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Today I have for you another stunning jelly from Aphrodite Lacquers!

This one is a bit different. I have never seen a polish quite like this… It’s a near-opaque black jelly polish with black glitter dancing within. Completely black-on-black! Meet… Blackhole:

If you have read my previous posts about Aphrodite Lacquers, you will know how much I adore Rebecca’s polishes. This time, she sent me two from the Outta This World collection to review: Nebula, which I previously reviewed here, and Blackhole.

Outta This World is a collection of vampy black glitters (I love vampy polishes!), and Blackhole is described as a “black jelly polish with three different size black hex glitter.” The glitter is tough to see on two or more coats, but becomes very visible in direct light.  Here is a shot of Blackhole in direct sunlight so you can see the glitter:

Direct sunlight

And a super-close-up macro to give you an idea of the jelly with its black glitter:

Blackhole indoor macro shot

For these swatches, I wore a coat of A England’s The Knight basecoat, followed by 2 coats of Blackhole, topped with China Glaze’s Fast Forward quick-dry topcoat. The polish, as with all Aphrodites I have worn, dries fairly quickly (especially with my quick-dry topcoat), and to a crazy high shine!

I wanted to see what it looked like on its own before layering it, but I would love to see it swatched over a grey. I’ll have to try it!

Aphrodite Lacquers are available on her Etsy store and you can follow her on Facebook!

Have you tried this one yet? And would you layer it?


First of all, I’m so sorry for not having posted in a while… I have had a couple of blog ideas but just have not had a chance to download or edit pics and write the blogs…  I promise you I have been great at taking pictures of my manis though! : )

Today I have for you another Aphrodite Lacquers jelly beauty. I had hoped to post about two polishes from her new Outta This World collection, but today I will show you one: gorgeous Nebula.

A nebula is a bright cloud of dust and various gases that can sometimes be seen in a night sky, often reflecting some luminosity like a galaxy (far, far away… ok I couldn’t resist lol).

Nebula looks JUST like I imagine this to be! It looks like a star-lit gorgeous black sky, peppered with light blue and silver little stars. The polish is a stunning black jelly, leaning more towards the opaque side than Rum Runner or Grapetini did, so for this look I only needed two coats. There are pale blue, almost turquoise, glitters and tiny shimmers along with some silver to lighten things up.

Two coats in bright daylight

In the picture below, you can see the amazing jelly effect – it really looks like a jelly sandwich I made! (but I’m not this good! 🙂 )

Macro Nebula shot, sunlight

Macro shot

As you can tell from my other posts about Aphrodite, I am in love. After some of the recent drama out there in nail-world, I cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to interact with an indie creator whose customer service is bar none, who cares about the beauties she creates, and whose goal is to bring us a smile in the form of a little bottle.

Not to mention, my Aphrodites have all worn chip-free for about a week, when I finally removed them for my next colour. 🙂

If you haven’t “met” Aphrodite Lacquers yet, might I introduce you on her Facebook page, here.

Her Etsy shop is currently closed, but I believe she will be opening shortly — link here. Hope you enjoyed this stunner as much as I have. ~xoxo

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