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Deborah Lippmann Ice Queen gift set is nothing short of stunning

Greetings and yet another stunning new Limited Edition gift set from the Deborah Lippmann Fall collections. A beautiful little duo of sultry red meets a regal white gold topper. Lets take a quick look!

The Ice Queen duo gift set by Deborah Lippmann pairs up, from left, Lady Is a Tramp, a sexy red creme. And on the right, a top coat in clear base, white gold flakies. A $24 value, Ice Queen can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.
The Ice Queen duo gift set by Deborah Lippmann pairs up, from left, Lady Is a Tramp, a sexy red creme. And on the right, a top coat in clear base, white gold flakies. A $24 value, Ice Queen can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.

Whether you are planning a gilded sexy red Fall mani or getting your holiday manis lined up, this set is simple yet elegant.

The Ice Queen gift set by Deborah Lippmann is available now for a limited time. From left: The Golden Rule and Lady is a Tramp (two coats).
The Ice Queen gift set by Deborah Lippmann is available now for a limited time. From left: The Golden Rule and Lady is a Tramp (two coats).

CONCLUSION: Never underestimate the power of red, or gold! I can’t think of a more essential combo and great formulas, as usual! Well done DL!

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Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set gets the royal treatment

Ahh, when it comes to the royal treatment, Deborah Lippmann brings everything to the table. From shy to bold, the Family Jewels Limited Edition gift set of three Gel Lab Pro shades is stunning.

Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as "Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each."
Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as “Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each.”

Announcing the Family Jewels for Fall, 2016.

From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!
From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!

Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.
Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.

Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It's a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is it's gift mate, Crowning Moment.
Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It’s a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is its gift mate, Crowning Moment.

CONCLUSION: All three formulas are royally perfect. My favorite is Single Ladies, because well, I’m a sucker for rich red cremes. Formula is a bit thin but manageable. For a truly gilded nail, Crowning Moment is supreme. I am not normally drawn to pearly polishes, but I do love me some fancy rose gold, offered up by Chalice in the Palace. The set is priced at $24 and is available now!

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They’re coming! Deborah Lippmann Fall Gift Sets, starting with Ice Princess

I have a total of four brand spankin’ new gift sets from Deborah Lippmann, available October, 2016. Today’s set is called Ice Princess. A 2-bottle set. In the next week or so I’ll continue sharing, including the Ice Queen (2 bottles) set, Family Jewels (3 bottles & available now) and Her Majesty (9 bottles)! Phew. You gotta love fall.

A $24 value, Ice Princess can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.
A $24 value, Ice Princess can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.

“No need to call your fairy godmother, this Ice Princess duet of polishes from Deborah Lippmann will have you properly prepared for any occasion, from a gala to a girls night…Create crystals at your fingertips with La Vie En Rose, a sheer pastel pink shimmer, and Heart of Glass, an ethereal iridescent shimmer that flashes pink and gold, housed within an ice castle box design with crystal-like accents. Dazzle your wardrobe by layering the two, or wear them alone…”

The folks at Deborah Lippmann have been burning the midnight oil creating all new gift sets for fall. From the duo set, Ice Princess, a pair of dainty shades that are just made for each other. On the left is Heart of Glass. In a clear base are iridescent shards. On the right, La Vie en Rose is a pale blush pink polish with shimmers of rose gold. I layered Heart of Glass over La Vie en Rose on the middle and ring finger.
The folks at Deborah Lippmann have been burning the midnight oil creating all new gift sets for fall. From the duo set, Ice Princess, a pair of dainty shades that are just made for each other. On the left is Heart of Glass. In a clear base are iridescent shards. On the right, La Vie en Rose is a pale blush pink polish with shimmers of rose gold. I layered Heart of Glass over La Vie en Rose on the middle and ring finger.

CONCLUSION: This delicate duo is stunning! I found I needed only two coats of La Vie en Rose, whereas Heart of glass is actually a topper, but for an innocent sheer top over bare nails, it’s actually quite fetching!

