Many of us have that area, a little spot on top of the Helmer or wherever, where we keep our special polishes, those jewels of our collections that we just can't seem to hide away in a drawer. Pride of place on my Helmer goes to MAC Wonder Woman Spirit of Truth.
Part of the spring 2011 MAC Wonder Woman collection, Spirit of Truth is a bright, royal-navy, perfectly Wonder Woman blue. It's luxuriously pigmented and very easy to control, and I heart it with all the hearts that have ever hearted a thing.
Wonder Woman has always been my girl. I watched the show when I was little and cried when I outgrew the Underoos. I used to mash tin foil bracelets onto my wrists and spin and spin until I transformed into an Amazon princess (or until I fell down, which is probably why I was encouraged to go "transform" in the backyard). So when I saw the press releases for MAC's Wonder Woman collection a couple of years ago, I hit full-on geekgasm and made a solemn vow to myself that when I went to the US that summer I would be coming home with some =W= nail polish of my very own.
Unfortunately, given the extreme fabulosity of this collection--I mean, look at that packaging, I could just...GAH!--it was getting pretty hard to find these limited editions by the time I made it over to the US, so I wasn't able to snag Obey Me, the likewise bold and beautiful, red, sister polish to Spirit of Truth. Why, oh WHY does simply ordering online never seem to occur to me?!
Let's be honest. I'm such an enormous =W= fan that even if the polish had been rubbish, I would still love it because Wonder Woman. Thankfully, in addition to loving the branding to bits, I'm also thrilled with the polish itself. I don't usually go for such straight-up blues that don't have any dusty or teal-ish lean, but MAC Spirit of Truth is absolutely amazing.
Oh, hey, amazing! Because Wonder Woman! The Amazing Amazon.
Sorry. This polish makes me so happy, I can't even object to inadvertent puns.