deborah lippmann 99 Luftballons coverI’ll admit it. I had to google 99 Luftballons. As it turns out, 99 Luftballons is a German anti-nuclear protest song which makes the fact that this polish is a completely glitter bomb kind of ironic.

99 Luftballons has multi sized glitter in all kinds of colors suspended in a sheer, fuchsia base. It really does look like candy!

This polish is packed with glitter so application is a bit tricky. In order to get this polish opaque enough to wear on its own I needed 3 coats. And honestly, 3 coats of this polish is kind of a disaster. 3 coats of this causes the glitter to really build and honestly that takes away from the polish.

I’ve found this polish is best used as a top coat. I particularly love it over deborah lippmann She Bop. I tweeted a picture of that manicure if you want a preview!

99 Luftballons is a Sephora exclusive so it is only sold in Sephora stores and at

There are swatches under the jump. The MACRO shots really show how building so much glitter on the nail kind of ruins how pretty this polish actually is!


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What do you think?