Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers
Chunky hexagonal (hex) glitters are really popular this year, with collections like the OPI Muppets coming out, but one of the pioneers of the chunky hex trend is Deborah Lippmann. She is known for her glittery creations, like Bad Romance, Across The Universe and Glitter In The Air, and today’s polish is definitely one of the best she’s made.
Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers has lots and lots of both small and big red hex glitter in a black jelly base. If you’ve ever seen China Glaze Lubu Heels, this one is its fabulous bigger sister. This came out in 2009 for Deborah Lippmann’s 10 year anniversary.
This is two coats of RRS over a black creme. I’ve tried this on its own before, but in order to get it opaque, I needed a lot of coats, which made it too thick and chunky on the nail. While you lose some of the jelly squishiness by layering it, I think the smoother, thinner feeling on the nails makes up for it.
The glitter dries very gritty and meh without topcoat, so feed that sucker, baby! I thought it would eat up all of my topcoat, but a generous coat of Barielle Manicure Extender + Poshé on top made this into a very smooth and shiny mani.
I used to be a hex hater, and avoided all chunky glitter polishes like the plague. But as many times before, I’ve fallen again, and I’ve fallen hard. Now I want more glitters, and my biggest glitter lemmings right now are Lynnderella’s franken creations.
What do you think of chunky glitters, do you love them, hate them or are you still on the fence?