Usually I am not a fan of blue nail polish. If you were to raid my collection, you would probably find only a few blue based shades and that is most likely because glitter is involved. I can’t help myself when it comes to glitter. When I tried on Deborah Lippmann’s Ray of Light for the first time, I couldn’t stop glancing down at the shade. A few days later I was back in Nordstrom picking up a bottle of it.
Ray of Light is described as an electrically charged indigo, the charge comes from the holographic flakes in the nail polish. The base of the polish seems to have a jelly-like finish to it and in some light appears to lean purple, which makes it all the more stunning in my opinion, but that is most likely a bit of flakes working their magic. The flakes seems to be copper most of the time but a closer look in different lighting reveals a few more shades of sparkle. The jelly aspect of this shade is probably why I like it so much, I have a thing for jellies too! Based on my bottle, the formula is a little thicker than what I’ve come to know from Deborah Lippmann. While the application seemed a little uneven due to this at first, it leveled out perfectly with a second coat of color. In this picture, I have two coats of Ray of Light on followed by a top coat of Seche Vite but you might even want to try a third coat. I didn’t see a need for this but I imagine it would only add to its richness.
It was hard to capture how gorgeous this shade is with my camera. At first glance Ray of Light appears to be one thing but it easily takes on new life as the flakes catch the light. It is one of those shades you just have to try on for yourself to appreciate… so I urge you, get to Nordstrom (or any other retailer you can see this shade at in person) and just try it on. You might just do what I did, marinate on it awhile and then go back for the bottle.
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