There are no winners like in Spring 2010 (Waking Up in Vegas is really good). So I'm waiting to see Lippmann's Nordstrom set with baited. Breath. (omg I'm so excited.)
I think that this is one of those perfect colors for summer that grabs attention without screaming for it (a la neons). A tomato-red, uber shiney jelly that is so bright it freaks my camera out. Unfortunately, because my camera was freaked out it couldn't pick up on how much VNL there really is. 4 coats and I was no where near opacity and I genuinely don't believe that opacity was meant to be achieved. According to her press release, Lippmann says that this polish was inspired by a hairstylist's fabulous pants. That's all well and good but I must know, how did his skin breathe under the see-through vinyl? Was it itchy? Did he blister? Sweat? Did it squeak when he walked? (I kid. Hopefully the pants were the same color but they weren't see-through plastic. If they were, I'm gonna need some pics of that.)
If you're cool w/ VNL or you layer this over an opaque nude or white, you actually get 2 colors in one polish. This polish applied super-smooth on the first coat. And on the first coat it was a lot more coral-y-red than orange-y red. I couldn't wear this one as a NOTD because between 4 thick coats and my usual David topcoat (i.e. not quick dry), the shit would NOT dry.
Between the Sheets
(2 coats - sorry folks, I had to seriously muck around w/ photoshop to get the color to look kind of right on screen. Another camera freak out.)
Application of this one was lovely. It was good in 2 even coats, and the polish was easily controlled. The wear was not as impressive as with Lippmann's Spring 2010 shades. I had a some tipwear within a day. Nothing outrageous, but it wasn't as great.
Seemingly, these were inspired by a pair of sexy bedroom shoes she didn't buy. Maybe it's just me but I'm partial to black when it comes to sex-shoes (do not assume that I'm actually partial to sex-shoes, however). I'm imagining Deb in some magenta feathered mules. Seems a little old school.
I'm not as crazy for this one as a summer color. It's reasonably bright, but it doesn't really scream summer to me. It also seems pretty dupe-y. Though no polish comes to mind. Ideas?
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