JINsoon Obsidian Swatches

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I haven't done swatches in a really, really long time, but this week ended up being a little crazy. (I've been playing in the pit orchestra for a musical!)
I did have time to get something on my nails though...

Sorry there are so many pictures, but I felt like this polish needed to be admired from all angles! Shown is three coats + top coat.

It's a galaxy in a bottle

So much sparkly wow

This is a black polish with "striking galaxy-like flecks" as JINsoon.com describes it; I agree. In dim lighting, the glittery flecks look like white/silvery specks, but in brighter light or sunlight they seem almost holographic. The flecks seem to be mostly purple-toned, but there's gold, green, and blue in there too (they really pop in the last photo). In the bottle it looks really purply, but on the nails it's far less noticeable.

Application was good. I had to use three coats for full coverage, which is a little uncommon for a black polish, but it didn't flood my cuticles and dried quickly unlike many thinner dark polishes. 

So far I've had it on for 6 days with only a little tip wear. I used the 99 cent NYC top coat, so I think the fact that it's lasted for 6 days with no chipping is pretty remarkable.

While this polish does retail for $18, I haven't found anything like it in the drugstore (and I spend a lot of time in drugstores, haha) so if you're into dark holo-y polishes it's definitely worth it.

Thanks for reading!
Lucy xx


  1. It's so pretty! The first thing I thought when I saw it was "oh this would be SO great for a galaxy design" and then I read JINsoon describes it like that too haha :)

    1. Haha, I thought the same thing! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Really nice swatches, this polish looks really cool. It's a special black definitely. Playing in a pit orchestra is so cool, hope you're enjoying it. I've never played in a pit orchestra before, sounds awesome!! :)

    1. Thank you! I loved wearing it :) It was really fun -- a little claustrophobic though!

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    1. Having it on my nails made me feel so elegant, haha! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. This is sooo pretty! Love the color and the shimmering effect. Its a classy and elegant nail color that I would love to try out.

    1. Thank you! You should definitely give it a try, budget permitting :)


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