Friday, July 23, 2010

Polish - Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe

You knew this was coming, right?



My first reaction to this polish was that I didn't understand the hype compared to Lady Sings the Blues from the All That Jazz Trio.  I thought Lady Sings the Blues was quite amazing. How could Across the Universe be any better when it's just a variation on the theme? Well after wearing it for a while I realized I was looking at Across the Universe more than I did Lady Sings the Blues, I was thinking about it more, I was watching the way the light played on the different hexagons... I was mesmerized by this polish. Do I like it better than Lady Sings the Blues? I really don't know. But boy is this one pretty!

Color
Blue-black base with blue glitter and blue and green glitter and hexagonal sequins. The effect is very marine-like.


Application
As always with Ms. Lippmann's hexagonal sequins I have problems when they lay too close to the edge of my nail in any direction. That problem remains. The thing I didn't like here was that it took three coats for this polish to be truly opaque. You probably could do two medium-thick coats, but it's hard. I tried it both ways.  I did wait a tiny bit between coats to avoid pick up of the previously laid down sequins. You don't want these suckers moving on you between coats or it will mess up your mani.

Wear
With three coats of polish on top of Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and two coats of Seche Vite I still have slight tip wear and the two coats of Seche Vite did very little to smooth out the texture in this polish.


Bottom Line
Regardless of the issues with this polish, this polish is a MUST HAVE if you like funky colors or are a Lippmann fan.

Like Bad Romance, this polish is sold out at Nordies. But I think it will be available later on at Deborah Lippmann. It had better be, or there might be riots in the street! This one is worth the $18.
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