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Deborah Lippmann After Midnight (Gel Lab Pro) Collection, sultry and bold

Deborah Lippmann never fails to bring in a new season with high voltage purpose. For the 2016 fall season we find a collection from the Gel Lab Pro line, After Midnight. Six one coaters, six sexy sirens of beauty. Of these six, two of them are Online Sephora Exclusives! The Inspiration of this collection is Daring. Mysterious. Indulgent. The Feel is Sensual. Dark. Moody. Romantic. Intense. Ispirations of Textures is Mosaics. Embroidery. Bold Flowers. Rough Edges. Rich Textures. Colors are Saturated shades of Deep Plum, Smoky Blue, Forest Green, Indigo and the Sephora pair are Woodsy and frosty leaves of brown.

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2016 collection, After Midnight! From top right, After Midnight, Wild Thing, Love Hangover, All Night Long (Sephora Exclusive), Out of the Woods (Online Sephora Exclusive), and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Seriously high pigment one coaters all!
Deborah Lippmann Fall 2016 collection, After Midnight! From top right, After Midnight, Wild Thing, Love Hangover, All Night Long (Sephora Exclusive), Out of the Woods (Online Sephora Exclusive), and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Seriously high pigment one coaters all!

Here’s a peek, starting with Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1 coat, a full coverage smoke blue. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1 coat, a full coverage smoke blue. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

After Midnight is so deep and regal.

After Midnight in 1 coat. A full coverage dark indigo. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
After Midnight in 1 coat. A full coverage dark indigo. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Wild Thing…for your wilder side.

Wild Thing in 1 coat. A full coverage deep Peacock. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
Wild Thing in 1 coat. A full coverage deep Peacock. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Love Hangover, we’ve all had them! 😉 BTW, for the life of me I could not calibrate my camera to my monitor for this one so please refer to DeborahLippmann.com for a better representation of this. Mine kept leaving to a deep smoky lavender when in reality it’s a deep plumy mauve.

Love Hangover in 1 coat. A full coverage plum mauve. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
Love Hangover in 1 coat. A full coverage plum mauve. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

All Night Long is a must have shimmery deep brown! A Sephora online exclusive.

All Night Long in one coat on middle finger and french tips over Out of the Woods. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
All Night Long in one coat on middle finger and french tips over Out of the Woods. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

And Out of the Woods, another Sephora online exclusive.

Out of the Woods in 1 coat. A full coverage dark chocolate. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!
Out of the Woods in 1 coat. A full coverage dark chocolate. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

CONCLUSION: Serious one coaters, perfect for fall. Excellent applications and formulas!

Note: Chromed ring finger was provided by Oceans of Beauty. I used Sparkle & Co gel Base, Gel Top and black gel polish, along with their new Chrome Pure powder! It’s marvelous and you can order your here at Sparkle & Co! Huge thanks to Christy of Oceans of Beauty! This is my first try but not my last. I’m just “in training” with the powders and gels, but I’m loving it!

These bottles are 15 ml and $20ea.

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Deborah Lippmann Very Berry – Shades of Berries Fall ’16 LE

Deborah Lippmann Very Berry-Shades of Berries Limited Edition set for Fall 2016…Juicy • Tangy • Bold

UPDATE, GREAT NEWS! 11/2/16: I just got word that one of the colors from the Very Berry gift set will be offered in full size, Cranberry Kiss and a portiion will go to Product (Red) in the fight against AIDS! http://www.deborahlippmann.com/product-red-splash

I’m just going to cut to the chase right now and give you my unsolicited opinion and conclusion of these six little berrylicious wonders. Amazing! They may be slated for Fall shades, but dude, I’m loving them now. Let’s take a look.

The Very Berry Shades of Berries set is Limited Edition so don't wait too long! This basket of berries boasts all the flavors– from the brightest strawberry to the deepest boysenberry, you won’t have to choose just one! $36 (a $72 value) for 6 bottles 8 ml ea.
The Very Berry Shades of Berries set is Limited Edition so don’t wait too long! This basket of berries boasts all the flavors– from the brightest strawberry to the deepest boysenberry, you won’t have to choose just one! $36 (a $72 value) for 6 bottles 8 ml ea.

