Footloose

I realize that this polish was limited edition and is now nearly impossible to get (I’ve seen a few on Ebay), but I had to show you anyway.  Deborah Lippmann makes some freaking awesome polishes, and Footloose is no exception.

It’s an orange-red jelly, but it is more opaque than most jellies.  It’s a little more orangey than in these photos, but they’re pretty close.  Like all the Lippmanns I’ve tried so far, it applied perfectly.

I used two coats here.  In real life, there was still a bit of visible nail line, but I was ok with it.  It wasn’t really visible to anyone but me, and I didn’t want to use any more of the polish than I had to.

I absolutely love how shiny this is! It felt very vintage-y and classic.  Sometimes it’s great to just wear a simple red polish.

The wear on this was fantastic! It took two days of being super hard on my hands to even see some tip wear, and I’ve been wearing it for four days, without a single chip, which for me, is really amazing.  I usually chip my polish within a day or two (sometimes within ten minutes haha).

What’s your favorite Lippmann polish?

Don’t Tell Mama

Yet another Deborah Lippmann polish that I absolutely love.  Seriously.  That woman makes ah-mazing polishes.  If you haven’t tried them, you should.

This is Don’t Tell Mama, an almost-black teal with forest green shimmer.  Gorgeous.  It can look black indoors, but it only takes a little light to glow.  I am so glad I was able to score this on sale a few weeks ago, since the $16 price tag is a little steep.  But I do think that it’s worth it for Deborah Lippmann.  Her colors are beautiful and unique and the formula is flawless.

This was two perfect coats with Essie Good to Go.  And for being such a dark color, this did not stain at all, and came of really easily.  Love it.

I’ve had this on my coffee table since I got it in the mail just because the bottle is so pretty to look at.  I also really love the name of this one – I can’t help but sing it haha.

So far, I have six Lippmann polishes, and have yet to try what she is best known for – her amazing glitters!  Across the Universe is next on my wish list I think.

What’s your favorite Lippmann?

Almost Paradise

This is another color from Deborah Lippmann’s Footloose collection.  To be honest, I only bought this duo because I wanted the other color, Footloose, which I will hopefully get a chance to post soon.  I wasn’t expecting to like this.  If anything, I figured I’d kind of like it, but it would be too close to a color I already have.

I was wrong.  I absolutely LOVE this!  Despite the fact that I have more green polishes than any other color in my stash, none of them come close to this.  The closest are maybe butter LONDON Bossy Boots and Essie Navigate Her.  Almost Paradise is lighter than Navigate Her and much brighter and more yellow than either.  It’s like a neon lime with a ton of white mixed in.  It’s bright, but pastel at the same time.  My perfect summer green!  The only thing that will keep me from wearing this all the time is that it’s limited edition and I want to make my bottle last.  If it wasn’t for my recent polish buying spree (which included this), I’d buy another set!

This is three coats with Essie Good to Go.

Yet again, I was super impressed with Deborah Lippmann’s formula.  This one is a tad sheer, but goes on like butter.  Love it.

Let’s Hear it for the Boy

My first Deborah Lippmann!  I had completely given up on being able to acquire one of these amazing polishes until I get a real job.  I just can’t bring myself to drop $16 on a single bottle of polish as a poor college student.  As it is, I haven’t eaten a real meal in a week due to my polish buying spree.

Anyway, when I saw Deborah Lippmanns on sale at HSN.com, I couldn’t pass them up.  I picked up this half of the Footloose collection for $16 a few weeks ago – two for the price of one, which I thought was pretty amazing.  And then yesterday, I ordered the second half of the collection for… wait for it… $10!  Seriously, if you’ve been waiting to try Deborah Lippmann, now’s your chance!

This is one of four polishes that Deborah Lippmann released with the remake of Footloose a while ago.  It’s called Let’s Hear it for the Boy (which gets stuck in my head whenever I look at the bottle), and it’s a gorgeous bright powder blue.  Even though it’s a pastel, it stands out and it makes my hands look tan – which takes a lot.

This is two coats with a coat of Essie Good to Go.

This is the first Deborah Lippmann I’ve ever tried, and I have never dealt with a nail polish formula quite like it.  It actually took some getting used to because it was so different, but I absolutely love it.  The brush is amazing – it’s small and short, but also soft, so it spreads well and gets the polish exactly where you want it.  The formula is thin, but super smooth, and this only took me two coats to get it completely opaque.  It also dries lighting fast – faster than any fast dry topcoat I’ve ever tried.  While I do really like this, this is the part that took a little getting used to, because you have to apply it really quickly.

Overall, I am in love with this nail polish! Though it isn’t an everyday color, I think I’ll be wearing it a lot this summer.  And I will definitely be buying more Deborah Lippmanns as soon as I can – I have my eye on the Snow White & the Huntsman duo (which might just be my birthday present to myself).