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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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A pair of devastatingly vampy reds from CND Vinylux

One of the few things I like about this chilly time of year is that I get to wear vampy reds on my nails. Believe me, I am a summer lovin’ fool but it is always fun to deck out one’s digits with a sexy deep shade. Considering all things Marsala (Pantone Color of the Year for 2015) Albany from Rpr Marketing Communications in New York was kind enough to send me a few bottles of CND Vinylux and some great design inspirations to share with you! I don’t have all the shades required to attempt these ornate designs, but I suppose one could play it by ear and use their own “like” shades for these looks. You know with nail art, sky’s the limit and you are only limited by your imagination. I wanted you to see two of these shades in all their glamorous glory. Today I’m sharing Masquerade and Crimson Sash with you. Then at the end of this post I’ll show you the “how-to” of some classy looks to try yourself!

Masquerade is described as shimmery deep wine. And oh my, the formula is aces! Truly a one-coater, but you can achieve a deeper tone with two.
Masquerade is described as shimmery deep wine. And oh my, the formula is aces! Truly a one-coater, but you can achieve a deeper tone with two.

I might mention that the CND Vinylux Weekly polishes are 5-free and meant to be used with it’s Weekly Topcoat to achieve the gel hybrid performance that can give you up to 10 days of wear. I did not test this for this post, I have to change my polish too often. I will say the topcoat is amazing, but I didn’t apply it for these photos. The brushes on these polishes are consistantly perfect for application, not too wide and very pliable.

Albany says, “Pantone recently announced Marsala as the 2015 Color of the Year. Described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red,” the elegant hue is excellent for accessories/accents and flatters most skin tones. What better way to experiment with such a rich and full-bodied color than on your nails? CND’s VINYLUX® Weekly Polish collection includes a variety of Marsala-esque shades that are perfect for incorporating 2015’s Color of the Year into your daily look! VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a two-part system consisting of a Color Coat that adheres directly to the nail, eliminating the need for a base coat, and Top Coat with ProLight Technology, that increases in durability with exposure to natural light. The system dries in 8 ½ minutes for a full week of chip-free wear!”

Crimson Sash is also a shimmery red with a bit more warmth that Masquerade. They look nearly identical in the bottle but don't let that fool you. It has the same perfect formula and application is, well, you could practically do it in your sleep. It is SO pigmented that one coat is enough but two deepens the tone even more.
Crimson Sash is also a shimmery red with a bit more warmth that Masquerade. They look nearly identical in the bottle but don’t let that fool you. It has the same perfect formula and application is, well, you could practically do it in your sleep. It is SO pigmented that one coat is enough but two deepens the tone even more.

Are you game to try these fancy schmancy looks? Let me know and below is the downloadable PDF instructions. You’re welcome 😉

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See link (pdf to download) for instructions for these elegant looks.

Pantone Color of the Year Nail Style Step-by-Steps

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**These products were provided to me at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.