Formulated with biotin and green tea extract, this six-piece collection has every fashion-forward, berry shade to match any occasion. Each fashion-size nail polish in this set is opaque and rich in texture, set within a field of berry box design.  They are Strawberry Fields Forever, Cranberry Kiss, Raspberry Dream, Mulberry's Dream, Cherries Jubilee, Boys N Berries. Gel Lab Pro color formula.
Formulated with biotin and green tea extract, this six-piece collection has every fashion-forward, berry shade to match any occasion. Each fashion-size nail polish in this set is opaque and rich in texture, set within a field of berry box design. They are Strawberry Fields Forever, Cranberry Kiss, Raspberry Dream, Mulberry’s Dream, Cherries Jubilee, Boys N Berries. Gel Lab Pro color formula.

Strawberry Fields Forever is a super pigmented Strawberry red. This is 1 coat!
Strawberry Fields Forever is a super pigmented Strawberry red. This is 1 coat!

Cranberry Kiss is nearly as pigmented as Strawberry Fields Forever but not quite as thick. All however are super easy to apply. I'm sort of wishing now these had come out in the full size bottles!
Cranberry Kiss is nearly as pigmented as Strawberry Fields Forever but not quite as thick. All however are super easy to apply. I’m sort of wishing now these had come out in the full size bottles!

Raspberry Jam, ahh, one of my all time favorite fruits and this shade is the perfect Raspberry. 2 coats.
Raspberry Jam, ahh, one of my all time favorite fruits and this shade is the perfect Raspberry. 2 coats.

Mulberry's Dream, 2 coats, super smooth and amazingly glossy.
Mulberry’s Dream, 2 coats, super smooth and amazingly glossy.

Cherries Jubilee is shiny, juicy and delicious! Don't eat it, really. ;-) 2 coats.
Cherries Jubilee is shiny, juicy and delicious! Don’t eat it, really. 😉 2 coats.

Boys n Berries formula is just like Strawberry Fields Forever, this one is just as pigmented. 1 glossy coat!
Boys n Berries formula is just like Strawberry Fields Forever, this one is just as pigmented. 1 glossy coat!

After the success of Undressed, Shades of Nude and Sweets for My Sweet,–Shades of Pastel, and Pretty in Pink –Shades of Pink, DL confirmed the rollout of her sell-out limited edition sets.

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Deborah Lippmann Life’s a Beach duo makes a splash!

Right up my alley, or maybe I should say beach path. I love the beach, the sand, the glorious shades of water and the wild life on top and below. Today I get to share with you a perfect pair of polishes from Deborah Lippmann, Life’s a Beach. And that packaging! Can you just?! Call me cray, but I’m keeping these cuties inside the package when I’m not painting with them. Brilliant DL!

Brave the waves with The Tide Is High, an aquatic blue crème and Break 4 Love, a bubblegum pink crème. I lean more toward Break 4 Love as a coral creme. $17/set. 2 bottles at 8mL each
Brave the waves with The Tide Is High, an aquatic blue crème and
Break 4 Love, a bubblegum pink crème. I lean more toward Break 4 Love as a coral creme. $17/set.
2 bottles at 8mL each

I found both polishes apply great, on the thick side due to their high pigmentation. Both cremes are glossy as heck. For this mani I chose to do a “coral in the water” look. 😉

Break 4 Love is a soft coral pink creme (2-coater) very pigmented and glossy. The Tide is High is an aquatic blue creme. I was immediately inspired to beach up my look with some coral art over this sea-worthy blue. What a perfectly sundrenched pair!
Break 4 Love is a soft coral pink creme (2-coater) very pigmented and glossy. The Tide is High is an aquatic blue creme. I was immediately inspired to beach up my look with some coral art over this sea-worthy blue. What a perfectly sundrenched pair!

I also received for review three nail treatments. I love that Hard Rock is ready to rock as a base and top coat. And it’s nail strengthening. Something we all need when spending so much time in the sun and water.

