Saturday, 20 November 2010

NOTD: Lippmann Across The Universe

Dear readers, I have failed you.  I took approximately 30 photos of my nails adorned with Lippmann's Across The Universe, and only one turned out non-blurry and accurate, and it's the one which highlights the terrible bitten state of my cuticles.  I'm so very sorry.

Cuticle awfulness aside, this is a very rich and complex polish: a deep blue jelly texture with suspended turquoise, blue, silver and green glitter in varying sizes.  I'll readily admit it looked absolutely crap for the first two coats: thin and streaky, I was seriously worried it'd be a 5-coater.  But the third coat brought it all together: the blue base became opaque, with bits of glitter showing through.

I really like how the base is sheer enough to show the glitter particles from the various layers; it gives this polish a much more complex finish than just a basic blue with glitter on top.  It's prettily, delicately sparkly too - not obviously glitterball, but eyecatching enough.  I've had a fair few compliments on this.

Wear was decent; a few days later and I had a few chips.  Unsurprisingly, it was an absolute bugger to take off - lots of remover needed, and a bit of picking too, for the last stubborn bits of glitter.  Still, totally worth it in my book.

If you'd like to try this for yourself, you'll be able to find it at Apothecary at House of Fraser, where it will cost around £14 - remember that Apothecary is still rolling out nationwide, so you may still need to wait until the New Year to find Lippmann products on our shores.


  1. This looks absolutely amazing! I seriously need this! Thanks for posting this. xx

  2. your cuticles look the same as mine, seriously- I am so bad mine look a mess, if you have any good tips for fixing them, you have to let me Know :)


  3. i love that colour!! don't worry about the photos that happens to me also! lol xoxo

  4. Cuticle oil (and not biting them) is definitely the answer; but unfortunately the cuticle oil only works if you actually use it. I've found that just owning it does nothing!


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