Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Glitters for Holiday 2011

Deborah Lippmann has really been cranking out the glitters lately, hasn't she? I'm pretty thrilled about that because Lippmann always seems to have the most interesting types of glitter. All those big sequins, even better when they're in jelly bases. This Holiday brings a few more Lippmann sequin glitters and I have two of them to review.

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? This is a large red hexagon sequin glitter in a clear base.



I Love The Nightlife. This is a large grey-silver hexagon sequin in a clear base. The base is just barely tinted smoky grey, but it shows as clear on the nail.

Now, what I'm wearing here is two 'coats', and I use the word coat loosely. These have such an odd formula that I couldn't use a normal polish application technique. Instead, what I did was load my brush with polish and place a large drop on the center of my nail. Using the polish brush, I pushed around the glitter pieces until I had fairly even dispersion over the nail and then I waited five minutes and applied another coat the same way.

These are best for layering, but I'm sure complete coverage can be achieved by clever maneuvering of the glitter while the polish is still wet. Using the same technique, I layered one coat of each over my usual Wet n Wild black polish:

Deborah Lippmann Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? over black.


Deborah Lippmann I Love The Nightlife over black.

The formula on these is, like I mentioned before, unusual. It's very thick and the glitter comes out in clumps. A normal brushstroke application didn't work for these. A lot of the glitter is stuck to the sides of the bottles, so I'm wondering if a little polish thinner would loosen the whole thing enough to aid application. Other than the weird texture, the drying time is good and the bottles and brushes are flawless as usual. These need a lot of topcoat to be completely smooth and the removal is a bit rough.

I really like the way they look at two coats, it makes me think of armor plating. The red one makes me think of blood cells and platelets in medical diagrams. The formula on these was strange but not impossible. Layering with these is easier than wearing them solo, but they look fun either way.

(These were sent to me for review.)

45 comments:

  1. Wow I love how chunky the glitter looks! I was wondering...do you have any tips for removing glitter polish? It always takes me forever!

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  2. Rachel, I have a few tricks, but it's still a pain in the butt XD The first thing is to use more remover than you think you should. If you completely soak a cotton ball and let it sit on your nail for around 1-5 minutes (depends on how patient you feel), the glitter will sometimes come off in one sheet.

    Otherwise, get one of those jars with the scrubby brushes inside (I always get the Target brand one). It does the work for you, but it doesn't work that well for some glitters. It's best on small glitter and doesn't always remove all the large types of glitter.

    Then there's that whole thing with the cotton balls and tinfoil, but it's such a hassle that I never do it!

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  3. woww! i love do ya think i'm sexy it is really pretty, it's a shame about the formula, i often have very little patience with tricky glitters loll

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  4. Well ... I gotta say I'm not a huge fan of those chunky glitters. The "sequins" are too big for my liking, they remind me of children's carnival somehow. Also that plated look is not for me ;)

    I bought a couple of those LA Girl Glitter Addict polishes, they have small and big hex glitter pieces mixed and they look nice layered over another color with 1 or 2 coats.

    But since I'm very impatient with the removal, I rarely wear those. I mostly wear different cremes or shimmers, so that removal is done within two or three minutes.

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  5. Glittah!!!! I think I prefer them over black. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. there's a glitter removal video that's been making rounds on fb! just paint a coat of creme polish that you'll never wanna use ever again on top and using a cotton wool soaked with remover, press and wipe. it comes off easily! i hope it helps(:

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  7. Mine are still on back order but I can't wait to get these and Stairway to Heaven! They look great on you!

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  8. These aren't really my kind of thing, but the red one does look like rose petals pressed into your nails. Very Valentine's Day looking!

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  9. I like these, they are very holiday but I can't for the price. I compromised for RRS, BR and LSTB but unless she comes out with more epics I just sit and admire :)

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  10. Nicole, thanks! I actually do that sometimes, usually with topcoat I don't like, but I always feel like I'm wasting when I do it!

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  11. gosh nightlife is soo pretty. I'm always hesitant on throwing down $20 for a polish though...