• Hard Rock base and top coat nail strengthening nail treatment. A rock solid choice to strengthen and protect, this protein-rich treatment encourages healthy nail growth. It's especially beneficial for weak nails or post gel and artificial nail removal. Apply a thin layer over bare nails, or use as a base or top coat. For best results of nail strengthening, apply a thin layer the next day and every day until you change your nail polish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL  • Addicted to Speed top coat super quick-drying. You’re out the door—in a flash. This high-shine top coat dries fast so you can go about your business without a smear, smudge or scratch. Apply a thin layer over nail color. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL • Turn Back Time anti-aging base coat. Just like skin, our nails age. This innovative treatment puts the process in reverse. Light diffusing micronized diamond core powder reduces the appearance of yellowing and staining to restore a youthful luster. Use as a base coat before color, or wear alone for a brilliant bare finish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL All three are $20ea.
• Hard Rock base and top coat nail strengthening nail treatment. A rock solid choice to strengthen and protect, this protein-rich treatment encourages healthy nail growth. It’s especially beneficial for weak nails or post gel and artificial nail removal. Apply a thin layer over bare nails, or use as a base or top coat. For best results of nail strengthening, apply a thin layer the next day and every day until you change your nail polish.
.5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL
• Addicted to Speed top coat super quick-drying. You’re out the door—in a flash. This high-shine top coat dries fast so you can go about your business without a smear, smudge or scratch. Apply a thin layer over nail color. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL
• Turn Back Time anti-aging base coat. Just like skin, our nails age. This innovative treatment puts the process in reverse. Light diffusing micronized diamond core powder reduces the appearance of yellowing and staining to restore a youthful luster. Use as a base coat before color, or wear alone for a brilliant bare finish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL All three are $20ea.

Addicted to Speed Quick Drying Top Coat is amazing! I mean rock hard in two minutes.

Turn Back Time, a super base coat and I’ll report back later if I see anti-aging results. I’m sure it is with all those healthy ingredients!

Conclusion: All products are amazing as expected. Love the Life’s a Beach shades and Addicted to Speed is FAST!

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Pretty In Pink LE set by Deborah Lippmann

You’ll be so Pretty in Pink with this new collection by Deborah Lippmann. Pretty In Pink is a limited edition set so order yours soon! I love these travel size bottles and no worries, the brushes are still easy to use.

The new Pretty in Pink collection of cremes from Deborah Lippmann. From left: Think Pink!, Pink Cashmere, Tickle Me Pink, In The Pink, Pink Cadillac and Kissin' Pink. Limited Edition set retails for $34.
The new Pretty in Pink collection of cremes from Deborah Lippmann. From left: Think Pink!, Pink Cashmere, Tickle Me Pink, In The Pink, Pink Cadillac and Kissin’ Pink. Limited Edition set retails for $34.

This versatile pink set has a shade of pink for any occasion; whether office-appropriate or a night out on the town.

The Pretty In Pink bottles are .27 fl oz ea. From left: Think Pink!, Pink Cashmere, Tickle Me Pink, In The Pink, Pink Cadillac and Kissin' Pink.
The Pretty In Pink bottles are .27 fl oz ea. From left: Think Pink!, Pink Cashmere, Tickle Me Pink, In The Pink, Pink Cadillac and Kissin’ Pink.

Let’s see some swatches of these lovelies!

In The Pink in 2 coats. A buttery smooth formula with tons of pigment. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).
In The Pink in 2 coats. A buttery smooth formula with tons of pigment. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).

Pink Cashmere in 2 coats. a powdery pink, soft and inviting. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).
Pink Cashmere in 2 coats. a powdery pink, soft and inviting. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).

2 coats of Tickle me pink is the medium pink here and the darker bright pink is Kissin' Pink in 2 coats. Love the formula on these!
2 coats of Tickle me pink is the medium pink here and the darker bright pink is Kissin’ Pink in 2 coats. Love the formula on these!

Think Pink! is another pale pink with tons of shine. 3 coats here. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).
Think Pink! is another pale pink with tons of shine. 3 coats here. Rings by The Iced Sugar Cookie (link below).

