This is an interesting new set from Deborah Lippmann. It contains three polishes- one bottle of the incredibly popular and aptly named multicolored glitter, Happy Birthday, plus two new colors which use the Happy Birthday glitter in different jelly bases.
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday. The classic. Different shapes, sizes and colors of birthday party glitter in a clear base. This color has become shockingly popular. Almost every nail enthusiast I've talked to either has this, has a dupe of it or has it on their wishlist. It's a really cute polish, very festive looking. It really is evocative of the fun, happy, confetti-filled "birthday party" image. This glitter is dense enough to wear alone (I have two coats on here) or to layer.
Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop. How great is this?! This is the perfect pink frosted cupcake with sprinkles color. Doesn't it look like sprinkles? It also reminds me of confetti cake. Such a happy color. This is the Happy Birthday glitter in a milky bubblegum pink jelly base. The jelly base gives this color more depth than just layering Happy Birthday on top of pink. I have seen people layer a sheer or jelly polish over Happy Birthday to get this look, but I haven't tried that technique for myself yet. Regardless, this is an amazingly cute polish and it makes me smile when I look at it.
Deborah Lippmann Forget You. Forget You has the Happy Birthday glitter, but this time it's in a black jelly base. I love the way the glitter pieces look suspended in the black jelly; if you enlarge the pictures you can get a better look at what I'm talking about. I much prefer the look of the glitter mixed with the black to the look of glitter layered over black. Happy Birthday and Candy Shop make me think of birthday parties, but Forget You makes me think of New Year's Eve... Or possibly even a bachelorette party.
The formula on this is what I expected from such chunky glitter. Happy Birthday is quite thick but the other two are considerably thinner. Still thick, though. All would benefit from a little polish thinner just to make them go on more smooothly. Still, I didn't have any trouble applying apart from getting the glitter evenly distributed. I did two coats of all and I'm happy with the way they look with only two. Drying time is good and they dry oddly (though not completely) smooth for such huge glitter. I'm wearing topcoat in these pictures but they didn't require more than one coat.
Overall, I love this set. I already had Happy Birthday so I sorta wish there was a third new color in the set instead of Happy Birthday, but maybe that's an invitation to franken mine... Hmmm... And speaking of frankenpolish, I'm sure that Candy Shop and Forget You could be frankened pretty easily using Happy Birthday (or one of its clones), clear polish and pink/black polish. But still, the ones in this set are perfect. I think they look amazing on the nails and I've always loved Lippmann's fancy-looking bottles.
These are sold together as a set; $42 on LippmannCollection.com. Happy Birthday by itself is $18.
(This was sent to me for review.)