Xenon (Xe)

£8.00

Engineer your own change with this explosion of purest blue. A laserburst fired straight from the awe-inspiring maelstrom of a massive exploding star, Xenon finally reaches us across the aeons. A truly noble polish lauding this noble ether, join us to worship this beauteous blast of blues.

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DESCRIPTION: Bright blue base with infused micro holo sparkle.

APPLICATION: Opaque in 2-3 coats. Dries to a shiny, smooth finish.


WIKKID TOUCH:
  • The entire Catalyst collection can be mixed n matched. Try this against the glowing green Astatine (At), or heat things up a little with Antimony (Sb).

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  • PC

    (Currently? Nail polish heaven)

    “My favouritest eva.

    Except....

    I've said that about all the Catalyst Collection. So this is my favouritest TODAY - I like to terrify Sarah on the reg, so the minute she saw yet another of my drivellings this was probably renamed "Heartsink Blue." I like to be that customer people wish they didn't have > :-)

    The Catalyst Collection as a whole really is my favourite in a loooong time, but what gives them their unique appearance-thingy-type-deal* makes them really difficult to pin down in review. So Xenon is a real vivid blue, but doesn't really fit any established blue category - much lighter than a navy blue, much darker than cerulean, more....something....than royal blue. And it has that same on-the-edge-of-chameleon mystique the others have; not multis by any standard but definitely have more shift than a straight shimmer. I guess the best way to think of them is shifty within their own lane so, unlike a chameleon that changes colour completely, these change subtly across several hues in their own colour for extraordinary 3D depth, so Xenon ranges from a searing petrol blue to darker, fired-by-sunset deeper colour with shifts in tiny, subtle increments.

    And I have to give Sarah dibs for this, because she's resisted her inner holoholic (you didn't hear this from me, but she's a lost cause. She's on seven bottles of the pure, uncut stuff a day now and will deny this even as aliens use her blingtasticly glowing nose as a landing beacon. She's dead useful in a power cut, though) and all the Catalysts have the lightest sprinkling of scattered holo, but in much smaller particles than most SH polishes. A greater density or larger scattered particles would overpower the sinuous shift of the polish, so this sparing hand really enhances a very nebulous effect.

    Application is beeeeyootiful, no need for arsing about with a black undercoat although each of these polishes will sing a minutely different melody if you do use darker bases. But ordinarily two coats and bang, job dun. Then you can tell everybody how hard it was to get that effect and be all smug about it. That's my favouritest part of my favouritestest collection from my favouritestestest brand.

    Finally, Xenon is probably the coolest name eva. My inner geek gets all over-excited - you can tell; one eyebrow elevates slightly.


    *can't think of the right word. Suggestions welcome!”