Friday, October 29, 2010

Hello everyone I am excited to announce my upcoming performances at Feinsteins at the Regency Hotel in NYC November 7th and November 8th. I would love to have you all join me for Nail buffed and polished part 2. More songs and stories from the lacquered side. Jump in your car, a bus the plane but come and see and hear me doing what I love. Keeping my dream alive!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HI everyone- Tune in for my live Twitter chat with @StyleListSays at noon today! Send questions to #deborahlippmannqa

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I had the pleasure of working with an amazing entrepreneur Kim Kardashion on the W art issue on stands tomorrow but all over the internet today.  The photographs were taken by Mark Seliger and the 'art' by Barbara Kruger who is known for her collages.  The first few shots of Kim we were inspired by her gorgeous skin and so I went for my go to nude polish FASHION.  Later we painted most of her body silver so it was my chance to use my brand new shade Today is a Fairytale on Kims fingers and toes. I am proud to be part of a project that put a real amazing womans shape in the nude on the cover of a prestigious fashion magazine!

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Coming up for air after a long NYFW.

Nailing Down Fashion Week: Spring 2011 Trend Report

It’s been a very busy week. Backstage was chaotic, but exhilarating all the same. And, as always, emerging from behind the curtain were all the beauty trends—nails included. Here are my picks for the top nail looks for spring 2011. 

Eyes Like Nails: Matching your nail color to your eye makeup is one of the biggest (not to mention freshest) nail trends for spring 2011. At Badgley Mischka, I applied Fashion (a creamy nude-taupe) as the base and topped it with Glitter in the Air (a sky blue glitter available spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models’ silvery blue lids. At Donna Karan, I applied Believe (a shimmering gold-beige) to coordinate with the luminous gold shadow, and at Lela Rose harmonized the barely-there eye look with PYT (a sheer creamsicle).

Nude Nails: The nude nail may not seem like new news, but for spring 2011 there’s a twist:  true, flesh-tone nudes are replacing soft, sheer beige and pink as the naked nail of choice. To create a clean, fresh, modern look, I used Naked (a true nude available spring 2011) at three shows and Fashion (a creamy nude-taupe) at Narciso Rodriguez.

Layering:  Using two shades to create your own unique color is a growing a trend, and one I embraced at Badgley Mischka and Richie Rich. For Badgley Mischka I layered Fashion with Glitter in the Air, and at Richie Rich I gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering my glitter lacquers.   


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

more post emmy awards nail stuff. this one from In

check it out!
ooops I tried to blog too quickly. Lea Michelle is definitely wearing Lady Sings the Blues (navy blue with silver sequins) not Lady is a Tramp (which is red). I removed the 'sequins' for this particular application -- you may not want to try this at home!
ahh the things we do for fashion!

Lea Michelle made the best dressed list everywhere! Here she is on the cover of WWD today wearing Lady is a Tramp -- navy blue on her nails and toes. Love her!

Monday, August 30, 2010

2010 emmys

Emmys weekend in LA was great. Gorg weather(it's been so hot and muggy in NYC this summer)made it easy for me to get from one location to another. Sometimes it's just the little things that make your day go smoothly.

My first client was Aussie nominee Rose Byrne. Totally low key super cool. I layered a coat of Fashion over Waking Up in Vegas to create a sort of modern muddy brownish gray.

Next stop with Lea Michelle from Glee. It was her bday so we toasted her and I sang a bluesy rendition of Happy Birthday to her. She was happy because no one sings TO HER she is always asked to sing to others. Lea was going to be wearing the navy Oscar de la Renta (the color of the night). She wanted to look modern so we chose my new Lady is a Tramp navy with silver 'sequins'. I applied two coats as is on her toes and for her nails I applied two very thin on her nails. Lea is on everyones best dressed list today!

