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Deborah Lippmann: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE NIB
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on 2/25/2016 5:25:00 AM
More reviews by Halyal
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This must be the most expensive polish I own, having paid $20 for it. But, I don't regret it for one minute and would repurchase it in a heartbeat. Across the Universe is a glitter polish. It consists of smaller blue glitter and larger hex silver and green glitter, all set in a dark blue jelly. I haven't used this polish by itself, mainly because I am trying to prolong its life. For a subtle look I use one coat of Across the Universe over 2 coats of dark blue jelly (I use Ciate Power Dressing), or you can use 2 coats of ATU for a more dramatic/glittery look. This is a must-have for any nail polish lover. Highly recommend.
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on 12/6/2014 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by tigirlyly
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Another lovely glitter gem from DL, the girl knows how to make a glitter polish.1st: deep navy blue and blue and teal glitter: just awesome for fair skin gals that love dark polish2nd: opaque in 2 coats. 3rd: glitter is evenly dispersed, no need to fish out glitter.Cons: the price, so I often layer over a navy creme finish to extend the life.Cons: glitter polish, the removal. If you like DL, the Across the Universe should be in your nail collex.
on 11/30/2014 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by WoodsCommaElle
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
And here I thought I was well past the days of blue nail polish...but Across the Universe was so beautiful, I just couldn't pass it up! It transforms my nails into mini night skies--the kind you get in the country where you're miles from nowhere and all you can see when you look up is infinite depth studded with stars. I just want to stare at my nails all day long. The effect is so gorgeous I can't really find the proper words to do it justice, so this is one you'll definitely want to try but fair warning: You'll probably get reeled in too! The formula is a bit thinner than some other Deborah Lippmann glitters I own, but this is a good thing because I hate thick, gloopy polish. It goes on fairly easily although you will have to take care to not use too many brush strokes so as not to sweep all the sequins towards the tip of your nails. I'm just getting the hang of working with these chunky glitters and that's the biggest problem I've encountered, but I find that using lighter strokes helps. Also, the dark blue jelly base is fairly pigmented so you could probably achieve opacity with about three coats; however, due to my aversion to thick layers of polish I usually apply a thin coat of dark blue/blue green creme polish first (I like Essie's Mind Your Mittens) so that I can get away with two coats of the glitter. Doing so doesn't give you as much of the sequins-floating-in-a-bowl-of-Jell-O effect as you'd get if you used more coats, but I'll sacrifice that for being able to use less polish since this one is on the pricey side. Totally worth it, in my opinion, but hey, no need to waste it, right? I do change my polish often (about every 4-5 days) but this seems to wear very well during that time frame, and I am NOT careful with my hands--I dig around in my purse, I cook, I wash dishes, etc. but all I usually wind up with is just the usual tip wear. No chips in my experience! As far as getting it off goes...well, it's a glitter. It's not the worst one I've tried to remove (ahem, I'm looking at you, OPI), but it does take some elbow grease. **Please note that I am cheap and I just use the regular drugstore nail polish remover, not the fancy glitter remover or whatever, and this *does* come off with that so you shouldn't have any trouble.** Bottom line: Across the Universe is one of the most breathtaking lacquers in my collection and I have a feeling you will think so too...
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on 12/2/2013 10:19:00 AM
More reviews by shirininx
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I cannot believe I didn't find out about this sooner! This is the prettiest polish I've owned (tho this might soon be changed since I got a package of DL glitters on the way). Usually I stay away from blue polishes because they tend to make my hands look 'dirty'. God knows why... But not this little darling. It kind of looks like a jewel up peacock feather from far, and is the only glitter polish that is flattering under all kinds of light. Love it!
on 8/27/2013 4:46:00 PM
More reviews by mrbn83
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
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on 8/18/2013 8:44:00 PM
More reviews by jen5276
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Just awful. This was my first DL nail polish and what a waste of money! It just doesn't dry! I had it on my nails for over two hours and it was still gooey. And it dried all lumpy. I am so disappointed and will never buy another nail polish of hers again.
on 3/23/2013 9:47:00 AM
More reviews by stefani100780
I had first seen this color online and knew immediately that I had to own it. I didn't want to buy it online for fear of the color not being what the photos looked like, but when they started selling Deborah Lippmann polishes at Ulta, I knew I had to check them out. Of course I was weary about the $19 price tag, but I figured, I've spent way more on way less, so what the hell. After buying it, I couldn't wait to try it. The polish is very thin and it took at least 3 layers to get the result I was looking for. The color itself is beautiful. It's a shimmery royal blue with small teal and green circular flecks. The polish has lasted a full work week (with the help of Seche Vite top and base coats). Although the price of it is a little pricey, I absolutely love the color and can't wait to buy more.
on 1/17/2013 11:48:00 PM
More reviews by sprite26
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I know I'm in the minority when I say this was one of the ugliest polishes I've ever worn in my life. But it really was. Across the Universe is a sheer dark teal with lots and lots of big glitter. The idea is to layer it on for "depth". That's what makes it so special, allegedly. After 3 carefully applied coats, it just looked like chunks of glitter drowning in murk. Glitter is supposed to be pretty! Not submerged under a coat of gross, ugly blue-green jelly. I really hated this one.
on 12/9/2012 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by Beauty4Ashes
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine
This was my first DL glitter polish purchase and I couldn't be more pleased. Across the Universe is a lovely deep midnight blue gel base with teal, green and blue glitter pieces suspended throughout. Such a unique shade. It applies easily and smoothly. It's opaque in 3 coats. If you're looking for a unique shade with a quality formula this is it. I love how fun, yet wearable it is. DL really makes the best quality glitter polishes on the market. I'm a cream, no frills kind of girl, but I have no qualms about rocking this polish at all. Love it! Very highly recommend.
on 11/22/2012 10:51:00 AM
More reviews by Jaimee
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
This is a really fun nail polish. Since I work in a conservative environment, I use this on my toes or when I am on vacation. It is a bit of a challenge to get smooth because of the large glitter pieces, but it is worth the effort. I am a big fan of Deborah Lippmann polishes.
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