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Twinkle your way up the Stairway to Heaven

I recently purchased my very first Deborah Lippmann nail polishes. I had been admiring them for ages but never pulled the trigger on buying one due to the price ($16-20 per bottle, depending on the formula). Since I have artificial nails, I only change my polish every 2 weeks, so I only use each polish I own maybe 5 times per year. However, my current obsession with glitter polishes pushed me off the Deborah Lippmann cliff and into sweet sweet paradise. One of the shades I purchased is Stairway to Heaven, which is one of the Holiday 2011 polishes. On the website it is described as “iridescent icicle” and the description couldn’t be more apt!

Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven (natural light)
Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven (natural light)

 

Stairway to Heaven is a clear base with square and hexagonal iridescent glitter. The glitter appears mostly pink and blue, but the iridescent quality of it makes the polish change and sparkle as the light hits it. I had an extremely difficult time photographing this polish, it’s definitely one that should be seen in person. The following photos show 1 heavy coat of Stairway to Heaven over Essie Absolutely Shore.

Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven over Essie Absolutely Shore (artificial light)
Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven over Essie Absolutely Shore (artificial light)

 

Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven over Essie Absolutely Shore (artificial light + flash)
Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven over Essie Absolutely Shore (artificial light + flash)

 

I didn’t have any issues with application of Stairway to Heaven. I applied a single heavy coat and didn’t have too much trouble getting the glitter to spread out evenly over the nail. As with glitter polishes though, if you’re planning on putting on several coats it’s best to let each one dry before applying the next so you don’t pull the glitter around. It’s extra effort, but definitely worth it.
I’ll be putting this polish over Essie Marshmallow (jelly white) on Tuesday evening, so check my Twitter for a picture of that if you’re curious to see it over another polish. I’m hoping this will look like sparkly snow on top of the white jelly.
What are your favorite Deborah Lippmann shades? Now that I’ve gotten a taste, I’m dying to try more.

About Kayla

A small-town girl with an itty bitty wild side. I love makeup, fashion, travel, movies, hiking, coffee, and my Kindle.

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