A Star to Sail By 2.0 - rose gold smooth metal flake - SUPER shiny!
"All I ask is [for] a tall ship and star to sail her by" - Willy Wonka, inspired by 'Sea Fever' by John Masefield:
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking."
**NOTE: This color has been reformulated in batches after 7/2016: the color and mix is the same, but there is the addition of smaller sized silver flakies (same total amount of silver flakies), for higher coverage on the nail (two coats). New bottles have 2.0 on the bottle label.
**NOTE 2**: Silver flakie based polishes tarnish a bit over time (first month) and turn slightly more golden.
A Star to Sail By is a smooth, flat silver flake (not glitter) based polish that looks like white gold that leans slightly rosy (paler than true rose gold, but pinker than white gold). This polish is a complex mix of multiple gold flakes, pink flakes, pink to gold flakes, microshimmers and holo microshimmer, with the bulk of it being a real silver metal flake which is extra shiny - the closest thing I've found to a mirror finish on my nails.
This polish is a close cousin to 'Moonlight' and is the golden version of that polish. The coverage for this polish is slightly stronger than Moonlight due to the mix of flakes involved - while Moonlight takes three thin coats, two coats are fairly opaque on this one, but depending on the thickness of the initial coat three coats are also recommended.
'Moonlight' is a true silver, and darker than this polish, with hints of purple, grey and holo shimmers, 'A Star to Sail By' is very pale, rose leaning, gold with flatter metal coverage and more subtle texture to it (so looks smoother on the nail).
Perfect for New Years or any time you want nails that are really unique!
Easy to remove! Not a glitter.
Base color: rose gold: silver + gold + pink + microshimmers in clear
Finish: jam packed flecks/flakies
Roughness: very smooth, metallic
# coats: 2-3 coats
Top Coat: not required except for increased wear
Staining: base coat recommended, pigments are possibly staining
Vegan & cruelty free: yes
3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free): yes
Indigo Bananas brand polishes are handmade from suspension base, thinner & related solvents, pure pigments, effect micas & flakes, and glitter. Polishes are made in batches, with weighed colorants and measured liquids, and batches are compared to previous testers. All finished polish colors have been tested for at least a month, with most having been under development for 3months+. Since this is a handmade product, there's a possibility that there will be slight batch variations, but I do my best to minimize them, both in appearance and performance.
Please shake before use, as the base used tends to 'gel' up, but should thin to a good consistency with a small amount of agitation. Please allow dry time between each coat of polish. Usage of a base coat & top coat is HIGHLY recommended to increase wear of all nail polish. I recommend using 3-Free top coats & base coat - and especially avoiding DBP (dibutyl phthalate, which disrupts hormone function), in all nail polish products.
The easiest way to remove glitter nail polish is to: soak a cotton pad in polish remover (or acetone), place it on your nail, wrap a piece of aluminum foil around your finger, wait 10 minutes, press and slide off the pad in one swipe (look up "glitter foil removal method" on youtube for some great videos). Please wipe cap off after use to prevent build up of polish. Polish can be thinned with nail polish thinner (ethyl/butyl acetate based, not acetone) if it is too thick or thickens up over time, with use.
Do not use near an open flame, while smoking, or while breathing fire or doing similar stunts sometimes seen done by street performers. Not to be used to put out cigarettes. Store in a cool, dark location. Use in a well ventilated area when applying nail polish, and do not use as an inhalant. For external use only.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl, Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Violet 2. may contain: ultramarines, iron oxides, chromium oxides, lake dyes (batch certified), mica, glitter.
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