Seeing these Lippmann Collection fall nail polish colors ($15 each) for the first time, I thought one thing: VEGAS, BABY! The red, black, white and black-purple colors remind me of playing cards.
Some may feel these fall Lippmann colors are a bit tame, but I think there’s enough variety among the shades to keep things interesting.
Stop and Stare, a blue-based matte red, looks like a sure bet. Picture a lounge singer in a smokey bar. She’s wearing a slinky, black dress and Stop and Stare on her fingertips. It’s a beautiful, classic red that would look great at dressy daytime events (meet me at the polo match, dahling), formal evenings out or even a day at the office. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Rhapsody in White takes me back. This frosty cool white looks exactly like a shade of Wet ‘n Wild I wore through most of the sixth grade. I wasn’t around for the 60s, but this reminds of that era, as in pale lips, bee hive bouffants and go go boots. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
The inky Fade to Black is darker than night. I’m on the fence about black as a nail color because of how high maintenance the shade can be, but all of the Lippmann polishes I’ve used before have chipped less often than most other brands do. If this black matte is as durable as the rest, it could really make a name for itself. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Pump Up the Jam, a dark purple shimmer, looks almost like another shade of black from afar, but it reveals its true color when seen up close. It’s the deepest shade of eggplant imaginable. I’ve always dreamt of owning a Chevy El Camino in this exact color (and ridin’ dirty in it, haaay!). Is that weird? Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Lippmann Collection polishes have a reputation in the beauty world. They’re known for their durability, and that’s not hype, either; early last month I got a mani/pedi at the Lippmann nail bar in Hawaii, and the coral color on my toes is STILL fresh and intact. I’ve been reapplying top coat every five days, but even that, with most other brands of polish, would not have been enough to make the color last as long as it has so far.
I wish these polishes were a little less expensive, but since they last as long as they do, I still think they’re a pretty good bargain.
Budget Police Alert!
If you like Stop and Stare you can also try…
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red, $2.59
- CoverGirl CG Boundless Color Nail Polish in Red Revolution, $4
If you like Rhapsody in White try…
- Wet n Wild Shine Nail Color in Ice Blue Pearl, $1
- CoverGirl CG Boundless Color Nail Polish in Crystal Mist, $4
If you like Fade to Black try…
- CoverGirl CG Boundless Color Nail Polish in Midnight Magic, $4
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out, $2.59
If you like Pump Up the Jam try…
These fall shades will be available on counter late August 2008 at your favorite Nordstrom store.
This morning I got a big, fat dose of DISS from the neighbor’s tabby cat. He likes to hang out on top of a fence on a nearby hill that I can see from my front door. When I call him he usually bounds down the hill to me, running up the stairs, into the house and straight into the kitchen for Friskies. But this time when I called out to him, he sat up, stretched and walked away. I’m kinda heartbroken.
Despite the haterade I got from the neighbor’s cat, I’m doing pretty well so far for a Tuesday. My desk is still clean (it’s been two whole days). I guess that’s something.
Two days clean!
What’s going on, girlfriend? How has your day been?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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