Introducing The Milky Way from my very own Star Lacquer
I am very excited for I have a very special polish to show you! This is a franken I made. While I’m not sure yet how far I am going to take this franken and DIY nail polish interest, I have decided to name the line Star Lacquer, and the first creation from Star Lacquer I am very proud and happy to show you is The Milky Way.
I’ve always found our universe very intriguing. In particular, the stars hold a whole world of mystery we will probably never find out. In addition, stars glitter and shimmer, very much like the pretty nail polish I so love. As such, it didn’t take long for me to decide on naming my nail polish creations Star Lacquer. Besides, I feel that it ties in very aptly with the name of my blog – The Subtle Shimmer – which is what the stars way up in the sky are like at times.
It is also apt that the first “official” creation that I am particularly satisfied with reminds me of the Milky Way, the galaxy we’re in, hence its name. In the bottle, it does look milky, although the base is clear when applied on the nails. The Milky Way contains a colour-shifting shimmer and multi-coloured glitter in different sizes.
If the glitter looks familiar, it is because China Glaze Snow Globe is one of the main components in this polish. I won’t tell you what the rest is but pretty much all of it is store-bought polish.
And this is not the “official” bottle. I am using an empty bottle that was available.
As The Milky Way has a clear base, it is best layered over another polish. Naturally, I chose a black base with OPI Black Onyx to re-create the look of the galaxy.
The first few photos show one coat of The Milky Way over two coats of Black Onyx. I did not use a top coat. While it may not be obvious from the photos, The Milky Way dries shiny and smooth.
The shimmer shifts from green to copper to gold. Believe me when I say that all the following pictures are of the same polish!
Without flash, the green is more prominent.
With flash, the shimmer shows a fiery copper with hints of gold. The coverage is pretty good even with just one coat.
Blurred photo to show more of the colours and sparkles in it!
I then added a second coat, which increased the intensity of the shimmer.
The remaining photos are taken at different angles to show the colour shift in the shimmer.
I tried to show the different colours within one shot. the gold was a little camera shy though.
Here are two close-up shots of The Milky Way. The first has more of the glitter pieces. The second shows the intensity of the shimmer.
So what do you think of my first baby Star?