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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pretty as a Penny

I was enjoying my groovy mani so much, that I almost didn't change my polish today.  ALMOST! But then, what kind of obsessive compulsive polisher would I be if I did that!

I picked my new Deborah Lippmann Brick House today.  I thought it looked like Essie Alligator Purse with shimmer.  I may have to compare them in an upcoming dupe day post to see for sure.  This is the second DL polish I've tried recently, and I really don't like the formula at all.  You would think for this price, it'd be nicer.  It lacks in pigmentation and is runny.  Plus DL labeled this as a shimmer, but in my mind, it's closer to a metallic bordering on a frost.  I had a really hard time trying to not get brush strokes when applying this.

The final thought I have on this? It's pretty and reminds me of the color of a brand new penny.  For me, I could use less of the frost aspect, but it's not a bad color.  Plus I mentioned in my last post, that this color may be a dupe for the upcoming Essie color Very Structured, but the Essie I think is a creme.  I will definitely be testing my theory as I promised you in that post.

Since I liked the white stamp in my last post, I decided to use it again.  I almost used my go to Essie Little Brown Dress, but thought it may be too dark for this mani.  Next time though, I'm trying it. I used Bundle Monster plate BM 212 for this.

This pattern reminds me of peacock feathers.  Do you see that too?  While I like this look, it isn't making me as happy as my groovy green from my last post. Plus I apologize for my sad cuticles.  I have no excuse except pure laziness and not enough lotion.

But the cool thing about nail polish? You can take it off and start over if you don't like it.  Right?!?


  1. Yea, it totally reminds me peacocks too. And I really like this color, I have a similar one and it's one of my favorites.

  2. ok, thanks for letting me know :)

    i like this bm design :)

  3. I don't have any Lippmanns, the price just scares me so I'm holding off for a while. And yes, for the price, the formula should not only be perfection but you should hear angels singing in the background. I mean really. Is that too much to ask, Deb?

  4. @Laura- damn girl you crack me up! And yes I agree with you. Save your money!


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