Pink Cadillac in 3 coats. A medium cool pink.
Pink Cadillac in 3 coats. A medium cool pink.

www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide. The Limited Edition Pretty In Pink collection retails for $34 (A $72 value).

CONCLUSION: I love pink, always have and this set takes you from pale to bright. Great formulas and wear. Get them while they’re hot!

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Happy Days ahead with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color

I was so excited to be able to test the new Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Colors, in the Happy Days Collection for summer 2016. The New Healthy Alternative to Gel Polish. There are four shades for your reminiscing pleasure. I want to start with a disclaimer, not a bad one. But I didn’t get the Gel Lab Pro Base and Top coats with this set. I’ll explain shortly. I think I would have had different results, but for the sake of these gorgeous colors, let’s get to it!

For best results use Gel Lab Pro base and top coat. Bottles are full size, .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL with new contour brush, 45% more bristles for a streak-free finish. Rounded tip follows nail shape for precise application.
For best results use Gel Lab Pro base and top coat. Bottles are full size, .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL with new contour brush, 45% more bristles for a streak-free finish. Rounded tip follows nail shape for precise application.

I want to start off saying the new brushes are phenomenal. I’d like to see DL polishes all feature these dense, contoured brushes in fact! They make application a breeze. Ok, on with the show.

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Combining the technology of Gel Lab Pro with nail color, this dual-patented formula with 10 active ingredients helps deliver Health, Wear & Shine. From top and clockwise: Happy Days, Splish Splash, Beauty School Dropout and My Boyfriend's Back.
Combining the technology of Gel Lab Pro with nail color, this dual-patented formula with 10 active ingredients helps deliver Health, Wear & Shine. From top and clockwise: Happy Days, Splish Splash, Beauty School Dropout and My Boyfriend’s Back.

Let’s start with Beauty School Dropout. Such a pleasing pink. You’ll be blowing bubbles in no time with this quick drying highly pigmented formula. All four of these by the way are so pigmented they almost seem chalky in application. Which again, is why I would recommend using the base and top coat.

Beauty School Dropout is a bubblegum pink creme. It's glossy and very opaque. I used 2 coats but with the Gel Lab Pro base coat you might get away with 1 coat.
Beauty School Dropout is a bubblegum pink creme. It’s glossy and very opaque. I used 2 coats but with the Gel Lab Pro base coat you might get away with 1 coat.

Splish Splash is a green leaning aqua. One of my fave summer colors.

Splish Splash was my favorite of this Happy Days Collection. I love aqua green cremes. 2 coats here.
Splish Splash was my favorite of this Happy Days Collection. I love aqua green cremes. 2 coats here.

Everyone loves a happy coral! Happy Days.

Happy Days is a coral creme, a pinky coral that appears to have a tiny bit of shimmer, but that doesn't show on the nail. 2-3 coats with the GLP base coat.
Happy Days is a coral creme, a pinky coral that appears to have a tiny bit of shimmer, but that doesn’t show on the nail. 2-3 coats with the GLP base coat.

Finally, here is My Boyfriend’s Back. Not literally, that’s the name of the shade. LOL I’m married. 😉

My Boyfriend's Back is a denim, deep cerulean blue creme. 2 coats and very shiny on it's own as are all of these.
My Boyfriend’s Back is a denim, deep cerulean blue creme. 2 coats and very shiny on its own as are all of these.

Conclusion: I love the colors and the brush. I like how pigmented these are. I feel the application would be a bit less streaky with the Gel Lab Pro base coat and the length of wear would be longer with the GLP top coat. Much like the OPI Infinite Shine system, to truly reap the full benefits of the GLP system, I highly recommend you purchase the base and top as well. So excited to see Deborah Lippmann introducing this safe alternative to gel colour! This brush is perfection. Virtually no cleanup. Note: I didn’t receive the Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coats which I’m assuming are pretty essential for this product to make a GLP mani last. Without it I found no difference in wear compared to the other polishes without the GLP ingredients. I’ll try to see if they can send the base and top to see how application and extended wear changes and update this post!

