Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance
Yay, my holiday has finally begun! Three weeks off, with plenty of time to play with nail polish.
I’m kicking it off with Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance, a black jelly polish packed with purple small and big hexagonal glitter. I was pretty exited about this one after trying Across The Universe, but I have to admit I’m a little bit disappointed.
This one isn’t as sparkly as ATU, and the polish seems to swallow the glitter somehow. It just doesn’t stand out that much, and sadly it looks mostly black on the nail. I did however layer it over a black “underwear” polish, so that may contribute to it seeming darker, because it loses some of the jelly squishyness. But the swatches I see of this one online doesn’t seem to be any brighter, so I think it’s supposed to look this way.
This polish applies like a dream, so it’s definitely a high-end polish that’s worth its high price (formula-wise, at least)! Not like some polishes that are a pain to apply and chip the same day (*cough* Chanel *cough*).
As I said, I layered it over one coat of black, because I don’t like how the jelly usually shrinks and reveals white tips. I used two coats of Bad Romance, and that’s definitely sufficient. It eats a lot of top coat, so I recommend using two coats to make it smooth.
Not a hit from Lippmann this time, but I guess they can’t all be winners!
What’s your favorite Deborah Lippmann polish?