Category Archives: Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann Follows the Yellow Brick Road

If you watched the Grammy Awards this weekend and wondered just what shade of nail polish Lady Gaga was rocking during her “Born This Way” performance, I have the answer for you. The woman who polished Ms. Gaga’s tips for the evening was Deborah Lippmann, she even tweeted about how Ms. Gaga loved her nails.

The nail color is a new addition to Deborah Lippmann’s line and is called Yellow Brick Road. Ms. Lippmann selected the color with the star to complement the canary yellow outfit she donned during her stage performance. My pal Michelle at All Lacquered Up says it’s a jelly!! This has me very excited, I’ve loved all of the line’s jelly polishes.

This shade launches on April 15 and will be available for $16 at www.deborahlippmann.com. Check out the new Glitter in the Air shade for spring while you’re there, Manic Mani coming soon with that one. :) So are you in on a yellow jelly polish like I am?

Best of 2010: Our Favorite Nail Colors

Our recap of the Best of 2010 continues with our favorite nail polishes of 2010. We were all over the board last year — glitters, smooth neutrals, bold colors, pastels. There were many amazing polishes and collections, and here are the ones that stood out the most to us.

Essie’s Resort Collection transported us to a five-star resort in the tropics with shades like “Turquoise and Caicos” and “Lapis of Luxury.” We loved every single one of these polishes, and the inclusion of the cement-like neutral Playa Del Platinum was like the tie that binds.

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Deborah Lippmann Sale Going on Now!

I wish I had known about this earlier… I was hoping it would happen and low and behold, it has. From now until tomorrow, you can get 20% off all Deborah Lippmann products with any purchase of $30 and over. All you need to do is use code TURKEY20 during checkout.

If you’re looking for suggestions, I present Boom Boom Pow to you, one of Deborah Lippmann’s new holiday shades. It is gorgeous and looks amazing over many a nail polish shade. What are you ordering?

Just Another Mani Monday: Deborah Lippman Bad Romance

For me, Deborah Lippmann has been on fire! My obsession with chunky glitter nail polishes started this year and Deborah Lippman has been feeding my addiction this year. First there was her Nordstrom Anniversary exclusive, I picked it up, did you? Keeping with the glitter, her fall collection includes this glitter polish and winter and even spring keep on going with glitter … she’s my glitter pusher! ;)

Her fall collection features “Bad Romance”, the nail polish seen here. It has a black base with fuchsia glitter. It is almost like Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slipppers only in a different color… and less glitter, the base is much more prevalent here. I put on 3 coats for optimum glitterosity. I’m usually not one for dark nail polishes like these but a little glitter makes it makes me a believer.

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Deborah Lippmann Sale at Gilt Groupe on Thursday

I have a confession to make. I’ve been obsessing about nail polish a lot more than makeup lately. What was the one thing I ended up getting at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? The Lippman Collection All That Jazz Trio. How many stores did I drive to until I found the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Hidden Treasure? Oh… at least 7 or 8.

Because of this new found obsession I got really excited when I saw Gilt (my favorite sample sale site) was going to have a Deborah Lippmann sale on Thursday. I don’t know what is going to be on sale or for how much but I’m definitely taking advantage of the sale to stock up on some Lippmann items I’ve had my eye on for awhile like Just Walk Away Renee.  Add this to your calendar ladies…and let’s hope the shades we want are in the sale! If you haven’t checked out Gilt before, I suggest you sign up, I’ve made some great purchases there.

Sneak Peek: Deborah Lipmann Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive

I’ve become increasingly obsessed with nail polish lately and with glitter nail polishes in particular. So out of all of the Nordstrom Anniversary exclusives I’m seeing and hearing about, I have to confess that I am the most excited about the Deborah Lippmann exclusives. The glitter loving gal in me is just over the moon about these soon to be released polishes.

Above is the All That Jazz set which retails for $40. The three glitter polishes in this set are Razzle Dazzle, Some Enchanted Evening and Lady Sing the Blues. The set also comes in a silver signature box.

If you’re not interested in the set (why wouldn’t you be??), you can also pick up a few individual glitters in Across the Universe and Bad Romance, both retail for $18 each. Aren’t these shades gorgeous? Across the Universe is killing me.

The 2010 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on Friday, July 16 but you can call your local counter and pre-order these now… which is exactly what I am doing. Also, check out our sneak peeks at the Bobbi Brown and Trish McEvoy exclusives for a little shopping inspiration. What are you pre-ordering? Let us know in the comments.

Luxurious Lippmann Collection for Fall

With temperatures dropping soon, I am really looking forward to fall fashion and beauty. We’ve seen a fun nail-color trend in the past few years – the “it” hues went from blood red (Chanel’s Vamp), to navy blue (Chanel’s Blue Satin), and even black (you name em!). This season is no exception and Lippmann Collection’s Fall lineup is not following trends but creating them.

Lippmann Fall Collection 2008

Fade to Black reminds me of the records my parents used to have (anyone remember those? I feel old). It’s a shiny, slick, almost wet black. This color made its debut at the Zac Posen Fall runway show and is sure to be a staple for any good girl who wants to go bad for a night.

Channel your inner 80’s girl with Pump Up The Jam, my favorite shade of the bunch. Although named after the famous Technotronic party song, this color is really regal, rich, and modern – a dark purple with gold shimmer. The shade almost looks like an off-black until held up in sunlight, where the shimmer and pretty purple come alive.

Stop and Stare is a gorgeous, shiny, classic red. Named after the OneRepublic hit, you’ll find that this sexy color wears well and goes with everything in your closet.

An unexpected frosty white lacquer is called Rhapsody in White. Interestingly opaque and frosty, Rhapsody can be a fun shade, especially to achieve a clean, neutral look on hands. I tried this and found that it was a tad stark for my pink skin tone.

Lippmann Collection polishes are extremely high quality, longwearing, and do not dry out nails like other polishes do. They actually contain good-for-you ingredients like green tea extract and biotin. One plus that I have noticed is that the colors are so concentrated and rich, I rarely even need a second coat. Pick up a bottle at your local Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom or Bath and Body Works (flagship stores only).

Jelly Coated Nails

When I first heard of jelly finish polishes, I didn’t really pay much attention as I’m not really in the sheer look on my nails. It wasn’t until I tried I Want Candy from the Lippman Collection that I started seeing why jelly finishes can be a lot of fun.

Lippmann Collection's Rehab Nail Polish Each coat of a jelly polish goes on sheer but as you build up the color with each coat, it becomes more and more opaque. It took me 4 coats of color and lots of patience to get the kind of color I liked on my nails. I started using this product in I Want Candy but it was when I tried Rehab that I really fell in love with this type of formula. Rehab is a dark blue and it just looks gorgeous on nails as you layer each coat. We even played around and layered this on top of metallic finish polishes and it gives those shades a really nice look. Michelle at All Lacquered Up has some really good shots of these polishes in action.

Don’t they look like fun? You can find more on these two shades here.