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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fancy Schmancy Nail Polish!

I discovered this nail polish a few months ago in some magazine, and I thought it was really great. I saved the page, but once I found out how expensive it was (seriously? Close to $20!) I just put it back in the pile of stuff I save but don't do much with. Then I came across it again, and decided that as a part of my goal to be more sparkly, fancy, and interesting-looking... I was going to buy it! So, I did. It's called "Happy Birthday" and it's by Deborah Lippmann. Here are the pros and cons.

Pros: Very sparkly!, 2 different sizes of glitter, looks really cool, people notice and comment on it, easy to fix mistakes with another coat, happiness-inducing level= high

Cons: It took like 6 coats to get it this even, I think it will be some work to take off, like most glitter polishes- it is rough-feeling, color looks best outdoors or in natural light (to see the purple and yellow; otherwise you mostly see silver, red, and blue- which is great if you're patriotic, but not so much if you're... not), edges of your nails don't get covered with glitter, expensive.

I think the next time I try it, I'm going to do something like this, where I layer it with a dark base. Then you can see the individual glitter, and it might be easier to take off.

Overall, I'm really happy that I bought this glitter-mania of a polish, despite all the "cons"! I still think it's awesome!!


  1. Whoa! That looks wicked awesome. I very rarely paint my fingernails, but every October I do the glow in the dark nail polish and for the first couple nights, I scare myself because I forget it's on there. LOL

  2. This is the first time I've done my fingernails in... probably over 10 years!! I always do my toes though. :) I laughed at you scaring yourself!