Heeellloooo! I am very excited about today's post!!
Today is the first guest post on my blog ever and its written by Dhara Singh. Me and Dhara first started talking on twitter and as I got to know her better, I realised she is a big nail polish lover at heart, (later I figured its just not just nail polish its "everything that includes cosmetics or is related to beauty). She won the first giveaway on my blog and I met her up to give her the prizes when she had popped into my town. She told me that was expecting a few DL polishes and I was like "I soooo wannna seee them". She has very generously agreed to write this for for me, Thank you Dhara!!. I hope you enjoy post as much as I did. ____
Speechless...that was me when I received 2 nail polishes from a very high end polish brand 'Deborah Lippmann' as gifts. My bestie had her brother send it from London just in time for my birthday :D She called for 1 but her generous bro sent one more bottle, stating it was on his behalf...how cute is it when guys(however he is related) buy you cosmetic stuff !! The polishes I got are'Do Ya Think I'M sexy' and 'Across the Universe'
The Deborah Lippmann(DL henceforth) is a square shaped bottle with matte black cap. The brush is quite thin, thinner than the maybelline nail polish brush.All DL polishes are 3 free i.e Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate free. Yayy to that !! Price 16£..approx Rs. 1200 :o
Do Ya Think I'M Sexy is a super glamorousred hex glitterin clear base. The bottle is jam packed with glitter, so shiny red hexagons is all you see when you take a look at the bottle, giving generous amount of glitter on your nails in a single application. The glitters seem to cluster together so you need to drag them a bit for even coverage and also re-dip the brush to cover the entire nail.The glitter is absolutely non gritty and feels smooth after top coat application. Removing this glitter is a bit of a pain but it is worth all the stares you will receive with these polishes on ;)
Drying time is a tiny bit more since the formula is a bit on the thicker side but isn't that the case with all the glitter polishes ? I like this best as a layering polish. It looks best on black, white and red bases but you could always experiment with different colors. You would need around 3 coats to do a full on bling nail, but I don't favour it much since too much glitter doesn't look appealing and it would be a waste given how pricey the polish is :p
Across the Universeis anavy blue jelly, filled with light blue and green hex glittersandturquoise fine glitter,giving a look of midnight sky. Twilight anyone ? :D This goes opaque in 2 coats and I love how it looks on its own and on blue polishes. On black, I think, it's not soo hot !! The glitter in here is non gritty as well. The formula for this one is a bit thinner than Do Ya...and a bit streaky as well. Removing this one was a pain as well but uhh never mind !!!
Given the price, I wouldn't want to buy any other polishes from this brand, receiving it as a gift is a definite yes ;) Searching for dupes would be a nice option. Its not available in India ! Boon or curse.. What say ??