This is FUN Lacquer Ursa Major named after a constellation also known as The Plough or The Big Dipper. Here’s a little known fact about me: at school I did my science exams a year early, so in my final year I did a GCSE in Astronomy! It was very cool, with a few practical projects as well.
The literal Latin translation of Ursa Major is the Great Bear, which I love as a name too.This is three very thin coats, with a base and top coat. Ursa Major is a dark teal jelly (although it’s fairly opaque really) and it is full of holo glitters and a few flakies.
This is a really pretty polish.
In case you were wondering, this is what the constellation looks like:FUN fact: the first two stars (top left in this photo) point at the Pole Star Polaris. The Pole Star is pretty much fixed but can be difficult to pick out if you’re a new stargazer. Ursa Major is really bright and easy to spot, because of its shape.
FUN Lacquer Ursa Major
If you like teal and sparkles, I think you will love this polish. The glitter and flakies flash green, blue and purple, and sometimes a little gold and fuschia.I do super thin coats, because it shows more of the sparkles and colours with real depth. It really does look like a galaxy, and I love staring into this macro photo.
I also have its sisters, Ursa Minor and Cepheus, which I’ll swatch separately. They are all part of the autumn 2016 releases from FUN Lacquer, created in partnership with French blogger iparallaxe.Ursa Minor is a lighter, brighter true green polish with a heap more flakies, while Cepheus is a warm grey polish with lots of glitter and flakies.
You don’t see anything from mainstream brands like this, and I am being completely drawn to indie polish brands recently.
Have you tried or do you own much indie polish? Would a unique polish like this inspire you to try a different brand? I’d love to hear what you think in the comment below.