A Rhyming Dictionary Calvin and Hobbes Collection Swatches and Review

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Hi there!  It's the end of another work week.  Soccer game tomorrow and perhaps planting some stuff in the garden.  If it's warm enough.  It sure was cold up here, and rainy.  Lots and lots of rain? What is the weather like in your part of the world??

Today I have EIGHT polishes from the shop, A Rhyming Dictionary.  My friend Morgan is the owner and she was kind enough to send these to me.  They are based on the comic Calvin and Hobbes.  I myself grew up loving them.  I remember checking out all the books from the library and reading them.

All polishes are shown with Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filling base coat and topped with Glisten and Glow HK Girl topcoat, unless otherwise noted.

The first one is called "I'm Ho-oome!", Morgan says this is the greeting that Calvin calls when he opens the door after he gets home from school.  The return is a flying tackle *!WHAM@#%! from his best friend.  She also describes this as maroon and gold flecks that sometimes shine blue and pink.  I felt it was very purple.  There were no issues with application on this polish. This was three thin coats.

Oh..holos....I love them.  This is Moe.  This is a gorgeous teal holo polish.  I used two coats for the pictures below, no issues with formula or application.

This was a surprise favorite of mine. This is Stupendous Man.  Stupendous Man is the alter ego of Calvin, he wears a red cape and a mask.  Three thin coats. I just loved this one so much.  This is described as a pinkish-red holo made with spectratek with flakes of crimson and blue flash mixed in.  This polish really has so much depth to it, I couldn't stop staring at it.

This one is called The Transmogrifier, you can visit the shop, A Rhyming Dictionary, to get the full description.  This is a mixture of blue glitters in a slightly blue base.  She describes this as blue sparks with iridescent shine.  This would be amazing layered over another blue, like Essie's Butler Please.  I wanted to showcase the polish all by itself so I layered it up on this. I used three thin coats to get the look below.

More holo....I think this is a tie for the spot of favorite.  This is Tiger Stretch, a pale pink holo.  Two coats for the photos.  Application was a breeze.  I just loved this so much.  It was so holographic, none of these pictures are in direct sunlight and you can see how holo it is.

This is the other polish that is tied for the favorite spot.  This is G.R.O.S.S., named after the Get Rid of Slimy GirlS club that Calvin and Hobbes created.  This was such an awesome mix of glitter.  I used two coats of G.R.O.S.S. over two coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff.  The description is "a girly mix of white circles, silver hexes, gunmetal holo hexes, pink holo circles, neon pink squares, flat pink hexes and tiny pink holo hexes.  LOVE, love love love.

The other glitter polish in this collection is called Lots of Tiny Snowmen.  Here I have one dabbed coat over Sinful Colors Go Go Boots and the accent of OPI My Vampire Is Buff.  Lots of different colored glitter in different sizes in a clear glitter base.  Make sure you give this one a good shake before you use it.  We all know how larger glitter tends to collect in the bottom part of the bottle. 

Last up is Show and Tell, a gold hued holo (made with spectra flair) with gold and orange flakies.  It is very sparkly.  I am not usually a gold wearer but this one was nice.  Three thin coats was all I needed for this.

All in all, I was very impressed with all of the polishes (Do I say that a lot? I feel like I say that a lot).  Her prices are reasonable and they are very high quality.  I would not hesitate to buy from her.  I have some of her polishes that are from the side of her line that is based on the Oz books and they have all been great.

Did you like any of the ones shown?
What interested you the most?

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****Polishes sent to me for review, all opinions are 100% my own****


  1. There are some nice colors in this collection. I like the variety to them. My favorites are Stupendous Man and Tiger Stretch.

  2. I love the concept of this collection! It brings back so many awesome memories from my childhood. I've fallen in love with Stupendous Man and Tiger Stretch!

    1. I know, love childhood memories! I should go check out a Calvin and Hobbes book from the library.