In my very first Topbox (November 2011), one of the items included was Deborah Lippmann Some Enchanted Evening.
You may remember how excited I was because it more than paid for the cost of the Topbox – great value!
Haha, well, it ‘only’ took me nearly a year to try it out. (Isn’t it strange how you can be so excited about a polish, but then it takes you forever and a day to actually wear it?)
Better late than never, I say!
After wearing China Glaze Prey Tell for a short while, I felt the need to make it blingtastic. This manicure was the result.
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe is my first Deborah Lippmann nail polish. It was the one that I was lemming badly ever since I first set eyes on it.
Even though I bought it at the same time as Chanel Peridot, it took me all this time to wear it! Why? I wanted to save it for a special occasion…at least for the first time.
New Year’s Eve was the perfect opportunity because not only does it have the bling, but it complemented my blue monochromatic outfit.
I layered Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe over OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! Using the OPI as a base allowed me to achieve the bottle colour with fewer coats of Deborah Lippmann.
I wore this polish from December 30th to January 2nd. All swatches were photographed on the last day, unfortunately.
Later on in this post, I’ll show you what Across the Universe looks like solo.
What did you wear to ring in the New Year?
As another thank you to my regular Canadian readers, I have a surprise giveaway for you! (Edit: The giveaway is now closed. See bottom of post for the winner.)
What can you win? A December Topbox! See details at the bottom of this post.
What you see pictured is from the November Topbox, and that’s what I’ll be reviewing.
I was recently contacted by Topbox and asked if I would like to try out their November box. They also generously offered to provide the prize for this giveaway!
What is Topbox? It’s like the Canadian version of Birchbox (similar to the Loose Button Luxe Box that I previously blogged about).
So what’s the difference? Topbox sets themselves apart in terms of only providing top brands (hence their name) and minimalist packaging, which is environmentally friendly. You get 4 deluxe-sized samples each month for just $10 CAD. Shipping is free. (Edit: I just signed up to receive the February 2012 Topbox – found out that there’s tax, so in total, you’ll be paying $11.30 CAD.)
I was really excited to see it in person, and as I was opening the package for the first time, I was taking photos. At one point, I had to put my camera down because I was so ecstatic and couldn’t believe my eyes!
Allow me to go into further details. 🙂 Continue reading