Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Pirate's Life for MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

I've been to Disney World a bajillion times in my life.  The one ride my family would always insist we ride every single trip was Pirates of the Caribbean.  We knew all of the words to the song, we knew exactly where the canon fire would land, and we knew every creepy animatronic character there was.  So, of course, when the movie came out my entire family had to go see it with the family friends who always went to Disney with us.  I loved the first movie, so much, despite Kiera Knightley's horrible pout [She really gives Kristin Stewart a run for her money.]  

I mean, seriously.  She looks like the worst mouth breather EVER.

The rest of the movies were good, but not like the first one.  I was a little bummed when they decided to add elements of the movie to the ride, but I'm just a purist when it comes to my childhood favorites, I guess!  This story has a point, I promise.  And here it is: when I saw that Dollish Polish had created a polish called Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me, I knew I had to have it.  So stalk it I did.  

*I was not financially compensated for this post.  All items in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

Color: Deep berry red jelly with gold, silver, navy, and maroon hexes.

Finish: Glitter Jelly – glitter in a colored jelly base.

Bottle / Brush: Round bottle – brush and wand are the standard width and length.  Easy to control and manipulate.
Opacity: Medium – achieves opacity at three to four coats.  This is one coat over Gelish Black Cherry Berry.

Glitter Application: Easy – Spreads evenly without much manipulation.
Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.

Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.
Stampability: Not designed for stamping.

Dry Time: Quick – dry to the touch without smudging in under 3 minutes.  Granted, I think that's because I only used 1 coat over a gel mani, so I didn't have to wait for several coats to dry.

Overall Thoughts: The application of Yo-Ho was fabulous.  I'm not sure about multiple coats, but it was perfect over undies.  The glitters came out easily and spread well.  I'm sure if you want more glitters than what I've shown here, you'd most likely need to go with more than one coat.  I don't think it would be wise to load up the brush with a lot of glitters because that will probably cause you to flood your cuticles.  While I enjoyed the application, I'm a bit confused about the inspiration for this polish.  I don't really know why she chose the color combinations she chose.  I don't really feel like it evokes Pirates of the Caribbean.  It is a very pretty polish, though, and I'm glad I added it to my collection!

You can purchase Dollish Polishes at her store, Llarowe, and Overall Beauty.  Yo-Ho is only stocked at her store linked above.  Follow Dolly on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates.

Have you been to Disney?  What's your favorite ride?


  1. I never went to Disney as a kid, but I got the opportunity to work for Disney for a few years, and started going then. My husband and I used to go twice a year, but now it's just once a year. We're prood that kids aren't needed to love the place. My favorite ride is either Expedition Everest or the Peter Pan ride. But I love the PoC ride as well!!

    1. That's so cool!! I'm so jealous you worked there. :) My favorites are PoC, Peter Pan <3, Space Mountain, and Thunder Mountain. I used to love Snow White and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Sad they're gone now. :(

  2. Now you're talking Disney in Florida, right? I haven't been there in AGES, since I was a teen, in fact. I know you don't have to have kids to go, but I'm really looking forward to taking the grandbabies here in another couple of years since we never got to take our own kids when they were growing up. We're crossing our fingers to be able to take the whole family, if we can work it out. Is it true that the It's A Small World ride is gone now too?