Friday, April 12, 2013

TGIF: The Digit-al Dozen Does Animal Week - The Lady Varnishes Castle Beyond the Goblin City

'Allo! Today is Friday so that means it is TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! It is also the last day for The Digit-al Dozen Does Animal Week. The Indie polish used today is The Lady Varnishes: Castle Beyond the Goblin City.

I hope you all know either by the name of the polish or by the cute/freaky worm guy what movie this is inspired by..........Labyrinth! Ah-yeah! Jim Henson creatures and David Bowie (in tights!)! What's not to like!? The little worm guy is one of my favorite characters from the movie so I figured I would count him as an animal! :)

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (two coats) as my base for my first two nails. I then used acrylic paints to draw him. I dipped my nails into blue flocking powder to create his fuzziness! How perfect! :) Next we have The Lady Varnishes: Castle Beyond the Goblin City (one coat) over China Glaze Concrete Catwalk and HK Girl Top Coat. And finally we have three coats of Castle Beyond the Goblin City with HK Girl Top Coat.

This was before I put on the 'Allo and the HK Girl Top Coat. As you can see, Castle Beyond the Goblin City dries a bit plastic looking. The truth beauty of it shines through with a top coat.

The Lady Varnishes: Castle Beyond the Goblin City is a grey jelly with green micro glitter and iridescent and grey hex glitter. I have come to find out that a lot of polishes from The Lady Varnishes are thicker, this one is. So I bought my first polish thinner from Sallys and added some. It made the the application normal. So, yes it is thick, but it can be fixed! Yes! Which is fab because I love this polish and she has so many other awesome looking ones!

Bottle shot and macro bottle shot of The Lady Varnishes: Castle Beyond the Goblin City.

Don't forget to check out The Lady Varnishes etsy shop.
And to stay up-to-date, The Lady Varnishes Facebook page.

Don't forget to check out Emma at Manicurity for her TGIF post (she's my partner in crime!)

And don't forget to check out the other ladies and their final animal nails!


  1. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Loooove this. This film absolutely rocks! When I first saw it I had taped it off the telly and missed the start, so I first saw it from when this wee guy pops up. (yeah really how much did I miss?)

    I have to have this polish, even if just for the name. lol

    David Bowie in tights. Yummmm!

    1. Thank you! It's true, the beginning of the movie is meh anyways.

  2. I just, I can't even.. I love this. Completely awesome! I'm going to watch that movie, I must.

  3. I love how you used the flocking powder for his scarf, this is one of my all time fave movies!


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