts LOL)

When I began on my polish journey I had no idea there were Beatles themed nail polishes until I stumbled across Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe. And I was in love. It officially became my first lemming.

 I mean, how can you not be in love with this? It's an awesome Beatles song (Let It Be, Track 7) and a kick ASS movie

 If you haven't seen Across the Universe, you need to. I have never tried drugs, I don't condone the use of drugs, but I'm pretty sure that that movie is basically what trippin' is like.

Anyways, I digress (which I will be doing a LOT in this post.)

 DL's version of Across the Universe is a gorgeous dark blue jelly base full of hexes of different shades of blue and green of all different sizes. It's freaking gorgeous.

My next Beatles themed polish was China Glaze's Strawberry Fields. Named for the song Strawberry Fields Forever (Magical Mystery Tour, Track 8) China Glaze's "interpretation" is so-so. It's bright, colorful, cheery. Which was basically the theme of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album which was pretty much LSD derived (or transcendental meditation derived- however you want to look at it. There had to be some kind of hallucination going on for them to come up with some of these songs lol)

 She's a beaut, ain't she? A nice bright pink creme is laced with orange flakies to produce this gorgeous little gem.

 *sigh* This picture doesn't really capture the prettiness

 But this one does!!!

In this picture it kind of reminds me of the red gate that is outside of the original Strawberry Fields in England...

 Someday I will go there... Damnit...

My next one was HM's Across the Trailer Park, which I freaking love the play on words (I live in a trailer park, duh) and I love the fact that it's a less-expensive almost-dupe of DL's ATU.

 It's a blue jelly base with the same blue and green hex mix, only in different shades as DL's

 To be honest, I like HM's better than DL's. But that's just me. The hexes aren't as big, and I hate to say it but my DL is slightly taco-ing. Not cool, yo.

Here's Fiona Apple singing ATU, which is a pretty damned nice cover if you ask me. It was in Pleasantville, btw. 

Now come the Holy Grail of my Beatles polish collection. *angels sing on high*

Hey Jude, by Enchanted Polish. Some say it was written for Lennon's mother, some say it was written for Julian- Lennon's son. (Past Masters Vol. 2, Track 7). One of my all time favorite Beatles songs. I can remember singing this to my son when he was fussy as an infant.

Enchanted created a wonderful duo-chrome scatter holo for Hey Jude that really, really does it justice. Sooooo beautiful, haunting almost.

Next up is Octopus's Garden (Abbey Road, Track 5). Which, honestly, I have a hell of a time telling the difference between it and Enchanted's version of Across the Universe. But, it is one of the few songs that my favorite Ringo got to sing and thus makes it a classic.

It's another gorgeous duo-chrome with scattered holo in it.

Enchanted's version of Across the Universe is much like Octopus's Garden as you can see:

It's the gorgeous duo-chrome, but it's a little more greenish purple when Octopus's Garden is a little more blueish purple.

 Across the Universe with Flash

 Octopus's Garden with Flash. See, they're kinda similar but not quite?

Now there's three more Enchanted's (well four if you count the elusive Penny Lane) that I want, that some day I'll get. But for right now, I'll settle for a close dupe of Enchanted's I Am the Walrus (Magical Mystery Tour, Track 6).

My friend Amy made this beauty called Wicked, completely unaware that she was soooo close to duping IATW. It's a gorgeous deep mahogany red with scattered holo that's just melt in your mouth gorgeous. I just received this polish today after wanting it FOREVER and I couldn't be happier!

 Such a beauty!


Next on the list is my accidental find by Whimsical by Pam. She's an awesome gal who sells from her Facebook page and makes quite a killing on it.

When you think of Magical Mystery Tour (Magical Mystery Tour, Track 1) you're smothered in bright colors, purples, pinks, yellows, greens. A symphony of sound and thought.

Pam captured that in this gorgeous polish. A creamy purple base is chock full of different-sized blue hex glitters for a Magical free-for-all!

How can you not like this polish?! I mean, c'mon! It's so bright and happy and cheerful! Makes you want to break out into song every time you look at it (or listen to it!)

This one isn't quite a Beatles themed polish, even though I think it is.

Pretty and Polished's Day Trippin' (Day Tripper, Yesterday and Today, Track 11. Btw, useless piece of Beatles knowledge- the original cover art for Yesterday and Today was banned from production after it was released in small quantities. Dubbed "The Butcher Cover" it portrays the Boys in lab coats with disembodied baby dolls and blood adorning them. A Butcher Cover album cover with LP is worth... A LOT!)

Not only is it a catchy freakin song, this polish... FREAKING rocks. It was my first Pretty & Polished purchase and it's a color changer! The deep purple turns to pretty pink when warm. And if you have long nails, then it goes to purple on your tips to pink on the beds.

 Not only is it pretty and fun to use, it has awesome glitter in it that glints in the sun but you can barely tell is there until then!

My last two are probably my favorites. Made by the same gal that made Wicked before it, Glass Onion (White Album, also known as The Beatles, Track 3) is very close to my heart. I can remember late nights spent in my living room growing up with my dad listening to the White Album on the stereo. Playing Glass Onion over and over again.

Amy captured the mystery and mystique of The Glass Onion in this gorgeous polish. Silver and green hex mingle with holo hex and micro glitter to make this gorgeous topcoat.

I can sit here and stare at this polish for hours if you'd let me.


Last but not least, the gorgeous, the haunting, the mysterious... Blackbird...

 Every time I say the name I immediately begin humming/singing the tune. I'm singing this now in my head. This song is so touching, so moving, so incredibly beautiful and this polish that Amy created for me mirrors it completely.

All kinds of square, diamond, shard and hex glitters swim in a translucent black jelly base.

 Wait til you see this beauty with the flash.....

 BOOM! Look at the iridescence! It looks just like a blackbird's wing. It's visually stunning, I tell ya.

So this ends my collection of Beatles themed polishes. I'm sure there will be more in the mix and I will update it accordingly! If you have any information on Beatles themed polishes I don't have on here, let me know!


  1. Well damn, that pretty well covers it! I didn't realize you had so many. :)

    1. LOL Yup. And I have one more Beatles-ish themed coming... Pretty & Polished's Imagine :)

  2. wow, I just came across your blog and I have to say your friend Amy's polish is AMAZING. I'm so jealous!

    This is a great post all the way! I love seeing all the different brands :)

    1. Thank you very much! I have more to add, and might have to do a supplemental post here in the next month or so! :)