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Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio for Holiday 2013 – Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio for Holiday 2013

Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio

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When it comes to holiday nails, I’m all, “Go Glitter or Go Home!” And no one throws a glitter party quite like Deborah Lippmann. She is the queen of festive but chic glitter nail polish and while her creations are often duplicated, you have to give snaps to the originator.

This season, she is bucking tradition by giving us multiple mini polish sets to get our holiday nail party on. The Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio with its pairing of eye catching sparklers and work friendly neutral really caught my eye. Keep reading to see why.

Formula & Application: Deborah Lippmann nail polish is 5-Free (DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor) and cruelty-free. Her signature glass bottle is one of the most recognizable shapes in the industry and she maintains that look in the mini version. The curved cap was designed with professional manicurists in mind as it is shaped to rest comfortably between your fingers. The Lippmann brush is short, round and average in width with flexible bristles that easily fan out over the nail plate.

The lone creme in this collection, Planet Rock, is smooth, buttery and packed with pigment. You only need two coats for full coverage. The two glitters surprised me as they have so much metallic shimmer in their base that you can wear them solo with only three coats. You can still see the nail a bit but the reflective-ness of the glitter and shimmer masks that in most lighting.

Application Tip: To get a nice smattering of the larger sequins on the nail, I suggest applying using my Dab, Dip & Glide Technique.

Deborah Lippmann Planet Rock is a creamy mix of stone and taupe. It has some purple and yellow undertones and that keep it on the cool spectrum so a shade like Chanel Particuliere looks brown in comparison.

Deborah Lippmann Planet Rock from the Space Oddity Trio

Deborah Lippmann Planet Rock

Deborah Lippmann Baby I’m A Star has a sheer based filled with golden shimmer and rosy pink hexagonal glitter of varying sizes. The overall effect is that of a rose gold glitter. Think Deborah Lippmann Some Enchanted Evening meets Boom Boom Pow (minus the sequins). And I LOVE it over Planet Rock. It brings some warmth to the shade.

Deborah Lippmann Baby I'm A Star from the Space Oddity Trio

Deborah Lippmann Baby I’m A Star

Deborah Lippmann Baby I'm A Star over Planet Rock

Deborah Lippmann Baby I’m A Star over Planet Rock

Deborah Lippmann When Lightening Strikes has a silvery sheer base that looks very icy on the nail. It’s packed with mini holographic glitter particles, that resemble multi-colored twinkle lights, and white hexagonal glitter in multiple sizes. It gives Planet Rock a frosted appearance when layered over top.

Deborah Lippmann When Lightening Strikes from Space Oddity

Deborah Lippmann When Lightening Strikes

Deborah Lippmann When Lightening Strikes over Planet Rock

Deborah Lippmann When Lightening Strikes over Planet Rock

Bottom Line: This set is ideal for the working woman who has to wear neutrals during the day but wants an easy transition for holiday parties at the end of the week. We’re talking the nail version of the day-to-night eye look. Planet Rock is unique to my collection and since I prefer cooler taupes it’s a win-win for me and I can’t wait to play more with the glitters as they really bring the pizzazz.

The Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio is available now online at,,, and at their physical stores though availability will vary by location. The Space Oddity Trio retails for $29 for three .27oz bottles.

What do we think of Space Oddity? Is this something you will add to your wish list? Do you prefer minis or full-size polishes when it comes to seasonal releases like this?

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  1. Georgie says:

    Love the last combo! Didn’t think that festive neutrals could be a thing… Proved me wrong!

  2. Jade says:

    I don’t usually spend $20 on a nail polish but I might make an exception with this collection. These are gorgeous!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      It’s the holidays. A perfect time to splurge a little. Or add it to your wish list. I create online wish lists for my family to make holiday shopping easier.

  3. Beth says:

    I love these colors! But Planet Rock reminds me a lot of a color that I already have – Essie Merino Cool. I don’t know that it’s different enough to justify buying this set, although I do love the glitters!

  4. Elsa says:

    Baby I’m a star is so pretty, on its own and layered!

  5. Lorraine says:

    I have been looking at this set since it was first spotted at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Looks just perfect, and your swatches have me wanting it even more. It has been hanging out in my cart on HSN for weeks, waiting for a cash windfall. Baby I’m a Star has been likened to other polishes like a england She Walks In Beauty or Maybelline Color Show Gilded Rose. Do you have these? How would you say it compares? Thanks.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Hi Lorraine! Unfortunately, I don’t have either of those shades to compare. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

    • Sue says:

      I would say that it’s almost identical to the LE Maybelline color. I have both swatched on nail wheels.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      So I picked up Gilded Rose at Rite Aid the other day and they are pretty darn close. I’d say the Maybelline version is a little chunkier, not as smooth to apply and definitely has more gold in the base. But, for the price (I paid $2.99), you can’t beat it.

  6. Elena says:

    I hate that every time you post Deborah Lippmann’s I want them.. every. single. time.

  7. Anika says:

    Love this! They play so well together.

  8. buthekitchensink says:

    Oh they are lovely!! Love Planet Rock as a base.

  9. ReaderRita says:

    Thank you for the beautiful swatches- they really help! The name of these grabbed me intitially, but I passed them by- thinking they were too neutral for me, and that I probably already had similar colors. But they are so much better on the nail than in the bottle, and they really are unusual! The combos are fab! You turned me from “meh” to “YEH”!!!

  10. Susan M says:

    Gorgeous colors! I also appreciate the mini size. And I love the name — one of David Bowie’s personas from back in the day.

  11. Alyson says:

    Pretty! Is Planet Rock almost a dupe for Essie Merino Cool?

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Merino Cool looks much more pink in comparison. It’s actually closer to RGB Haze than Planet Rock

  12. NailPolishFan says:

    I’m in love with the trio. It’s a holiday collection that looks good all year long. She makes really nice polishes! How would you compare Planet Rock to Never Glum Plum?

  13. Melissa says:

    How does “Baby I’m a Star” compare to A-England “She Walks in Beauty”? Are they different enough that I can justify owning both?

  14. Sharon Kresge says:

    Baby I’m a Star looks exactly like A-England’s She Walks in Beauty. It has a sheer pink base, small gold shimmer, and larger pink hex glitter.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thanks for sharing Sharon. I don’t own She Walks in Beauty but looking at swatches online, they certainly look similar. Though I think the A-England shade may be heavier on the gold.

  15. I love Planet Rock! The warm gray color is so soft and beautiful. It looks great with Baby I’m a Star!