Friday, 9 March 2012

Deborah Lippmann nail polish review

hi sweet potato pies! i'm here today to go crazy about the Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.  Whenever i go for short day trips to the states and pass by Nordstrom, I always get fascinated by the unique colors that Deborah Lippmann comes out with, but  I've never considered buying them before because they are a bit too expensive....well fine not a bit, but really expensive for a bottle of nail polish.  Typically, they retail for about $16-20 USD.  But since they were having a set of three on sale for around 40 dollars, so i jumped at the good deal and bought my first ever purchase of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes. 
The set includes (from right to left) Naked- a nude beige color.  Don't Tell Mama- a very dark mood ring green color, with a greenish blue metallic undertone. and lastly, Across the universe- a sheer navy blue color with huge amount of big green and blue glitter.  Seriously, this nail polish is the prettiest nail polish i've ever seen in my entire life!! after i put it on, i would not be able to stop staring at my nails o.O"
Naked- nothing too special about this one, but its a very good color for every day wear or as a base color with a sheer glitter nail polish over top of it.  Smooth and easy application and dries super quick :)

Don't Tell Mama-  After applying this on your nails, it almost appears black.  It's super opaque, but you can only see the greenish blue metallic undertone under the light.
Across the Universe- words cannot describe how much i LOVE this nail polish!!! This is not like one of those nail polishes that look really pigmented in the bottle, but turn out to be super sheer and watery.  In the case of this one...WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET <3  It dries to a gel like finish, and even 2 coats is going to make it look quite pigmented and form a gel nail like appearance.  Because of this nail polish, i might consider trying more of Deborah Lippmann's glitter nail polishes ★==
Here's a swatch of Don't Tell Mama and Across the Universe.  (from left to right this time ^^")  Don't tell mama, Across the Universe and the last one is a combination of the two.  Omg i love this combination, really does make your nails actually look like the universe 
The combination is so pretty that i painted all of my nails this color after i finished swatching :D  But the only bad thing about this polish is that it's a pain in the ass to take off.  I guess this goes for all glitter polishes, so i will put up with it >:/ OK time to confess again, while i was picking up this set, i couldn't resist and bought one more even though it was not on sale ARGH. omg wallet damage.  But this one is just irresistible...i mean look at it!!!
This one is called Boom Boom Pow.  It's packed with gold glitter and apparently it contains 24KG gold dust.  Like across the universe, this one is very opaque too, and it just takes about 2 coats to get the effect as seen on the bottle!!  But since it contains 24kg gold flecks, i choose to use it sparingly LOL.  I would apply this over Naked and the results are still just as amazing.  I don't have any more blank nails to swatch for you, but i swatched it on paper for you, hopefully it will give you an idea of what they look like.
On the left is boom boom pow, and on the right is naked with boom boom pow on top of it! Very glamorous effect <3  I think i'm kinda in love with these, so stay tuned for more reviews :3

Disclaimer: products mentioned are bought with my own hard earned money.  All are my honest opinions based on my experience with the products.


  1. Ooh I like the dark polish with the bkue glitter! :D Gold is pretty nice too :)

    1. yeaa! looks even prettier in person! no regrets getting these ;D

  2. across the universe does look amazing! and i would like to have a good nude nail polish -- i think i will like this one, and the fact that it dries fast is a big plus! :)

    <3, Mimi

    1. yea these nail polishes dry pretty quick, and i love the fact that they are super opaque too! Don't need lots of coats to build up the color =D