Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas - $15.80 at apothica.com
The Greige trend barrels on and Deborah Lippmann's version is super creamy and highly pigmented. Waking Up In Vegas is nearly a one-coater and is the perfect blend of beige and grey making it a no-brainer offbeat neutral nail color that will be perfect through the Fall and into Winter. I'm really into these dusky types of cremes and I was really happy with what a real winner this was. The application and tinge of warmth really make it luxurious and lovely to look at. Lippmann polishes are a bit on the pricey side, and while you don't always get what you pay for in any given brand, in this case I think it's a pretty good buy if you're into this sort of shade.
Below I've included some comparison pics between Waking Up In Vegas and the closest shade I had in my stash; Petites Color Fever in Vintage Grey as well as a couple wedding pics which I promised a while ago :D
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Deborah Lippmann - Bad Romance - $18 available at deborahlippmann.com sometime in August.
Deborah Lippmann has got a couple cool shades coming out in August! This polish and Across the Universe were available for a while during the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale, but will be available again soon on deborahlippmann.com so keep an eye out for them. Bad Romance is a sheerish black base with magneta glitter and sequins. It might remind you a bit of last year's Ruby Red Slippers, but this is a lot less blingy. RRS had so much glitter that the overall look was more red than black; that's not what you're getting here. It's a simple black polish with a smattering of interest. The base on this one is a bit more opaque as well, so the glitter that is there isn't as in-your-face. If I'm not comparing this polish to another one, it's pretty cool. It's nothing you probably couldn't make on your own with some black polish and a vial of craft glitter, but we live and learn. Promo pics on Nordstrom looked insanely cool, so I was expecting more bling, but I'm pretty happy with what it actually is. I like that it's edgy and fun. Plus, anything to do with magenta glitter; I'm so there. I used three thin coats and am pretty happy with the coverage. The trick with this polish is that you apply a thin coat (which won't contain much glitter) then without dipping the brush, go back over the nail and that will deposit a good bit of glitter. It's not the smoothest way to apply a polish, but it makes the glitter really lay down. The end result of this polish isn't really terribly textured; the glitter lays down very flat and a coat of a good top coat like Seche Vite smooths it right out.
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Index to pinkie: China Glaze Peachy Keen, Color Club Coral Cascade, OPI Back to the Beach Peach, Lippmann Daytripper
China Glaze Peachy Keen: There's really not enough pink in this to call it coral, but it looked pretty with the others. Two coats of perfection make it a perfect peach.
Color Club Coral Cascade: This reminds me more of a peach as well, but the added pink (and the name) is why I added this for comparison. Very sheer, but nice.
OPI Back to the Beach Peach: Peach... maybe. I'll call this a blush coral. It requires three coats, but the jelly finish is to die for.
Lippmann Daytripper: A jelly coral that is super bright and gorgeous. Three coats will give you great coverage, and it reminds me of my favorite Chanel Glossimer, Sirop!
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Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday for getting girly, so here are a dozen of Beautopia's picks for the best nail polish for that special night.
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This is Lippmann Collection's Ruby Red Slippers. Initially only available as part of a Ménage à trois of lip-smacking glitteriffic polishes commemorating the company's 10th anniversary. Now they're available seperately and this baby threw itself at me, I swear. What a little hussy.
Lippmann's website calls this "Dorothy's Shimmering Ruby." Let me tell you something about your friend, and mine, Dot. After returning to Kansas following her trek around wherever the hell she was, she got bored. After all the adventures she'd had with her various organ-deficient friends, she felt a little stifled back on the farm. So her gingham skirt got shorter and her ruby red heels got a little higher, and this is what her slippers look like nowadays, girls. Not your mama's ruby reds. Behold.
Ruby Red Slippers is a super-sheer black base with loads of both teeny round, and larger hex glitter in a rich red. This picture shows 3 coats. I thought 4 was going a little far, though I may next time. I wanna go all the way with this one. *wink*