The year was 1999… I’d finished school and moved back in with my parental units while I looked for a job and tried to unwind.
My BFF/dancing buddy J. Money and I were also deep in our clubbing phase. I’ll never forget — it was the same thing every time we’d go out. One of our Filipino parents would ask, “Are you girls going to the disco?”
Or, “Are you going disco-disco?”
Hearing parental units refer to “the club” as a disco… That’s just so funny. It always cracked us up.
Still, there are times when “disco” just feels like the better word, ya know? — like when it comes to Lippmann Collection’s Happy Birthday ($18), the newest addition to their permanent nail polish line.
This stuff’s so blinged out and sparkly that it would be a shame not to wear it to “the disco,” ha!
It’s all about taking glitter to the next level, with bits in a plethora of shapes, colors and sizes — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and silver.
For a full-on, eyes-rolling-to-the-back-of-the-head glitter-gasm, try three coats.
Two coats — when you’re in the mood for quieter glitter
So far I’ve only worn Happy Birthday by itself, but I’m guessing it would look extra festive layered beneath a polish in solid black or red.
Removing glittery nail polishes can be a major chore. This post here might help.
I bet Happy Bday makes a great gift, too. It’s aptly named, after all. Maybe with some sweet treats, a Laguna Beach: Season One DVD and one of those Sephora gift cards…
Only thing is the $18 part. That’s kinda pricey for a nail polish, but with all the various glitter shapes and sizes, it seems like a unique product. I can’t remember seeing something like it before.
Because it’s Lippmann, it’s durable, resists chipping and doesn’t contain nasty formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate.
Wearing it, I can’t help but grin and feel a little happier than I was a moment ago. I’d be even happier if it were cheaper, LOL! But C’est la vie. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Time for an intervention
Yes, hello, Karen, this is destiny. I’m calling to tell you that you’re still on track to becoming a Crazy Cat Lady.
Last night I had to do some shopping at Target. It wasn’t until I was in line at the checkout that I fully realized what I’d done. I only got a few things; in addition to some Soap and Glory products (reviews coming soon!) and a massive tub of rocky road ice cream, I’d also acquired an outfit for Tabs.
He looks so professional, doesn’t he? In his little blue tie?
Now he needs his own desk, too, and some Post-Its. Maybe also an abacus. Hmm…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,