Deborah Lippmann “All That Jazz”
I had a very lucky day recently! Deborah Lippmann had a giveaway on her Twitter page not too long ago; the 2000th follower would win her new limited edition set, “All That Jazz.”
I’ve been gawking at everyone’s gorgeous swatches of “Across the Universe” but at $16-$20 each, Lippmann polishes were always a bit out of my price range. When I saw swatches of “Lady Sings the Blues” I had to cage the lemming monster because it is only available as part of a $40 set. Imagine my surprise and delight when I heard the news that I was the fortunate 2000th Twitter follower!
My new polishes arrived yesterday and I’m wearing “Lady Sings the Blues” right now as I type. It is phenomenal! Blues are my favorite polishes and this is my very first hexagonal polish. “Lady Sings the Blues” is everything I wanted it to be and I feel so lucky to own it!
Here is the beautiful trio in its original packaging. It is available from Nordstrom or from Deborah Lippmann’s website.
“Razzle Dazzle” is a rich near-black jelly with endless amounts of raspberry-colored glitter. Pictured is three coats. I think this will make for a beautiful holiday polish and I really enjoy the substantial bottle weight and flawless brush, (but I would expect nothing less at such an expensive cost.)
The downside is this one stained my nails pink right through my basecoat! If you do get this set, make sure you double basecoat for “Razzle Dazzle.”
I love the jelly base and I’m glad the glitter is not a common red, but rather raspberry as that makes it unique to my collection.
“Some Enchanted Evening” is going to be a very useful shade for me; it looks gorgeous worn sheer but also makes for a fascinating layering polish. This will also be a pleasure to use as an interesting French manicure topper, and you already know how fond I am of those. This is definitely my second favorite of the set for its versatility.
My pinkie and ring finger are one coat each. This surprised me as I’m not normally fond of sheer looks but I actually found this one very flattering. It contains hexagonal pieces which I am not used to; perhaps that is why I find this one interesting enough to wear on its own.
Also, if you look closely at the bottle in the photo above, you will see that sometimes the pink glitter can flash a bit of red at certain angles. It’s a subtle effect but something I did notice on the nail. My middle finger and index are “Some Enchanted Evening” layered over two different creme shades to show you how this will work as a layering polish.
The star of the collection, in my opinion.
“Lady Sings the Blues” is magnificent. Pictured is only two coats which delighted me as I initially thought it might be one of those sheer glitters where you have to layer it up to four coats to reach full opacity.
It contains hexagonal pieces like I mentioned, but also traditional small glitter as well. In low lighting the polish can look almost black like in the example above, but in bright lighting or sunlight it will show as true royal blue.
(I also wanted to show you how even though it contains these large hexagonal pieces, it does not have a chunky or rough finish. Not to mention that it will of course be even smoother than pictured once you add topcoat.)
Thank you very much to Deborah Lippmann for having a Twitter giveaway so I could have the opportunity to own these beautiful polishes!
Do you like “Lady Sings the Blues” as much as I do? What do you think of the other two?