It’s been a long day, and if you saw my last post – I talked about my step dad being in surgery. Around 6:30 I found out that the surgery went well – and we don’t know specifics but right now, he is okay. So that was a huge weight lifted. Due to Covid – we can’t visit him but we will hear more tomorrow when he’s able to talk more. I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted but not able to fall asleep yet, so I’m doing another post.
We’re going to be looking at the next set of burnishing powders from Baroness X – this time the Stargazer GalaXy Glints.
The Baroness X Stargazer GalaXy Glints are iridescent burnishing powders that can be used over any base color you wish. I picked a black creme base because it hows the shift better on camera. I do show one of them (Bellatrix) over a neutral pale pinkish base so you can see how different it is over the bases.
One thing you will notice – these aren’t the cleanest swatches. You can actually kind of tell which powder I started with and which I ended with. As swatching moved on – the powdery buildup tended to get worse and while I didn’t notice it being that bad – it wasn’t until I was cropping photos that I realized just how much the camera picked up. I apologize for that.
At the bottom of the post I will also show how I stamp with these.
One thing I want to say for those new to powders – I didn’t need to use gel polish or anything to do them. These don’t require gel, special top coat – nothing except the burnishing base (which goes on top of the creme color of your choice.) I did base coat ( I used Vibrant Vinyls Double Bond) then a black creme (you can use any color, but I did a black creme for consistency), Bind & Burnish base, then the powder, and then Baroness X Liquid Crystal Top Coat. Super easy, sometimes a little messy (I used Baroness X Dirty Delete to try to keep things cleaned up – which worked at first) and that’s it.
Let’s get into it! I do have one more set of Glints to share – but I need to finish swatching those. Most likely they will be ready early next week.
Baroness X | Electra
Electra is an iridescent powder that shifts fuchsia to rose gold to gold to green. I used 1 layer of powder over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Pollux
Pollux is a powder that shifts from deep magenta to bronze to gold and then to lime green at extreme angles. I used 1 layer over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse is a powder that shifts copper to gold to green. The shifts are similar to that of a Unicorn Pee polish. I used 1 layer over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Capella
Capella is an iridescent powder that shifts gold to green to sky blue. I used 1 layer over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Polaris
Polaris is an iridescent powder that shifts from chartreuse to lime to green to teal to blue. This has slightly larger particle shimmer so it doesn’t appear as “smooth” as most of the other powders. Still beautiful – but I did want to note the larger particles. I did 1 layer over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Bellatrix
Bellatrix is my favorite of the bunch. This is an iridescent powder that shifts green to blue to purple. I used 1 layer over a black creme, and the final photo – I show 1 layer over Anchor & Heart Lacquer Mermaid Tears.
Baroness X | Antares
Antaris is an iridescent powder that shifts teal green to blue to purple. I used 1 layer of powder over a black creme for these photos.
Baroness X | Vega
Vega was the first swatch I did. This one is an indigo blue to violet to deep rose at extreme angles. I used 1 layer of powder over a black creme for these photos.
The violet shift is more prominent in person – my camera decided not to share it with the world though.
Baroness X | Rigel
Rigel is a powder that shifts from royal blue to royal purple to fuchsia. This also has slightly larger particles within it. I used 1 layer over a black creme for these photos.
Stamping with Powders
Okay so here are the steps I use to stamp with powder. First – as shown above – start with a base. I picked black cause quite frankly – it was right in front of me, and I thought there were 10 powders instead of 9, so I was prepping for another set of swatches.
You do not actually need the Bind & Burnish base coat over the creme for this.
Protect your cuticles if you wish to – I used Dirty Delete from Baroness X.
Use the applicator and rub some powder on a stamping head. Don’t use one you are fond of if it’s a clear stamper – it will fog it up permanently. If it’s a larger stamping head – you can get 2-3 sections of stamping done in 1 attempt.
Grab the same creme you used for your base color – this helps with blending it in. Apply some of the same creme to the stamping plate design and scrap as you would with any stamping image.
Take the stamping head with powder rubbed into it and roll or press it over the stamping image you selected that has the creme of choice on it.
Stamp over selected nail(s)
Now this step I forgot to do – but it doesn’t make or break the design. If anything it just makes it a little hazy. Once stamped on the nail – take a fluffy brush and gently “dust” off your nail. The powder that is stuck to the stamping design will stay put – but it will gently brush away the powder that’s on the nail that isn’t part of the design.
Top coat as normal and peel away the Dirty Delete latex.
Baroness X | Stargazer GalaXy Glints
These were fun to play with – more so for me than the glitters. I love the effects of them. If you use a lighter base color – you get more iridescent looks, and over darker shades you get more multichrome looks. I did show the difference in base color with Bellatrix – and I love that one both ways.
My top powder picks are: Bellatrix, Electra and Pollux.
Price: $6.00 for a .3g Jar | $10.00 for a Kit (includes powder/glitter/flakes – your choice + small bottle of Bind & Burnish)
Where To Buy: Baroness X Shop
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Here are links to other products I used from Baroness X:
Bind & Burnish
Liquid Crystal Quick Dry Top Coat
I do have 1 more set to show you that will be 10 powders – and they are iridescent holographic powders. Those should be up next week.