Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “playful periwinkle.” It’s a really rich, dark periwinkle, and to me, I see indigo–that perfect mix of blue and violet that gives you something different. I used two coats for swatches, and there is a hint of visible nail line, so I would say three is likely the ideal strategy here. It’s described as a cream finish, but it is more like a cream meets jelly–it has that slightly squishy look of a jelly.

Deborah Lippmann’s cream polishes last about a week on me with a good top/base coat (I prefer Zoya’s for both). The formula on this is a little watery, but I wouldn’t say it ended up being sheer or runny, as it still applied evenly and didn’t pull in places. Essie Smooth Sailing is lighter and has shimmer but reminded me of it nonetheless. SpaRitual Illume has a jelly-like appearance, but it leans more purple.

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Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer

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I love this polish for the color, the finish, the name (the Waitresses, hell yeah!)… I think it should be my first Lippmann polish πŸ™‚ I bet it looks awesome with Happy Birthday!

DAR is more jelly and a true blue with no purple tones to it. IKWBL has a dusky quality to it that isn’t translating well in these pics, IMO…

I wondered why you never review OPI. Do you just prefer not to or do you dislike OPI formula/brush/it’s large corner on the retail market?

I do not feel OPI respects beauty bloggers/blogging, and beyond that, they lied to their fans about the situation specifically in regards to Temptalia. I see no reason to promote or provide free advertising for the brand at this time. I don’t expect any readers to abandon OPI by any means, I just don’t post, use, or promote OPI on this blog. Readers are totally free to talk about OPI, list dupes, etc. though.

OMG Christine I didn’t know about any of that! I’m not a die-hard OPI fan at all and it makes me sad to think that they did something disrespectful. Can you go into detail at all?

Pretty shade I always have felt since it came out. But I never felt compelled to add to to my collection. It’s a color that is been done a zillion times out there. I don’t need to pay $16 & tax & shipping to get this shade. In fact there are a lot of DL polishes in that category I feel. Were it not for her glitters and catering to development of colors with stars names attached to them, nothing to call my name here. Nice finish on her polishes. I will succumb sometimes to one of her more ‘average’ shades – but it’s rare. Agree with Helena, that I also bet WBL looks great with Happy Birthday – or even Up In the Air – the latter is a personal DL fav of mine. I like the sheerness of the glitter with the various sizes/shapes.

I love the name and the color is lovely. I’m gonna have to pick this up and see if the boys would like me more while wearing this lol.

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