Watching old black and white movies on TV the other night, I felt compelled to add some color to my life. I applied three coats of Lippmann Collection’s Lady Marmalade nail polish ($15), a shimmery coral pink.
I think it’s a playful, youthful shade, even though the name is also the very grownup hook of a song that goes “Voulez-vouz coucher avec moi, ces soir.”
Maybe the Lippmann folks chose the name based upon how the shade looks in the bottle — like a scandalous red — but on my nails it’s a warm-toned strawberry pink, something Elle Woods would have worn before she left for Harvard.
Despite having the trademark Lippmann polish durability and thickness, Lady Marmalade is a bit sheer in comparison to Lippmann’s matte polishes. It took me three layers to really make the color pop.
Once applied, nail polish shades can look completely different depending on your skin tone and the opacity of your fingernails, so even though Lady Marmalade looks more strawberry pink than coral on my nails, you may see more of its coral and gold tones.
Even though Lippmann polishes aren’t cheap, they do seem to last longer than most other polishes I’ve used. In part because of their durability, I think they’re worth the price.
What do you think about Lady Marmalade? Does the shade remind you of anything else?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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