Sep 6 2012
Hello everyone! Today’s post will be featuring a new polish to the Enchanted Polish Beatles collection: Mean Mr. Mustard!
I have to say when I unwrapped Leah Ann’s extensive packing and saw Mean Mr. Mustard for the first time, I melted. Mr. Sparkles watched the unveiling and he can attest to my “aww”-satisfied-nail-mail face. For this mani I used two coats of Mean Mr. Mustard over Wet N Wild Black Crème.
On the nail it flashes mostly gold to olive to slightly blue-green at the edges. It’s not exactly like Chanel Peridot/OPI Just Spotted the Lizard/China Glaze – but in the same family. Really pretty though!
Outdoors or in bright lighting the holographic effect is the same as other holographic polishes from Enchanted Polish. I did notice the holo didn’t stand out as much but I believe that’s due to the base not being as dark as I Am The Walrus, which I was swatching on the other hand (review to come). The effect is still really cool.
The next few shots are underwater to show the color flashes better. Please note that you should still amp it up a bit in your mind and then you’ll get what it looks like in real life.
The formula was decent. I tried to use as few brush strokes as possible but you can still see some imperfections. It felt like the polish might have been just a tad thick but nothing a little thinner couldn’t fix. I probably won’t be bothered to add thinner at this point and just be patient and careful in application next time. Mean Mr. Mustard by itself is sheer which is why I layered it over a black crème but Mean Mr. Mustard and I Am the Walrus can both be built up to opacity in (I would guess) 2-3 coats depending on the thickness of each coat. I prefer to save the precioussssss!
When I first saw Mean Mr. Mustard and the other two polishes Enchanted Polish released recently, I immediately thought of Ozotic Mish Mash polishes that are now sadly discontinued. Some of you might think I’m nuts but I was not a huge fan of the Mish Mash polishes (although that didn’t stop me from buying a couple). I thought the duochrome killed the holo and as a holo fiend I could not abide.
The ones I’ve tried from the Beatles collection are not dupes of Oztoic Mish Mash polishes and are only similar in the idea. The holo in Ozotic is more satuarated and stronger than the ones in the Beatles collection from Enchanted Polish.
Right now these are only being sold at Llarowe but Enchanted Polish is also sold at Harlow and Co. so maybe they’ll be added later (although I haven’t heard one way or the other). With this collection comes new pricing–Llarowe has lowered Enchanted Polishes to $14 from $15.