Deborah Lippmann Virtual Insanity Review & Swatch

Barneys New York has some awesome Deborah Lippmann exclusives in a bottle with a special white cap. The first one I want to show you is Virtual Insanity.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Virtual Insanity is a purple base packed with pinky gold and red shimmer. The formula is on the thick side, and I honestly wasn't very happy with it. I'll definitely thin it the next time I wear this. Virtual Insanity is such a beautiful shade, but it instantly reminded me of another polish I'm obsessed with: Formula X Infinite.

2 coats Virtual Insanity, 2 coats Infinite
While they're not identical, you can probably see why Formula X Infinite came to mind when I swatched Virtual Insanity. Personally, I think they're different enough to own both.

Deborah Lippmann Virtual Insanity retails for $24 and is available exclusively at Barneys New York.

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Until Your Dreams Come True Swatches & Review (part 3)

Part 1
Part 2

Let's just jump right in to the third and final part of the Dreams Come True set.

1 coat
Deborah Lippmann I Will Survive is an olive metallic. It's crazy pigmented!

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Come Fly With Me is a dusky blue creme. It's also really pigmented and can be opaque in 1 careful coat.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Hey Jude, named for her husband, is a black jelly base packed with holo silver glitter.

2 coats, 1 coat Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed
Deborah Lippmann A Hard Day's Night is a navy base with iridescent glitter. I love this polish, but the formula is thick, draggy, and terrible.

3 coats, 1 coat Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed
Deborah Lippmann Land of Make Believe is a green jelly base with blue and green glitter. By far my favorite from the entire set. It's like a green Across the Universe on steroids!

This set retails for $195 and is available for purchase from almost everywhere that sells Deborah Lippmann.

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Until Your Dreams Come True Swatches & Review (part 2)

If you missed part 1, click here.

This round of swatches contains my two least favorite shades from the set. I rambled enough in my first post, so let's get started.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann The Climb is a dark caramel creme. I don't like browns almost as much as I don't like orange on me. I'm not really a fan of shades like this on anyone, to be honest. The formula is thin and slightly runny. I had to be extra careful while applying this.

2 coats over Deborah Lippmann My Coloring Book
Deborah Lippmann Daydream Believer is...a mess. It was my mistake for thinking it would look good over My Coloring Book, but it's not even that pretty on its own. I can do circle, square, and hex glitter, but diamond glitter just doesn't do it for me. I'm need to play around with this one some more. Formula is thick and goopy. Not fun to apply.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann My Coloring Book is a raspberry pink creme. The consistency and application of this is perfect.

2 coats over Deborah Lippmann The Climb
Deborah Lippmann Magic to do is a shifty orange shimmer base with pink hex glitter. It reminds me of a more orange version of Ciate Love Letter. It's opaque on its own in 3 coats.

3 coats
And my favorite of the bunch: Deborah Lippmann Pure Imagination. It's pure pink with an orange shift glitter that is too blingy for pics. Love!

What are you loving from the swatches you've seen so far? Any plans to pick this up?

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Until Your Dreams Come True Swatches & Review (part 1)

The Deborah Lippmann Until Your Dreams Come True music box set is so special. Not only does it contain 15 gorgeous mini polishes, but the music box plays a song sung and written by Deborah Lippmann herself. She started her career as a musician, and music means so much to her that all her polishes are song titles. Included in the music box is a card with the song lyrics, DL's signature, and a number out of 500. Opening this up was such a magical experience.

Here's a quick, low quality video I shot:

Now onto the polishes. I'm splitting my swatches up into 3 parts to avoid overwhelming you, and to have multiple opportunities to gush over this set.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Love Will Leave A Mark is a deep oxblood creme. It is named for her brother and business partner Mark. This shade is a perfect vamp for fall, and it went on in two perfect coats.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann We Are Family is a dark but vibrant purple jelly. You'll have to forgive me for my messy swatch; I was filing my nails in between shots. Stunning color.

