It's an oil slick in a bottle!
Macro, while gorgeous, does show that ridiculous cuticle flooding I managed to do. Ta-daaaa! lol
Now, I didn't swatch this with just Across the Universe. Rather, I put one coat of Across the Universe over an existing mani of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Blazing Blue (a gorgeous blackened navy blue with subtle shimmer) to help bring out the color shift. Not only that, but I turned it into a skittle mani by using these two colors and throwing in some striping tape. Check it out!
Now contrary to what my photos would have you believe, the color shift is very very apparent; especially over the darker base. The holo added just enough sass and the polish completely glows in the sunlight. It is truly breathtaking. I kept finding reasons to hand people things all while making sure my nails were on top so as to properly showcase my mani's full potential, lol. Now as for the formula, it is sheer and thin. It can be built up on it's own but I prefer to layer it. Also, be careful because it will flood! But to me it is entirely worth it for the end result! It dries super smooth and dry time is average. Top coat does not seem to dull the holo.
Now given that this polish is from such an old collection, it is not available now. So please don't hate me, but how could I not share this with you?!
Well that's all for today ladies, I wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day weekend and I will see you back next week with some spankin new franken creations! But until then, remember to keep it classy and creative!