Across the Universe

simply cannot get over how beautiful this polish is. In all honesty, I was a bit skeptical at first: I have a love/hate relationship with glitter polishes, as most of them end up looking so kitschy on me. But I’d heard a lot of good things about Deborah Lippmann, and everything about this polish appealed to me in terms of colour and formula, so (despite the horrendous price), I jumped at the opportunity (which, in honesty, had more to do with the free international shipping from Beauty Bay than anything else.)

Truthfully, I’m not sure what I was worried about. The formula was as good as I could expect from a glitter polish: The lacquer itself was thin and jelly-like, building up to opaque after 3/4 coats. The glitter in each coat wasn’t overwhelming and, because of this and the thin coats, you’re able to build up an interesting 3d-ish effect as glitter gets ‘trapped’ between layers of lacquer that didn’t feel overly textured. This is definitely what I love the most about this polish: Unless you’re looking closely, you can’t actually tell how much macro glitter there is. It’s subtle. And smooth to boot: Even without a top-coat, the surface of the nail didn’t feel too much like I was wearing a macroglitter polish.

And then there’s the colour. Seriously! Look at these bad boys! The base is a very, very dark blue which appears almost black in artificial light. The macroglitter is also substantially darker in artificial light too, adding to the subtleness of it all. It’s when you venture into natural lighting that magic starts to happen: The base lightens up, reminding me of the dark blue of a deep ocean. The glitter really catches the light, and their blues and greens seem to morph together with movement, again, much like sunlight catching the surface of the ocean. As beautiful as my photos are, I still can’t capture just how brilliant they look in the sun.


8 thoughts on “Across the Universe”

    1. Do it. Honestly, I can’t wait to get my hands on more of her stuff. Seriously though, if you feel like you can do it, grab me some of her stuff you think i’d like, and I’ll pay ya for your troubles 🙂

    1. I think that’s definitely another reason why I was willing to splurge on this one. I’m so fussy with sheer and jelly polishes, in that I don’t really like to see my nail underneath? I was really impressed at how opaque this one went 🙂

      1. Oh yes, normally if I want to wear a glitter, I have to spend twenty minutes figuring out a good BASE color which can be super frustrating because some combinations you’d think would work but on the nail are just… awful!

        It’s an endless battle for me and my glitters LOL!

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