Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy almost New Years Eve !
Thank you all for making this a spectacular year for us at Deborah Lippmann. I wish you all a healthy happy SAFE New Year full of blessings and dreams coming true!
What are you wearing on your nails and toes to FINISH OUT THE DECADE!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's the holiday season. I added yet another layer of Happy Birthday to my toes today. It makes me giggle when I look down. And my pilates instuctor Shona enjoys seeing it twinkle as she makes me do many difficult exercises with my toes revealed. Tomorrow we are going to deliver toys to a school in my neighborhood in Harlem am and sing christmas carols. I better wake up early to vocalize first- its been a while! Then off to grocery shop for the holiday. Cant wait!
hope you are all enjoying your season


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

focus shades from Martha Stewarts show

Christina was featuring an array of color on her beautiful nails today on the Martha Stewart show. Nefertiti a full on gold, Don t Tell Mama insprired by Sally Bowles in Cabaret dark green/teal iriidescent) Dark SIde of the Moon Creme Aubergine,
sheer pikn Before He Cheats followed by a layer of Happy Birthday!
Acessories are a must.
Martha wore one coat o Baby Love followed by ond coat of tiny dancer.
its all a good thing.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tip for today.
When wearing the new glitter or 'sequined' polishes, apply my ridge filler base coat first.
Let it dry 2 minutes before applying color. This will help your glitter or 'sequined' polishes adhere easily.
Apply one THIN coat of color-- like Marquee Moon or Ruby Red Slippers.
Let it dry to 2 minutes.
Hint:Resist the temptation to apply too much polish on the nail at one time. You will get better coverage and more glitter if you apply thin coats slowly!
Finish with top coat of your choice. I usually use Addicted to Speed.

Watch me with Martha Stewart talking nail trends this Wednesday December 9th!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

TIP for removing glitter polish-- use my Stripper To Go lacquer remover finger mitts. The mitts are felt and infused with our award winning Stripper lacquer remover. Makes glitter removal much quicker!
Its raining buckets in NYC today... but I am working in a studio on French Vogue so I am not missing a day in the park!

have a great weekend!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So if you are wearing the nail lacquers of the moment like Happy Birthday,Superstar or Ruby Red Slippers for instance- you might like to try my glitter removal tip--use Stripper to Go lacquer remover finger mitts to take your glitter polishes off more quickly. The texture of the mitts grips the glitter while the gentle formula of the Stripper gently takes the color away! Try to resist rubbing. Just press down on each nail while it is in the mitt and let the Stripper do its thing!
happy glittering

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

However I tease you by putting pics of marquee moon and ruby red slippers up!
my lasik truly did not work. Here is Superstar

Monday, November 23, 2009

the shade of the season is MArquee Moon with paillets instead f glitter. uber hic@

for those of you hwo love superstar chekcing back as it will be availalbe as a single product on my site... any moment now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Here are a few things that have been written about my concert at Feinsteins...

Vanity Fairs SunHee Grinell

Us Weekly Gwen Hamburg

Lancomes Kerry Diamond

thank you to all of my family and friends who came far and wide to see me perform (especially those who trecked from downtown to uptown-- I know that is really HARD!)


Thursday, November 12, 2009

hi Everyone
quick special on
save 15% on ALL orders now through Sunday, November 15, 2009 at
the Celebrate set is a great gift! Party ON!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I just added some pics by photographer mark schafer from my night at Feinsteins.
More later!
I became a professional singer in the teens. After receiving a bachelor of arts in music performance I realized I needed to find another way to make sure I was able to pay the rent. I went to my next passion beauty and entered myself in to the Allure College of Beauty in Scottsdale AZ. I decided to become a manicurist so that I could sit down and hold hands with clients all day and stand up and sing all nigh. I moved to NYC to pursue music and become a better artist. My world took a few different twists and turns and my big career as a nail artist in fashion began. The Deborah LIppmann Collection product line followed, but all the while I have continued singing. Last Monday night I had one of the most extraordinary evenings of singing as i headlined at FEINSEINS at the REGENCY hotel in Manhattan. My band hit hard and supported me like no other.
here is some of the press that followed and a few good pics!
vanity fair by sun-hee grinnell

