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.