Friday, August 31, 2012


As you may remember, my 30th birthday was this past Monday.  Because it's a pretty huge milestone, I decided that I would love to get some custom polishes made to commemorate the day.  I put out a request to a group of makers I know and was able to get three different makers to make me three very different polishes!  Today, I'm going to show you the first of these three polishes, Allons-y from Kas at Metametics.  You can purchase Metametics on her etsy store.  However, the shop is closed for the next month while Kas is out of town.

Metametics is a self proclaimed geek brand made by geeks for geeks.  Looking at the polish names, you can tell that these guys know their anime, sci fi, fictional history, and mystery.  When Kas got back to me letting me know that she would be able to make me something, she asked me a few questions to gauge what I wanted.  I decided that I wanted a color shift polish in red, blue, purple, or pink.  She made me three options and sent me a pic to choose which I liked best.  Then, she asked me what kinds of TV shows, movies, and books I liked.  Naturally, I told her that I loooooved Doctor Who, specifically the 10th Doctor (David Tennant).  Kas was a doll to work with - very professional with great communication and a quick turnaround.  I highly recommend her to make you a custom if you're ever in the market.

In honor of the new Doctor Who season starting tomorrow (at 8 pm on BBC America!!!!), I bring to you Metametics Allons-y!

My "mild" obsession with Doctor Who came in 2008 when I first saw the episode Blink.  If you haven't seen this, you need to google/netflix it right now.  I can wait.  Go ahead.  I'll see you in an hour.  

Waits patiently.

Ok, did you watch it?  Good.  This particular episode is more like a horror movie than the normal campy sci fi episodes, and I seriously fell in love.  I mean, so much so that last year I was a Weeping Angel for Halloween:

Yes, Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Yes, we always go all out.  Just wait until next month!

David Tennant is my Doctor.  Everyone who loves Doctor who has their one Doctor that they love or identify with the most.  I'll never get over David Tennant's last episodes, but I'm starting to enjoy Matt Smith a little.  He's no David Tennant, though...

Nerd never looked so hot.  (Source)

I mean, seriously.  (Source)

Anyway, one of my favorite lines from all of the Doctor Whos I've ever watched is from the Titanic special when the Doctor is talking to a crewman named Alonso (who also happens to be George from another show I love - Being Human).  David Tennant's doctor's catch phrase throughout his tenure on the show was "Allons-y!"  So, naturally, when presented with Alonso it became "Allons-y, Alonso!"  I don't know why, but I say that all the time.  Seriously.  It's weird.  That's why this polish name was so perfect for me!  Kas didn't even know how obssessed I was with that line when she sent it to me.  I was so stoked when I opened the wrapper and saw the name.  The hubby also approved of both the color and the name.

Anyway, enough of my geeking out, let's chat polish!  Allons-y is a vampy red polish with so many different color flashes that it's hard to tell what the color really is.  The first coat goes on a deep blood red, but as you build on, the color changes to a rusty brown-red.

In certain lights it shines gold.  Others it shines green.  And at even others it looks like a normal vampy red shimmer with red glitters.  This polish is probably the most complex color I own, and I absolutely adore it!  Here are some bottle shots of the color shift.



The consistency was a little thick, and I probably could've gone with just one coat, but I like doing more coats to really saturate the color on my nails.  After a few minutes of having the bottle open, I needed to add a little thinner, so this polish is definitely one you need to work with quickly.  Personally, as I've said before, I'd rather have a polish that's thick than too thin.  You can always tweak thick to suit your needs.  Allons-y was not overly thick, so I only needed to add a few drops to get it to my desired consistency.  It didn't stain my cuticles, either, which is great because I've been super lazy about application lately.  Once I thinned it to the consistency I like, it applied flawlessly.  No dragging, bubbling, or pooling.  The color shift translated really well from the bottle and is extremely evident on the nail.  Not all color shift polishes can claim that.  Here is a closeup of my middle and ring fingers.  You can see each color shift and shimmer very clearly.

Middle looks red and gold; ring looks red and green.

This polish is almost perfect for Christmas because of the colors included in the shift!  I know I'll definitely be busting it out around the holidays.  It's the perfect fall color, too, as it reminds me of the leaves changing in New England.

This was my first Metametics polish, but I do believe I'll be trying to get more as soon as my no-buy has been lifted.  If every polish they make is as awesome as Allons-y!, then I may be in danger of buying them out!  Again, you can purchase Metametics polish from their etsy store, but you'll have to wait until the end of the month.

Are you a Doctor Who fan?  If yes, who is *your* doctor?

**Edited to Add**  I am headed to the beach for the weekend!!!  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable three day weekend!  As per my normal schedule, I won't be posting Saturday or Sunday.  I will, however, try to post Monday and Tuesday.  Have a great weekend, everyone!
Allons-y was purchased by me.  My review is based on my impressions and opinions, not based on any loyalty I feel towards Metametics for doing me a solid.  Just so's ya knows.


  1. This is my favorite post I have read on your blog so far! I love the weeping angel costume and your SO is a cute Doctor. :)

  2. I am a Doctor Who fan, and right now, I am in the middle of season I'll have to say my favourite is 9...but 10 is hilarious, judging from what I've read and the pictures I've seen.
    What really bothers me, though, is people who call certain Doctors their "favourite" when all they really care about is "liking" him 'cause they think he's hot or whatever.