Outer Space Starry Nails

NYC experienced a very strange phenomenon last Thursday. It’s being dubbed theĀ Astoria Borealis, and it was the result of an “arc flash,” so says Con Edison, although initial reports said that it was because a transformer exploded at the power plant, which is located in Astoria, Queens. What resulted was that the sky lit up bright as daylight with blue and orange lights that flickered much like they do when a fluorescent bulb starts to go bad. It was very alarming to see as it was after 9 pm when the sky is normally very dark, and the flashes continued for about 2-3 minutes. This light could be seen from miles away, and social media lit up with all sorts of images and videos from all over the area after it happened.

My initial thoughts were that either aliens had landed or that a bomb had gone off. So naturally that inspired some outer space nail art.

I chose a pretty jelly polish from Pretty & Polished calledĀ Don’t Be A Drag for my base color. It kind of looks like a galaxy with all the different kinds of glitter in the polish. You need to apply 3 coats to get good glitter coverage, otherwise the color is very sheer.

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Review of Beauty Big Bang Holo Polish 009

Today’s review is going to cover a holographic nail polish from Beauty Big Bang. I hadn’t tried anything new from their website in awhile, so I was curious to see how their house brand nail lacquer would perform.

Shipping took a few weeks, but I feel like my package arrived a little faster compared to when I order from Born Pretty. Everything was well wrapped and in a box instead of a bubble mailer which was a nice change.

The polish comes inside its own elegant black and gold box that lists the company info, ingredients and warnings, the item’s identifying bar code and color, and its creation date along with its expiration date.

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Apparently this polish is “guaranteed fresh” for 2 years, but knowing how my polishes hold up, it will probably be good for longer than that.

Taking the bottle out, you will instantly fall in love with this beautiful shade of indigo. The photo on the website looks more blue, but it definitely has more of a purple tint to it, especially in low light conditions. For a holographic polish, it is a very unique color, and it has that gorgeous rainbow effect on top of it!

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Beauty Big Bang Holo Polish in color 009.

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