Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe

I'm sure you've all seen oodles and oodles of this polish by now, but I'm still going to force it on you! :D

I purchased this beauty using my Ebay Groupon. I don't think I'd ever be able to shell out $18 for a polish (I'm assuming I will be eating my own words someday... soon), but $10.82 works for me!

First, some bottle porn:




Swatches with diffused flash:



Swatches with bounced flash:



I haz a boo-boo (tiny cut from dicing potatoes, doh!)


Ooo it looks cool matte!


I'm in love <3 I'm thrilled I finally have it! :)

20 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. I'm waiting for my own bottle, so excited!

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  2. Looks gorgeous!! I too would be thrilled to have this

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  3. I usually don't like chunky glitter polish but WOW!!!! I'm in love with this one!!

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  4. Holy cow. I've seen this a thousand times-- but for some reason THIS time I HAVE TO HAVE IT

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  5. WOW - this is so amazing on you! Yes, yes, it is untried for me. *hangs head in shame* I had a bunch of broken nubs when I got it, so I saved it for when my nails were better and then uhh... forgot. :( I said I was going to put it on last night after I saw you post on MUA, but then life got in the way... as usual! Maybe tonight??

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  6. I love this one so much; glad you were able to get it!

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  7. Wow I love it! It's so deep and sea like!

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  8. Thanks! I just checked out your blog - so handy!! I usually only go to Beauty 35 when I'm in the city, but next time I will check out the others!

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  9. You better be prepping your nails and putting it on RIGHT NOW, LOL.

    Yeah definitely get Disqus! It was so easy to "install" (you just click a button haha)

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  10. Haha woops! I saw it a million times too, but I could never part with the $18. Why does $10.82 seem that much better? hahaha...

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  11. You know, me too. I hate my Revlon chunky glitters, but this... ah this is special.

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  12. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I can't wait to wear it as a full mani and be out in the sun *glossy eyes*

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  13. How do you do a diffused flash and a bounced flash? Is that fancy camera stuff?

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  14. My flash is a separate unit on my camera (I should take a pic of my setup!) so I can point my flash to the ceiling where the light bounces down onto my nails (bounced flash; you can do it on walls too) or I can cover the flash with a white paper (or in my case a whiteplastic bag) so the light from the flash isn't as harsh as directly pointing at my nails (does that make sense?!)

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  15. This is so gorgeous, and your shots capture it very well!

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  16. It does make sense =)
    Do you think anyone can diffuse their flash? I just use my phone because I have an 8 mp camera.

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  17. You can try and stick some white paper/indexcard/tissue paper (you'll have to play around) over the flash. Maybe there are some better ideas online though XD I don't even have a phone on my camera!

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  18. I've been wearing this for the last two days - it's beautiful! I put it over Yoga-ta Get This Blue - gorgeous! My favorite part are those tiny blue glitters in the background - they make the whole thing POP! I did have 2 chips in less than 12 hours though... maybe it was too many layers? Essie Feed Me, Instant Artificials, two coats YTGTB, 2 coats ATU, Essie Good To Go... that might be a bit much, eh? ;) Thanks for making me wear it!!

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  19. this is gorgeous! i especially love your macro shots!

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