Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Holiday 2010 Swatches & Review

Deborah Lippmann has some new colors out for holiday 2010 and they are glitter-tastic!

I have definitely warmed up to these larger, chunkier glitter nail polish since the ones last year. For me those just did not work at all, but now I think Deborah is onto something really good. And no, we are not on a first name basis, lol!


Boom Boom Pow

Boom Boom Pow is a “24-carat gold flecked explosion” (Deborah Lippmann’s words that I loved) that she was inspired to create on an editorial shoot with Kate Moss. Kate was being photographed nude but covered with gold jewelry and Deborah wanted to capture this amazing effect in a nail polish, so Boom Boom Pow was born.


Boom Boom Pow Macro


Boom Boom Pow

This polish has a really pretty, yet sheer gold base. The base is shimmery micro gold. The glitter in this includes both tiny and small hexagonal pieces. The glitter chunks are not jam packed in there, but aren’t sparse either. I think it’s the perfect amount actually. With each swipe of a coat you definitely get both shapes in an even amount. I did let each coat dry for about 1-1 1/2 minutes in-between swatching and noticed the chunks stayed in place much better than with previous chunky glitters by her. Love that. This was three coats. You probably won’t ever get a completely opaque finish with this color, but that’s ok. I think it would look incredible over black or green.


Today Was A Fairytale

Today Was A Fairytale is a “Virgin Diamond Powder-infused silvery-blue starlight shade with brilliant silver sequins”. Again that was a quote because she said it so well. This color was created with Cher and Mariah Carey, both known for their major hand gestures. Deborah wanted to create a polish that sparkled so fans in the audience could see it.


Today Was A Fairytale Macro


Today Was A Fairytale

This polish base is a medium-deep silvery blue. There is a lot of micro hexagonal glitter as well as larger hexagonal silver sequins. Compared to Boom Boom Pow, this one has a lot more glitter/sequins going on, but it totally works. The base color is darker so you might be able to get away with just wearing this on it’s own and not feeling “naked”. It applied really nicely and I did the same thing as with the other. I waited about 1- 1 1/2 minutes in-between coats and I didn’t have any problems with the glitter moving around on the nail. This is super blingy and totally pretty, I love it. This was three coats. I can’t wait to also try this one over a black or maybe silver or blue!

Overall:

These are both really pretty colors and the formula totally works. I am really feeling the holiday, sparkly vibe these give off!

What do you think about these for the holidays?

-VV

21 comments

  • October 13, 2010
    Leo

    Wow, they are awesome! I only became aware of Deborah Lippmann shades when I saw the Jazz trio being swatched all over the blogosphere, but I’m really liking her ideas. :)

  • October 13, 2010

    great shots kelly! i’m happy to see TWAF has a blueish base :)
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  • October 13, 2010

    Oooh…. not as opaque as I was hoping. Reminds me of Some Enchanted Evening all over again. I am a little dissapointed.
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  • October 13, 2010

    Well darn, I didn’t love these until I saw your pictures. Now I want them. Doh! :p
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  • October 13, 2010

    Oh gorgeous! I like Today was a Fairy tale alot! I wish i can find it here:-( nice.. very nice
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  • October 13, 2010
    Kristen

    They’re both amazing! I’m leaning more towards TWAF though :)

  • October 13, 2010
    gayle

    On a seperate note, the Luuux thief that stole your pics, I just checked her blog and ALL your/everyone elses pics are gone! Yeah!!! I must have reported her a dozen times yesterday. Im so glad you stuck to your guns on this one. Right is right and wrong is wrong! Keep up the good work! I love Vampy Varnish!

  • October 13, 2010

    I hate the fact that the prices are going up!!!! I may have to snag Today is a Fairytale though but Boom Boom Pow is a pass for me, unless they sell it for 10 bucks or less!

  • October 13, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    I am like you, VV, totally warming up to the chunky glitters! I think as long as they are smooth, it works for me. I got TWAF and cannot wait to try it. Over a silver? A pale grey blue (a la All Lacquered Up)? I am also wondering how it would look over white. On it’s own, too! I do like Boom Boom Pow, but I have so many gold glitters, I couldn’t justify it. $OPI’s “Only Gold For Me” topcoat gives a similar effect as BBP, but with a cheaper price. I wore it over a grape purple lasts week & got lots of compliments. Great swatches!

  • October 13, 2010
    MandyMac

    What’s with the recent price hikes? No bueno.

    • October 13, 2010
      SB_Sweetie

      I think these are supposed to have “Virgin diamond powder” in them…perhaps that explains the higher price…

  • October 13, 2010

    It hurts my heart everytime I see the price for Deborah Lippmanns or Lippmann Collections, whatever she calls them now. I think you should totally do a post of BBP over green and black and TWaF over black, silver or blue. Whatever you can get around to would be awesome.
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  • October 13, 2010
    Amber

    I really like Today Was A Fairytale, but not enough to spend $20. Yikes. Still, it’s gorgeous.

  • October 13, 2010

    These both look gorgeous! I probably won’t buy them, though, just because they’re so expensive.
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  • October 13, 2010
    beans

    ugh! I <3 them both =/
    I think TWAFT has the best name & look though.

  • October 13, 2010

    I like today was a fairy tale, but I don’t know how I feel about glitters that are meant for layering…just doesn’t compare to polishes like across the universe or lady sings the blues imo.

  • October 13, 2010
    wenq502

    i wonder if the silver nailpolish has anything to dowith taylor swift’s song ” today was a fairytale”

  • October 13, 2010
    Ms. Meow

    OK, Loved the gold just from the name Boom Boom Pow,
    although Silver or Rose Gold are usually my colors of choice!

  • October 13, 2010
    Lucy

    Love that silver polish. Looks like chainmail. I can see that one for New Year’s Eve.

  • October 14, 2010
    Bethany

    Today was a fairytale is pretty. I love a lot of the deborah lippmann polishes based on swatches, but they are SO expensive compared to other brands.

  • October 17, 2010

    For $20 a pop though….that’s the only part that’s hard for me to swallow. I like her other glitters better, at least from the pictures since I own none.
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