Showing posts with label Deborah Lippman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deborah Lippman. Show all posts

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Swagga Like Us and Sugar Daddy

Happy Sunday!! 

  Today I have Two metallic duochromes by Deborah Lippmann. I was lucky enough to receive these as a gift from the lovely people at Neiman Marcus- Millenia. 

Deborah Lippmann Swagga Like Us
 This is Swagga Like Us. This polish is in the same family as Chanel Peridot and O.P.I Just Spotted the Lizard. This is a rich Coppery- Golden with a Peacock tone duochrome. The duochrome is much more evident in the bottle than it is on the nail and that is my problem with all of these shades. They look SO mind blowing in the bottle but on the nail they are not nearly as spectacular. The formula on this polish is really easy to work with and it is not as brush strokey as I was expecting it to be. As it dries the strokes completely disappear. I used Two coats for this swatch.

Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy
 Sugar Daddy is a lovely Champagne toned metallic with flashes of a Rosey duochrome. This polish is a lovely concept but it does not work well with my skin tone. I really like how it looks like vintage jewelry. The formula on this polish was also great to work with and much like Swagga Like Us the brush strokes disappear as it dries. Like many of these metallic duochromes this polish is not without its dupes. If you love this shade but are not feeling that price tag then check out Nails Inc. in Stratford.
I hope you guys have a great Sunday. I will have some comps of my suspected dupes really soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
(**DL products gifted by Neiman Marcus**)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light and Sweet Dreams

Good Morning!!

  Today I have a combination that I ended up loving a whole lot more than I expected. I was gifted these Two Debora Lippmann polishes last Saturday at our Neiman Marcus breakfast. I won't go on a whole lot because I am crazy busy today but these pictures do all the speaking! 
 I am wearing Ray of Light with accents of Sweet Dreams. These are both jelly based polishes packed full of Coppery flakies that shift to Red to Gold to Green/Blue. I love the inky tone of the base color in Ray of Light. Sweet Dreams is exactly that... A sweet dream. When I say I couldn't stop staring at my hands I really mean it. These have a slightly thick formula but nothing too problematic. I did Two coats of each color.
 How stunning are these?! Those flakies... MMmmmmm!!! I topped these off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat and I still stand by my claim of it being my new favorite top coat. Dried faster than Seche Vite, it is not goopy and IT DOES NOT SHRINK!!! I usually have an issue with jelly based polishes shrinking on me but Wicked Fast did not cause that to happen!! Oh happy day!!


(**DL polishes gifted by Neiman Marcus Millenia**)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Press Releases Fall 2011 and Holiday 2011

Hi loves!

 Please enjoy the following Press Releases from Deborah Lippmann.


Billionaire: moody hunter green (creme)
Brick House: shimmering rust (shimmer)
Single Ladies: flirtatious red (creme)

I have worked directly with some of the world’s top fashion designers on
everything from ad campaigns to fashion shows. When I set out to select nail looks for
the fall 2011 collections, I noticed a common theme among all of my collaborators:
warmth. The clothes featured vivid, lush earth tones—think lush greens, rich reds and
intense golds.

I wanted to capture a similar heat and earthiness in the accompanying polishes,
but with an added punch. BILLIONAIRE, a moody hunter green, BRICK HOUSE,
a shimmering rust, and SINGLE LADIES, a flirtatious red, all have warm undertones,
which give them a beautiful intensity, but also have a jewel-like quality so they really
make nails pop.

Stormy Weather 

Deborah Lippmann’s new shade, STORMY WEATHER, is a collaboration with fashion
designer Narciso Rodriguez.

Usually Narciso requests a nude nail to complement his minimalist designs, but for fall
2011 around he wanted something bolder—a color with strength and edge to offset both
his collection and the softness of the hair and makeup. For the perfect custom finish,
I mixed (and mixed) a new shade by hand in just 24 hours. The final product: an edgy
granite that emanated power and intensity. The models who walked the show (and who
rarely, if ever, comment on the nail color) gushed over the shade. And so STORMY
WEATHER was born an edgy granite (crème) for a strong fall statement.

Just in time for the holiday season,
Deborah Lippmann Gets the Party started

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: a party in a bottle (glitter)
FORGET YOU: party all night (glitter)
CANDY SHOP: bubblegum pink (glitter)

Nothing says ‘Party’ like the magnetic sparkle of glitter. So for the biggest party season
of the year, I’ve created shades that truly dazzle. Get This Party Started, a set of three
glitters, was inspired by the overwhelming demand for my best selling Happy Birthday,
a glittery party in a bottle. The set includes Happy Birthday, along with two new
variations of the sparkling shade: Forget You and Candy Shop. They’re both packed with
the same unique hexagon-shaped glitter that gives Happy Birthday its magnificent glint,
only Forget You has a sheer black base and Candy Shop a bubblegum pink.

I love how festive all three look and feel, whether wrapped a round a champagne glass or
peeping out of a glamorous pump. But what I truly love the most: how a few coats of any
shade instantly transform you into the life of the party.

And there you have the loveliness that is Deborah Lippmann's Fall and Holiday collections. I am so excited for these babies!
<3 Cristina

Friday, June 24, 2011

Essie Tart Deco + Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow

Hi loves!!

