When I started following polish pages, I kept hearing about this Deborah Lippmann who made polishes for celebs. Sounded interesting, but when I saw the $18 price tag, my interest waned pretty quickly.
Until I found out that HSN (yes, Home Shopping Network) carries Deborah Lippmann polishes. And sometimes, they go on clearance for $10 for a 2-pack of full-sized polishes!! $5 for a well-touted polish?? Oh, yeah!!
So I've been collecting them, but I haven't tried them out yet!! So I busted out a lovely dark purple with blu-ish shimmer called "Dancing In the Sheets". It was lovely enough, but I also wanted to try out my new Bundle Monster 2012 plates. So I grabbed Pure Ice "Love", BM Plate #318, and here's what I got:
At the beach in the sun:
So the DL was nice after 2 coats, but some nails needed 3 for full opacity. The shimmer was present, but not as pronounced on the nail as in the bottle.
I loved my BM stamp, but I need more practice to get the placing the same for every nail. Whatever, I still love me some hibiscus! :-)
Overall, I don't think this was the best combo. The light pink really didn't go with the dark polish. And the all-over design covered up the pretty shimmer of the DL. But you live & learn, right?