I purchased this Deborah Lippmann polish on impulse because it was one of those, 'it's just so pretty, I've GOT to have it' kind of polishes. When I got it home I tried it out right away over a pale pink polish. Whilst it did create quite a dreamy, feminine look that embodies it's name 'Stairway To Heaven' I just wasn't that blown away. I thought it was a bit subtle andit didn't really pack anymore punch than my other iridescent glitters, that all cost me less. So, since then it just sat idly alongside my mountain of other glitter polishes.
This weekend I decided to give it another try, this time as just a single coat over a bright neon pink. The pink I chose to use is a little gem from Etude House. It cost just a few dollars but applies fairly smoothly and I haven't found quite the same 'neon without being too neon' kind of colour anywhere else. The DL polish has a thick, gel-like, sheer cream base with square and hexagonal medium sized iridescent glitters. I applied two coats of the Etude House pink, then one coat of the DL, followed by a topcoat of Seche Vite. Due to the yellow tones of the DL and the yellowing caused by Seche Vite (despite it's claims that it doesn't cause that - trust me, it really does!) this resulted in a neon peach finish. I like it! The pink and orange flashes of the glitter match beautifully with the polish. And, although it's difficult to tell from photos, the glitter is beautifully eye-catching without competing against the neon.
This manicure feels like the perfect match to the blazing hot and sunny days we're having here at the moment. The glitter looks so different paired with a bright colour, which is exactly what I love about glitter polishes; there are so many different options and possibilities, it's really just up to you to experiment and find the best.
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