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Nails of the Day (NOTD)

By on January 6, 2007
in Black, Deborah Lippmann, NOTD, Shimmer

May I present Lippmann Hit Me With Your Best Shot (created with Pat Benetar).

I recently won a couple auctions for some Lippmann polishes and I’m really loving the colors and the formula. I don’t know that they’re worth the $15 retail price tag but they were definitely worth the ebay price I paid. The seller is getting rid of her inventory so if you’re interested, look up shadowvine13. She’s running low on a lot of colors but there are still deals to be had.

I wish stupid Ohio would get some decent sunlight so I could truly capture the gunmetal glory of this polish. It’s definitely not black and I love that shimmer shows up in most lighting.

Those of you that have this polish, do you know how it compares to Chanel Noir Ceramic? I refuse to give into the Chanel frenzy that their two black polishes have created to find out. I don’t judge people that do but I can’t give in. I’ll be happy as a clam with my $5.50 Chanel Black Satin dupe, Zoya Raven. I dare someone to be able to tell the difference between the two. Spend the $5.50, find out for yourself.

Oh and I am trying a new method with this polish. I did the Stickey Sandwich. I used Creative Stickey base coat (a HG of mine), applied 3 coats of polish, another coat of Stickey and Seche Vite top coat. Sandwiching the polish between Stickey is supposed to extend the life of my mani. We’ll see. I had to use Seche Vite, which is not a favorite of mine, because my Poshe got gross and goopy. Off to Sally’s I go for a new bottle.

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  1. Dramaqueenie2 says:

    I hope the stickey sandwich works for you. I’ve never tried that. I did get a big bottle of Poshe from and I keep refilling my little bottles when they get thick. It brings them back to normal and the big bottle is more than half gone and it does not get thick or goopy. It’s worth it. I though the big bottle would have a brush, but it doesn’t. It’s strickly for refill purposes. I have a little bottle for tips and another one for pedis and use this to replenish them. Try it!

  2. CincyFan says:

    Thanks for the tip. I think I’ll have to add that to my next order instead of getting another little bottle at Sally’s. I have enough Seche Vite to last me for a while even though it’s not my fave.

    Actually, I tried OPI’s RapidDry a few times recently and it didn’t suck. Not as shiney but quick drying for sure.

  3. Parisjasmal says:

    Can I just say that I love Deborah Lippman and that polish was the original Rock and Roll dark polish in the realm of black polishes. Too bad it never got the recognition it deserves. Chanel Black Satin had to come and get all the glory. Oh well–I love Chanel too, but I adore Deborah Lippman.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am wearing Chanel Noir Ceramic right now, and I cannot tell a difference between your nails and mine (well, you do have a better manicure than I do!). I am such a lemming, hopefully your blog can show me how to overcome this!


  5. Dinah says:

    Ohh I love that color and adore your blog.

  6. CincyFan says:

    I really appreciate the feedback and compliments from everyone. I’m glad this endeavor is being well received.

    It is a shame that Lippmann polishes aren’t more well known. The quality really is outstanding.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Have you tried the Seche thinner to restore Poshe? It’s supposed to restore your top coats and polishes that get all thick and goopy.

    By the way, I love your blog!


  8. Anonymous says:

    Hey michelle-NC and this one are the same. But Lippman polish is FAR superior IMO-so you have a winner!
    luv ya!