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This is part of the new Duri Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection (for which I am currently working on the review). I was going to wait to post this one until I am finished with the post, but I have had it on my nails for 2 days now, I love it to pieces, and I just had to share it with you. I will give a more detailed review when I review the collection.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.
Every so often, I get a wild hair and decide to order a Lippmann polish. As I’ve been out of the loop for awhile, I really wasn’t sure what was out there in terms of new Lippmanns. As it’s almost Christmas, I expected total glitterbombs (which there are) and some awesome-looking cremes (which there are). So, I completely shocked myself when the one I chose to order was Glamorous Life.
It looked interesting in bottle pics and the few swatches I’d seen of it looked really nice. Aaaaand, as soon as I read that Deborah Lippmann described this as the perfect rose gold, I knew I had to get it. I’m a complete sucker for any thing rose gold.
The only thing that made me nervous was the finish. It looked brush-strokey. However, I didn’t even give it much though. I loved the idea of it that much.
Well, it came yesterday…
Truth be told, I’m a little torn. On one hand, Deborah was right… this is an amazing rose gold. Unfortunately, OTOH, it’s not the satin finish I was expected based on it in the bottle. It seemed very frosty to me. On the first coat, in fact, I was ready to immediate add it to my “donate” pile.
But, I gave it 2 more coats, and I must say that while I’m not in love with the finish, or the fact that I had so many issues with drag and strokes, I think the color of this is perfect. It almost reminds me of a pink/gold version of Lippmann Purple Rain (which was another beautiful color with a nightmare application/finish).
That said, I just don’t know if the beautiful color is enough to offset all of the negatives or not-positives on this one. I think I’m going to try it as a full manicure and definitely use a sticky base coat, as I feel that would really help with the brush-strokes. It would also allow me to use 2 coats, rather than 3.
All-in-all, if you are a sucker for rose gold that’s not a foil or a bright metallic, then the color on this one may tempt you. Just know that it’s frosty. And while, it doesn’t give me old-lady-hands, but it does show strokes and drag.
Lippmanns can retail up-to $20, though this polish like most other non-glitters is $16.
This polish was purchased by me.
Hi everyone, it’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a matter of days away. I swear, the older I get, the shorter the years become and this time around, it feels like we should be somewhere in May.
As I was sitting here contemplating the upcoming holiday, I suddenly had the idea to create a Thanksgiving-inspired skittles. My desire was to do more of an “ombre” effect, but it wasn’t quite there.
This is L-R, Zoya Tamsen, NARS Dovima, OPI A Good Man-Darin is Hard to Find, and Barielle Angora Aura.
I swear, it looked better on. My flashed washed out the oranges, and yet when I managed to get one that was true to color, it made my skin look odd. Oh well. I still think it was a cool concept. While I was doing it, it really reminded me of the colors of the fall leaves, though at this stage, they are almost all gone.
Anyway, just in case, I don’t post, I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving to my US readers, and to my international folks, I hope you have a great Thursday.
I do plan on posting soon, however, as I do have Duri’s new Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection begging me to swatch them. I also have to play catch-up with holiday collections from OPI and Zoya.
I received 2 colors from their debut collection, "The Yacht Club" collection. The inspiration behind this collection was the creator's, Melissa Huynh's, travels throughout the caribbean.
Here's a list of all of the colors in the collection:
Intimate Sand is a powder pink solid lacquer
Shell We Dance is a peach/coral pink solid lacquer
Wasap-bi? is a Khaki/Green Solid lacquer
St. Thomas Blue me Away is a powder blue solid lacquer
Shiraz with tha Stahz is a deep wine with silver speckles lacquer
Supernova Girl is a silver glitter top coat
Jetset In My SunSet is a gold glitter top coat
I received Intimate Sand and Shell We Dance...
Shell We Dance - creamsicle orange. I know Curtsy & Bow describes this as coral/pink, but on me, it definitely looked like the color of orange push pops. It's a pretty color, but with my pink skin, it seemed a little off. I think this would look fantastic on someone with darker skin. Two coats.
I liked these colors. I felt that the formula was a bit thick and I thought the brush was a bit hard to handle, but I got the hang of it after a few tries (the handle is very short). I really liked that they were opaque in just a few coats. My favorite was definitely Intimate Sand.
These retail for $15 (I think) and for more information, you can view their blog.
These were sent to me for review
I am desperately trying to get back in to blogging, not only because I enjoy it greatly, but because I do feel a responsibility not only to my followers and readers, but also to the polish companies that ask me to review their products. I am currently working on posts. However, I have such a backlog, that you may see posts from collections that have been out for awhile. I am going to try and get to the holiday collections first, though.
Thank you so much for reading,