19 October 2012

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams

It's been kind of a blah week, full of migraine-y not-goodness, so I haven't gotten a lot of nails done. Fortunately I've been saving some pictures of a beauty of a polish for just such an occasion: Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams.

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams swatch

Sweet Dreams is a perfectly Barbie pink with generous amounts of golden flakes throughout that somehow manage to make it both more girly and more mature at the same time. I love this polish!

The first coat goes on quite thin, but it builds nicely from there. Two generous coats may be enough to suffice for opacity, at least for casual, daily wear, but I'm wearing three because the whites of my nails just love to photobomb. And also because I didn't want to stop painting yet, because it's just so pretty!

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams swatch

With all the flake-y goodness packed into this polish, it does dry a bit rough, and one coat of SV really helped to bring out the shine. I'll probably use two coats next time, just to smooth and shine it up even more, but that's strictly a personal preference thing. I already think it's beautiful as is.

Deborah Lippman Sweet Dreams swatch

Seriously, what kind of mad alchemist is this Ms. Lippmann? Sweet Dreams is eye-catchingly brilliant without being gaudy, youthful yet refined. It's creative and fanciful without clamoring for attention. And it's named for one of the most awesome songs in the history of awesome songs.

Yeah, I think it's official; I have a crush on a bottle of nail polish.

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  1. I need this beauty in my life!! It looks amazing on you! Hope you're doing better babe!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Marisa! Crossing fingers, but I think I'm on the tail end of this headache at last. At least I've actually felt like painting my nails today, which, definitely a plus! :D

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  2. I have migraines too so I completely understand any desire to chop your head off. I hope you feel better soon!

    But in the meantime, this mani is stunning. This DL has been on my WL for awhile now and you just reminded me why :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Amanda!! I think I'm finally past the urge to self-decapitate, and my vision seems to have straightened itself out again, so I'm being cautiously optimistic. At least this only seems to happen every few months. With luck it'll be a while before it swings back around again. >_<

      Hope yours steer clear for a good, long while too!

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  3. This is such a pretty polish! I may have to go invest in some bottles of DL this weekend!! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! DL is definitely more expensive than most polishes I usually even consider buying, but she has some really special ones, like this one, that I just can't resist. :D

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  4. This is gorgeous! Those flakies are amazing! And I hope you feel better soon, migraines are awful :(

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    1. Thank you very much, Jenn! The flakes in this puppy really are just ridiculous. I mean, anyone can do a Barbie/bubblegum pink, but the suspended flakes of gold just add so, so much. :D

      The worst of the headache week seems to have passed, and I am feeling quite a bit better. Thanks!

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  5. omgomgomg I mean I wanted this but it is so much more amazing in person!!! I wore it yesterday and I knew I would not be changing it last night due to Madonna and I think I may keep it on all weekend! Woweee. THANK YOU <3 <3 <3

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    1. Yiiiiiii! I am so, SO happy that you like it! And zomg, you're wearing it to Madonna?! Honoured!! You are so totally welcome, Tara--enjoy it! And be sure to tell me all about the show, too. I can't wait to see what colour of jealousy-green I end up turning. (^_-)

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  6. Mmmmmm look at those flakies!! I am in love!

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    1. I'm glad you like it--thank you, Jamie!!

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    1. That's pretty much the same thing I said when I saw swatches of it too. Thank you very much! :D

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  8. So sorry about your migraines, I hope you don't get them too often! Lippmann is awesome!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jenni Lee. They usually only turn up every few months unless I'm extra-stressed, and fortunately I get some very clear visual cues to let me know when one's incoming. If I down some Extra-Strength Tylenol and drug myself to sleep for a few hours quickly enough, I can usually stave off the worst and just have a dull ache for a few days, but if I don't hop on it in time...ugh.

      Lippmann really is awesome, isn't she?! I swear, she's like a wizard or something. ^_^

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  9. This is one of my favorite Lippmann's that i own! It looks fantastical on you!

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    1. Thanks, Maribeth! I hope to get a few more of hers, but I'm confident this one'll stick close to the top of my DL faves too. ;)

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  10. sorry about your migraine. this color though, it's so pretty!

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    1. Thank you and thank you, ChiChi!! ^_^

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  11. I hope you're feeling better now, Elizabeth! Sweet Dreams is definitely a beauty though. Everything about it screams pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much, Brittney! I'm so smitten with this polish, and yeah, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'm past the worst of the headaches. Thanks for that too! ;)

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  12. Oh, yuck. I've been having migraines too (I think I know why, though). Hope you're faring better than I was!

    Also, this polish looks BALLER on you!

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    1. Rach, thank you very much!! Tons of migraine-y solidarity and sympathy--hope you're feeling better too!

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