Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy

This is 3 coats of Sugar Daddy with one coat of Nubar Diamont topcoat.

Recently, Deborah Lippmann offered 6 nail polishes at 50% through Good Morning America's Steals and Deals.  The 6 polishes were understated shades to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the royal wedding.  Two of them were pale, sheer pinks, and two of them I had already, so I had to pass on those, but I was sure to pick up Some Enchanted Evening and Sugar Daddy.  With shipping, which was admittedly high, I still spent less than the cost of 2 Lippmann polishes at full-retail.  I think I paid around $23 for both.  As I was lemming both polishes, I considered it a bargain.  

Sugar Daddy is one of the new mirrored chromes being offered by Deborah Lippmann.  It is a rose/champagne gold chrome with a green flash (you can see the green the best in the bottle in the second picture).  The finish on this one is extremely shiny and very reflective.  Given how pretty this one was, I am definitely going to get the other two, Private Dancer and Swagga Like Us.

I did have a small issue with brushstrokes, but you can combat that by going slow and in one direction.  Don't make any "half-strokes", either.  Instead, have all your strokes going from the base of your nail to the tip of your nail.  You will still have brushstrokes (just the nature of the beast, really), but they will just look like part of the finish and not take away from the shiny.  :)  Also, be sure that your nails are clean when you apply this one.  Any fibers or bumps will stick out like a sore thumb with this finish, and there is no way to cover them with topcoat.  You either have to live with them, or re-do the nail (only did that about 3 times.  :P)

Brushstroke issues aside, this is still a gorgeous polish.  I did think it was going to be more rose-gold than champagne, and have a tad stronger green flash, but those are small issues.  It's still really, really pretty.

Sugar Daddy is available on Deborah Lippmann's website, though recently the mirrored chrome polishes have become available at other outlets, such as Neiman Marcus and What She Buys.  Retail price is $18 a bottle.

Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy was purchased by me during the GMA Steals and Deals event.  The above links are not affiliate links.

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