Oh wow. So this is the first of what I’m sure will be many Fandom Friday posts that had me tearing up.

You see, Pahlish came out with a gorgeous collection of polishes related to River Song from Doctor Who (There is a Song Collection). The one I’m featuring today is called Melody Malone, the alias River uses in the episode The Angels Take Manhattan. Melody Malone is a private detective in old New York town…

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She’s also a character in the novel in this episode…

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Here’s where I get emotional: This is the last episode with Amy Pond and Rory Williams in it, and just thinking about that final scene and Amelia’s afterword makes me all weepy.

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So when you combine this tearjerker of an episode with such a pretty nail polish, you end up having to watch the episode and cry all over again.

Melody Malone Swatch – Macro

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I’m showing a macro of this gorgeous lilac creme because the soft pink shimmer was hard to capture in the full manicure shot. It’s just so delicate and pretty. I used two coats plus a coat of topcoat for these swatches. I found the formula to be good but a little on the thicker side, and I had a pretty wonky brush that had stray bristles that made it very wide and hard to work with. Every other Pahlish I’ve ever used has been perfect, so I know this isn’t indicative of the brand. Before I use this polish again, I’ll try to find another brush to trade out so that it’s a little easier to apply.

*EDITED TO ADD* Shannon from Pahlish saw this note about the slightly wonky brush and immediately reached out to offer to fix it. It really wasn’t and isn’t a big deal to me, but I appreciate that Shannon always wants her customers to have the best possible experience and product. Incredible Customer Service!!!

Melody Malone Nail Art

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Since a large proportion of the episode is set in 1938, I opted to add an art deco stamp on to my manicure to give it just a little more visual interest when it’s in direct light. The plate is UberChic’s 7-02 and I stamped with Color Club Miss Bliss.

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Product Summary:

  • Color Club – Miss Bliss
  • Pahlish – Melody Malone
  • UberChic Beauty – Plate 7-02

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