Sunday, June 10, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Review - Party Nails in "Candy Shop"

Parties are the last things on my mind -- unless you count the wild kicking in my uterus -- sorry, a little pregnancy joke. But I do like a festivity on my nails. Sometimes a girl's just got-ta glitter, gleam and shine.

I won a Deborah Lippmann nail set a while ago (from NYC and a Little Cannoli). One of the colors, Candy Shop, put me in a party mood. 

For a base, I used Sinful Colors in "Easy Going." The two made quite a jubilant combo. However, good looks doesn't guarantee quality. Read on to find out how I liked Candy Shop by Deborah Lippmann.


  • Pretty in pink and full of glittery confetti, this color is both bubbly and fun. 
  • If you like serious attention, you will love it.



  • Nail paint glided on smoothly.
  • Confetti didn't shatter, not even after a few days' wear.



  • So easy to use. Two to three strokes provided lasting finish.
  • One coat worked well. Two or more coats covered nails with allover glitter.



  • Excellent quality. Confetti stuck on for days. 
  • Gorgeous color and beautiful glitters.
  • Brush was wonderful to use.
  • Fast drying, especially for glitter coating. Took only about five minutes.



  • Taking it off took a loooooooooooooooooong time. 
  • It was so difficult that I started picking it off with my nails.
  • Price. $18 at most stores. It's very expensive.


Overall Rating:



On the fence. Polish is pretty and has great quality, but it's just a party polish after all. $18 is too much.

A couple pictures of finished results:

Have you used Deborah Lippmann nail polish before?

How was your experience?


  1. The polish looks great, but as you said it's a pain to get it off!
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  2. I have this polish too and it's do true that getting it off is a nightmare!


  3. It looks and soundas great, I love that it's fast drying but I agree with you $18 is just too much for a polish. But I guess pretty doesn't come cheap these days? Such is life. :)

  4. I actually saw a colour like that in Claire's, also pink jelly base with multicoloured round glitter. I didn't realize it was a dupe for a Lippman polish if not I would have bought it!

  5. i absolutely adore this. it's like confetti on a cake. :) great review, girlie. :) have a nice day!

  6. Pretty! Try the foil method the next time you're taking off glitter. It'll save you a lot of headache.

    You just take a piece of cotton, saturate it in np remover and then set it on your nail. Wrap your fingertip in foil, which will stop the acetone from evaporating. Repeat for the rest of your nails and then remove in 2-3 minutes. Everything should just glide off.

  7. This looks really great! I haven't tried Deborah Lippmann before but this one goes on my wish list :)

  8. I've used other confetti type polishes and as much as I love the look of it, it is extremely hard to take off. Usually I'll just add the confetti to my nail tips like a French manicure.

  9. So in love with that polish now, shame about the price though > . < x

  10. nice glitterati pink nails!
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  11. Ah glitter, always a pain to remove! LOL! Lovely colour.. I'm thinking of how to dupe it as I type! ;)

  12. Very nicely done. Like your nail do

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  13. they're really cute and pretty! but you're right, 18 dollars is crazy for just a bottle of polish

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  15. I don't have any Deb Lippmann polishes because the price is so high. I do have GC to apohtica I might use on one just to use it up but I still think that is a lot for polish! To get the glitter off might be quicker to do the old cotton with acetone and tinfoil trick and let it soak for a few mins. The polish is really pretty tho congrats on winning :)

  16. I have sinful nail polish. they are great and the color of your nail polish is so pretty... have a good sunday

  17. It looks good, and I think that it'd be worth the time to take it off if my nails looked as pretty!
    I don't have any D.L. nail polishes, but if I got any, this and the Happy birthday ones would be them.
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. I'd pay $18 fora special occasion polish like this. The coverage looks excellent. Thanks for the review.

  19. Aaaaah I don't think I can get it here in Pl but it's so cool!!! :) Love!
    Thanks for sharing dear!


  20. thanks so much for your comment! love this post. hope all is well.

    xo, nikki

  21. OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE this polish!! It reminds me of birthday cupcakes! I think I will look for this one.

  22. That is a beautiful nail polish!!! But omg $18 is way too much :( But it's sooo beautiful and super fun!

  23. wow what a pretty, fun color! really love the look of this one- reminds me of cupcakes too :)

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

  24. OMG! So stinkin' Cute!!!! I love it!!! And I love the shape of your nails too! Awesome!!! :))

  25. oh i like that nail polish :)))

  26. Wow, that definitely is a party on the nail! But glitter polishes are just such a pain to remove. And Deborah Lippmann is certainly on the pricey side.

  27. Great post! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

  28. Those are definitely party nails!

  29. Oooh, I love that color! The sparkeles are so pretty!

    I recently used a nude deborah lippman shade and I really liked it!

  30. I love this but I agree its so hard to take off my gosh

  31. I have never tried a Deborah Lippmann polish before, but all I have heard is good things about it. I definitely need that shade for the next party I attend! xo

  32. That polish is gorgeous, but definitely pricy at $18!
    Congrats on the pregnancy as well!!


  33. They are so colorful!
    I like it.

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  34. What a cute shade! It is pricier, but the glitter ones don't seem to be made by drugstore brand companies. Oh and the glitter is always hard to take off. I heard that you if you keep the nail polish remover pad on your nails for a few minutes, it is easier to remove.

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  35. I have not used it but I would loooove to! I love sparkly nail polish! I love that they last a long time.

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  36. You made me fall in love with by just looking at the bottle lol. But $18 is so steep. *sigh* I haven't tried a Deborah Lippmann polish before. Maybe one day I'll splurge. :P

  37. I have never used this brand, but it look so much fun on ur nails! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  38. Walaaah :D
    i'd love to have this colour on my nails :)..

  39. That nail polish is so much fun - love it!

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  40. Beautiful! I love Candy Shop, and it looks lovely on you. I agree, though- glitter removal can be painfully slow. Have you tried the tin foil technique? I find that helps immensely with glitter removal. If you're not sure what that is, basically you soak a cotton ball in nail polish removal, put it on your nail, and wrap tin foil securely around it. Repeat for all your nails. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then remove. All the glitter will just slide off! It's really super easy, and so much more stress-free than scrubbing at the glitter to remove it.

  41. What the Lacquer Tracker said--foil method makes it so much easier.

  42. Hi,nice blog an lovely nails.
    I wonder if you would like to follow each other:).

    Happy blogging.

  43. Love that nails.
    I wonder if you would like to follow each other : ).

    Happy blogging.


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