Friday, July 24, 2009

Lippmann Collection Tenth Anniversary Set

Yes! It's Friday! I am planning on having a relaxing weekend! How about you?

I got my camera back, finally! And not only that, but they said it had to be replaced, so I got a new one! AND... they didn't have my model in stock anymore so I got a newer, better version! How exciting! I have been flipping out over it! It's just too awesome. Always get service plans... it's so worth it. I spent $50 for it, but for a rather expensive camera that went on me in less than a year... I am very happy I did it.

Enough of that. How about some pics?!

I finally got to swatch the Lippmann Collection 10th Anniversary Set. It's pretty spectacular.

What they are: Three shimmering shades that let your nails shine. After ten years of pioneering nail trends and developing fashion-forward shades, nail guru Lippmann Collection is celebrating with an exclusive set of specail-edition polishes. Available only in the Celebrate tenth anniversary set, the luxe lacquers come in three glam, glittering shades:

  • Ruby Red Slippers - Dorothy's shimmering ruby
  • Funky Chunky - Sequined sheer black
  • Superstar - Show stopping copper flecked fudge

Ruby Red Slippers - This is a sheer black base, with bright red hexagon glitter and smaller round glitter. Shown above is a sun, shade and close up shot. This one is breathtaking. It is just... can I say it? BADASS. I love it. I love the base. It is easy to apply and had a smooth consistency and just the right amount of color to let the glitter show through, but build opacity. I really love the glitter. It is so vibrant and glowy. I used 3 coats in my swatches and I love the way it looks with different layers of glitter. In the sun you can see that it is a sheer base, but look at how dramatic in the shade! So dark but with that red shine. Amazing.

Funky Chunky - Putting this on I thought "this is so appropriately named". It is funky, and it is chunky. Now this polish is bizarre, but I am going to give it every chance; It is unique. Very unique. It has special requirements. But it is not a total failure. I thought it would be after reading other reviews, but I really like it. The base is dark, opaque and thick. The sequins are jet black hexagons. Not glitter. And you think, "why wouldn't they make the base sheer and smooth like Ruby Red Slippers? I think it is because it would swallow up the sequins. If you look at Ruby Red Slippers, I do not have a top coat, and it is still pretty smooth. The glitter and base agree to be on the same level. So if the base were like that on this one, it may not have the right effect. I think texture is supposed to be key with this one. On the other hand, if the base was nice and sheer, and the sequins are jet black, you may still be able to make out the hexon shapes just fine. I don't know. I am just trying to paint a picture of this "what if" polish. I would love to see it.

I applied Funky Chunky with one coat and used as many strokes as needed to get it even and have the sequins placed properly. This has to be a rather thick coat to work. And wait. And it may seem like a mess at first, but as it dries the sequins show, and it looks pretty cool. You just can't put on a topcoat. I think it takes away from the effect.

Superstar - I have been waiting for this for a while. What can I say about it. Perfect? Yeah. That is it. It has copper glitter in a fudgy, brown base. It's pretty rough and needs 2 coats of topcoat to get it totally smooth, but it's worth it. I used two coats of polish for the swatch above. I wore it as soon as I got it and got compliments on it everywhere. For this swatch, I tried to get the glitter all over even, but the first time I put it on, I had most of the glitter near the bottom of my nail, and it came out like an effortless gradient manicure. It was super hot. I will do it again to show you guys. One thing I noticed though that many be a difference from the old version, is that on a macroscopic level, you can see that the glitter is hexagonal, and I believe the old version was square. I don't think to your naked I you can see it, but macro doesn't lie. So if you have the old one and it matters to you, the glitter shapes are different.

The Lippmann Collection Tenth Anniversary Set is $35.00 and can only be purchased as the set of three. It can be found at Barney's New York, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Lippmann Collection Online. I don't see it on Lippmann's website, but I am told it can be found there.

Disclosure: The products featured in this post were furnished to me by the manufacturer or PR company for review. For more information please visit my disclosure policy.


  1. Your so right to buy a service contract. I love when that happens that you get upgraded to a newer model. Pretty cool! Love you photos. Your photo and application of Funcky Chunky is really good. You make me want to try it again. Ruby Red Slippers is amazing. All of that beautiful glitter is beautiful. What can I say about Superstar. I'm so glad that this was brought out again. I missed it the first time.

  2. This post actually makes me want to try all three of these. I was very excited about this collection initially, and then my excitement died a little. I think that your pictures are probably the best I've seen.

  3. I have not bought this yet! Aaaah Ruby Slippers is so stunning. That is so great that you got a free upgrade on your camera! I never get the service contract, so far I haven't broken anything yet (knock on wood!).
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

  4. 0o0o very nice and different

  5. They are really different from other polishes. The finishes are sooo cool!

  6. That was so good to hear about your new camera and I agree with you about service contracts - so hope you'll enjoy your new camera :-)

    I can't believe you've got these polishes - they are so cool and unique ! When I first saw them I thought that I've never seen something like that before ! they look stunning on you :-)

  7. Nicole - Thank you! What a compliment!

    I think my excitement died a bit before I got Funky chunky too. I wasn't worried about the other two. But it worked out!

    Kae - I hope this set is on your list of buys! It really is great! I have been wantin Superstar real bad so I am relieved to have it!

    Nails-In-Aus - Thank you! Very different!

    Alexlyndra- They are soooo cool! I love unique polishes.

    Tuli - Thank you! I am enjoying it! I can't believe I have them either! I am in awe everyday when I look at them! Thank you!

  8. I've been wearing the coppery one for 1/5 weeks now and it lasts a very long time! Love it!!! My husband got tired of hearing me talk about it while we were on the beach. ;-)

  9. is there any where i can buy it online and post to uk?
    i m loving it, but everywhere ships to US only :(