Here are the three polishes we'll be looking at in between my rambling reminiscing.
274306 is an absolutely STUNNING polish. It's holo as all getout, and there is also a subtle pink to green duochrome that makes it absolutely fascinating in any light.
|My eyes! Ze goggles, zey do nossink! LOVE IT.|
274306 is pigmented enough to cover in two coats, but I layered it over a dark blue just to give the sparkles a little bit of extra kick.
|The duochrome was a beeeatch to capture - this was the best I could do, but it's much more prevalent n real life.|
For those of you who AREN'T Rocky Horror obsessives, 274306 is the prisoner number listed on Eddie's mugshot that's on screen for maybe, ten seconds.
|I checked while taking this screencap, it's actually on screen for five seconds tops.|
I don't know if I'm proud or embarrassed that as soon as Tara told me what this one was called, I squealed just like Columbia.
At the stage in my life when I was in Rocky Horror, I was also dating a lot. I was very young, and had just discovered that Boys Liked Me, and this was absolutely thrilling, so I went through a phase where I went through boyfriends more often than clean socks. As you can imagine, trying to screen all these people for potential douchiness got pretty exhausting, but I discovered a shortcut! Taking them along to a show, handing them over to my castmates as a Doctor Scott, and then standing back to see what happened was a really efficient way of sorting the easily offended from the people made of more resilient stuff. I remember one poor boy I took along, who was SUPER conservative. Like, just, bogglingly conservative, and neat, and straight laced. When we had sex, he would stop first to fold our clothes neatly. Seriously. But I REALLY liked him (or at least liked having sex with him) so I took him along, took a deep breath, and told my castmates he was happy to be Doctor Scott for the night.
Now, being Doctor Scott DID usually entail getting some stockings on right at the end - there's pretty much no part in the main cast that doesn't. But my helpful castmates decided to tell my boyfriend that he was ALSO required to strip to his undies, in order to play the part properly. This was not a regular requirement. My castmates thought they were funny, you see. I didn't know what they'd done, until they wheeled him out in the wheelchair, in his fucking undies and NOTHING ELSE, in front of a cinema of over a hundred strangers.
Happily, he was an excellent sport about the whole thing, and while he politely declined to come along to any more shows, he didn't dump me immediately.
ANYWAY, let's go back to the polish, shall we?
Even Smiling Makes My Face Ache is a gorgeous deep purple jelly filled with so many different coloured glass flecks it's almost super saturated, and an entirely fitting tribute to Dr. Frank'n'Furter's most iconic outfit.
I tried this without any undies first, but found it took three coats until I couldn't see any visible nail line, so these pictures are all two coats over a dark purple.
|Frankie better werk!|
The last polish for today is Say Hello To Oblivion, inspired by a truly magnificent outfit worn by the world's worst butler Riff Raff right at the end of the movie when *spoiler alert* he turns out to have been evil all along. It's a black jelly base filled with bronzed gold sparkles, and while the colour isn't really my thing, it is a PERFECT match for Riff Raff's outfit.
These photos are all two coats over black, although to be honest this is so glitter packed you could probably get away with just one coat over black.
|Our amazing seamstress also made our cast perfect replicas of these costumes. She was AMAZING.|
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