Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise

I finally got around to using another one of my Deborah Lippmann beauties. This is one of the 4 Deborah Lippmann polishes I got on major clearance on HSN, and I love them. Yes, they are expensive but I think the formula is pretty freaking dreamy. I think these would be a perfect splurge for a special occasion like a birthday, Christmas or Saturday night…hee! I don’t see myself splurging too often on DL polishes, but I think I will really be on the lookout for special and unique colors that catch my attention.

The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this polish is key lime pie. Hmmmm…who doesn’t like that?! Just the sound of it sounds decadent with a refreshing citrus punch. Have you ever had key lime cheesecake? Enough food talk; can you tell I’m hungry right now?

This is such a pretty color! I wasn’t sure it would suit my skin tone, but I actually really like it. Since cremes are my favorite polish finish anywhere, this was a no-brainer for me. The first coat was streaky, but I wasn’t expecting any less. The second coat evened it all out perfectly

It’s official: Insta-Dri polishes are awesome for stamping. Doesn’t Blue By! look amazing over Almost Paradise? I used plate MASH 43 for this design.
I think my stamping mojo is 100% back! Let me know what you think of this design.

Hope you’re having a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

38 thoughts on “Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise

  1. 4 August, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    What a fantastic green! I love these shades for the summer. Plus, super cute stamping!

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      It is! I can't believe it took me this long to actually use it. I am super happy with the insta-dri polishes for stamping.

  2. chichibee
    4 August, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    this does look like key lime pie. I think it would nice with some white tips.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Oh!!!! Thank you for the idea. I think I'm going to have to give that a try sometime soon. I haven't done anything really creative with my nails in a while because I want them to grow a bit so I have more space to work with.

  3. Dominiue
    4 August, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I'm digging the color combo with the stamp…very summery.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I wasn't sure the colors would look good together, but they surprised me.

  4. Frosso
    4 August, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I freakin love key lime cheesecake from the cheesecake factory…and I love keylime pie from anywhere. This mani is really great and summery, love the stamping. I just got my first DL polishes in the mail today. I got a mini set from HSN clearance, which was the only way I justified it. There are a couple DL I have had at the top of my want list, but have yet to give in to the $18 price tag.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      I had to run and check HSN to see if they had any other DL polishes. lol They have that mini trio and another full size trio but none of them really call to me. Gilt has DL on sale right now and I am trying really hard not to purchase anything. I've gone on there and loaded up my cart a few times and then closed it…lol SO HARD NOT TO WANT EVERYTHING!!! I also resisted the Nordstrom sale buy 2 get 1 free….I have more willpower than I thought.

  5. 4 August, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What a fantastic green! I love these shades for the summer. Plus, super cute stamping!

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      It is! I can’t believe it took me this long to actually use it. I am super happy with the insta-dri polishes for stamping.

  6. chichibee
    4 August, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    this does look like key lime pie. I think it would nice with some white tips.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Oh!!!! Thank you for the idea. I think I’m going to have to give that a try sometime soon. I haven’t done anything really creative with my nails in a while because I want them to grow a bit so I have more space to work with.

  7. Dominiue
    4 August, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I’m digging the color combo with the stamp…very summery.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      I wasn’t sure the colors would look good together, but they surprised me.

  8. Frosso
    4 August, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I freakin love key lime cheesecake from the cheesecake factory…and I love keylime pie from anywhere. This mani is really great and summery, love the stamping. I just got my first DL polishes in the mail today. I got a mini set from HSN clearance, which was the only way I justified it. There are a couple DL I have had at the top of my want list, but have yet to give in to the $18 price tag.

    1. 4 August, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I had to run and check HSN to see if they had any other DL polishes. lol They have that mini trio and another full size trio but none of them really call to me. Gilt has DL on sale right now and I am trying really hard not to purchase anything. I’ve gone on there and loaded up my cart a few times and then closed it…lol SO HARD NOT TO WANT EVERYTHING!!! I also resisted the Nordstrom sale buy 2 get 1 free….I have more willpower than I thought.

