Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “candied pink” and has a “3D holographic” finish. It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with gold-to-orange flakies. It has a jelly-like finish and look to it. I don’t have anything that looks like this, but if you had a brightened pink jelly and a flakie top coat, you could probably dupe it that way. Zoya Lara is similar in color but has a cream finish. OCC Palare is slightly bluer in tone and doesn’t have a jelly-like finish.

The color coverage is mostly opaque after two coats, but there’s some translucency from the jelly-like finish. It is a thicker polish (and I’d say thicker than a lot of jelly finishes), though it didn’t seem to have any real problems applying smoothly and evenly. It did seem to take longer than usual to dry, though.  I tested out the wear of Sweet Dreams, and it wore well for seven days without chipping, though there was minor tip wear, which is on par for what I normally see when I wear one of Deborah Lippmann’s polishes.

The Glossover

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product

Sweet Dreams

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I think the formula might be better if it was a little thinned out, because it is rather thick in consistency, and though it didn't seem to make application difficult, it did result in a longer drying time.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $18.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I don't have anything that looks like this, but if you had a brightened pink jelly and a flakie top coat, you could probably dupe it that way. Zoya Lara is similar in color but has a cream finish. OCC Palare is slightly bluer in tone and doesn't have a jelly-like finish.

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33 thoughts on “Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It’s very pretty, but not what I would consider holographic. I really love bright pinks like that.

  2. The flack texture reminds me of the Color Club Take Wing collection. I found the dry time took a bit longer with those as well.

  3. Miss J

    I WANT! I wish DL was carried at Sephora.

  4. I think I’d get Zoya Lara over that, and maybe put a glitter top coat over it for some sparkle.

  5. Really pretty.  I need more flakies in my life. I haven’t splurged on Deborah Lippmann yet but this might be the polish to end that.

  6. candleashes

    i don’t see the point of having a flake nail polish. i’d much rather just put a flake top coat over regular polish

  7. So cute! I love this colour :)

  8. Dominique33

    Beautiful ! I am planning to buy some Deborah Lippmann ( online, US website if Ican’t have them here ), and this one is definitely on my list, with Mermaid’s Dream and Across the Universe. Deborah Lippmann polishes are gorgeous, esp. those with glitters in the formula, never seen such beautiful polishes before.
    Thanks for the pretty swatch !

  9. Maggie

    Any recommendations for a flakies/shimmery (not full-on glitter) top coat? That would give my nail polish collection a whole new life!

  10. SophiaK

    this looks not good for a 20Euro nail polish…i’ll pass!

  11. It’s pretty but I don’t like jelly polishes. I want my polishes opaque, no discussion!

  12. I don’t own any Dororah Lippmann polishes yet but I am LOVING this one, Ray of Light, and Mermaids Dream! I’ll have to make an exception to my drugstore-only nail polish rule because there is nothing else quite like these Lippmann polishes out there!

  13. yellowlantern

    Such a cute polish for summer!

  14. Marie

    I don’t like it. It reminds me of the super glittery-girly-pink-flashy nail polishes I wanted to wear when I was 6 years old.

  15. jennyh

    Wow I have never seen a jelly flakie! This is the only Deborah Lippman polish that I feel that I have to own. The other colors I’ve seen are nice, but don’t seem that special, but this was is really gorgeous and unique! 

  16. AnGeLwInGz

    O.P.I. “Pink Me I’m Good” is similar but ever so slightly lighter and the glitter is regular shape and size instead of flakies.

  17. Kimberly Nguyen

    Not a fan. It looks really weird with the flakes.

  18. CiaraAinsleyFears

    I absolutely loooove this! I’m not much of a nail polish person, but this looks awesome.

  19. CiaraAinsleyFears

    I absolutely loooove this! I’m not much of a nail polish person, but this looks awesome. Christine- I love the “3D Holographic” finish, and would love to have a top coat like that… Any suggestions? Like I said, I’m not much of a nail polish person so I have no idea where to even start!

  20. xamyx

    The first thing that came to mind after seeing the pics was “Barbie”-but not in a bad way. I would never wear it though, *only* because I don’t wear bright pinks (I love them on others though).

  21. I haven’t tried this line, but sure does nice to give this a try.

  22. Tracy McCloskey Rubini

    Goes on extremely gooey!!!

  23. I keep wanting to like Flakies, but I don’t.

  24. It looks like pink goo. Eww! I was never a fan of such pinks and this formulation makes me hate em more.

  25. Sondra Villanueva

    I have this & it’s my first of her polishes I bought then I got others. I loved the color but, hated it’s too sheer & needed tons of coats to not show the nail white. Disappointed.

  26. Sondra Villanueva

    I have this & it’s my first of her polishes I bought then I got others. I loved the color but, hated it’s too sheer & needed tons of coats to not show the nail white. Disappointed.

  27. misscheriamor

    I have this and Ray of Light, out of the two jelly/flakie polishes, this is by far my favorite. I love the pink jelly and the flakies are really pretty. It isn’t immature or cheap looking at all. It is really quite striking in person. It is subtle enough but in the sun it really looks pretty. I have really been loving Deborah Lippmann polishes lately. I know they are expensive, but the colors are so pretty.

  28. Renuka Kadel

    hi I am from Nepal i want to know can we use foundation for daily use ? and what can we use first sunscreen or moisturizer please advice me.

  29. Lumi

    This is so pretty!!~~ Fun & bright. I like the jelly finish and flakies. Perfect for summer time. ^^

  30. Brittany Jean

    I think the zoya’s  Chloe Fleck Effect is close dupe but its not that pink, also why do they keep describing these flake polishes as “holographic” when its just a flakie polish? Holo and flakie are far from each other.