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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer: Stromboli

Dolce and Gabanna Nail polish

D & G Stromboli nail polish swatch

Happy Wednesday ya'll! Today I have a really fabulous shade to show you. Brand spankin' new, from the long awaited Dolce & Gabbana makeup line, Strombolio.

Described as a gorgeous black base with gold semi chunky glitter, packaged in a sleek and slim bottle with silver cap. The removeable caps are just like Dior's and Chanel's. I really loved the glitter texture in this one. It's not too over powering - yet not to mild at the same rate. Perfecto!

Application: Coming from Dolce & Gabbana, I expect nothing but the best and Strombolio surely pulled through. The formula was very rich and pigmented with only two smooth applications. Although, if you wanted to add a third coat for that ultra bling, it's just as fabulous. You know, I'm all for that!

The Wear: Today is my second day of testing and so good, so far! I'll keep reporting back.

Negative: The only issue I see is the price. At $20 (.37 oz) each, you'll want to stock up one by one - that's what I'll be doing. Saks often has free shipping, so make sure you take advantage of those if your interested.

One more swatch below. 

Black nail polish comparisons

In this swatch, it's not completely sun - about half and half. I wanted to show you guys how much visible the glitter is compared to China Glaze's Wagon Trail. One thing I love about Stromboli, you can actually see the glitter.

You can find the Dolce & Gabbana makeup line at Saks Fifth Ave. The nail polishes retail for $20.00/ea. What do you guys think?

(7) Comments

Styrch said on May 20th, 2009 2:06 am
Hey, that looks pretty interesting. I've paid $20 (and more) for polishes before but do you think this one is worth it?

BellaDonnaForte said on May 20th, 2009 3:02 am
I think its lovely, but like you said, the price tag is a big Ouch!

Steph said on May 20th, 2009 9:21 am
Hi Styrch, Ooh, that's a toughie! I think it all boils down to personal preference here. If you have the extra cash, sure go for it - If not, that's ok, China Glaze's Wagon Trail will certainly do :) Hi Bella, I totally agree! :)

Lucy said on May 20th, 2009 11:38 am
Pretty! Love all the different shades of color coming out. It just glows.

Lucy said on May 24th, 2009 6:38 am
At first I though it was dark brown. Love the glitter but not the price tag. It is a beautiful shade.

Tessi said on May 31st, 2009 9:32 am
This color is striking, definitely a shade I would wear.

Paulina said on Feb 22nd, 2011 9:39 pm
How does this compare to Dior's Czarina Gold?

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