Deborah Lippmann: Ray of Light Nail Polish Review & Swatches

Ray of Light is one of Deborah Lippmann’s limited edition colors for summer, described as “electric indigo”. It has a deep blue base with  metallic flecks that look almost copper in some light and greenish-teal in others giving it a “3D holographic” effect. It kind of reminded me of fish scales – in a good way… Like a mermaid tail! Looking at the bottle, I thought this  was going to be very similar to Cult Nails’ Seduction polish, but the application and color payoff was very different. Ray of Light was very thick with a jelly-like finish. It was the first time I had tried a polish like this so it was a learning experience. I ended up having to almost dab this polish on, because my normal sweeping motion would just wipe it right off. Initially, I thought this would make a pretty top coat, but it ended up being very opaque on its own.  The photos were taken after 2 coats on bare nails. I think the end result is really pretty, and a nice change from glitter. My only complaint is that it was so thick that I felt like it took forever to dry – which for me personally is a no-no since I have limited time to paint my nails while the baby naps.

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I am on the fence about this, as I really liked the color but for me it was just a bit of a hassle. This is a limited edition polish that I picked up at Bloomingdales for $18. What do you think?  Have you tried jelly finish polishes before? Let me know if you like them & why!

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