After my experience with Magic Carpet Ride I was a bit scared of deborah lippmann’s Holiday 2014 limited edition Fantastical Collection. But, I am extremely happy to report that the disaster that was Magic Carpet Ride is not indicative of the rest of the collection.
When I saw Xanadu in the bottle I was so excited. It looked GORGEOUS. Then I looked at the name and was a bit confused. So, for those of you like me who don’t know what the heck Xanadu is, I shall share my new found knowledge.
Xanadu is a romantic musical fantasy film (yes, you read that right) released in 1980. It starred the one and only Olivia Newton-John and was the inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards. The film was, by all accounts, terrible. But the soundtrack was a huge success and the film was later turned into a Broadway musical. My curiosity is piqued. It’s available on Amazon Instant Video….that may happen. Tonight.
Anyway. On to Xanadu the nail polish. deborah lippmann describes Xanadu as a celestial cerulean curiosity. Which while totally accurate is a bit hard to dissect. Xanadu is a complicated polish. The base color is a metallic blue that shifts to a pale purple depending on the light. That alone is beautiful. But why stop there? deborah lippmann added medium sized hex dark blue glitter.
The formula is nothing short of fantastic. I used just two coats in my swatches. And thanks to the magic of deborah lippmann the glitter is perfectly distributed on the nail.
I adore this polish. It’s so unique and glows on the nail. This is the kind of polish I expect from deborah lippmann; amazing formula and totally unique. It makes the $20 price tag worth it.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump. I included a macro shot as well as a swatch in direct sunlight.
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