19 October 2011
Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad
Good morning! As I mentioned last week, this past Sunday was AIDS Walk Los Angeles. I made it! Yes, I managed to walk a whole 10K – and then some, about 8 miles total – and with the help of family and friends, raised over $700 for AIDS Project Los Angeles. I am excited about this achievement, and can’t wait to do it again next year!
For AIDS Walk, I wanted a fun mani to keep me going and so reached for a new polish for the holiday 2011 season, Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad. How much do I love the name of this polish? Good Girl Gone Bad is my favorite Rihanna album, and has my favorite 2 favorite Rihanna songs, Disturbia Breaking Dishes. But I digress.
Good Girl Gone Bad is described as a ‘cabernet glimmer'.’ The color is definitely a cabernet/red wine, but I’m not sure what a glimmer is – so I’d call this a micro-glitter. What surprised me about GGGB was the rough texture of the finish – it was very grainy, and you’re going to need a good thick topcoat, like Seche Vite, if you’re like me and prefer a smooth, high gloss finish on your manicures. This is 2 coats of GGGB:
I wouldn’t say I loved Good Girl Gone Bad quite as much as I expected, but it’s still a beauty! I used CND Shiney as a topcoat for this mani – before I realized the texture was so gritty and dull – so I’d like to try the mani again with Seche Vite to see if it could really shine!
Good Girl gone Bad was released as a part of the Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2011 Collection. It retails for $16 for a 0.5 fl oz bottle and is currently available in stores at Planet Beauty and online at lippmanncollection.com.