Deborah Lippmann Forget You or why they say you shouldn’t meet your heroes

Hullo again. i wanted to post my pics of this polish before they got too long in the tooth. This is Deborah Lippmann Forget You.

Deborah Lippmann Forget You

I’d seens some pics of this puppy and an instant lemming was created. Now Deborah Lippmann polishes aren’t the easiest polishes to come by in Australia. Your best bet is eBay or Revolve Clothing. There are other online stores that purport to have international shipping and that stock this brand, however, when you try to checkout purchases it is then that you get the message the the product isn’t available in your region (i.e. Kiss and Makeup, Nordstrom). *sad face*

So anyway, back to the polish. I spanked my lemming for this polish by finally ordering it from Revolve Clothing. And rather than swatch it to a nail art stick and dutifully put it away in my drawers to wait in its ‘untried’ queue, I excitedly put it on straight away.

I’ll tell you now that I think this one is the most densely packed glitter polish I’ve applied so far. It is absolutely rammed full of the stuff. And it’s well suspended too. So application wasn’t a problem. The amount of tint in the black jelly base is just right. And you seriously don’t have to fluff about with fishing anything out with this baby.

Deborah Lippmann Forget You

But there’s a saying that you shouldn’t meet your heroes. Unfortunately I have to say that, for me, that sentiment applies perfectly to Forget You. ¬†And you know what? Looking back at these photos I’m struggling to recall exactly what I found so disappointing about this polish because it looks a gorgeous, a multicoloured burst on your nails.

However, my reaction at the time was ‘meh’. It felt like too much junk on my nails. I didn’t enjoy the look of my tips as the jelly is too lightly tinted to cover the tips so despite wrapping them as per normal, it struck me that the looked sort of dirty. I actually only wore it for one day and couldn’t wait to take it off. I was so disappointed by this polish that I had decided to just gift it on.

Seeing these pics though makes me want to try again. The mani in these pics was three coats of Forget You topped with a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vita. Currently I’m wondering whether a single coat over a plain black creme would work better? It would at least lessen the amount of glitter on my nails as well as mean my tips are completely covered. Once I’ve tried wearing that way, I’ll reconsider whether this once hard lemminged polish has a permanent home in my collection.

Has anyone else tried Forget You? What was your verdict? Do you wear it over undies or by itself?


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