Final stop was with the january Jones. We did a long 'Mad Men' almond shape tip and I used Dark Side of the Moon very aubergine nail color with her electric Blue Versace gown. January was the only great risk taker on the red carrot and I think she pulled it off beautifully. Her bed head hair was styled by my friend Mark Townsend. The hair had to look undone to make the look work. I must say January is breathtaking and a lot of fun!
Off to the airport to return to NYC and prep for fashion week.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

busy week

Working on fashion editorial shoots are the most creative and inspiring shoots that I do. I team up with different photographers,fashion stylists, models, hair and makeup to come together to create the 'look' that will end up on the fashion page bringing to life a vision of how fashion can come together. I might see the same fashion on several different shoots but watch it come to life in a completely different way thru the eyes of a different team. My words of wisdom for today- We are all individual and should dance to our own drummer in the way that we style ourselves.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hey everyone. I have been travelling alot and getting inspiration for new color collections. I have been on the bench creating new and fun concepts. Cant wait to get them to you!  Keep coming back to see what's new.

Hope you are all getting ready for the 4th with a festive mani/ pedi. My friend Dylan was inspired to make her own kind of rainbow on her nails. What kind of creativity lies within you?

FYI, I am wearing my new shade Supermodel on my toes right now and it feels really fresh and clean.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. For any of you in Honolulu, Hawaii this weekend there is a fantastic cosmetic trend show happening at the Ala Moana Nordstrom. I will be there Saturday morning May 29th meeting with all of you one on one to give you prescriptions for beautiful, healthy natural nails. I will also recommend the best colors for you.  Do you have Between the Sheets on your toes yet? or Supermodel on your nails? You will also get to meet Nordstrom beauty director Joelle Russo, my friend and makeup artist Ross Burton, Leila fragrance creator Geir Ness and George Smart from the incredible skin care brand Osmotics.  Lets all learn how to stay young and beautiful tomorrow at Nordstrom! See you there-- get on a plane if you arent already here.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

As many of you may (or may not) music is my first love. I am a professional jazz singer (still) and that was the inspritaion behind naming all of my products after song titles.
My cover photo on my second cd entitled VINYL features a head shot of me and a gorgeous hand with long nails painted in Fade To Black. The hand does not belong to me but to SUPERMODEL Lara Stone. Lara married David Wulliams (Little Britain star) last weekend in London and I was honored that she asked me to sing to them at the nuptials. What a gift she gave to me! I wish them love health and happiness and the same for all of you. Keep those dreams alive. If any of you want to hear me sing you can listen and purchase my cd's on my site or on itunes.If you want to come to NY in the beautiful fall I will be performing a return engagement at Feinsteins at the Regency on November 7 and 8. They will be taking reservations soon and I am working on my show now. Any songs you want to hear me sing?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I know its been a long time since I have blogged. I have been on the road alot. First to Cosmoprof one of the largest if not the largest cosmetic convention in the world where I was honored as Visionary Woman of Nails the Great creator of Aveda Horst Rechelbacher was the Visionary man of hair. When the conference was winding up we we were stuck in italy for an additional week due to the iclandic volcano. We made lemonade out the the situation and crusied ROme up one side and down the other and then joined colleagues in Florence and ate and drank and took a segway cruise around the city with a great guide. We spend one day driving to some special wineries in Tuscany with Shelly and Jennifer and Paula my cannuck friends. It was divine!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am in Bologna Italy at Cosmoprof one of the largest cosmetic conventions in the world where I was just honored at the Nail Visionary Woman of the year. I was honored with extroardinary people from the fragrance, packaging and hair care categories. You can read about it at
Now I must get on with the airlines to see if we will be one of the lucky ones to be able to leave Europe on a plane. There could be worse places to be stuck! There is much pasta to consume.
here are a couple images of some of the C R A Z Y nail looks here at the show!
buena serra.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

this girl needs her glam squad! team lippmann where are you ???

