deborah lippmann Harlem Nocturne

deborah lippmann Harlem Nocturne COVEROh my gosh I’m in nail polish love. This is another polish I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about. Honestly, in the bottle, it looks like China Glaze Midnight Mission which I adore (it’s seriously a gorgeous polish) but I was hoping for something new. Wow, was I wrong! Harlem Nocturne is nothing like China Glaze Midnight Mission though equally gorgeous.

deborah lippmann describes Harlem Nocturne as an intensified indigo ink. On the nail the purple in this polish really comes alive. And like all the other polishes in this collection, Harlem Nocturne applies like a dream. I used just 2 coats in my swatches. For tips on applying this polish check out my post on I’ll Take Manhattan.

When I first saw the deborah lippmann New York Marquee collection I wasn’t all that excited about it. Metallics have been done by so many polish companies. But I have to say, deborah lippmann did metallics better than anyone. I sound like a broken record but trust me, if you’ve had trouble with metallics from other brands, try a polish from the New York Marquee collection. You will be pleasantly surprised.

If you are going to be so wise to take my advice (ha!) the New York Marquee collection is currently available at Sephora as well as on Amazon.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump. This polish is SO GORGEOUS!


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  1. Very pretty! Did you get any drag marks? Or brush strokes? Were you able to go over an already painted area? Did you use a base coat, or top coat? I love metallics and am currently wearing one of the metallics that Sally Hansen released earlier this year. I love them but yes they do present some problems in applying them. I am a habitual base coat user, which they don’t like. I have recently heard that applying Nfu Oh Aqua Base makes them behave perfectly, though. And I always use my favorite SV top coat (I haven’t noticed any dulling).

    1. I answered most of your questions in this post.

      The deborah lippmann formula is nothing like the Sally Hansen formula. I didn’t have any problems with drag or brush strokes. DL recommends the use of a base and top coat 🙂

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