Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gorgeous Glitter Polishes: China Glaze Snow Globe & Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe

With the winter holidays just around the corner, everyone’s looking for a little sparkle. Snow Globe from China Glaze and Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe are perfect glitter polishes for the holiday season and year round.

Snow Globe
Snow Globe is exactly as its name implies. Pastel pink, blue, purple, green, and yellow glitter particles float in a clear jelly base. The result is a magical composition that looks great on bare nails, over a white base, and overtop a dark polish (see photos below).

My favourite aspect of this polish is the way that it is the perfect shade to wear for many different holidays, not just the ones that take place in December. Aside from their resemblance to a glimmering snow globe, the multi-coloured glitters look like the sweet sprinkles in a funfetti cake mix that is always a popular birthday treat. The pastel shades also remind me of Easter eggs and Valentine’s Day heart candies.

The glitter in this polish is not only eye-catching; it applies smoothly and looks great after one coat or many. It’s a great compliment to any nail polish collection in need of something unique, and, with its neutral base, Snow Globe looks great over many other colours.

Snow Globe (3 coats)

Snow Globe (2 coats) over Zoya Snow White (2 coats)

Snow Globe (2 coats) over China Glaze VIII (2 coats)

Across the Universe

Where I live, it has become popular to incorporate shades of blue into strings of red, white, and green outdoor Christmas lights. This primary colour gives a modern accent to traditional colours, as well as an unexpected twist. Across the Universe, with its sky blue and green hexagonal glitter particles, is glimmering Christmas lights at their finest. The mini blue glitters give the shade depth and add texture to the navy-tinted jelly base.

This shade is very versatile as the polish takes on a new look after each coat (see photos below). The glitter particles look like shiny sea glass in crystal blue water after just one coat. The second coat adds a bit of dimension and a touch of darkness. After three coats, the polish on the nails is identical to the colour in the bottle. It looks rich and glassy like twinkling Christmas lights on a December evening.

The formula of this polish is truly luxurious. It glides on like silk and looks even and finished after only one coat. Across the Universe also contains nail-loving ingredients such as Aucoumea, Biotin, and Green Tea, and is not tested on animals.

Across the Universe (1 coat)

Across the Universe ( 2 coats)

Across the Universe (3 coats)

Where to buy: Nail Polish Canada carries polishes from China Glaze, Deborah Lippmann, and many other brands.

Find Snow Globe here: http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/products/snow-globe-by-china-glaze.html
Find Across the Universe here: http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/products/across-the-universe-by-deborah-lippmann.html

Please note that nailpolishcanada.com ships to the USA as well. They currently offer free shipping on Canadian orders over $25 and US orders over $50.

~Beauty Writer

*Although I was sent these products to try out and write a review on, all opinions are honest and are my own*


  1. Loving snow globe over the white!!

  2. I really like Across the Universe

  3. I really like Across the Universe

  4. I love Deborah Lippmann's glitter polishes! The price is steep, but they're typically very original! x

  5. how very pretty!! Puts me in the mood for friday night...
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

  6. Ooo Snow Globe looks like something that needs to be on my must purchase list :)
    Love both of these glitter polishes!


  7. Very nice. Thanks for the introduction. Have a Friendly Friday. Following everywhere. http://dustykatt.blogspot.ca/

  8. Nail polish options have gotten SO creative. These are all fantastic.

  9. Found yu on blog hop. New follower. Love the glitter polish!

  10. All of it is beautiful and great for any age!