Happy Monday! It’s been a long week but I am definitely looking towards my long weekend trip down to visit friends in Vancouver, where I may take advantage and be a “Good Girl Gone Bad”. Ok that was a bit cheesy and will be extremely doubtful but I just had to try and make it work for this week’s Mani Monday, which is Deborah Lippmann’s (you got it) ‘Good Girl Gone Bad‘ from the Holiday 2011 collection. And of course, there is a musical song styling associated with this name and for once, it’s even an exact match! Nothing like some Rhianna to kick off your Monday right?
While Good Girl Gone Bad is from the Holiday 2011, I picked it up in late 2012 as a present to myself. Deborah Lippmann definitely ranks on top of my awesome nail polish scale and Good Girl Gone Bad is a regular on my polish rotation schedule.
This polish is a dark berry colour with some gold shimmer in it. I love this colour so much as the sparkles are great at catching the light and it’s perfect for parties! I can definitely see why it’s from the holiday collection. The finish on this is a bit on the matte side, but it could easily be solved by putting on a top coat. I like the matte-ness of the colour so I just nixed a top coat.
I like the formula of this polish as it is easy to apply and two coats will work just fine. I would probably recommend a base coat though as there is potential for staining and it is a bit difficult to get the polish off along the edges of your nails. I also found this seemed to dry relatively quickly so I was off doing other things much sooner than usual.
I don’t know if it is just me and my resistance to top coat (probably) but I seem to chip my nails and show tip wear by day 2.5 of wearing this colour. I think the longest I’ve made it without chipping is 3 days although my usual with other polishes is 4 days (what can I say – I’m really hard on my nails?).
So What Would Argenplath Pay?
While I really like Deborah Lippmann polishes, sometimes I cringe a little at paying $20 (or $22) + tax for nail polish. Luckily, Nail Polish Canada was having a rare sale on Deborah Lippmann and I picked this one up for 30% off, so $14+tax, which is a bit more in line with my usual expenditures.
Despite the short wear time for me with this polish, I still really like it and would not hesitate to buy it again. I just really love how pretty this polish is and how awesome the formula is. If you are less hard on your nails (most people probably are), Good Girl Gone Bad would be a great addition to your party polish collection.