  9. 5 August, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    now i just confirmed that my plates sucks haha!! i loved this combo.

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Awww! I think you should give these Mash plates a try. They are really cheap and stamp great. I was thinking of buying the new Shany plates but they are like $10 more than these mash plates…ughhh…I'll pass!

      1. 7 August, 2012 at 9:07 am

        i paid 11.95 for mine.. well. i guess i'm not good at stamping yet..

  10. 5 August, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    now i just confirmed that my plates sucks haha!! i loved this combo.

    1. 7 August, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Awww! I think you should give these Mash plates a try. They are really cheap and stamp great. I was thinking of buying the new Shany plates but they are like $10 more than these mash plates…ughhh…I’ll pass!

      1. 7 August, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        i paid 11.95 for mine.. well. i guess i’m not good at stamping yet..

  11. 6 August, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I am loving these colors and your stamping abilities Rock!

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you! I really like this too…without sounding conceited, I hope. :)

      1. 6 August, 2012 at 9:07 pm

        Lol!

  12. 6 August, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Oooh these are too pretty together! The DL shade kind of looks a little similar to Julep Courteney only lighter!

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      I am always so picky about what I do but I have to say that I really liked how this turned out!

  13. 6 August, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I am loving these colors and your stamping abilities Rock!

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you! I really like this too…without sounding conceited, I hope. :)

      1. 7 August, 2012 at 4:07 am

        Lol!

  14. 6 August, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oooh these are too pretty together! The DL shade kind of looks a little similar to Julep Courteney only lighter!

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I am always so picky about what I do but I have to say that I really liked how this turned out!

  15. 6 August, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Yay for your stamping mojo being back. I LOVE how your nails look right now. This is going to sound really conceited following that comment but your nails in this pic seriously look EXACTLY like mine do right now. Same length (precisely) same shape, everything. I love them. And this color is awesome! It does look great w blue by! :) I just got an instadri polish that is really similar to this DL except it has shimmer and I have blue by so I could alllllmost recreate this color scheme. Almost. These look awesome.

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      You know how I am about the manis I do so I kind of surprised myself with this one. I actually really love it. I like the length of my nails right now but I actually want them to grow out a little more. I think I've started to appreciate longer nails now that I have figured out how to deal with them. I still don't like CLAWS, but a longer length would be nice. I am really liking the insta-dri polishes…just wish they were cheaper. I am trying to find coupons and stuff…you know how I am. lol

  16. 6 August, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Yay for your stamping mojo being back. I LOVE how your nails look right now. This is going to sound really conceited following that comment but your nails in this pic seriously look EXACTLY like mine do right now. Same length (precisely) same shape, everything. I love them. And this color is awesome! It does look great w blue by! :) I just got an instadri polish that is really similar to this DL except it has shimmer and I have blue by so I could alllllmost recreate this color scheme. Almost. These look awesome.

    1. 6 August, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      You know how I am about the manis I do so I kind of surprised myself with this one. I actually really love it. I like the length of my nails right now but I actually want them to grow out a little more. I think I’ve started to appreciate longer nails now that I have figured out how to deal with them. I still don’t like CLAWS, but a longer length would be nice. I am really liking the insta-dri polishes…just wish they were cheaper. I am trying to find coupons and stuff…you know how I am. lol

  17. Lesley
    7 August, 2012 at 5:32 am

    ALMOST PARADISE…I'M KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR…ALMOST PARADISE…HOW COULD WE ASK FOR MORE? Did no one else get this song in their head, haha? You are in my brain far too much, Cynthia!
    I like this color on you and I like the stamping, too. I remember being kinda "Eh" about this DL Footloose collection, but you may change my mind!

  18. Lesley
    7 August, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    ALMOST PARADISE…I’M KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR…ALMOST PARADISE…HOW COULD WE ASK FOR MORE? Did no one else get this song in their head, haha? You are in my brain far too much, Cynthia!
    I like this color on you and I like the stamping, too. I remember being kinda “Eh” about this DL Footloose collection, but you may change my mind!

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