Friday, July 16, 2010

Borghese, Stellare Notte

I feel the need to apologize for the upcoming images because they were taken during a cloudy afternoon (it's cold in southern california, which is... strange. I'm still recovering from a nasty cold I've picked up because of it), and although the duochrome effect of this polish was immediately evident, the camera didn't pick it up.

The next few pictures are me trying to get the shift to show up on picture.  It wouldn't. But you can kind of see that slight blue tint on the finger second to the left, right? Right?

Urgh. Anyway.

Stellare Notte applies in two coats--like usual, I found Borghese's brush to like giving me cuticle drag on the first coat, but a light hand saved the application process.  It is a moody old polish, one that reminds me of black pearls.  The purple to green flash on its deep blue-purple shimmery base is fascinating, constant, and subtle.  I got more than a few compliments on this polish, and it's warming me to the duochrome thing...

Urgh, I'll have to take these pictures again anyway.


  1. It's so hard to capture this polish even with sunshine to work with - I tried and found it near impossible! But it's gorgeous and it looks pretty on you.

  2. Nicole: aaargh, I know! It almost makes me wish that it wasn't nearly so subtle, but I know that its subtlety is precisely why I (and, apparently, a few other people I know) found it so attractive to begin with. Jeebus. Thanks so much, though! :)

  3. Nice color. You have lovely nails ^.^