Oh happy day for me, sad day for my wallet when I finally found a store in Canada selling Deborah Lippmann polishes! I've seen and admired a lot of her polishes online but it's really hard to justify dropping $20 on a polish that you can't see for yourself. When wandering around Yorkdale mall after the Radiohead concert was cancelled (so very actually tragic) something pinged at me out the corner of my eye from a hair salon. Looking closer, I was expecting the standard OPI's but no...this was the ENTIRE Deborah Lippmann collection, complete with the new chromes, glitters, everything. I plopped my bf in HMV and proceeded to drool. My final choice? Private Dancer from the Mirrored Chrome collection as the bottle was just stunning. On to lots of pictures!
I was worried about how opaque this polish would be so I started off with one coat of black. I needn't have bothered as the polish was fine on it's own and I had to spend a while cleaning up the black at the edges. The polish itself is amazing. It's a little lighter than it looks in the bottle but it comes up in such a strong chrome and duochrome that I can overlook that. This is one of the first polish where it's possible to actually photograph the colour shift, it's that strong. You're going to want to look at the close ups for this one.
The Verdict: I love this polish. I don't have anything else like it in my collection and between the chrome and the colour shift, I couldn't stop looking at my nails. Now I just have to find a way NOT to go back and buy tons......
Where to Buy: $20 from Donato Salon in Yorkdale Mall