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.
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 lightbox. 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.
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!