Get This Party Started - Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

14 January 2012

 
 
If you read my blog regularly you might remember I mentioned Deborah Lippmann's Get This Party Started set in my New Year's Eve post. I showed you one colour from the set and promised to do a post on the full set soon. 

Well, it's been two weeks already and I'll tell you why I didn't get around to this sooner. I needed to make sure I have the entire afternoon free to scrub the glitter off after I've done the swatches. No, I'm kidding, it's not that bad. It only took me about 45 minutes when I did all my nails for NYE! Awesome fun. Okay, okay...pain in the neck removal aside....I do really, really love this set! 

The set includes three full size (15ml) Deborah Lippmann glitter polishes. The glitter is the same in each polish, a rainbow glitter with both large hexagonal pieces and smaller too. Each polish has a different base colour though.
Happy Birthday - Deborah Lippmann
'Happy Birthday' has a clear base and can be worn over any other polish to add some pizazz. This baby is going over a hot pink later today!

Candy Shop
Then there is my favourite, 'Candy Shop' which you can see on my nails in this post. Candy Shop has a soft pink coloured base. It's slightly translucent so you can choose how bold you want the pink to be. One coat gives a subtle pink colour and three coats will give you a solid pink nail.

Forget You
Finally there is 'Forget You', a black base with the amazing multicolored glitter. Again, you'll need two coats for a solid black coverage. This one actually goes on a little uneven, with streaks unless you do use two coats.
I don't usually like to wear a dark nail colour, it's just not me, but this one I'll be making an exception for. I mean, look at all that glitter, it's not exactly dark or dull is it?!

Now, you can call me lazy if you want, but in the end I opted to do just one hand, one time, to show you all the colours. To be honest, I didn't fancy spending my entire Saturday getting glitter everywhere by trying to get it off. So here are the three colours with two coats of each:

 
 

I had seen this set on a blog a while ago but I had a hard time tracking it down especially from UK stores. In the end I found it for a little under £26 from Amazon.co.uk. It's also on Amazon.com in the US for just over $40.

In short, I think this set is great. I'm all about a bit of sparkle but I tend to find sparkles or glitter on clothes just comes off looking tacky. Glitter on the nails however, seems like just the right amount, playful but subtle! The glitter is distributed fairly thickly and evenly through the polish and it isn't difficult to apply. One coat is enough but if you layer it you can get an amazing, very shimmery overall effect on your nails.

So what do you think? What other glitter polishes can you ladies recommend? Let me know whilst I spend the next 30 minutes trying to get these off! Haha!

xxx

PS: Does anyone have any useful tips for glitter polish removal?

88 comments:

  1. i need these polishes, amazing

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  2. WOW, these polishes look amazing. Such great colours and effects!

    xoxo

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  3. I NEED these! but I know what you mean about glitter polishes, nightmare!
    this set if going on my wishlist!x

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    1. Yep, total nightmare but so worth it! haha!

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  4. Amazing! We need to find an easier way to get this sort of polish off! It takes all the fun out the the polish for me!

    Www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, I totally agree. I still wear them because I just love having glittery nails so much though!

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  5. They look awesome on! The last time I put a glitter nail polish on I was dreading taking it off, but as I had put so many coats on it literally pealed off, weird!

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    1. Ooooh that's lucky! I wish that would happen for me. I don't know if I dare to layer on more coats in the hope of it working that way, can you imagine if it then didn't and I had to get off like 5 coats?!

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  6. Wow these are lovely! I LOVE the Candy Shop one! But I totally get what you mean about the removal of glitter polishes, it can be such a pain! xx

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    1. Thank you. The pain is worth it though with these :)

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  7. I have so wanted to try these colors out!!!

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    1. Try them, they're amazing. They look even better in real life. i don't think you'll be disappointed!

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  8. I defently need to get my hands on one of these! They are all so pretty!xx

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    1. Candy shop is my fave, if I could only choose one it'd be that one! :)

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  9. Gorgeous polishes! I really need to get my hands on candy shop :D

    I'm so in love with glitter but you're right removal is an ARSE! Usually I soak little pieces of cotton pad with remover and press them onto my nails. Sometimes I even secure them with sellotape and stick the telly on and they come off easier after a few minutes xxx

    Maisyetc.

