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 Deborah Lippmann

Let’s give some credit where credit is due: Deborah Lippmann put glitter nail polish back on the map. When the superstar manicurist and entrepreneur (her collection of lacquers includes collaborations with Renee Zellweger, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cher) rolled out Happy Birthday—a “party in a bottle”—a few years ago, the nail art trend was just gaining momentum and girls were embracing the possibilities beyond the crème color du jour. Rather than taking your run of the mill, arts-and-crafts glitter and shaking it up in a bottle, Lippmann went full-on and churned out a brew so thick with oversized metallic sprinkles, you almost have to chip it off (she’s the first to admit that glitter polish is not a quick change situation; recommends her Stripper to Go remover mitts).

Season after season, she ups the ante with new variations on the theme. Boom Boom Pow, a bottle of multi-sized gold flakes floating in a clear base, was an early ITG favorite, and Glitter in the Air, a smattering of baby blue and pink flecks in a milky translucent base, was my nail obsession for a good three months after seeing it backstage at a show. Never one to sit still for long, Lippmann is now exploring “3D Holographic nail lacquer.” The pink (Sweet Dreams) and blue (Ray of Light) polishes, on the nail, look a little like a child’s Jelly sandal: sheer but with some volume, heightened by subtle flecks of glitter. Equally impressive is the new hyper-pigmented crème On The Beach—a “rich Riviera blue.” “Whether you wear one shade on your nails, the other on your toes,” she says, “or use a glitter polish on one nail and a crème color on the other four, the creative options are endless.” Spoken like a true innovator.

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  • Phil

    I actually tried out the dark purple one with red foil.. not that great at lasting long..

  • christin

    i NEED that pink polish.

  • Amelia

    they're ALL gorgeous!

  • mlle p

    Have you tried the remover mitts? Glitter polish is a nightmare to get off - it takes ages. I would love to find something better than the usual liquid stuff.

  • Anonymous

    OH HECK YES! I am a huge D.L. fan. Within my nail polish collection D.L. reigns supreme. Yellow Brick Road, and Super Model are two of my favorites for this time of year, and I can't get enough of her glitter polishes. They're just so cool. Love the bright pink and the bright blue!

  • Amy Arisse

    The nail polish is so great!

    xx Amy.

  • Gauri

    Wow I'd easily fall for these..

  • Gina

    Hmmm. I love Lippman's colors, but I find the quality horrible. They chip sometimes as early as one day and the quality is majorly lacking. Very disappointing for an $18 bottle of polish.

    I tried her polish remover and was also not impressed. I found it made my nails peel quite a bit (especially because I had to change my polish so often since it was chipping!).

    • Laura

      Ugh I have the same problems! I adore her colors, especially the cornflower blue one she released last year, but they CHIP CHIP CHIP!! I have tried her base coat and top coat as well as other companies, and I can never get more than a day or two out of her manicures. For the price it's just not worth it to have to get a manicure every other day because of chipping.

    • Liz

      I also agree. I love her colors but they chip within a day or two of a manicure. As boring/predictable as it is, I am an Essie girl through and through. I always fall in love with other brands and their polish colors and try to make them work, but Essie just last the longest and wears the best on my nails. And if I am paying for a manicure I'd rather use a polish I know will work for me than experiment with one that might chip in a day.

  • Miss K

    Thanks for sharing. Until now I had never heard of this brand.

  • Julia

    Ok, I'm buying the baby blue.

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    She's still my favorite nail brand, always lasts longer than the others. Love these colors!

  • Joanne Choi

    I love deborah lippmann polishes! My favorite is satin doll :)


  • Kitchen afternoon

    Today I got RED shellac on short nails to go with red Agnes B. polka dot silk square scarf /black dress for winery dinner tomorrow- the shiny nails make me smile!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I've been drooling over Ray of Light for a while. NEED to get it asap! And that pink is positively stunning.

  • Kate {Something Fabulous}

    I so need to try out her nail polish some time! The colours look just gorgeous!

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


  • Jenna Skelton

    I love sparkles on nails. Who knew that sparked nails would become the next hottest trend. No longer just for children, sparkles make your nails look fresh and fun! Whether you wear it on all nails or just one, the trend is hot. Can't wait to try the 3D Holographic colors!

  • Christine Ziegler

    I love DL polishes! I do not have the chipping issues that some of you are having; my DL manicures last for days, even with the rough treatment they get at my job.

  • Femantix

    I LOVE Lippman polishes--her palette is ahead of trend, gorgeous and fun, fun, fun!

  • Jessica Chambers

    25 coats later and coverage - finally! I jest, Lippman polishes are hard work but so worth it!


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