Thursday, February 17, 2011

Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle.....

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle 'em!

I have had this song from the musical Chicago stuck in my head for the past 5 days... ever since I put on Deborah Lippmans's Razzle Dazzle.

Razzle Dazzle is from the All that Jazz collection.  It's been on my lemming list for a while now so I was excited to try it.  Lippmann's website describes the shade as darkened raspberry sizzle (glitter).  That doesn't begin to describe how pretty it is in person.  This shade has a dark raspberry jelly base with raspberry glitter.  The polish went on smoothly and was opaque in two coats (though I would probably use three next time because I noticed the polish looked a little sheer when I took pics with the flash on).

The pic below is one of the few I managed to capture on the first day of my mani:
OPI BC, then Zoya Anchor, then 2 coats Razzle Dazzle, Zoya Armor, then Seche Vite TC

MySpaceI got a lot of compliments on this shade. My sister ( whose entire nail polish collection consists of 3 bottles that were gifts) loved this color.  She said it looked like I had gems on my fingers and asked if she could take a pic of my nails to send to her friend.  :)

The rest of pictures were taken on day four of my mani except for the last pic which was taken on day five.  The polish held up really well.  I only had a little bit of tipwear and a small chip on my thumb.  (You can't see the tipwear in the photos because I filed my nails right before taking the pics.) My nails didn't start to look bad until the fifth day when huge chips came off of my right thumb and middle finger.  To be fair I did do things like wash dishes,  peel stickers, and other manicure busting activities.

The pic below is kinda blurry but I think it really shows off the glitter well.

Look at how gorgeous Razzle Dazzle is in the bottle!!!
Day 5 -- you can see a little bit of the tipwear

I love this color and I admit that I don't regret spending the money on it.  It's a unique shade with a great formula.  Deborah Lippmann polishes are pricey but nobody else out there makes glitters quite like she does with the same level of quality.  My opinion is that if you're going to splurge on a high-end polish it should be unique and definitely not dupeable. (Tangent: Is dupeable even a word?)

Deborah Lippmann polishes are Big 3 free and retail for between $16-$20.  Usually the cremes cost $16, the glitters cost $18, and special polishes like Boom Boom Pow cost $20.  Razzle Dazzle cost $18 and can be found at high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms.  Deborah Lippmann polishes can also be purchased online at

Coming up in my next post is my nail polish version of a Power Suit.

Till next time

who is going to attempt a no-buy for the next month.  However I can't be held responsible for my actions if a HTF polish crosses my path...


  1. RD looks pretty damn good! Why are you having great durability and mine chip in less than 24 hrs? What base and top did you use?

    I totally loved Lady Sings the Blues, I'll have to swatch soon.

  2. I read on a blog that RD might stain my nails so I actually used 2 BCs. 1 coat of OPI BC then 1 coat of Zoya Anchor. I also used 2 TCs to prevent shrinkage. Zoya Armor then seche vite. My biggest problem is shrinkage & tipwear. I still had some shrinkage even with 2 layers of topcoat.


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