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    1. I've tried the cotton wool soaked in remover a few times. It works great on fine glitters and regular polish but it doesn't really budge the bigger pieces like there are in these polishes :(

      Last time I actually ended up scratching the pieces off with my nails. Took bloody ages! And definitely not good for my nails I'm sure!

      x

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  10. Deborah Lippmann makes the best glitter polishes! Have you tried "Across The Universe"? It's one of my faves and I get compliments on it all the time. I do agree that they're a pain to get off... but so worth it ;)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. I haven't tried that but I have heard and seen a lot about it. I will give it a go! Thank you for the recommendation!

      All so worth it, yes!

      x

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  11. The polishes are gorgeous. I have tried them too and I love how they sparkle.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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    1. They're awesome aren't they. Which did you try, all of them or other Deborah Lippmann ones?

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  12. Um, I am in LOVE with these and just might have to pick them up for myself! Thank you for sharing! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem, you're welcome. Thank you for commenting! :)

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  13. lovin' candy shop! beautiful and sparkling!

    vivianaelica.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, so sparkly! Candy shop is my favorite!

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    1. It's my favorite, I think it's the best too!

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  15. ah i need these in my life! I just can't justify spending so much on them :(
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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    1. Yeah, they are a bit pricey. I think you can buy the colors individually too though, so perhaps you could treat yourself to your favorite one!

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  16. I really like Candy Shop. It reminds me of ice cream sprinkles!

    I like a lot of the China Glaze glitters, I just don't like how long it takes to get them off. Love Marilyn is my fave now - it's red and silver glitter. It looks great alone or over other reds.

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    1. I love the China Glaze glitters! I haven't seen Love Marilyn but I'll look out for it now. Thank you for the recommendation!

      x

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  17. Love them! The dark one looks great on you. Soak cotton balls in acetone and wrap each finger individually with tin foil leave on about 10minutes it should come off easier. Glitter is really hard to get off that's why it typically lasts longer.

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    1. That's the silver lining I suppose :) When I wore candy Shop for New Year it didn't even have as much as one tiny chip by the time I came to taking it off. That was at least a week later, amazingly long lasting!

      I'll try the foil thing next time, thank you for the recommendation!

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  18. Have you tried the tin foil method? It works really well!

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    1. I haven't tried it yet but I had heard about it a few times. I'll give it a go when I'm next getting glitter off.

      Thanks for the tip!

      x

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  19. good swatches xx

    my blogs :
    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/
    http://missmodellauren.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love the pink glittery one! Is it just me or is glittery nail varnish just really difficult to get off?! The cotton wool seems to stick to it grr x

      hellosunshine26.blogspot.com

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    2. The cotton wool does stick yeah. I've had to try different types of cotton wool pads to find the most durable, hard wearing kind. Haha!

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  20. Candyshop is def my favorite!

    http://shabbychicandcheap.blogspot.com/

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  21. love them really like candy shop and forget you x

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    1. Thanks, I like them all. Happy Birthday is good too because you can put it over any other colour!

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  22. 'Candy shop' and 'Forget you' are sweet and rock, i love those two colours :)

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    1. Yep, they definitely do rock, glad you like them too!

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  23. I sure love candy shop and forget you. I love coming back to read your blog. xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy you come back ;)

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  24. Wow, these are gorgeous! :)

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  25. great photos and lovely blog ^^

    check out my blog, too, if you like =) wanna follow each other? ^^

    http://dreamloveshop.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much. I checked out your blog, it's cute.

      Of course we can follow each other :) I just followed you!

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  26. this glitter polish is seriously hot! love the bigger sized glitter... I have one OPI and a handful of Models Own ones which I love, but this is an entirely different look!

    please stop by amberroseC.blogspot.com to see my new baby of a blog Wonderland!

    xoxo

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    1. Yep, the glitter has so many colors, it is a bit different from most, you're right!

