Nail of the Day – Deborah Lippmann Don’t Tell Mamma

I saw this online at House of Fraser and had to have it, it looked so gorgeous!  And, in the bottle it is, a deep dark blackened green, with incredible micro-shimmer.

As with my last Lippmann polish, application was perfect, smooth and opaque within two coats, and the wear was great, it lasted four days without chipping and I was very happy with it …

but ….

Where’s the shimmer?  It’s just black on the nails! Just occasionally, depending on the light, the angle of viewing, even the time of day, you get a hint of the shimmer, but most of the time it’s just black.  A good black, and a lovely polish, to be sure, but I was disappointed all the same. Gorgeous, just not quite gorgeous enough, I’m afraid.  Especially at £14 a bottle!

The Fine Print: Bought this with cash.  Not my cash, of course, but it still counts.

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  1. 31st January 2011 / 07:19

    So disappointing, I hate it when that happens and it's extra annoying when you're talking about a £14 polish.

  2. 31st January 2011 / 08:00

    Oh how disappointing – I've got a couple of Deborah Lippmann's now, I'm sticking to the ones with multisize glitter in them as they're so different to most polishes around. A lot of the non glitter polishes are nice, but can be duped (and for less) elsewhere I think..

  3. 31st January 2011 / 11:36

    This was the shade that I was most interested in from the range, but where is even a hint of green? Such a shame, I have loads of polishes that end up looking like a normal black so I think I'll give this one a miss. Thanks for the review x

  4. 31st January 2011 / 23:02

    I really want to try one of the glitter polishes from Deborah Lippman. Her entire line looks so chic.

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