November 24, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Shake Your Groove Thing

The holidays are a time to feel good; even in New York people are a little cheerier! So it seemed only natural to create a collection of holiday colors that celebrate the spirit of the season. Each color has something joyful, from large flecks of gorgeous glinting glitter or a magnificent metallic finish that shimmers off the nail. Go ahead, play with these shades and let them add to the joy of the season. 
We have seen so many large sequins in fashion I wanted to make the most full-on gold ever. SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING is all large sequined glitter in gold with nothing but a clear base. It’s holiday in a bottle!

The new Deborah Lippmann 2011 Holiday Collection has just been released and I was kindly offered the chance to review one of the nail polish. Of course, I had a hard time making my mind because I've always wanted to try Deborah Lippmann nail polishes but I never took the plundge because of the prices.

I've been especially curious about the glitter nail lacquers so I chose Shake Your Groove Thing, a full-on flickering gold (glitter).

It's the first time I used a nail polish like this and so, I was unsure of the way to use it. I have realized (too late) that you can't simply layer coat after coat because the glitters are in a clear base so the polish is likely to be patchy and unequal. Here are my results after the first use:

Three coats

To prevent the patchiness, you have to manoeuver the glitters and properly set them into places. Of course, to achieve the "full-on" effect, you will have to apply tons of coats. You can also use this nail lacquer over a dark or a gold base - I bet it would look stunning!

Also, be sure to apply a top coat because I have experienced fall out during the first two days of wear. A good thing about this nail polish, unlike other glitter nail lacquers, is that it doesn't feel gritty - it's actually surprisingly smooth to the touch!

Before I forget, I also wanted to tell you about a new organization started by NailPolishCanada.com called http://www.AdoptAPolish.org. It's a for-fun site modeled after pet adoption but instead of adopting pets people adopt nail polish. Each polish has a profile telling their sad story and why they need to be adopted. To get free polish people just need to apply saying why they would provide the best home for the polish. All the polishes are brand new and ship for free to the best applications. Isn't it just too cute?

Deborah Lippmann Shake Your Groove Thing is available at NailPolishCanada.com for $22.00.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. 22$ pour un vernis, c'est vraiment au delà de mes moyens! Mais il a l'air très joli :) Tu es chanceuse!

  2. It looks good. My Aunt would love this for her new nailart plan! :)

  3. Ca va etre beau sur du rouge ca! Merci pour le Adopt a Polish, j'vais aller voir ca et en parler a ma mere!

  4. @JosianneL1507 : Tu as raison, j'aurais tellement jamais payé pour ça, mais je ne pouvais pas refuser la chance de l'essayer! Je ne suis pas sûre qu'il vale vraiment son prix par contre car selon la description (et l'image sur le site de Deborah Lippmann), je m'attendais à ce que ce soit un doré avec des gros brillants, pas seulement des brillants dans une base claire ):

  5. Ça fait tellement temps des fêtes! :)

  6. This would look so pretty on top of a dark nail polish color!! <3
    I love Deborah Lippman nail polishes :D :D :D :D

  7. I love it! I bet it would look gorgeous over a bronze nail colour.

  8. I have never seen sequins in nail colors before. This is certainly an interesting look.


  9. i think this would be great over a solid base color rather than itself. i love how chunky the gold glitters are!

  10. this is gorgeous!!! It looks so fancy in the bottle! I think it does look hard to apply but maybe like you said with another color underneath it might work out better, make sure you post pictures if you try that!

  11. Oooo I LOVE chunky glitter polish! I always layer it on top of another base coat colour (glitter will compliment any colour!) or I layer on about 4-5 coats of glitter polish if I have time. I know it takes a lot of coats of glitter if you don't use a base colour but one thing I like about glitter polishes is that each coat dries super fast! Great review Gaby!