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Sweets For My Sweet Collection by Deborah Lippmann

Get ready to make a dental appointment because these six sweeter than candy shades from Deborah Lippmann will make you drool! The Sweets For My Sweet – Shades of Pastel (Limited Edition fashion sized set) are full coverage and irresistible. Heavenly. Scrumptious. Delicate. Deborah Lippmann reps describe it as, “Treat yourself to some nail candy with this collection of sweet pastel shades. Long-wearing and quick-drying, it’s all the indulgence you could ever ask for — and totally cavity-free.” I agree! Let’s see these confectionary-inspired pastels.

A sweet new Deborah Lippmann collection for February 2106, (available now) Sweets For My Sweet! These gorgeous pastel cremes are Limited Edition. In this cute pastel cotton candy design box, from left, are: Sugar, Sugar, Lemon Drop, Sweet Pea, My Boy Lollipop, All Day Sucker and Candy Girl. Each bottle is 8 ml/.27 fl. oz.
A sweet new Deborah Lippmann collection for February 2106, (available now) Sweets For My Sweet! These gorgeous pastel cremes are Limited Edition. In this cute pastel cotton candy design box, from left, are: Sugar, Sugar, Lemon Drop, Sweet Pea, My Boy Lollipop, All Day Sucker and Candy Girl. Each bottle is 8 ml/.27 fl. oz.

This 6-piece collection of pastels include the two Pantone shades for 2016, Candy Girl, pink on the lower right, and My Boy Lollipop, blue on lower left.
This 6-piece collection of pastels include the two Pantone shades for 2016, Candy Girl, pink on the lower right, and My Boy Lollipop, blue on lower left.

Let’s start with the pastel orange creme, Sugar, Sugar.

Sugar, Sugar is a pastel peachy orange creme. Although it was fully opaque in two coats like the others, the formula was thicker for some reason. It dried just as fast, but was trickier to apply. Still, a pastel orange like this is hard to resist.
Sugar, Sugar is a pastel peachy orange creme. Although it was fully opaque in two coats like the others, the formula was thicker for some reason. It dried just as fast, but was trickier to apply. Still, a pastel orange like this is hard to resist.

Next up, one of the prettiest pastel yellow cremes I have every tried. Lemon Drop!

I'm not usually a big fan of yellows on my skin, but this formula, pastel yellow is perfect. A great formula really helped me fall in love with this one.
I’m not usually a big fan of yellows on my skin, but this formula, pastel yellow is perfect. A great formula really helped me fall in love with this one.

Every lacquer collection needs a delicate pastel green, Sweet Pea. And with a great formula and this sort of opacity, I say, “gimme”!

Sweet Pea, a super opaque pastel green is so springy. Perfect 2-coat formula.
Sweet Pea, a super opaque pastel green is so springy. Perfect 2-coat formula.

Oh, those baby blues! My Boy Lollipop is a sweet little pastel blue number. Also half of the Pantone 2016 duo.

My Boy Lollipop is the other shade of the Pantone 2016. A full coverage pastel baby blue.
My Boy Lollipop is the other shade of the Pantone 2016. A full coverage pastel baby blue.

Like flowers in the Spring, here is a scrumptious little lavender creme, All Day Sucker.

All Day Sucker is medium thick formula and very opaque. 2 coats here. These dry fast and glossy, not glass, but plenty of shine.
All Day Sucker is medium thick formula and very opaque. 2 coats here. These dry fast and glossy, not glass, but plenty of shine.

The other half of the oh-so-delicate pair for Pantone 2016, here is the mouth-watering pale pink, Candy Girl.

Candy Girl (pastel pink) and Pantone for 2016, this highly opaque creme is perfect in 2 coats.
Candy Girl (pastel pink) and Pantone for 2016, this highly opaque creme is perfect in 2 coats.

Well, that’s it for now sweeties! Are you hungry yet?! I am quite pleased with this Limited Edition set. I don’t know how long they will be available, so you might want to order these asap.

Conclusion: I love all these pastels and they are as opaque as you can get. Five of the formulas were perfect medium in thickness and super easy to apply. However I did have more issues applying the orange pastel, Sugar, Sugar. It was thicker but still doable. All six were quick drying but gave plenty of time to work with them. These shades remind me of those Jordan Almonds! Love!!!

