Today’s post is a review of the nail polish colour Intergalactic from the H&M Beauty range, which I purchased on our Toronto trip back in May. I wore this shade last week (Sept 2-Sept 9) – we were only a week into September and I had already pulled out all of my dark polishes! It’s one of the things I look forward to the most in terms of changing up my beauty routine from summer to fall.
In the bottle, Intergalactic looks like a deep purple base with a blue and copper shift. The name Intergalactic is very fitting as all of the colours together make it look like a galaxy.
When applied to the nails, only the blue and purple shimmers show up, and there’s not much of a copper shift at all. It’s also a little disappointing that the shimmers that do show up on the nails aren’t that apparent unless you get up close and personal with my nails.
As you can see above in the far shot, this shade would just look like a dark purple or navy polish to most people, who would only see my nails from a distance. It’s a pretty colour, but I was hoping for something a little more interesting!
It took me three coats to get opaque coverage from this polish. The first coat is very sheer, but you could possibly get away with only using two coats. The formula is smooth and easy to apply. All of the H&M polishes have a wide brush, which is perfect for covering most of the nail with in one swipe. I used this with the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, and the polished dried within five minutes.
The wear time on this was pretty good. This is what it looked like on Day 7:
There is some slight tipwear, which most people wouldn’t be able to see unless, again, they were close to my nails. Everything looks pretty good except my pinkie finger, which chipped in the corner. Now that I’m taking pictures of my hands more often, I’ve noticed that my pinkie has chipped in the same corner for the last three weeks, but I can’t recall if this was a recurring thing before I started taking photos of my hands. I’m thinking it has less to do with the polish and more to do with a repetitive action I must do with that part of my pinkie. Typing, perhaps?
All in all, a decent polish, although I had hoped it would be a little more unique. What are you wearing on your nails right now?