Hi guys and gals! There's another Australian indie company that's recently shown up on my radar, a relative newcomer who's making quite the splash. The name is Celestial Cosmetics, and this first polish gets its own post because it's kind of special... it's a glow in the dark color.
My! is one of three special effects polishes done in collaboration with an Australian blogger and instagrammer Oh My Gosh! Polish. My! requires a bit of special treatment. First, the glow in the dark material sinks easily and rapidly. I placed my bottle upside down for several minutes and gave it several good shakes as the pigment moved to best incorporate it.
The base is a thin, sheer pink jelly and will show up as such on a bare nail and not give off much of a glow. My! needs to act as a topcoat over a white creme.
I used two coats of My! over two coats Milani White on the Spot... any old white creme will do. My! itself has a very nice formula-- great consistency and easy application. I didn't apply topcoat initially. Without it, this does take some extra time to dry, but it isn't terrible. It kind of looks cool in the light, too, a satiny, whitewashed sheer carnation pink. The glow in the dark pigment adds a very softly grainy appearance. Here is is in the daaaark!
I seriously had more fun wearing this polish. I waited a few before turning the light on in the bathroom. I walked out to the darkened kitchen for no apparent reason other than to stare at my glowy nails. At bedtime I stuck my head under my sheets and wiggled my fingers around for a bit.
I decided to see if topcoat did anything to dull the glow and it certainly does in pictures but not in real life. If you're curious, there's a shot of my nails both ways on my instagram.
Celestial Cosmetics My! will be available internationally at color4nails.com within 1-2 weeks, just in time to start thinking about harvest and Halloween parties.
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