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#10 My Top 10 Nail Polish by Brand ~ Deborah Lippmann

Posted on: October 1, 2012

I often get asked what is the best brand of nail polish. Because of that, I have been working all summer on comparing different brands of nail polish. I compared over 28 brands of nail polish, all available in the US. Meaning this comparison of brands does not include any Barry M or other brands only available in the UK. I scored the different brands using these 5 items of criteria: brush/bottle, formula, price, dry time, and wear. These are the items that are important to me in a nail polish.
When I was finished there were 3 brands that had 5/5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#10 on this list is Deborah Lippmann nail polish. Deborah Lippmann scored a 4/5 and lost a star for price. DL polish prices out at $36/ounce. Deborah Lippmann polishes earned a star on every other point of the criteria used.
To purchase Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

Modern Love from Deborah Lippmann is my first DL polish. I bought this at Nordstrom for $16. I do love this polish. I love the color, it seems to be just beige but it has a lot of dimension to it giving it tons of interest. Great color for this fall!

A friend of mine sent me Private Dancer and Naked. Private Dancer is a metallic chrome finish that seems purple in some light, then is can look brown, blue and green. I like this polish a lot!

    . I also like Naked but my daughter “borrowed” Naked from me so I don’t have it to show in a picture.

How gorgeous is My Old Flame? This was sent to me by a friend and I love this red! I never used to like red nail polish but I have been wearing this and Russian Red by MAC so often lately. I’m loving the red nail polish! πŸ’ƒ

This is all the Deborah Lippmann polishes I own. I do really like this brand of polish and I’m so grateful to my friends Indie and Gina for sending those to me, otherwise I would have 1 bottle of DL. I do not own Mermaid’s Dream from DL, yes, I’m the one. I think every other person on the planet has this polish and it seems to be a favorite among many. At the height of Mermaid’s Dream popularity I did buy one, to send to a friend. It took some doing to get my hands on it, but now it seems to be readily available. That doesn’t mean I will buy it anytime soon. I really like the DL polishes but I do not think I will be buying any more of this brand. πŸ˜„

As always, thanks for stopping by! πŸ’—

13 Responses to "#10 My Top 10 Nail Polish by Brand ~ Deborah Lippmann"

I don’t own any DL polish, so you have company as far as Mermaid’s Dream is concerned. I love your posts and your videos on nail polish; they are very in-depth and informative, which is really appreciated, especially when pondering purchases of expensive brands.


Thanks so much! What a nice comment! Xoxo

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That is a very nice red!!


Yes, def one of my favorites. A year ago I did not like red polish, did not own one and now this year, I’m loving red! Ha! I wonder why? Thanks so much commenting. Xoxo

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Would you have a dupe for Chanel Rouge Carat 587? I can’t find any.
Love your blog!


Thanks Kati, I’m sorry but I do t know of a dupe for that one. From what I’ve read online though, it is an easy one to dupe and mostly OPI would be the place to look. I’ll see if I can find something, I’ll let you know. Thanks again! Xoxo


Thank you so much!


I object! #10 😦 I looove DL! I have Mermaids Dreams, haha. If this is 10’I cannot wait to see what is number 1. I look forward to it πŸ™‚


You will be surprised, I’m sure! I love DL too, but I couldn’t give her a star for price, it priced out at $36…… My cut off point for a star was $15. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comment! Xoxo

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Hi Kati, I picked up Orient Express by Revlon tonight, it’s a limited edition set from Gucci Westman. Looks an awful lot like the Chanel rouge carat. I haven’t seen the Chanel one in person so I can’t call it a dupe but they are close. If you get a chance check it out and then please let me know what you think. Thanks! — Judi


Thank you so much!
Will have a look in my local Boots, it shows on their website. (Β£6.49 here!)
I can’t find any swatches on the net.
Will let you know what I think, if they have it in stock, although I haven’t seen Rouge Carat in person either.


I sent you a picture of the Revlon. Indoors under lights but tomorrow I’ll take one in the sun. I hope you can find it, it seems pretty close to me!

Let me know how you come out! Xoxo Sent from my iPad


Thank you, I really appreciate it! It looks beautiful, I cannot wait to get one!


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