Karen Sparck Jones


This is regular polish, not gel, but because its 10 free it can be sandwiched in gel.

This is our annual Valentines collection. If you’ve been with us a while, you’ll know I HATE valentines, so instead of the typical Valentine’s Day collection. We give a spotlight to incredible women that have been done wrong throughout literature, history, music, and/or current events.

So, this is our Valentine to them. I’m including a small write up of how they were done wrong, below the polish description. Feel free to skip it. There’s no quiz 😉


Karen Sparck Jones is a green jelly with bar holographic glitter and a rainbow of colors within.
I wanted to go for a 90’s ‘coding on the screen’ look.

Karen Spärck Jones was born in Yorkshire, England. She had a normal education for the area but showed herself to be inspirational in her dedication to her studies. She went to Cambridge to study history, with an additional final year in Moral Sciences (what Europeans call philosophy). While at Cambridge, Spärck Jones joined the organization known as the Cambridge Language Research Unit (CLRU) and met the leader Margret Masterman, who would inspire her to go into computer science. While working at the CLRU, Spärck Jones began pursuing her Ph.D. The submission of her Ph.D thesis was referred to as uninspired and lacking original thought but was later published in its entirety as a book because of how very inspired it truly was. She briefly became a schoolteacher but maintained her love for the computer sciences.

1964, Spärck Jones published “Synonymy and Semantic Classification,” which is now seen as a foundational paper in the field of natural language processing. One of her most important contributions was the concept of inverse document frequency (IDF) weighting in information retrieval, which she introduced in a 1972 paper. IDF is used in every search engine today.

In the 1980s, Spärck Jones began her work on early speech recognition systems. In 1982 she became involved in the Alvey Programme which was an initiative to motivate more computer science research across the country. In 1997, she was honored by the university with an honorary degree of Doctor of Science. Her accomplishments are legendary and vast I couldn’t possibly name them all here.

She continued this work into her 70th year, coding from her bed.

Since then, she has been given many awards as well as had buildings and scholarships given in her name. However, the vast majority awarded posthumously. It seems they didn’t really appreciate her contributions till she was gone and that happens way too often.

Karen Spärck Jones WDW!!

NOTE: Shake vigorously before application.

If you’re looking for the full set of all seven colors, please see The Full 2024 Women Done Collection!
There is a discount when purchasing the full set.



NOTE: Shake vigorously before application.

*Vegan and Cruelty Free!
*Every bottle is created by hand, in the United States of America.
*For hygiene purposes I cannot accept returns.
*Keep Bottles out of Direct Sunlight.
*If you live in an area with high temperatures, please allow bottle to reach room temperature, then open to release pressure from transport.

*This polish is 10-Free! *Non-Toxic Chemical Rating: 10 FREE – This product does not contain the following: Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP- Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Paraben, Fragrance, or Animal Products.

10-free means our formula is made without 10 of the most common (and controversial) chemicals found in old-school polishes. We have excluded these harmful ingredients to create a more health-conscious and green-friendly nail care line for our consumers while creating a polish that is not only fast drying but also chip resistant increasing longevity.

*Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol,
Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Micas.

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 2 × .75 in



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