Tag Archives: tim burton

Go Through the Looking Glass with Alice and OPI

Posted on

New collection of brights for 2016 from OPI!  Called Alice Through the Looking Glass, it’s a tie-in with the new Tim Burton movie from Disney which is a sequel, I suppose, to Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  Trailer looks…. creepy.

Direct link:  http://youtu.be/ynt9lWQG8uQ

I prefer my old book with the original Tenniel illustrations, thanks.

But… polish!  Everything2K has a quick writeup and shows this picture

Alice TTLG from OPI nail plate

Those three white ones on the left are blank, and there are nine polishes:

The I’s Have It
Oh My Majesty!
What’s the Hatter with You?
I’m Gown for Anything!
Fearlessly Alice
A Mirror Escape
Having a Big Head Day
Mad for Madness Sake
What Time Isn’t It?

I think the shimmery gold A Mirror Escape look pretty but the others underwhelm me.  We live in an ocean of red cremes already.

Release is tentatively scheduled for May 1st to precede the movie’s summer premiere.

“Dark Shadows” from Orly

Posted on

Well, it looks like OPI isn’t the only polish company to have movie tie-ins.  Orly has debuted its “Dark Shadows” collection to coincide with the soon-to-be-released movie by the same name from director Tim Burton.  It stars Johnny Depp and, well…

For those of us of a certain age who remember the original “Dark Shadows” gothic soap opera (1967-1971),  the new movie’s being a comedy might seem not quite right, and indeed, I’ve read that many fans are outraged.  But hey, it’s Tim Burton.  On the bright side, Jonathan Frid, who starred as Barnabas Collins in the original TV show and the movie “House of Dark Shadows” (1970) has a cameo in the new movie as a party guest.  This is especially poignant because Mr. Frid recently passed away on April 13th at the age of 87.  A Friday the 13th…..  oooOOOOoooo….

If you’ve never seen Mr. Frid as Barnabas in the soap opera, enjoy his melodramatic entrance, in all its glorious black and white:

Who else remembers rushing home from school to watch the show, especially once the supernatural elements really got going?  It was our generation’s “Twilight,” in a way.

On to the nail polish!  It’s a small set of four colors:

The colors are, left to right:

  • Buried Alive — a shimmery/glittery dark earthy brown
  • Grave Mistake — a blood red creme
  • Mysterious Curse — a shimmery dark blue with hints of purple
  • Decades of Dysfunction — a skin-toned (if you’re a vampire) ultralight grayish-pink

I love the names!  While I’ve seen Orly for sale at Sally Beauty Supply and CVS Pharmacy (SRP $8.50, on par with OPI, etc.), I’ve never tried it so I really can’t comment on its application and quality.  But I just might have to buy a bottle as a tribute to the original Barnabas.

%d bloggers like this: