Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Northern Star Enigmatic Doctors!

I'm finally getting back to some Northern Star Polishes that I received earlier this summer for review.  Tonight, we're going to take a look at another one of Kristin's X-Files inspired polishes, Enigmatic Doctors.  One of my best friends was a huge X-Files fan, so I know a bit about the show from her.  Otherwise, I'm a bit out of the loop on the series.

Um.  Yeah, I know, I know...


So yeah, anyway, let's take a look at this gorgeous glitter topper, shall we?


*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*


Color: Clear base with blue, teal, orange, purple, and wine hexes and squares in varying sizes.
Finish: Glitter Top Coat – glitter in a clear base to be worn as a top coat.


Bottle / Brush: Round bottle – the brush and wand are the standard width and length.  Easy to control and manipulate.  Although, it appears that Northern Star has moved to a new bottle and brush, so I'll have to get a few more to get you updated info on her new brushes.  Who am I kidding, I don't need a thinly veiled excuse to buy more, hah!  Just, you know, buy more!


Opacity: Glitter topcoat – not designed for full opacity.  Although, it's a pretty dense topcoat, so you could probably layer this baby over itself a few times for full opacity.
Glitter Application: Medium – requires the dab method, but glitters are easy to extract and spread evenly.


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: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.


Overall Thoughts: Enigmatic Doctors is a fantastic glitter topper that, in my opinion, is perfect for fall.  The colors are rich and deep giving it a very warm feel.  Here, I've layered it over another of Northern Star's X-Files Polishes, Trust No. 1, one of my all time favorite blues whose review is located here.  Enigmatic Doctors is a dense glitter, but it's not so dense that it dries gritty.  Here, I've only used one coat of Nubar Diamont on top.  Luckily, it played nicely with Nubar without any wrinkling, shrinking, or bubbling.  Again, application is super easy and didn't bubble up or slide around on my nail.  While this polish has been out for a few months, I really think that it will shine as the perfect fall topper.  I'm also looking forward to wearing it matte over a rust red or dusty orange!  What do you think would be the perfect undies for Enigmatic Doctors?

You can purchase Enigmatic Doctors at the Northern Star Polish store on Etsy. Follow Kristin on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

2 comments:

  1. I love this polish! This was one of the first indie polishes I ever bought and I've been hooked ever since! I like wearing mine over just a plain black creme! Great swatches!

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    1. Thank you!! :D Good choice for first indie!

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