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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Deborah Lippmann - "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Happy Saturday, everyone! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far! Man, it's a hot one here in St. Louis! It got up to around 95* today. I was at the pool from 10am - 2pm working on my tan. This time, I think I've perfected the whole tanning oil/sunscreen issue. I used some SPF 15 sunscreen (the highest I've ever gone!) in the morning, then switched to SPF 6 Tanning Oil in the afternoon. Success! No burn, just tan! And I'm gonna do it all again tomorrow! :-)

Tonight, I'm going to show you my first Deborah Lippmann polish, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". I immediately had to open up the box for this polish when I was at the store, mainly because of the name. I'm a HUGE Pat Benatar fan, so I was really hoping I'd like this polish. At first glance, it reminded me of OPI's "Light My Sapphire", a dark semi-shimmery navy blue polish. Wearing it, it looks a little dustier/grayer with a little more shimmer.

So I have to tell you about my recent Deborah Lippman purchases. My local Beauty First store carries DL, but won't be for long. They've had the DL's on sale for quite a while, but not low enough for me to buy 'em. One day my co-worker was there and bought a cute little DL French Manicure set on sale for $5. So the next day, I headed over to this specific store (there are quite a few Beauty First stores here in St. Louis). They had all DL's on sale for $3 each!!!!!! Now, they didn't have any of her famous glitter polishes, but they did have quite a good selection of everything else. Within about a week (and about 4 visits back to this store), I bought 13 bottles of polish (plus a callus softener and a primer) for myself. I also purchased 18 bottles for a friend (plus a bottle of primer) and a bottle for my sister. To see the colors I purchased, you can check out my current polish collection here.

Unfortunately, not all Beauty First stores carried DL polish. When I asked the cashier why they were getting rid of them, she said that they were no longer able to sell DL. So, if you have a Beauty First near you, it might be worth it to give 'em a call or head by and see if they have any DL on sale!

I doubt I'll ever purchase a full-price DL. So chances are, if you see any posts with a DL polish on here, it's probably a polish from this awesome sale!

My only real "gripes" with this polish is that the brushes are way too small. I felt like I was constantly re-dipping the brush for more polish. I also thought the dry time was ridiculously slow, even with the China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat and CND Solar Speed Spray. 

So, here's Deborah Lippmann's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot":

Deborah Lippmann 2 Second Nail Primer
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
3 coats of Deborah Lippmann "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
1 coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat
1 spritz CND Solar Speed Spray

Please excuse the smudge on my ring finger. I thought the polish was completely dry, but apparently, it wasn't!


  1. Hmm I don't see what's really special about this color . I feel like I've seen this color duped many times . But I do think it's a beautiful color in itself .

  2. They would be good colors for guys to try. I have some BB Couture polishes which are similar from their men's line.

  3. You know I like it...LOL And thank you so much for the polish!

  4. I love gunmetal grays...this one is pricey for me to purchase though.

  5. I agree - this one would be WAY too pricey for me at regular price! However, for $3, I'm happy with what I got. I bought an extra bottle of this polish originally, but will probably end up using it for a swap or it'll go up for sale on eBay.