My Deborah Lippmanns, Let Me Show You Them…
Today I have all four (wooooo!) of my Deborah Lippmann polishes to show you. There are a ton more of hers that are on my wishlist to own, so I’m sure in the future I’ll have more to share with you. I’m presenting to you two of her older colors as well as two that I have from her Summer 2011 collection.
Call Me Irresponsible is great red based purple with a squishy jelly finish. I used 3 coats to reach the level of opacity that I prefer, and Seche Vite top coat/Essie Fill The Gap base coat.
Across The Universe is an absolutely stunning polish! It has a blue jelly base and is filled with green and blue hexagonal glitter in varying sizes. This one can be a little tricky to apply. I suggest waiting a few minutes between layers, applying thicker coats and gently positioning the hex-glitter where you want it on the nail as you paint. This is 3 coats with Seche Vite/Fill The Gap as my top and base coat.
Close up picture so you can see all the glitter goodness in this one. ^_^
Yellow Brick Road is one of the new polishes that Deborah Lippmann released as part of her Summer 2011 collection, and the only one in the collection with a jelly finish. When I first saw the promo for this one I knew I had to have it. The first place I went to when we were in Ohio last month was Nordstrom to hunt this one down. I like to describe this one a canary yellow. I used 3 medium coats and Seche Vite/Fill The Gap as my base & top coat.
Lara’s Theme is the other Summer 2011 collection polish that I own. This is a beautiful orange creme, and the formula on this one is an absolute dream! This was 2 thin coats with CND Sticky/Seche Vite as my base and top coat. If I was careful I could honestly get this look with 1 coat of polish, it is just that highly pigmented! It’s definitely bright, but it is not a fluorescent color. I’m smitten with it.
Coincidentally, this is my 2nd bottle of Lara’s Theme. The first one suffered a horrible fate due to the hot weather in Ohio and a giant oops on my end. Life Lesson: Polish WILL explode if left in a hot vehicle for an extended period of time. I didn’t even think to bring my bag of polish into the house while we were visiting my mom. We went out for a few hours and when we got back to her place my boyfriend mentioned that the car smelled horrible, like my remover had broken open or my polish exploded. I laughed at him, then became worried that he was right. I brought my polish bag into the house and was devastated to find bright orange polish and a very broken bottle of Lara’s Theme all over the contents of my polish travel bag, which included about 15+ other polishes. I hadn’t even had a chance to use it yet! After going into hysterics for several minutes, the boyfriend helped me get everything cleaned as best as we could. And I mourned the loss of my Lippmann polish. So in the future, if you see smears of orange or discoloration on any bottles of polish featured on this site, those are the battle scars from my Lippmann loss.
I am definitely a fan of Deborah Lippmann’s wonderful line of products. The bottle shape is one the coolest I’ve come across, and the formula for her polish is all around stellar. I also like the fact that all of her colors are named after songs, how cool is that?! I plan to acquire many more of her products in the near future.
Deborah Lippmann polishes will set you back $16 for creme/jellies and $18 for her glitter polishes. You can purchase from Deborah Lippmann’s Site, Nordstrom Department Stores or the Nordstrom.com, and Zappos.com.