|Jordana Cosmic sandwich on left, Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe on right|
|Jelly sandwich with Cosmic and Color Club Blue-topia on top, 2 coats of Lippmann Across the Universe over 2 coats of Essie Aruba Blue on bottom|
|2 coats of Across the Universe over 2 coats Essie Aruba blue on left , jelly sandwich with China Glaze Dorothy Who and Jordana Cosmic on right|
I think if you can find a lighter blue jelly to layer it with, you can get really close to ATU without having to spend $16. China Glaze and Color Club retails for about $5, while you can get the Jordana Cosmic for $3 or Milani Teal in the new Jewel FX for $5. (You can read more about Jordana vs. Milani in my yesterday's post.)
I apologize for the tape-y nature of my swatches. I like to conserve nail wheels by just putting clear tape on top and peeling it off when I'm done with the color. I originally didn't intend for this to be a post, but was going to send the pics to someone via email. After realizing that I don't have her email address, I decided to just use the pictures and post. Hope this helps, even though the quality of the pictures isn't the best!