Boom Boom Pow and Perfection

Deborah Lippmann "Boom Boom Pow" + Dolce & Gabbana "Perfection"
Deborah Lippmann "Boom Boom Pow" + Dolce & Gabbana "Perfection"

If, like me, your weekend is not complete without getting a fresh manicure (DIY or professional), consider these fabulous new colors from Deborah Lippmann and Dolce&Gabbana.

I had the immense pleasure of spending time with Deborah this week. Like a true fan, I prepared for the encounter by shellacking my nails in her brand-spanking-new holiday offering, Boom Boom Pow—a glamorous, glitter-infused lacquer containing real 24k gold dust. There I was, presenting my hands to her for approval. “Oh! This is the first time I've seen someone wearing it! I have it on my toes right now, over Fashion[a fleshy taupe],” Deborah said. I nearly died. She went on to tell me about her wildly popular chunky glitter formulas (the best glitter polishes out there, in my opinion), admitting that the beauty of them is that they stay put...but are a real pain in the neck to remove. Regardless, I've become obsessed with Boom Boom Pow, and not just because Ms. Lippmann and I have a shared affinity for it.

Dolce&Gabbana's Perfection is exactly that: truly the most perfect opaque, creamy nude shade I've encountered. Often nudes go too...something. Too pink, too gray, too purple. This one, at least on my skin tone, is spot on. I know that it's fall and we should be all about those reds and burgundies, but nude looks so sophisticated and fresh. And, if you want to do “The Lippmann', just put a coat of Boom Boom Pow on top.