Friday, July 23, 2010

Mo' Glitter

At the same time as I ordered the All That Jazz trio from Nordstrom, I also added the other two new glitters from Deborah Lippmann to my cart. They didn't ship at the same time, and for a while I was worried that I wouldn't get them at all, as there were reports on MakeupAlley of pre-orders for them being cancelled or lost, but earlier this week mine showed up.

Let's start with the one that I should like because it is my favorite color, purple: Bad Romance. It looks pretty in the bottle, with small and hex red violet glitter packed in a mysterious dark base.

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I put on two coats, and skipped the topcoat, which means it looks especially bumpy in the photos to follow.

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Deborah Lippmann

The dark base is not so mysterious after all; it's black. As far as I'm concerned, the glitter is not dense enough to cover enough of the black, or the black is too dense and covers up too much of the glitter. I look at this and see Halloween, which might be the next time I wear this one. Guess I'm just not much of a rocker chick.

The other glitter, Across the Universe, is getting a lot of love on nail blogs, which I now completely understand. It's gorgeous, blue and green glitter in a navy jelly base. I used three thin coats and some spots could have used one more, but even so, I couldn't stop looking at it and was very reluctant to take it off do to more swatching (imagine if I'd put a base coat on and shined it up—I might still be staring at it now).

Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann

But remove it I did, so I could do my favorite thing: layering.

Deborah Lippmann

Left to right: Lippmann Across the Universe, China Glaze Towel Boy Toy, Zoya Charla, OPI Jade is the New Black, Sally Hansen Salon Navy Baby.


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AtU over (top to bottom): Towel Boy Toy, Charla, Jade is the New Black, Navy Baby.


Deborah Lippmann

AtU over (left to right): Navy Baby, Jade is the New Black, Charla, Towel Boy Toy.


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AtU over Charla.


I am so happy with how this layers. Charla was my favorite, but I'd wear any of these combinations, and layering will make my bottle last longer. That's a win all the way around.

13 comments:

  1. im loving the colour! so beautiful!! :)

    huong
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  2. I love both colours but to be honest I would love the first one to have more glitter in it.

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  3. I think I prefer Bad Romance over the others. I'm not an overwhelming flakie or glitter person and Bad Romance has just the right amount for me.

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  4. Both are really beautiful but Bad Romance is the prettiest.

    I messed up and didn't order and now my store is sold out........guess I'll have to wait til August.

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  5. So pretty! I wish Bad Romance had more glitter in it.

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  6. Love Across the Universe! The other one looks a bit like WnW's Night Prowl. Both are rock star awesome though!

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  7. I loveee those. Especially Bad Romance. Purple is my favorite color too.

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  8. i love this and i really liked it over Towel Boy Toy, I wonder how it would look over a more vibrant teal, like China Glaze Shower Together?

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  9. Oooo...I love ATU over Jade is the New Black. It looks...swampy!

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  10. I love Across the Universe over Jade is the New Black. JITB is one of my top favourite polishes. I layered Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure on top of it once and it looked awesome.

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  11. These nailvarnishes look really amazing. ;-)

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  13. *screams with joy* I can't wait for my lippmanns to arrive.. I was so excited about Bad Romance... but it isn't as good as Across the Universe. But how good is Across the Universe?? Seriously??? Oh, that is so cool.. thanks for giving me so many ideas re layering.. hehehe

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