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Monday 31 January 2011

Nail of the Day - Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell Mamma

I saw this online at House of Fraser and had to have it, it looked so gorgeous!  And, in the bottle it is, a deep dark blackened green, with incredible micro-shimmer.

As with my last Lippmann polish, application was perfect, smooth and opaque within two coats, and the wear was great, it lasted four days without chipping and I was very happy with it ...

but ....

Where's the shimmer?  It's just black on the nails! Just occasionally, depending on the light, the angle of viewing, even the time of day, you get a hint of the shimmer, but most of the time it's just black.  A good black, and a lovely polish, to be sure, but I was disappointed all the same. Gorgeous, just not quite gorgeous enough, I'm afraid.  Especially at £14 a bottle!

The Fine Print: Bought this with cash.  Not my cash, of course, but it still counts.

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  1. So disappointing, I hate it when that happens and it's extra annoying when you're talking about a £14 polish.

  2. Oh how disappointing - I've got a couple of Deborah Lippmann's now, I'm sticking to the ones with multisize glitter in them as they're so different to most polishes around. A lot of the non glitter polishes are nice, but can be duped (and for less) elsewhere I think..

  3. This was the shade that I was most interested in from the range, but where is even a hint of green? Such a shame, I have loads of polishes that end up looking like a normal black so I think I'll give this one a miss. Thanks for the review x

  4. I really want to try one of the glitter polishes from Deborah Lippman. Her entire line looks so chic.


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