Lippmann Collection Is Ready to Rock October
By Melanie Parker
She'll only come out at night.
The lean and hungry type.
Nothing is new, I've seen her here before.
Watching and waiting...
She's sitting with you, but her eyes are on the door.
So many have paid to see,
What you think you're getting for free.The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar.
Money's the matter.
If you're in it for love you ain't gonna get too far.
Ohhhhh, here she comes...
Watch out, boy! She'll chew you up.
Ohhhhh, here she comes...She's a MANEATER.
With a name like Maneater, I knew I had to pounce on this new Lippmann Collection lacquer, even if it promised to be a bittersweet chocolate crème that rendered itself black in the first promotional picture that I saw. I was thrilled to buy it and find that it is a perfect chocolate sauce brown. As a matter of fact, the name makes me think of Hall & Oates's song and the rich brown color reminds me of chocolate chips. It an odd way, it satisfies a craving for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. The formula has a slight translucency, or jelly finish, that keeps it from looking black in most lighting conditions.
I also had to indulge in Lippmann Collection's spicy Limited Edition (LE) polish, Superstar. Superstar is a dark brown glaze with copper glitter. It's intense and the autumnal hue makes it a must-have beauty accessory for Rrrrrr-October. I'm not too fond of this heavy glitter finish on my finger nails because I wear contact lenses and it feels a little gritty even with a thick layer of top coat. However, it will make quite a statement as a pedicure with a pair of black patent peep toe pumps or strappy bronze-colored shoes. The Holiday 2008 collection also includes a traditional candy apple red shimmer called Holiday and a pink pearl polish named Icing on the Cake. Lippmann Collection polishes retail for $15 and are available on http://lippmanncollection.com/
and other fine retailers.
Credit: Melanie Parker and Hall& Oates
Disclosure: All products mentioned in this review were purchased by the reviewer.