A while back, Alessandro sent a bottle of polish for me to review in Blue Nuit, a navy blue creme. It's quite pigmented; I used only one coat for these swatches. After I had the color on, I really wished I'd used a base coat so the imperfections in my nail surface would be more camouflaged (I generally don't use base when swatching since when I do have block of time to swatch, I don't want to waste it trying things I already know about, like bases), so I added topcoat to smooth things over (a second coat of Blue Nuit would have done the same, but I wanted you all to see how good coverage was with one coat).
In most lighting conditions, Blue Nuit does look blue—very dark blue, but blue, not black, which I appreciate. In very subdued lighting, it is pretty indistinguishable from black, but in those conditions, there's probably something else going on to distract you from your nails, like a movie or impending sleep.
I don't wear cremes plain very often, so I looked around my swatching boxes for something to jazz up Blue Nuit. I found Polish Revolution F'ing Classy, a mix of small purple, aqua, silver, and holo glitters. Most are hex glitters but there are some small squares scattered in there too. Here's one coat of F'ing Classy over the Alessandro (no added topcoat):
I then added a second coat of F'ing Classy and some topcoat (because at this point I had glitter piled on top of glitter). Saying I liked this would be understating it by quite a lot. I wanted to abandon the rest of my plans for the swatching session and try F'ing Classy over about a billion more colors; maybe someday I'll schedule that in.
I haven't seen Alessandro in any stores around me yet, but they can be purchased from the Alessandro International website for $9.50 per 10 ml bottle.
You can get F'ing Classy and other fun glitters from the Polish Revolution Etsy shop for $10 per 15 ml bottle.
The Alessandro polish shown in this entry was provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polish for my own use. I purchased the Polish Revolution color.