The new Deborah Lippmann polishes make me go, well, “Gaga.”
*snicker snicker hahahaah* (or maybe you’re going, *grooooooan*)
Ok, so I’m not all that funny, but how about I just mooch off that bad pun and ge to showing you Bad Romance?!
In the sun:
In the shade:
Close-up of texture:
Bad Romance is a black jelly base with purple regular and hex glitters. The hex glitters look suspended in the jelly, and the whole thing just reminds me of the constellations and night sky. This is gorgeous! I needed three coats for opacity.
Of Bad Romance, Deborah Lippman said, “Bad Romance was inspired by last winter’s Ruby Red Slippers. I loved this shade so much and wanted to keep that sheer black base but take it into 2011. I was manicuring Lady Gaga for a photo shoot recently and thought to myself, “What would Gaga do?” The result was Bad Romance, a moody and dark yet brilliantly provocative glitter polish – a Gaga-blackened fuschia. The chunky sequin shade captures the high-fashion feel of Gaga’s signature style and the bold statement of the namesake song.”
Next up is Across the Universe!
In the sun (or what I could find of it the day I wore this…):
In the shade:
And a close-up showing texture:
Please know that this polish is so much more sparkly than my pics show it! Across the Universe is a gorgeous sheer navy jelly base with light blue and green hex glitter, and regular blue glitter. This took three coats to be opaque but it is AMAZING once it’s built up. I don’t own anything like this; as I said, it sparkled in real life, even though I didn’t have much sun the day I wore it. If Bad Romance is like the night sky, then Across the Universe is like the looking down at Earth at night, on your nails 🙂
Of Across the Universe, Deborah Lippman said, “An uber-chic male friend of mine called me late one Thursday night and was insistent we try to capture all of space and time in a bottle! The next night he took me up for my first trip to the Museum of Natural History to see the show at the Hayden Planetarium and I instantly knew what he was talking about. After some experimentation, I developed Across the Universe, a blazing blue and metallic green glam glitter blend in a sheerest navy base.”
Across the Universe shows some slight tip wear as I took the pictures in late afternoon, and I’d been wearing it almost a full day.
I was worried that I wouldn’t get opacity and that the polishes would be too sheer, but I was glad a third coat fixed that up. Across the Universe took a great acetone effort to take off, but was well worth it. Application was good – got some rogue hex glitters on my cuticles every now and then, but not too bad. I didn’t have any rogue hex glitters when applying Bad Romance.
The last Deborah Lippmann polish I bought was Happy Birthday, and I paired it with a white frost. You can see it here. Actually, I also bought the All that Jazz trio from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this month, and you’ll be seeing that here soon, too! I wore Lady Sings the Blues for my anniversary mani when Mike and I went to dinner to celebrate our three years of togetherness Saturday 🙂
One more thought. I actually think these polishes are prettier than Ruby Red Slippers, but I’m a blue fanatic and prefer these colors over red. I also did only two coats of RRS, and I believe that if I wear three coats of RRS next time, instead of two, that I’ll like it more.
You can find these two glitters at Nordstrom, Barneys NY, Neiman Marcus and online at Deborah Lippmann. These retail for $18 a piece on Nordstrom’s site, although I only see Across the Universe listed right now.
Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent to me by the PR firm/manufacturer for review.