kerri diamond from lancome

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please promise you will keep dreaming and taking steps toward fulfilling those dreams

thank you kerri, sun-hee, kathryn schafer, mark schafer , gwen flamberg, all from shape mag and equinox
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Monday, November 9, 2009

some behind the scenes pics from this month W magazine fashion story photographed by Inez and Vinoodh featuring Raquel Zimmerman and Freja Beha

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I am a professional singer with a degree in music. Manicuring was essentially meant to be my 'waitressing' job.
Monday November 2nd I debuted my new show 'NAILED' at FEINSTEINS (as in Michael Feinstein) at the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue in NYC. It was the first time I truly married my two passions. My show was conceived by grammy award winning producer Allen Sviridoff and I told stories about my life and sangs some of my favorite tunes. The room was filled with friends--old and new and my band rocked the house! Music is my dream and I encourage you all to keep your dreams alive!
I am wearing jewels by Suzy B., happy birthday on my toes and christian Loubitain shoes.
Special thanks to my glam squad Kathryn Macleod Schafer, Meredith Baraf, Cynthia Villareal.
Carlton Holmes- musical director and pianist
Ron Affif- guitar
Dezron Douglas- bass
Neal Smith - drums

Mark Schafer for the Feinsteins photos
Chad Tonorio for my press photo
Alex Gruezo the man behind my muscle
Shona Sapphire my pilates instructor who helped me stand tall and opened me up!
Ilene Landress

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is anyone obsessed with the Rachel Zoe Project on tv? its a great guilty pleasure. Rachel and I share the same great agent. We worked together on an upcoming Harpers Bazaar cover a few weeks ago and I was able to show her my new 'bling' colors for fall/winter and she posted this on her site yesterday.
Marquee Moon is pretty fun to wear!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hi everyone,
I want to credit and thank Michelle Mismas of All Lacquered Up for the photo of Funky CHunky in my last posting.
She took a great one and I appreciate it!

Happy Saturday. I am in NYC on a photo shoot today. Came across photos of two of my newer shades for you to see.
Funky Chunky is a textured black
and Happy Birthday is glitterati!
trying layering Happy Birthday over your favorite shade!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OOOOPS I forgot to mention one of my children MARQUEE MOON sold out in Nordstrom Scottsdale within the first hour.
And a clever customer from Barneys is going to be Edward Scissorhands for Halloween and wear Marquee Moon-- love the creativity! Notice in the photo that the sequins dont cover the nail--and all fingers look slightly different. If you get one sequin or 10 on a nail-- that is what is meant to be! Dont force it.
be adventurous!


I have been a road warrior this week. I travelled to los angeles to shoot a W magazine cover followed by a Vogue magazine cover (sorry I cant reveal the identities of the celebs we photographed but I do love them both). Hit a plane to Az ( my home town) to attend the grand opening of the new BARNEYS store in Scottsdale. I hob nobbed with SImon Doonan (creative director of Barneys who is always a hoot and a holler), Robert Black (visited his cool new vintage store FASHION by Robert Black- and yes I will be sending him many bottles of my shade called FASHION) and a host of other Scottsdale fashionistas. I jetted back to LA for a commercial shoot with Ellen Degenerous (cant reveal any secrets about Idol either-- I know- I am just no fun). I had the honor of manicuring Portia and Ellen for their nuptials last year and I also serenaded them. I am going to be singing that tune in my show at FEINSTEINS on November 2nd and Ellen actually suggested that I tell the audience the story. So I have her blessing- pretty great! Then I flew BACK to Arizona for a Nordstrom trend show that was tons of fun. Sunday was my birthday and we arrived in NY in the evening and had a feast with my great friend Kathryn Sumner MacLeod who shares the same bday with me. Phew. Now I am back at work and shooting the spring Yves Saint Laurent campaign. Phew! Life is good, no? My new shades Happy Birthday, Wicked Game , Dont Tell MAMA and the Celebrate set are a huge success. Thank you to all of you for getting behind strong modern colors on your nails and toes!

