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NOTD: Across the Universe

I recently picked up Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe (ATU) nail polish and I am loving it! I imagine that it would look gorgeous layered over a number of colors, but in this post I paired it with China Glaze’s Frostbite, which (as you all know) is my favorite nail color of all time.

Normally, I would be on to a totally different nail polish by now, but Frostbite is such a gorgeous color I can’t take it off just yet. I have been wearing it since Sunday and I added Across the Universe to my index and ring fingers just to add a little pizazz.

You could totally wear ATU on every nail, but I am just being lazy because I dont want to deal with scrubbing all that glitter off my nails when it’s time to redo my mani. Lol…Speaking of the glitter, ATU has both blue and green hexagonal glitter and tiny blue specks of glitter in it as well as a dark but sheer background color (perhaps a sheer dark blue). It could be worn alone or over any blue or black nail polish. In the pictures below, I put one coat of Frostbite on my ring finger and two coats of ATU on top of it. The rest of my nails have just two coats of Frostbite on them. Gorge!

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Now I can’t end this post without saying that I have seen a similar glitter to ATU. Milani’s FX nail polish in Teal looks pretty similar to this one. However, Milani’s Teal includes silver hexagonal glitter in addition to the blue and green ones. Also, it doesn’t have the dark background color either. Surprisingly, these differences actually could make the Milani nail polish stand out a little bit more depending on what nail color its paired with. Further, you could easily add a dark nail polish underneath Teal and get a look that is practically identical to ATU. $5 versus $18…And yet, I like the Deborah Lippmann one better…mainly because it is a little more muted and subtle as opposed to the Milani one. The dark background color tones the glitter down a bit. But that’s just my opinion!

Have you tried any of the polishes from Milani’s FX Glitter line? Or any of Deborah Lippmann’s collection? What are your favorites?

Hope you enjoyed this post! XX

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Baker Street – Nails Inc.

This is my second Nails Inc. nail polish purchase and I am very pleased with it. Not only is the formula incredibly easy to work with it, but the color is fully opaque with just one coat. You all may remember a few months back when Beyonce was sporting this amazing, vibrant blue mani, which I’ve pictured below…Well, I had immediately put this color on my wish list and was finally able to snag it yesterday at the Sephora in Chicago. Sidenote: There will be more on the other fabulous things I found in the Chi, but as for now, back to Baker Street:

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I had seen some swatches and wasn’t sure if Baker Street was going to be bright enough for me. Well, it is! It looks just as amazing, if not better, in person. The pictures below really don’t capture the color in all its glory but these swatches will due:

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What do you think about Baker Street? Will you be running to your local Sephora to pick it up?? Enjoy! XOXO

Image Credits: http://www.usmagazine.com (Beyonce photograph)

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