I’ve been painting my nails for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, maybe five or six, I found a bottle of nail polish in the bathroom at my grandma’s house and gave myself my first manicure. It was a pearly mauve colour, and I thought it looked fabulous!
Since then, I’ve experimented with pretty much every colour and texture I can get my hands on. Over the years there have been a few things about nail polish that I’ve come to learn and accept as unalterable facts. I’m pretty sure some of these are scientific laws.
1) The minute you finish a flawless paint job on your nails, you will have a sudden, powerful urge to pee that cannot be ignored.
2) The day after a flawless manicure, you will have to scrub a particularly stubborn pot or open a parcel.
3) Glitter nail polishes never look as pretty on your nails as they do in the bottle.
That third one was a particularly bitter pill to swallow. I love the look of glitter polishes, but I’m always so disappointed when I try them. I get suckered in because they look so stunning in the bottle. How they come out on the nails, though, is a different story. To get a result even remotely close to the bottle requires a bajillion coats and a whole lotta drying time.
So, I didn’t dare get my hopes up too high about the Deborah Lippmann glitter polishes I recently ordered from Sephora. I thought, surely they can’t look as mesmerizing on the nails as they do in the bottle…but they do!
After applying only two coats, I ended up with a smooth, even, fully opaque covering of turquoise sparkling awesomeness. Mind blown! Even more awesome is how quickly this polish dried! It only took a few minutes before it was completely set. My faith in glitter has been renewed.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Glitter in “Just Dance”
The only real downside here is the damage that’s going to be done to my bank account when I inevitably buy more of these.