Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lippmann Collection

I went to the mall for brunch with some friends. I wasn't going to buy anything. And then, my companion wanted to go to Neimans and look at the handbags. I have long loved Neimans makeup department. I wasn't even looking for nail polishes. And then, tucked off in a corner, right next to the $400 jeans, I saw them. The Lippmann Collection polishes. I was really only looking to see if they had Happy Birthday, their tenth anniversary (SPECIAL EDITION!) polish.

They did. They also had the three-pack with Superstar, Ruby Red Slippers and Funky Chunky. Oh. Em. Gee.

they came home with me.

I went for Funky Chunky first. I did the pigs first. And I stupidly used a top coat. If you have a polish that is meant to be sequiny and chunky, as its name implies, do not put a super glossy top coat on it. So, I had a better idea of what I was doing by the time I got to my fingernails.

I started with the first coat. I noticed that the sequins were sticking mostly to the bottoms of my nails. I tried spreading them around. I decided to use three coats. I wish it dried faster, since I am addicted to Poshe fast-dry topcoat. The thumbnails just looked smudgy to me.

Removal of the Funky Chunky was quite a challenge. Glitters are pretty hard to remove, but this doesn't have glitter. This lovely black has little black sequins, which turned silver as I used pure acetone for this job. I was finding those little silver sequins all over my hands for about a day.

Next up, I decided I was in the mood for a brown hue. I was looking right at my Superstar. I need some sparkle in my life, and Superstar has it aplenty! I went for three coats, because I wanted the glitter to be deep. It's so pretty.

This is also where I discovered that the camera on my new phone is much stronger than my old one. YAY!