Monday, June 18th, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “silvery blue starlight” with a glitter finish. It has a blue-tinted gray color base with silver hexagonal and smaller glitter particles. The closest dupe I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, which is finer and has a lot more color coverage (plus, the base color is black). The base color reminded me of Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather, which is far more opaque. Based on how Deborah Lippmann’s has described her glitter polishes, I would expect some sheerness, but this is a lot.

This kind of polish is really best used as a layering shade, which is why I layered it over a black cream. I don’t like the way it looks on its own–I applied two coats in the swatches–because it has a very uneven, sheer gray base that just doesn’t seem to work. The glitter looks a little lost within the murky background, actually. It has a thicker consistency, more akin to a jelly finish, so I didn’t want to do more than two coats to see how opaque it was on its own. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Deborah Lippmann’s formula.

The Glossover

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product

Today was a Fairytale

B-
It's not the most impressive Deborah Lippmann polish, especially on its own. It's something I'd reserve for use as a top coat, but I think that it doesn't have the unique qualities of a lot of the brand's polishes and glitter shades that makes it worth the price tag.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer


Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $20.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The closest dupe I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, which is finer and has a lot more color coverage (plus, the base color is black). The base color reminded me of Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather, which is far more opaque.

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9 thoughts on “Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. N o p e.
     
    After Tinsel Town, I think this just looks disappointing! Which is a shame because I am a sucker for TT and polishes like it.

  2. Avatar of Brittany bulletwitch93

    I love the idea but I don’t think it carried through.

  3. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I love, love, LOVE silver grey nail varnish with such a passion that I actually don’t mind how it looks sheered out and by itself. But those glitter chunks….. er.. No. Absolutely NO! The uneveness in their size and the large glob aspect to a few of them is bringing out my OCD side just *looking* at them on the monitor. I cannot imagine what it would do to me if they were actually on my fingers.

  4. I’ll pass. Thanks Christine, as always! 

  5. I agree Christine, I think Deborah Lippmann has done better glitter polishes–this one looks like it could easily be duped my NYC or something. I will check out her other glitter polishes!

  6. blueraccoon

    It almost looks like it’s using craft glitter instead of polish glitter. Just messy and not pretty at all. Even over black, it’s just chunky and ugly.

  7. Tenesse

    Exact dupe is OPI Crown Me Already.

  8. Avatar of Helena coldvault

    I think this polish is reinforcing my…dislike of Taylor Swift.