Here's a review on Deborah Lippmann 3D Holographic Nail Polish in Sweet Dreams
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Deborah Lippmann is a world- famous nail polish brand. I think it's considered as designer polish, as it costs a hefty premium. (800 pesos a pop!) This is currently my most expensive nail polish.
Sweet Dreams is one of the new shades of the brand's 3D Holographic collection. The other shade is Ray of Light, a beautiful indigo blue color.
Bottle sure feels and looks expensive to me!
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Sweet Dreams is a candy pink shade with duochrome flakes of glitter. The base has a jelly texture--I find that it's easier to achieve an even coverage with this one, as compared to other glittery polishes I've tried. The glitters of this polish is also unique: it's chunkier, yet it doesn't feel coarse. I've also observed that in spite of its chunky glitters, the formula doesn't make your nails feel and look thick even if you layer it on.
Three layers of Sweet Dreams
Here is Sweet Dreams on my tips. I actually thought that it will yield an opaque finish in one stroke but surprisingly, it starts off light and you can build it to achieve a more pigmented finish. And no, this is not a caveat. (at least to me) The buildable finish is actually good news because I can use it as a funky coat on top of another nail polish. So it's like having two nail polishes in one bottle.
Drying time is pretty quick and staying power is pretty good. I've been wearing it for more than 2 weeks already and without a top coat yet the color is still intact: no chips, no fading, and no cracking!
Here's another look at the polish. The glitters turn into orange and gold under any kind of lighting, and it gives a natural glossy effect to the polish. Regarding the 3D holographic finish, I think it's referring more to its brilliance rather than the effect. It's just plain glitter polish to me, but with a more superior quality. However, it's not easy-to-remove, but at least it doesn't leave any glitter residue on your nails when removed.
Quality is very good. I've finally understood why it's pricey: You pay for its awesome staying power. Normally, I can't maintain the beauty of my manicure for more than a week and surprisingly, this polish withstood my clumsiness!
I would recommend it to you if: 1.) You're dreaming of a nail polish that will last on your hardworking digits 2.) You have cash to burn 3.) You're a nail polish lover and you don't mind spending on pricey polish.
I'd love to have another Deborah Lippmann polish again, but I'm not the type who'll blow P800.00 on a bottle of nail polish. :D