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  12. Gorgeous over black, especially the red one!
    xxx

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  13. OH wow how timely. I was just debating on these...I think I can pass :)

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  14. I like chunky glitter, but that is out of control.

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  15. They look gorgeous over black but on their own...not so much

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  16. Wow these are amazing! If only DL's weren't so expensive!

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  17. wow we're getting all these crazy glitters for the holidays!! I wish they were easier to take off!

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  18. Not a fan of this kind of glitter at all only because the application sounds like it would be extremely frustrating and removing it would make me want to saw my fingers of. :P Well, I'm being dramatic.

    Usually I can get down with most polishes, but these ones I think I'd be struggling with more than enjoying, so I won't pick these up.

    Thank you for swatching them, though! I love looking at them on your gorgeous nails, Scrangie. But they unfortunately aren't for me.

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  19. The red glitter on black is very sexy!

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  20. adore your blog, it's the best for nail and polishes i know

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  21. LOL, this polish really made you work for it!

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  22. Thanks for swatching, but agree with Swatch and Learn -- too much trouble! I'm fine with glitters that look kind of dimensional, but these just look lumpy...and if they *feel* lumpy too, forget it. I have yet to see a Lippmann polished I'm impressed enough with to actually buy.

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  23. They are so pretty.....!!! both in bottles and on nails!

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  24. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? over black looks AH-MAZING!!! Although it also looks pretty amazing on its own! Damn you Deborah Lippmann, why do you have to be so expensive!

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  25. Nailgasm on the first pic. Wow!

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  26. I thought I would be all about these, but now that I've seen swatches, I'm going to pass. Instead of looking like an awesome sequin dress, they look lumpy and chunky to me. :(

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  27. WOW. You make every polish looks amazing but even these don't look too hot on you . I dont wanna know how it would end up looking on a mere mortal such as myself.

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  28. I love the chunky red glitter polish. It reminds me of handfuls of rose petals. I LOVE it even more over the black base. This is definitely something I must own. Damn. I thought I was done buying polishes for a few months! Another lacquer suckers me in.... ;)

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  29. I kinda love your description of how to put on this glitter... these remind me of the Milani Jewel FX polishes. That is exactly what I have to do when I use them, well said!

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  30. Love Do Ya Think I'm Sexy. Love that big glitter. I think it may be too much aggravation to go through to get the glitter on.

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  31. I like glitter, but...I'm not really feeling these. I kinda feel like I could get a similar effect by just manually placing individual large hex glitters on my nails.

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  32. I really like these when you showed them layered over another shade. I find with DL when the glitter is this big layering it helps the big pieces lay flatter - as if they sink in a tish into the base layer shade if you get the glitter on when the base is still a bit wet. Personally I like it when they nestle down a little vs being up high and more bumpy finish.

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  33. These glitters are bordering on looking like fish scales! A bit to much for me, and shudder at the though of how long it would take to remove all of that glitter...

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  34. Hmm, I'm not a fan. And I do like glitters but those look so huge! Not to be mean but when you put two coats on, it sort of looks like the nail bed is deformed.

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  35. Is the red one the one everyone was calling "Jessica Rabbit" when runway pics first came out, a few months ago?

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  36. I was soooooo looking forward to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? after I heard about the Jessica Rabbit inspiration but I think it's kind of a let down. It looks nice on you but I just don't feel it's for me. :(

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  37. whats a similar color to "do ya think im sexy?" with big red glitters? or medium sized red glitters?

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  38. these are great! How do you get your polish too look like the glitter is in-cased in clear? It looks so glossy and smooth.

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  39. Looks like a similar style to the Color Club Backstage Pass set. Those are tough to apply but awesome for layering and accents. Great colors.

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  40. I have to be honest here (and I LOVE your swatches, Scrangie, you are my go to before I buy something)... I can't imagine paying all that money for gigantic glitter suspended in clear polish. Go buy yourself some glitter and dump it into some Wet n Wild clear! When brands like this make unique colors (or glitters), you can tell some work went into and then maybe the price is justified, but this seems like flat out highway robbery for something you could so easily duplicate on your own! Better yet, paint your nails with clear and dump the glitter on top, you'd probably get much better coverage.

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