Today’s NOTD is a super awesome glitter made by the lovely Michelle who blogs at Sonoma Nail Art. It’s actually called 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea, but I didn’t want to make my post title too long! Michelle sells her polishes through Etsy and she is one of those popular indie polish makers who sell out in just a few minutes. Michelle does not ship her creations internationally, but my friend Anissa (who lives in the US) offered to stalk the store and try and grab one for me. If it wasn’t for her kindness I would never have been able to add this beauty to my collection - thanks hun!
Now, on to the photos!
This is one coat of 20 00 Leagues over one coat of Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, with Seche Vite over the top. 20 000 Leagues has lots of different types of glitter in it: blue microglitter, slightly larger silver glitter, small white hexes, green squares, larger blue hexes, and larger green hexes! Phew, I think that’s everything. It’s a real glitter bomb without being over-the-top. As much as I love glitter polishes, there is such a thing as too much glitter. 20 000 Leagues is a perfect mix, however, and the combination of colours and glitter sizes works.
I love the label on the bottle too. I should have taken a photo of it on its own, but it’s an octopus and an old map! This polish is part of a set inspired by the Great Handcar Regatta. Apparently this is an annual steampunk inspired event in Santa Rosa, California. Michelle talks more about this polish and the Great Handcar Regatta here. I love that Michelle is so passionate about where she lives (Sonoma County, CA - obviously!). All of her polishes are linked to or inspired by Sonoma County in some way, and she even named her blog and indie line after the area.
20 000 Leagues Under the Sea retails for US$10 a bottle and can be purchased here. To find out when Michelle’s next restock is and what polishes will be included, keep an eye on her blog Facebook page.