2 coats

Deborah Lippmann I Dreamed a Dream is a red shimmer. It's a bit deeper than Deborah Lippmann New York State of Mind but just as glowy. Perfect formula on this one.

2 coats over Deborah Lippmann We Are Family
Deborah Lippmann 1999 is a shift blue/purple flecked shimmer in a purple base. I thought it would be sheer, so I layered it. This polish packs a punch, though, and is opaque on its own in 3 coats.

2 coats, 1 coat Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed
Deborah Lippmann Looks Like We Made It is a red jelly base packed with silver and red glitter. I wore this as a full mani, hence the top coat. Such a fabulous glitter!

That's all for now. If you'd like to purchase this set (retails for $195) or listen to the full song, you can do so here.

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary I've Gotta Be Me Set Swatches & Review

The next Lippmann 15th anniversary set I have to show you is called I've Gotta Be Me. This 6-piece set is pretty much the epitome of what I consider fall appropriate.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Fashionably Late is a dusty eggplant creme; its a slightly lighter OPI Mis You-niverse The formula is perfection.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann Stand By Your Man is a red with a touch of pink crelly. It dries incredibly shiny, and the formula is great.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann You've Got A Friend is a mauve-y nude creme. DL seems to really like this shade because it's along the same vein as Sweet Life and Modern Love. Not that I'm complaining...I love it! What I don't love is YGAF's formula. It's streaky, so extra is need when applying.

2 coats
Deborah Lippmann This One's On Me is a stunner. It's a vibrant purple base loaded with shifty red shimmer. It's very similar to OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest. Actually, I want to say they're identical, but I haven't swatched them together yet, so I'll save my thoughts for the comparison post. Whether it's unique or not, this is an absolutely stunning shade.

The next two shades are extremely complex shades that are difficult to describe in words or pics, so if you get the chance, go look at this set in person.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann Ya Got Trouble is a shifty bronze/copper shimmer. Even though I don't think it's the most flattering color on me, I cannot deny how interesting and beautiful this polish is.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann Running On Faith is by far my favorite from this set, and it is easily in my top 5 favorite DLs of all time. There's this greenish blue cast that I couldn't quite capture, and the shimmer mix is so very complex. I don't doubt that this shade will be released as a single at some point. It's too interesting to only exist as a mini.

Gorgeous set, right? I've not been this pleased with a DL set since last year's Starlight set. I've Gotta Be Me is the perfect combination of colors and finishes; I consider this a must-have.

The Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary I've Gotta Be Me Set retails for $49 and is available for purchase here.

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Celebration Trio Swatches & Review

To celebrate her company's 15th anniversary, Deborah Lippmann has released three (3-pc, 6-pc, and 15-pc) sets of gorgeous mini polishes. Naturally, I bought them all and am so excited to share my swatches with you. First up is this three-piece set called Celebration.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann Big Spender is a yellow gold flecked shimmer. The finish is beautiful, but this one color that never looks good on me. There are literally no exceptions. The formula is lovely, though.

3 coats
Deborah Lippmann New York State of Mind is a bight, shiny, red shimmer. Pretty much every polish brand has a red shimmer, so this is not exactly unique. However, that doesn't take away from how glowy and vibrant this is. The formula is a touch on the thin side but still great to work with.

1 coat dabbed onto New York State of Mind
Deborah Lippmann It's My Party is the reason I decided to buy this set. The glitter mix is so fun! There's peach mini hex, butter yellow micro hex, red and baby blue goes on. I'm seriously in love with this glitter and think it will look amazing over white or in a jelly sammy. It's My Party is not as dense as most of DL's recent glitters, so it's easier to apply and is not at all thirsty.

Overall, Celebration is just okay. Unless you really need another yellow gold and red shimmer, I recommend skipping this and keeping your fingers crossed that she releases It's My Party as a single.

Deborah Lippmann's Celebration trio retails for $29 and is available for purchase here

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