Across the Universe is a cocktail of small blue glitter with larger blue and green hexagonal glitter, suspended in a deep blue jelly base. And boy is it delicious! Deb really knocked it out of the park with this polish. It's absolutely stunning. I used three coats here for opacity, but it would look just as gorgeous with one or two coats layered over a navy or teal.
Application was actually a lot easier than I expected. The jelly base isn't runny at all and really stays where you put it. You should definitely let each layer dry completely before starting the next to avoid cuticle drag or accidentally moving around the glitter. Also, it dries a little flat and bumpy, so you'll want a nice layer or two of top coat to smooth everything out and get that high gloss finish. Please click to enlarge the photos and see this polish in all its glory!
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I just adore this! Hubby actually said this was probably his favorite polish that I own. That's a HUGE compliment coming from him! I also love that Deb's inspiration for her polishes is music. She names most of them after songs. I think the Beatles would totally approve of Across the Universe's namesake.
The only downside to Lippmann polishes is the hefty $18 price tag, but trust me, it's absolutely worth every penny! Run, don't walk, to your nearest Nordstrom or www.lippmanncollection.com (Can you really run to a website? *shrugs*) - you won't regret it!