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Friday, January 16, 2015

Parallax Polish - Big Bang

     I hope you have enjoyed Parallax Polish week here on my blog.It's been fun dedicating an entire week to one brand! Rounding things out I bring you Big Bang. A black/blue thermal nail polish with blue glitter from the Controversial Ideas Collection.
   
The Big Bang, in a nutshell, is that the universe is expanding from a single starting point and the cooling after expansion has allowed for the formation of subatomic particles, which then joined to form our galaxies.

    
     When I first opened up my package from Parallax Polish, Big Bang was my favorite in the bottle. The deep jelly blue with lighter blue glitter drifting around had me excited with anticipation of getting it on my nails. That's part of the reason I saved this one for last.

     The application was a little tricky for me. The jelly finish was thinner than I expected and I had to adjust my technique to avoid streaking. Once I realized that I needed less polish on my brush things went much smoother. The glitters are abundant and there was no fishing required. The first coat was a bit sheer to wear alone but the color reminded me of a lake, which only seemed to deepen with the 2nd coat. All photos are shown with 2 coats plus top coat. I like that the glitter doesn't take over the nail so that you get a galaxy look on your nails. It reminded me of looking at constellations in a night sky. 
    
Big Bang when warm

Big Bang when cold
     I had a little struggle with photographing this one in transition. It's been so cold here lately that I have an extra heater in my room, not far from my light box. I think it may have played a part in the color shifting so quickly  on me. And I'm such a wimp when it comes to the cold that I didn't want to turn the heater off.  I was lucky enough to capture 2 shots that I could use for this post.
Big Bang during transition

The start of transition macro shot

     I also have a short video to share showing Big Bang in full transition. It's not a dramatic change in color but enough to keep things interesting. I wish my nails were a bit longer, I have a feeling if I had more of a free edge the transition would be more evident.


     So that's it for Parallax Polish week. I'd love to hear which polish was your favorite Krypton, Marshall or Big Bang. You can also check out some more polishes I reviewed from the Women In Science Collection. If you'd like to purchase any of these or the other colors available they can be found on Storenvy for $8 (14 ml). Be sure to follow Parallax Polish on Facebook for all the latest news. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

22 comments :

  1. Oh that's a lovely jelly for sure - definitely looks like the night sky. I think it would probably look like a horizon transition on a longer nail so that's something the long-nailed ladies should keep in mind. Very cool!

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  2. The Dalai Lama's NailsJanuary 16, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    very pretty and squishy!

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  3. What beautiful shades of blue! I don't go crazy over thermals because my nails are never long enough to get a great transition, but I bet it would look great on long nails!

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  4. You said it so much better than I did!

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  5. It's very squishy looking, which I think it part of what makes me like it so much.

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  6. The last time I reviewed thermals my nails were longer and I had a much easier time with the transition. Thanks to the frozen tundra I live in, my nails are shorter than normal. Which is another reason I saved this one for last,I was hoping to add a little bit more length. That part didnt work out so well. lol =)

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  7. Photographing thermals is impossible! The video you made shows it off perfectly, though :-D

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  8. Thermals are rough when it comes to photographing! Love how it looks when cold.

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  9. When my nails were longer I didn't have as many issues photographing thermals. I think having more of a free edge helps.

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  10. This is fun! I need to try some of my thermals I've got sitting around.

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  11. Thermals are fun but can be a pain in the butt to capture in pictures! I love the little sparkle in this shade.

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  12. Beautiful polish! and I'm the worst at capturing thermals.. I'm too slow haha

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  13. Thanks =) I think the videos show of the color change so much better than any photo ever could.

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  14. I only have one more that I haven't worn yet. Im kind of holding off until my nails grow out a little more. Maybe I'll have better luck capturing the color shift in photos then.

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  15. The sparkles add so much to this I think.

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  16. They are tricky to capture thats for sure!

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  17. This polish is beautiful!! I totally agree on how hard it is to photograph thermals. The video was a great idea to show off the color change though!

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  18. This is totally a night sky polish!

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