China Glaze Dorothy Who? is from the Wizard of Ooh Ahz Returns Collection that was released in 2009. It was a re-release of the collection from 2001. (The re-release commemorated The Wizard of Oz movie’s 70th anniversary.)
When this collection came out, I was over the moon. (I even bought the entire collection to give to a co-worker for a Kris Kringle. She loved it, of course! Hehe, and even though the giver was supposed to be a secret, everyone knew it was from me because, well, my nail-polish obsession wasn’t a secret!)
The Wizard of Oz is my all-time favourite movie. I watched it all the time as a kid and numerous times since then. Even in university when I was in a filming-literature course, it was a movie we got to watch! It’s the type of movie that I can never get sick of. They just don’t make those kind of cinematic experiences anymore…
When I was a kid, I was constantly on the hunt to find red shoes that could pass as ruby slippers. And I wanted to adopt a flying monkey.
Plus another all-time favourite movie of mine is Return to Oz, which is the darker sequel starring Fairuza Balk (way before her The Craft days). The Wheelers, Princess Mombi, and The Gnome King were the coolest characters. (Hehe, and don’t tell my optometrist, but I’ve always thought that he looks like one of the Wheelers!)
So, you can imagine how excited I was to learn about the Wizard-of-Oz-themed nail-polish collection!
Please note that while the polish looks terribly sheer in my photos, you can build it up. Haha, I was painting my nails at night and the lighting wasn’t the best, so I didn’t even notice that it needed another coat. Then, I took photos the next day and was like, “D’oh!” Even so, you can see that Dorothy Who? is a beautiful blue!
China Glaze Dorothy Who? Pictures
China Glaze Dorothy Who? Ingredients China Glaze Dorothy Who? Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Dorothy Who?
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: China Glaze Dorothy Who?
- Collection: China Glaze Wizard of Ooh Ahz Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Dorothy Who?, Ruby Pumps, The Ten Man, Cowardly Lyin’, Good Witch & C-C-Courage
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.68 CAD
- Where to Buy: Victoria Nail Supply, Trans Design, NailPolishCanada & Head2Toe
China Glaze Dorothy Who? Review
Dorothy Who? by China Glaze has a vibrancy that’s fresh and full of fire! When it’s on your nails, it’s extremely stunning. How would I describe it? Picture what summer rain would look like if the raindrops were made of glitter. Yeah, like that! The base is blue, and there’s blue and silver glitter.
Get this: it has a jelly finish! It’s extremely pretty even though it’s very sheer. And because it’s a jelly, there’s a lot of depth, especially with the help of the glitter. It’s almost like you’re looking through clear blue waters at sparkling treasure.
However, as you can see from my photos, it’s sheer and you’ll see visible nail line. I only used 2 coats, so if you want to cover your nail line more, I suggest using 3-4 coats.
There is noticeable texture with this one. It’s not chunky and scratchy, but you can feel some grittiness. When you put on a thick top coat, it helps to smooth the surface.
Application & Formula
Dorothy Who? by China Glaze dries super fast! By the time I finished painting all my fingers, the first one was already dry! Love that because you don’t have to wait, and you can just continue painting away. The polish was also easy to control because it wasn’t so runny that it was like water.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Dorothy Who? by China Glaze is spectacular! I loved wearing it because it’s a happy shade of blue with lots of sparkle. Plus the jelly finish adds more visual interest to your manicure!
What’s your all-time favourite movie? Which character did you love the most in The Wizard of Oz? Have you watched Return to Oz?