Deborah Lippman Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Swatched

Holidays need to come one at a time. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving but Raleigh did its Christmas parade this weekend. I am not upset so much because we need to “slow down and take the time to appreciate each holiday” but because this makes me feel like a half a year flies by in the blink of an eye which makes me feel old. I bring this up because I know that it’s not Christmas time yet. However, when this came to me after a lot of long sighs, via the polish fairy, I was literally dancing. I couldn’t wait to try it on. AND I sacrificed and broke my holiday separation rule, because someone might need to see these pictures now so they have time to decide whether or not to purchase it in time to have it for Christmas.

After learning my lesson with DL’s Cleopatra, I started with 2 coats of Orly LIquid Vinyl, then one coat of Christmas Tree. Beautiful! I didn’t even notice the very small green and red glitter in the bottle until the polish was on my nails. From a distance this mostly looks black. It doesn’t scream “glitter!”, but subtly whispers “sparkle.” The only thing I found odd was that my usual Seche Vite topcoat didn’t seem to give the usual shiny finish, and I have no idea why.



Unfortunately this is only available in a set of three polishes as the “Christmas in the City” trio, the other two of which I find underwhelming – they’re nice but nothing special, and not enough to justify the $45 price tag for just the one color. But if you know someone who might like a red and white polish, but the set and keep the pretty one for yourself. I won’t tell!


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