After my out-of-body glitter experience with Lippmann’s Happy Birthday polish last week, I thought I’d go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs when I spotted the sparkly bottles in their 10th Anniversary Celebrate Set ($35, limited edition).
If you really think about glitter — and I mean REALLY think about glitter (LOL!) — there are different kinds, right? From the Celebrate Set, I’d expected shiny happy glitter, but it surprised me with darker, less shimmery shades.
The color 411…
Ruby Slippers: For this shade, Lippmann jammed bits of red glitter into a black jelly base. The glitter bits vary in size, and the resulting polish, a semi-opaque black with a medium-shine finish, strikes me as something that would go well with sexy Halloween costumes, perhaps a nurse or traffic cop. It’s not something I’d wear every day, but it earns points for originality. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Funky Chunky: I just could not get this color to look pretty… It’s a shiny black with black hexagon-shaped glitter, which, in theory, could be very cool, right? Nope, not for me. While it has potential, it looked bumpy and messy, like fresh tar. That, and the glitter hardly even sparkles, BOO! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C-
Superstar: This polish packs small bronze glitter bits in a brown jelly base. I’ve liked the color ever since I saw it in last year’s Holiday 2008 collection. I still think it’s fun and totally appropriate for fall. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Overall, I think the colors in the Celebrate Set fit for an occasion like Halloween, but I think I’m leaning more toward Happy Birthday.
If you like somewhat dark, moody nail polishes with a bit o’ bling, then the set might be worth your while. Individually, Lippmann’s polishes usually cost $16 per bottle, so $35 for the set of three full-size bottles isn’t bad.
What do you think about these? Is the glitter workin’ for ya?
Here’s a random question for you: When you go to sleep at night, where do you keep your purse?
Before I turn in, I place my purse right beside me on my nightstand. Don’t laugh, but I actually have a legit reason!
El Hub teases me about it, but I’m figuring that if there’s an earthquake/fire, then I’ll be ready to just grab my purse (maybe using it to carry Tabs) and go.
It’s about being prepared.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,