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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

"The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket"

For my birthday (which is today btw!) I treated myself to my first bottle of Deborah Lippmann polish. £16 (hunnay if you're reading this please don't have a heart attack) for a bottle of polish is very hard to justify but I saw this stunner in a House of Fraser I don't usually frequent and thought sod it I need a high end polish in my life and on my nails hehe. I don't feel guilty for splurging on this because I freakin' LOVE it. I LOVE it way more than Facets of Fuchsia aka Bad Romance because blue is definitely more my colour. I love the dark blue jelly which suspends the glitters at different levels giving the polish so much depth and sparkle. Even the cashier in Sainsbury's liked them!

Deborah Lippmann - Across the Universe
It's applies quite sheer and also requires a little effort to 'place' the glitter but builds nicely. Here I applied three coats plus a coat of Seche Vite which I'm going to curse because it made ATU recede quite obviously :-( Any recommendations for another fast drying topcoat that doesn't recede?

You NEED this haha
Did you get the Incubus reference in the title? No? nevermind, here's the video


  1. Aw happy birthday to you! =] Hope you had a fab day?
    This polish is gorgeous! It looks so beautiful on your nails too =]

  2. Thank you! I did indeed have a fab day ;-)

  3. very happy, belated birthday, hope you had a good day, and i agree i do need this nail polish, i keep telling my mum and her credit card loll, but she doesnt understand loll

  4. happy belated B-day! I think it's stunning, but I love the purple version better. What can I say; purple is my first love.;) Which of course doesn't mean that I don't want this polish in my stash asap.:D It looks gorgeous on you!
    ps: Have you ever tried wrapping the SV around your tips? Since I do that, no more shrinkage! (on the tips anyway :P)

  5. Sounds like a very happy birthday you had! Across The Universe is soo pretty, and one I've been lemming for awhile. This store called Icing supposedly has a pretty good dupe of it called Force of Love, but I'd like the real thing someday.

    Btw, I read the title of this post and kept thinking, "Ugh, I know this!" but couldn't remember what it was until the end of your post. Incubus was one of my favorite bands, and I still enjoy listening to their old stuff. Thanks for transporting me back to my high school days. :)

    I've commented quite a bit today... I hope you realize that you have gained a new fan! :)