deborah lippmann Across The Universe

When I first saw deborah lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, I knew I had to have it.  However, the closest store that sold said polish was 3 hours away and yet I didn't want to pay for shipping either.  Funny how we rationalize things.  So the last time I went to said story in said 3 hour away city, I went nuts and bought 4 deborah lippmann's including this beauty, Across the Universe.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 3 three coats of Across the Universe, and 2 top coats of Seche Vite.  I actually wore this for three days before taking my swatching pictures, so on day 3, I added one more coat of AtU and another coat of Seche Vite, so that's what you're seeing here (just to cover tip wear).  I must say that the first coat of AtU is very watery - next time I think I'll use a base of CND Blackjack because I feel my index was still a bit sheer.  This is a dark blue base with blue glitter and blue and green hexagonal glitter.  I love it.  The way I kept the hexagonal glitter on my nail was by only wiping one side of the brush on the bottle neck, and then waiting a minute before adding a second coat.

This is really another one of those "You have to see it in person" colors because it's so beautiful especially when the light hits it "just so".

Did you know all my pictures are clickable?  I only have then in 600x450 pixel size... I've thought of making them larger... thoughts?

Look at that glitter!  It's so beautiful.

The polish really did float on the nail - it was just beautiful.  I really wanted to wear it matted as well, but forgot.  Hah.  

Removal was an absolute PAIN, even with the foil method.  I'm not sure if maybe I just didn't leave my foil on long enough or what.  I would probably use 100% acetone next time (instead of Zoya Remove+).

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