|With Flash (nice finger print, eh?)|
This is Deborah Lippmann Through the Fire. I have always heard amazing things about Deborah Lippmann, but with a price of $18 - $20, it was not on my list of polishes to acquire. I mean, I am willing to pay $15 for a foreign indie holo, but $18 for a cream? Ridiculous, right? Then I discovered a site that just happened to have them on sale....don't even know what site it was.....Maybe Beauty.com? They were 50% off and I figured if I paid $9 for OPI occasionally, I could splurge and get some at $9. By the time I discovered the sale, most of the highly desired polishes were sold out. Unfortunately, Through the Fire was the only color left that called out to me. Now I wish I had purchased more. It is true, sometimes you do get what you pay for and I will definitely have Deborah on my radar now! Not only did this have a vibrant garnet red shimmer with all kinds of depth, it also had the perfect formula! Not too thin, not too thick and not a cuticle flooder, which is important for such a saturated red. Speaking of saturated, this is two coats, but I could have, without question, only used one. It has been added to my "Try for stamping" list, although I almost hate to waste this beauty on stamping!
I did some nail art with this. It was HORRID and totally ruined the exquisiteness of Through the Fire. Maybe you will see it some day in a "Nail Fail" post, but today I don't want to ruin your palate with it! What to take away from this? Sometimes you ARE paying for more than just a name! See if others feel the same way with the links below!