I love this polish, it’s definitely one of my favourites. I have already made a post on Bad Romance, but I had stubby, short nails at the time so I thought I’d put up a better one! :)
Previously when I’ve used Bad Romance it’s needed 3 coats to make sure the black is opaque and it makes the polish a little too thick for my liking. So this time I first put on a light coat of Eyeko Cosmic and then 2 coats of Bad Romance. It’s a shame the black in Bad Romance completly obscured the glitter in Cosmic, it would have looked nice, but never mind, at least it left me with opaque black and the lovely purple glitters without having to do several thick coats of it.
I kept this on throughout revision time so I could look at my pretty nails when I needed a break for boredom! :P These are the last pictures of my long nails before the pre-exam chop down. They are staring to grow back, but they still look rubbish.
Right hand…it has more purple hexagons.
I thought I’d show you both hands because the right had more hexagons. That’s one thing to remember about polishes with chunky glitter or hexagons, you need to make sure you don’t have a finger with no glitter and others this loads! This polish pretty much looks after itself though, I didn’t have to fiddle with it too much to get the glitter to sit right.
I bought myself Across the Universe after finishing my exams, but I haven’t tried it yet. It looks awesome in the bottle though, I’ll put up a post of it soon. I have a cold at the moment, so I’m just sat around sneezing and coughing a lot, fun times! At least I have Spotify and Youtube videos to keep me entertained and occupied. Anything to distract me from this tickly cough! At least it stops me from dwelling on the uncertainty of my future…how gloomy a topic! I never realised how much I liked knowing what my next step was, i.e. school, college, work, uni…now what? I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a job when I was at school and I kinda hoped I’d of figured it out by now. Did/do you know what you want to do? Or am I the only weird person with no idea? :P
Recently Deborah Lippmann polishes are being sold by House of Fraser. I heard ages ago that it was going to happen, but it seemed to take forever to go live. However, luckily for me just I was getting stuck into a mountain of uni work it was officially put online! Without guilt I bought myself Bad Romance as a congrats to myself for completing and handing in my literature review. For £16 though, it was a pretty pricey polish! I had seen lots of pictures of Bad Romance and I loved it. I love black polishes, esp with glitter in, and this one has purple glitter and hexagonal pieces too!
The Deborah Lippmann bottles are quite nice as well. I like square bottles and this one is quite big. You get a lot of polish for your money at least!
The polish is a sheer, black jelly base with purple glitter and purple hexagonal glitter. They are both quite sparse and easy to layer. I put on one coat and it is really lovely to apply, but you definitely need two coats or more for the desired effect. After two coats you are left with a good black base with the glitters floating in the black jelly. With some polishes you can sometimes get horrible glitters that can sink into the base and look crumby, but this has a lovely effect with the glitter very visible, but still floating in the base. Its difficult to describe! It dries quite quickly and isn’t at all bumpy. You just have to be careful that it dries between coats or you end up moving the glitter around too much. It wasn’t too hard to make sure there was a even amount of glitter on each finger. It is really a lovely polish!
I wouldn’t buy a Deborah Lippmann polish normally due to the cost, but this is something special. It’s a nightmare to photograph without sunlight, but in the sun it looks gorgeous. I had lots of comments about this polish when I was wearing it, I think just because it’s a little different. I was dreading the removal, but it wasn’t too bad. I did need to leave a soaked cotton pad on my nails with the trusty tin foil method, but it was easy to remove after a minute or two. :)
All in all, this is a lovely polish! There are some similar style polishes by Deborah Lippmann such as Across the Universe which is the same as Bad Romance, but with a blue base and blue/green glitter. I’d like to get it eventually, but for now I think this will be my go to polish when I’m not sure what to put on. :)
EDIT – Apologises for lost comments due to a website disaster!