Typically, I'm not the uber feminine type. I can play rough with the boys, and prefer to building something to cleaning my home. I usually wear my hair up right out of the shower, and my hands are always dry and cracked - I'll blame being a mom for that last one. However, the one girly secret I have is that I LOVE painting my nails. I find it a way to express my mood without needing to permanently ink something on my body, or make a new addition to my wardrobe. It's a relatively easy way to change things up, match outfits (or not), and even keep the feeling of your favorite season going year round. Awesome for me, Flat Iron Experts asked me to choose two bottles of Deborah Lippmann nail polish for this review. Yup. They carry things OTHER than hair styling/care products. Good to know, right??
I'm also rather sheltered when it comes to beauty products, and while I had probably seen Deborah Lippmann brand nail polish pop up in my Facebook feed, since I follow THOUSANDS of pages, I never really thought twice about it.
"Deborah Lippmann's long wearing nail lacquer exudes brilliant colors for any occasion. It contains no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP. More importantly, no animal testing was done for any of Deborah Lippmann's nail polish products. Deborah Lippmann's luxury line of award-winning hand and foot care was created as a result of her working with some of the most iconic figures in fashion - from Cher to Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Posen to Rodarte." ~ Flat Iron Experts
I decided to go with the colors On The Beach, and Dark Side of the Moon. Neither color has anything to do with the other. They're at such opposite ends of the color spectrum in regards to tone and shade, however matched certain parts of my personality to a T. On The Beach is a gorgeous summery, almost sky, blue. (Flat Iron Experts describes it as a "Rich Riviera Blue".) I thought it might be a little more on the teal end, but it's definitely more of a blue. It reminds me of the beach, and the gorgeous clear skies on a warm, breezy, flawless Summer day. I despise winter vehemently, so this is the perfect color to keep reminding me Summer will be back again in no time. I've been sporting it for the last two weeks with a pair of flip flops to boot! On The Beach applied absolutely flawlessly. It was a little thinner than I first expected, and it took about three coats to look as dark as I wanted it to. However, out of the two that I received this is my definite favorite.
Dark Side of the Moon is a really rich, dark purple. (Flat Iron Experts describes it as "Absolutely Aubergine".) Purple is one of my favorite colors, and usually I think the darker the better. Dark Side of the Moon in my opinion is a fantastic color for the Fall/Winter months. It looks great with greys, creams, blacks, olive greens, browns, etc. However, I don't think it's my favorite shade for my fingers. I think it's definitely more of a toenail color for me. I also seemed to struggle a bit more applying this particular color. Maybe it's because I put it on my right and (and I have an unskilled left hand), or maybe it's just the formula I wasn't fond of. Because of the darker color, I also found that I only needed 2 coats to get the coverage I wanted, verses the 3 with On The Beach. Less coats is a bonus because with two active toddlers who really has time to just sit there and watch paint dry...?
Both Deborah Lippmann polishes dried quickly. Between the three coats on one hand, and two on the other it maybe took a total of about an hour to apply all of the coats and let them thoroughly dry. Even without a top coat, the polish stayed on my nails much longer than I expected. My toes always keep nail polish on the longest, but even after applying my initial test coats, the polish has hardly chipped. My finger nails even held the nail polish for a good solid 3 days before I noticed any chipping. Overall, I'm impressed with the brand, and thrilled that Flat Iron Experts carries a huge variety of Deborah Lippmann colors!
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