  Today I have a super pretty combo. I know I just recently did a Peachy- Gold- Red mani but this one has a little something special going on... Deborah Lippmann's Boom Boom Pow. This had been a long time lemming of mine that I never thought would actually make it to my collection. I got these two pretties in my recent Apothica haul.
So for this I sponged Boom Boom Pow over Essie's Tart Deco. Then I stamped using this pretty flower design from Konad Plated M9 in Konad Red special polish. Just for fun after it was all said and done I decided it needed a rhinestone and that pulled the whole look together for me.
Now I know Boom Boom Pow is steep at $20 a pop but I have the kind people of Apothica to thank for a sponsorship that allowed me to get a lot of Essie pretties along with this Golden stunner. BBP is full of WIN. I love all the different sized glitters in it and I love the super micro fine glitter that floats in the clear base. I also love that it is a true, bright Gold. According to the Deborah Lippmann website there is 24k Gold powder in this. I assume they mean the micro fine particles that float in the clear base giving it a Golden- cloudy look. This is just amazing and I can't wait to layer it over everything.

 Essie's Tart Deco is a beautiful bright Peachy creme. The formula for this was slightly annoying. It was just a tad streaky but not too terrible. For this I used Three coats of color.
And there you have one of my favorite manis to date! I am so in love with Boom Boom Pow and Tart Deco as well. Tart deco is Summer perfection and so flattering. I am so happy to finally have some Essie's I can get excited about in my collection. I could not be more pleased with Boom Boom Pow. I mean just look at it!! It's amazing.

Thanks for stopping by
<3 Cristina

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NYX Carnival v. Happy Birthday v. Party of Five Glitters

Hello lovelies!

  So today I'll be showing you the awesome NYX Carnival. This is yet another dupe of the very popular Happy Birthday by Deborah Lippmann.

Carnival consists of Small and Large Hex glitters in Blue, Silver, Orange, Yellow, Pink and Green. This is also similar to Milani's Gems. This goes on very chunky. There isn't the issue where all the glitter wants to go to the tips with every brushstroke. For this I used Two coats of Carnival. I suggest clicking pics for details.

Here is Happy Birthfay, Pof5G and Carnival next to each other.

 I like all Three for different reasons. I think Carnival comes closer to Happy Birthday than Party of 5 Glitters. Pof5G has too much Silver glitter in it now that I see them all together. Nothing is quite as graceful as Happy Birthday though. I say it's good to have these dupes as back-ups since I really want my Lippmann to last as long as possible ($$$) :)

Thoughts lovelies?
<3 Cristina

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!


  I turn 24 today!! What better way to celebrate than with Deborah Lippmann's
Happy Birthday!!!!
  I wont go into too much detail on this mani because we all know what Happy Birthday looks like :). Birthday Confetti fun goodness!!! The color I used as my base is Rimmel's Grey Matter which I have posted about before (HERE). I'm gonna go celebrate my B-day now!!!

Have a great Sunday Lovelies!
<3 Cristina

Rimmel Grey matter
DL Happy B-day
TC Seche Vite

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Did a Rainbow throw up on your nails?

It's very possible...

  So.. I've been feeling just awful today.. like really bad. After sleeping for most of the day and attempting to actually go to work (I really need to learn to put myself first sometimes).. Well I ended up back at home and then sleeping some more. I woke up feeling the most insignificant amount better so I figured maybe some bright nails could help brighten my spirits a little....

  So for my mani today I used several colors I had yet to use from recent hauls. First up is a swatch of my base color:

O.P.I "Teal the Cows Come Home"

  This is a really beautiful color, however, I don't see it as very Teal and more like a Shimmery Icy Blue. It reminds me of winter. The application as usual was buttery smooth. The first coast was a streaky mess, but as soon as the second coast went on it was smooth, even and gorgeous. The color was pretty opaque at two coats but I felt three would do the color more justice and it did :).

  Then... I went a little "fauxnad" happy. I have to say this is the longest it's ever taken me to do my nails. I estimate about two hours (I'm sure I'll get beter with practice). But on a side note don't underestimate the power of a good hobby. With some good jams, some comfy jammies and lots of colors at my disposal to take my mind of my less than stellar day... Well see for yourself what happened...

This I shall call Rainbow Vomit (no pun intended)... ( indoors w/ flash)This looks busier than it really is. 

Outdoors w/ flash. The weather isn't cooperating
  The glitter polish is the ever- popular "Happy Birthday" by Deborah Lippman. This was another first for me. I really like the effect this creates because there are several diffrent size glitters in so many different colors in this polish. The application is a bit tricky depending on the effect you want to create with it. In this case I wanted chunky glitter so I didn't glide the brush over my nail, I more so tapped the brush on my nail and it turned out pretty cool. I did one coat of Seche Vite and it smoothed out the glitter perfectly and made it very shiny.
Until my next post... Lots of fluids for me...
<3 Cristina
Plate: BM20
Stars: CG White on White
Squggly's: OPI Dim Sum Plum

Saturday, August 21, 2010

He mounted my rack....


  This is a current pic of my nail polish collection. I plan on expanding, of course. If you are interested in any of the colors and knowing what they are called and what not just leave a comment and I'll tell you :).

Apparently I really like blue tones hahaha :) And as usual the flash did some funky things to some of the colors. Sry :(

Until my next post...

Much Love
<3 Cristina