Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Deborah Lippmann Just Dance and Flash Dance


Before I address these awesome glitters, I want to briefly mention the Basecoat and Topcoat from this brand.  I received Hard Rock Basecoat and Addicted to Speed Topcoat for review/consideration to go along with these swatches, and I have an opinion on both because I have been a Deborah Lippmann fan for a while, and I have tried both before, until my bottles were emptied out.  In my opinion, they both have one flaw: the price.  Besides that price tag, both of these are excellent products.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have run out in the past, believe me, I have a lot of basecoats/topcoats to choose from.  For me, Hard Rock worked as anti-chipping and when I needed long-lasting manicures, nothing else I've tried has been so effective.  No other perks like improving peelies or making my nails significantly stronger, but overall, I liked it at the time.  Addicted to Speed is perfect for heavy layering, such as 4 coats+shimmer or like the ones shown here, stand-alone two-coater glitters.  This is 3F and comparable to the controversial HK Girl Topcoat, so if you have the money, check it out.  It will probably need thinner, after the first 3 tries, but it dries as fast, if not quicker than Seche Vite, and shines just as well.  The glossy finish does not fade away the next day, like HKG and other fast-drying topcoats.  On to the glitters.  I have had Just Dance for a long time on my wish list and I'm so glad to see that it's finally back.  I was looking for a full size forever, and here it is.  It did not disappoint, it's such a perfectly shiny cyan.  Flash Dance is a girl's dream pink/purple combo, and it sparkles like crazy.  I love both of these so much, they have a sophisticated finish and a high-end feel to them.  I always thought that these would be exact dupes to the Wet n Wild ones from 2011, but I was definitely wrong.  These are much better quality (the glitters that they use are different), and they have a much more user-friendly formula.

Where to order: http://deborahlippmann.com/

Layering Order:
2 coats Deborah Lippmann Just Dance
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Topcoat


Layering Order:
Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Basecoat
2 coats Deborah Lippmann Flash Dance
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Topcoat


  1. Both these look good! I've never tried the base or top coat though. :-)

    DL used to be so easy to get over here now it's really difficult and there are a few online shops that sell her stuff, but it isn't all the polishes - which drives me mad. I'd love to order from the official site but they don't ship to outside of the US and I'm over in little Scotland! :-(

    1. I'm not sure, but I think that Color 4 Nails will start carrying it soon.