Sweets For My Sweet collection is available now 2016 (SRP: $34) online at www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide.

7 Free Formula. Contains no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). No animal testing.

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Manis and lacquers

Deborah Lippmann gift sets are perfect last-minute choices

First, I’d like to tell you all Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It’s been a busy time for us here at the Duncan household. We just moved in to our new house a week before Thanksgiving, had holiday company, then poor little ole me, been sick ever since. Good news is, I’m getting better and I managed somehow to decorate for Christmas. My strength is returning just in time!

Allow me to show you the Deborah Lippmann Undressed Collection LE (available now). I did a full review in October of the Undressed Collection and I can’t emphasize enough that these six perfect little bottles of naked nail nirvana are LE (Limited Edition). You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this cute gift pack for your polish loving friend, and get one for yourself while you are at it! SRP only $34 (a $72 value) Available online at http://www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide while supplies last. BONUS if you act now, purchase the Undressed Set at Deborahlippmann.com and receive a FREE ($12 value) Smooth Operator 4-way nail buffer. Shape, smooth, buff, shine—this multi-tasking buffer lays the groundwork for a perfect manicure and is also a tool for a quick fix for high-shine on the go without nail color. The extra gentle, micro fiber material is easy on the nails. Use the numbered sides of Smooth Operator as follows: 1. Gently shape nail tip. 2. Gently buff ridges on top of nail. 3. Smooth nail surface before applying base coat. 4. Buff to high-shine when you don’t want to wear nail polish. Do not buff to high-shine if you intend to paint your nails.

I love the festive and elegant packaging. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.
I love the festive and elegant packaing. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.
The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

I’d also like to share this fabulous trio that is, “Dependable. Gentle. Trustworthy.”! It’s the Deborah Lippmann Treat Me Right gift set (LE). Also available in same places as stated above, this SRP is $24 (a $36 value). More on that following the Undressed collection. So let’s revisit this adorable naked creme ensemble. Create the perfect canvas with this limited-edition set. These three must-have, best-selling treatments in fashion sizes give any at-home manicure a salon-professional look. Fashion sizes are 8 ml ea.

Here is a recap of swatches!

Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it's gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!
Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it’s gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!

Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.
Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.

Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby's behind!
Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby’s behind!

Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It's really quite "mauvelous"!
Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It’s really quite “mauvelous”!

Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It's toasted to perfection!
Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It’s toasted to perfection!

Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.
Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.

The set is described as: “The perfect nude nail is at your fingertips…in six all new elegant shades. Our set of 6 full coverage fashion shades flatter any skin tone, creating a graceful, polished (no pun intended) look. From work to weekend, looking natural has never been so glam.” DL also states, “…Contrary to the nudes of the past, there is no one-shade fits all proposition; Deborah expertly developed each color to flatter any skin tone for a graceful, polished look.”

The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.
The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.

I can tell you, All About That Base (is 7-free) not only acts as a corrector and concealer (great for yellowed nails), it provides an amazing base to keep your painted nails looking their tip-top best longer. The Cuticle Oil is a necessity for all well-groomed fingertips and the Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat provides a high shine option while protecting your mani from smears, smudges and scratches. Everything you need at home for a salon-pro look.

I still hold the same Conclusion! I love the shades and finish of this set. I found a slight difference in the formulas. Although all are fully pigmented and each shade took 2 coats, I found the darker 3 polishes formulas to be better than the paler 3. I don’t think it’s my imagination as I’ve swatched many collections and sometimes because of the shade, it’s just going to HAVE to be different in application due to pigments. The first three shades, Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude and Born This Way were thicker and took a bit more finesse to apply without streaks on first coat, let fully dry then apply second. Second coats self levels and dried fully opaque and glossy. The last three (darker shades), Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep, were thinner (not thin) and struck a perfect balance of opacity and smooth application. Glossy on finish and great to apply. I had no trouble with the brushes in these petites, as they are full size brushes. Favorite shades were Bare It All and Skin Deep.

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