      I stopped by your blog and commented :)

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  27. I love these colors too but getting off any sparkly polish is terrible! I've learned that if you just put a thick top coat on you can peal the polish off faster than removing it!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awesome tip! I'm definitely going to see if that will work for me next time. Thanks for telling me :)

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  28. Super pretty!!! I have Happy Birthday, but Deborah Lippmann polishes are so expensive here I couldn't justify getting the set. I had so much glittery polish on my nails over the holidays that I've been wearing straight creams the past week or so because they're so much easier to remove! haha

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    1. haha, me too, OPI privacy please, the plainest softest pink! Jazzed it up for Saturday night out with some hot pink but went back to plain again today!

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  29. You make this nail polish look very good. It's not my style at all but you make me want to try it anyway! Maybe for a special occasion.
    Would you like me to do a virtual makeup for you Amelia? Come to see my work.

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    http://virtual-makeup-artist.com/
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    1. You should give it a shot sometime, you never know, you may love it once you wear it.

      I checked out your blog, very cool work, I've never seen anyone who does that before!

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  30. lovely polishes! thanks for the review!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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    1. No problem, thanks for reading :)

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  31. Such a great post, I like it!!! These glitter nail polishes are simply great!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  32. Gots to gets me some of that Candy Shop awesomeness!!!

    Thanks for reading my post at VPV (http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/?p=2858), I'm glad you did so I found you.

    I had a boyfriend once that responded to my question of "Why did you wait so long to ask me out?" with "Because you had Ugly Duckling Syndrome." lol... not his best answer

    I'm a new follower via GFC & Bloglovin'!

    x
    Ashley Marie

    I blog for reals at www.chickadette.com.

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    1. Ugly duckling syndrome isn't such a bad thing, better than being full of yourself I think. He should have snapped up a pretty girl who didn't know it!

      Thanks for following. I'll check out your blog soon :)

      x

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  33. I love these polishes, they are so fun & bright! I wonder if these are available in Canada!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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    1. I do believe they are. Check out where on http://www.lippmanncollection.com/07locations-intl.php

      xxx

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  34. haha you cracked me up!
    wanna know why?

    CAUSE IT TAKES ME FOREVER
    TO REMOVE GLITTER NAIL POLISH!!!

    pain in the butt
    but is all worth it right?
    darn shinny nails


    love the pink one!




    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolute pain in the butt but yes, so SO SO worth it. I love the sparkly stuff and I always will!

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  35. Oh hello! This looks awesome! xx


    The Londoner

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    1. Hello indeed! Exactly my thoughts when I first saw them. If you haven't tried Deborah Lippmann polish you really should, they're all awesome! Should be in the House of Fraser in Westfield.

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  36. OMG I LOVE these polishes but they are a pain to take off!

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    1. Thats their only downside :( still worth it to me though.

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  37. aaaw :( I think you just ignored my post about you. mean girl :P

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    1. Which post, where?! I haven't meant to ignore anything, I'm sorry! I'm not mean, I promise :(

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  38. pretty nail laquer dear!!
    This is my first time on your blo, and i like it!
    I'm following you by now, and i hope that you follow me back...
    I'm waiting you!
    Valentina

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  39. Ahhhh I want want want that nail polish!! Reminds me of when I was little and had some glitter polish! Love your blog. Am following you now :) xxx

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  41. OH MY GOSH. Love these. like a damn party on the nails PERRRRFECT
    xox

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  42. I LOVE Happy Birthday! I've been lusting after it for aaages! Love your blog :) x

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  43. These glazes are really beautiful! you really have a good taste! your are a follows
    ...kiss

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  44. i like your post! these nail polishes look gorgeos! great blog btw.

    take a look at my blog :) if you like my blog, we can follow each other!

    xoxo

    doro912

    doro912beautylounge.blogspot.com

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  45. Ahhhhh sparkles are my fav! I love funky nail polish! :)

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  46. L-O-V-E candy shop !!

    http://meggturner.blogspot.com/

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  47. You made me fall in love with this nail polish! beautiful! Very excited to follow your blog! xxx

    http://joyfelicityjane.blogspot.com/

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  48. Oh no! I really love these 3 polishes. I think I can still get them online, right?
    So lovely <3

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