Monday, October 12, 2009

a week in the west. Arrived in Los Angeles to a cold dreary day. I am inside a studio with Demi Moore-- so its all good.
Tomorrow its a Vogue cover shoot and then I am off to my hometown Scottsdale AZ for the Barneys opening party and official store opening. The always sunny Simon Doonan will be presiding!
FYI- deborah lippmann nail polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP's and yet it dry quickly and stays on the nail.
are you wearing Marquee Moon yet? It is being featured in the RODARTE installation at Colette in Paris!
what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We were in Seattle for the NOrdstrom trend show where more than 500 women came to learn about cosmetic trends for the upcoming season. I was lucky to have Rachelle Adams ( my number 1 manicurist doing manicure/pedicure daily in the spa with my technique and products) to walk the runway sporting SUPERSTAR (from my new CELEBRATE) on her nails and toes. My husband Jude is on the far side of the stage wearing FOOTLOOSE exfoliating slippers-- he took a turn walking the runway himself. The women went wild!
My new favorite customer is not afraid to wear Funky Chunky (textured black with sequins-- not meant to be shiny sparkly but TEXTURED on the nail- its a NEW look in nail polish) but initially thought that Ruby Red Slippers (sheer black with red glitter in a very adult fashion) was too strong a look.
I hope I changed her mind! Look how adorable she is!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I was in vegas a couple weeks ago -- and of course had to do a bit of shopping! In the Wynn I found myself in front of a massive portrait of an incredible ad I worked on with photographers Inez and Vinoodh for Dior. Super excited to see it up close and personal and super LARGE!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

On top of fashion week the universe decided to throw 2 big music shows into the mix.
I polished the incredibly beautiful Megan Fox in Ruby Red Slippers ( fashioned for Dorothys red slippers in the Wizard of OZ)
for the VH1 video awards and americas sweetheart Paula Abdul for the VH1 DIVAS in Marquee Moon ) futuristic silvered sequins). Both shades on sale now! You can soon get your Marquee Moon in Collette in Paris with all things RODARTE!

Monday, September 21, 2009

it has been a full full week. Fashion shows, music shows and singin in Vegas!
this season my team and I worked the nail looks for Julie Haus, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Narcisso Rodriquez, Zac Posen and Rodarte

The look at RODARTE (the current darlings of the fashion world)
The nails are FUNKY CHUNKY (insert color description) we used 2 coats which looked very textural not sparkly and finished the look with addicted to speed for high gloss .
backstage at Marchesa we cleaned the nails filed them round and matched fingers and toes in fashion (not so typical taupe)
Matching nails and toes is a definite trend for the spring 2010 season) . The clothes were like a fairyland and literally took my breath away!
Zac Posen personally chose DAYTRIPPER (pink melon melange) for the nails and toes to match with his colorful spring collection.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

NY FASHION week is in full swing! I started this am early doing nails for the Lela Rose Show. We used FASHION ( my favorite modern neutral nail ) on fingers on toes. From there I swung by the hair and make up test for the CFDA fashioin design winners ( and my friends) RODARTE. This is a much anticipated show. I saw the clothes and I am super excited but I cant spill the beans!
I jumped over to the Marchesa hair and makeup test and now I am going to do the incredibly beautiful Megan Fox for tonights VMA awards. No rest for the wicked! I am loving it!
more nail info to come later....when I can.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Are you all going out to support Vogues Fashions Night Out?
I am heading to my first fashion show Julie Haus in conjunction with We are using a fun funky color.... cant tell you what it is just yet. Then I will be heading to C.O. Bigelow and Barneys to support SHOPPING! Get out there and SHOP!
( I hope my husband isnt reading this!)