Deborah Lippmann - Across the Universe (DL) (ATU), is the first blue nail polish I have ever worn! I have to admit, I'm pretty new to the nail polish world and I'm a reformed nail biter. I stopped my habit of chewing on my nails by keeping them manicured, but as soon as they are naked, I'm back at it again. So BAD!
This first picture is 2 coats of DL ATU. Great formula, smooth for a navy blue jelly, and looks sheer and innocent with just one coat. I thought about just leaving one coat on, but near by, as I was painting my nails, a washcloth fell to the floor, and by instinct I reached for it while my nails were still wet!!! Hello brain, nails are wet, don't touch!!! So then I ended up with two coats, to fix the mess up.
I used, one coat Orly's nail defense base, two coats DL ATU, one coat China Glaze fastforward top coat. Shiny!
The next picture, which is about 12 hours later, I added INM nothern lights silver top coat (INM NL S), because, blue and green hexagonal glitter with blue microglitter is not enough sparkle! Jeeze! Thank goodness INM NL S top coat is thin and dries in 45 seconds.
I truly enjoyed this polish. Thanks for stopping by!