Thursday, September 18, 2014

Parallax Polish: Chien-Shiung Wu, Ada Byron & Dorothy Hodgkin

Good afternoon friends!  I'm featuring a new indie on the block today - Parallax Polish!  Parallax Polish is brand that is 5-Free, almost wholly vegan (not including the red shades) and not tested on animals.  It's created by research scientist and professor at Missouri State University, Erin.  Inspired by science, numbers and research Erin came up with the Women In Science Collection.  I find it fascinating and darn cool that this line is entirely dedicated to women who have made scientific discoveries and advances in their fields.  Each 14ml bottle is $8 and there are also minis available for $3.  All are currently available in the shop.  I'll admit that this collection has me very excited to see what Erin will come up with for he next collection!  So let's jump in and see some of the Women In Science!

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Up first I have Dorothy Hodgkin, a "biochemist who studied penicillin and won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry."  Dorothy Hodgkin is an "electric pink polish with red flash and red glitter."  I love that the shade reflects the penicillin that she studied.  I found that Dorothy Hodgkin leaned a bit coral, but was definitely a bright pink shade.  I found the formula nice and easy to apply.  I used 3 coats of Dorothy Hodgkin for full coverage.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  *Dorothy Hodgkin is a stainer.  Be sure to use base coat and paint carefully as it will stain both your nails and the skin around your nails.*

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Chien-Shiung Wu "was known for her work on the Manhattan Project and the Wu Experiment that lead to the Wolf Prize in Physics."  Chien-Shiung Wu is an "electric blue polish with holographic blue and teal glitter."  This was my favorite of the group I reviewed...it's such a pretty and bright blue!  I found Chien-Shiung Wu to be sheer on the first coat but it built up beautifully in 3 coats.  I suggest letting each layer dry completely before doing the next.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat. 

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Ada Byron (aka Ada Lovelace) "was a mathematician whose work is considered the first computer program while working with Charles Babbage on his Analytical Machine."  Ada Byron is a "delicate purple polish with silver microflakies."  This color is definitely delicate and so pretty.  There is a pretty heavy helping of the microflakies and it gives Ada Byron an almost frosty finish.  The formula and application were both great, easy to work with and smooth flowing.  I used 3 coats of Ada Byron for full coverage and 1 layer of topcoat.  

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