Review: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer – Glitter in “Just Dance”

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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!

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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.

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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.

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