Ever since I got a new car back in October, I've been on a quest to find a nail polish that matches it. Because, why not? It's a beautiful sparkly dark blue and, since I'm a nerd, I named it the TARDIS. (My previous two cars were silver and light blue, so they were the Millennium Falcon and R2D2, respectively.)
On my quest to find a matching polish, I've come across a few that look pretty close, but Glimmering Sapphire by Ellagee looked the best online! It's a bit more sparkly and glossy than my car (although she might just need a wash), but it's a pretty darned close match.
The formula of Glimmering Sapphire was kind of on the goopy side. It was thick, and I found that shaking it after every couple of nails made it easier to work with. But my polishes sit in my Helmer, which is a metal unit that sits underneath a drafty basement window, and it's winter (well, it was when I wrote this post, anyway). It could be that the polish was too cold, and cold polish is almost always going to be thick. Perhaps I should sit on my nail polishes for a few minutes before using them in the winter...
So, aside from the thickness which could well be my fault, I really like this polish! It definitely needs two coats - I had guessed that its deep color would allow it to be almost, if not entirely, a one-coater, but the base is somewhat sheer at one coat. Totally not a problem as I usually prefer to use two coats of polish anyway! And two coats is perfect opacity. It definitely wouldn't need three.
The color is truly gorgeous. In dim light it's a pretty sparkly blue, but in brighter lighting the sparkle is absolutely stunning, and the overall color looks brighter!
Out of focus to better show its sparkle!
Ellagee actually makes a polish that's inspired by The TARDIS - called Sexy Old Girl - and at first I thought I'd get that one to match my car, but that one is definitely brighter and more glittery than my car. I did, however, buy the TARDIS pendant that Ellagee sells, and it hangs from my rear view mirror! :)
Glimmering Sapphire is from Ellagee's Sparkling Gemstones collection and has a glittery partner, called Crushed Sapphire.
Do any of you name your cars after nerdy things? Anyone else have a polish that matches their car? Let me know in the comments!
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