Saturday, February 19, 2011

Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe Nail Art

LOVE!!! Since this polish is gel based I decided I needed a base for it so that's why I went with SH's blazing blue. With this polish costing a really pretty penny I didn't want to use more than I had to. Plus in the past i've eaten up other gels trying to build up the polish, I didn't want to do that with this beauty. But I have to say this is a really good formula you could get away with no base color and it would prob take just 3 coats, but knowing me I'd have to go for 4.
I wanted to make this a little more interesting mani since well this is a pretty special nail polish. I decided to paint silver swirls with Orly's Shine so that when I layered on ATU it would give it that underwater look. I used two coats of ATU for the final result. The swirls really give this manicure the extra depth I was looking for. The glitter looks like it's suspended in a pool of water to me. It may not have the glitter overload look that I've seen in other ATU pics but I'm not missing that at all since the two coats I used have plenty of glitter to make me happy. Looking at it makes me think of a magical underwater fish. Okay I'll stop drooling over how much I love this manicure so I can finish up this post!!
Outside
Orly's Shine on top of Sally Hansen's Blazing Blue.
 Indoors with flash

Indoors, not sure if used flash or not
Outside

Here I am sporting my mani!! Thought I'd share with you guys how my nails look in proportion to the rest of me.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!!

12 comments:

  1. AWESOME MANI. I love the swirls you put underneath it! It's like swirling water. Also, what lipgloss/stick are you wearing? I love it!

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  2. Thanks! It's Tony & Tina Mood Balance(it' aromatherapy lipstick) in Evolved. It's mega hot pink looking however it's a sheer so it's not crazy loud. It's discontinued but i found it available on this site here http://www.beautyrose.com/moodballip.html

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  3. You are gorgeous! That's the first time I see you and you are very pretty.
    Love the nails, I am in love with this shade. Shame I can't get it over here... maybe on my next trip to the US!

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  4. Your idea of painting silver swirls to add an extra touch is absolutely amazing!! And I love the way it matches your eyeshadow and your T-shirt in the underwater concept... Spectacular.x))

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  5. I love what you did to your mani its so pretty. :)

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  6. That is an excellent idea, and you look gorgeous! :)

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  7. Hi I'm a new follower :D This manicure looks absolutely gorgeous!!! :D I agree with the Auroras Nails it really does look like swirling water :D absolutely stunning!!!! :D
    Diava
    X

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  8. Beautiful nails. :)

    Would you like to take part in my birthday exchange? Don't wait! : http://fashionery.blogspot.com/2011/02/propozycja-akcji-wymiany-urodzinowej.html - will be fun! :)

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  9. The swirls are such a great idea! Your nails look even better right next to your pretty face.

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  10. ATU has to be in my top 10 polishes of all time ugh sooo pretty and it looks amazing on your nails.

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  11. Beautiful nails. :)

    Would you like to take part in my birthday exchange? Don't wait! : http://fashionery.blogspot.com/2011/02/propozycja-akcji-wymiany-urodzinowej.html - will be fun! :)

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  12. Hi I'm a new follower :D This manicure looks absolutely gorgeous!!! :D I agree with the Auroras Nails it really does look like swirling water :D absolutely stunning!!!! :D
    Diava
    X

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