At cosmoprof the premier worldwide beauty event where I am being honored as a Visionary man along side some pretty heavy hitters.
tomorrow is the international presss conference announcing all of us. Too bad something happened with the power in my blow dryer and the front of my hair and most of my hair brush were literally FRIED!
I'll find my inner beauty-- and a rubber band for a chignon, don't you think?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Waking Up In Vegas

Hi there--
gray is in, in , in and my new Waking Up in Vegas is featured in todays NY Post.
I am wearing it on my toes right now. Yesterday my pilates instructor, Shona, said "I have to have it!"
Super hand model Christina Ambers is wearing it in this photo.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Had a great time in Chicago Oakbrook Nordstrom yesterday. We are coming out of a harsh winter and into spring slowly but surely (although it was snowing like crazy in Chicago yesterday). If your cuticle are dry you must use cuticle remover once a week and push your cuticle back and then hydrate it with cuticle oil with jojoba and vitamin E. Every time you wash your hands you should apply rich girl hand and cuticle cream and massage it into your cuticle. my mantra is Moisture Moisture Moisture!
its time!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Calling all nail enthusiasts in Chicago area. I will be in the Oakbrook Nordstrom tomorrow March 20 at the Beauty Trend Show. Come and see my new spring colors and get a consultation on how to have fab nails and toes for the warm weather thats coming! (isnt it??) I am currently wearing I'm Not Innocent on my fingers and Waking up in Vegas on my toes. What are you wearing?
See you tomorrow in NORDSTROM!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It is a very blustery day in NYC. Luckily I am tucked inside a photo studio shooting the May W magazing cover and protected from the rain. Working today with a raven haired beauty- you know I cant give names! But she is as beautiful inside as out! Uber stylist Lori Goldstein is on hand making her usual magic putting pieces together to create something really interesting and special. We have had a bit of fun- In between shots she played with my polish

Monday, March 8, 2010

well it was another award show crazi time. Clients changing time as the last minute, changing locations at the last minute-- its not for the faint of hear for sure.
At the end of the day many girls were on the red carpet representing!
Penelope Cruz wore Night and Day
Meryl Streep wore Tiny Dancer
Kate Winslet in Baby Love
The looks were clean and feminine and fingers matched the toes.
My girls looked divine!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The prep for Academy Awards is in full swing. I had a full day today...will give you the details AFTER the red carpet tomorrow.
Remember to tune in to E! sunday 2pm-3pm west coast and 5pm-6 pm east coast to see me give the most extravagant manicure I have ever done!
I am prepping my own nails tonight -- but wont polish them until right before I go live on E!
so much to do, so little time.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cant 'kiss and tell'

today I worked with 6 of the Who's Who of Hollywood and one who's who of music. All were united for one beautiful charity. Extraordinary people, extraordinary day. I am one blessed person to hold hands with such generous people.
Now its time to pack for LA-- countdown til the OSCARS.
Please set your tivo early on sunday == I will be live on the red carpet on the E! channel somewhere in the 2pm-3pm hr west coast time and I will be demonstrating an ultra luxe manicure. Thats All I can say for now. Tune in to E! THIS SUNDAY before the Academy Awards!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

shape magazine march issue

my next story on my journey to get thin and healthy is up on
The march issue talks about differents tools I use to push back through a plateau. I am LOVING my polar heart rate monitor that does everything but actually work out for me.
It pushes be to get my heat rate in the correct zone and helps me make sure I move to the next level when the time comes and always keeps me on longer and working harder. Sometimes its in the little things that we become better.
the road is long... but worth every step along the way... even the steps backwards!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

fashion campaigns

I worked on the current Yves Saint Laurent fashion campaign that hit magazines this month. The campaign was photographed by Inez Van Lamsveerde and Vinoodh Matadin in NYC featuring supermodel Natalia Vodianova. Designer Stefano Pilati headed up the creative. I used the shade Stop and Stare on Natalias nails and toes finishing the look with Addicted to Speed uber quick dry with an incredible shine. I am thrilled to see the finished product in the magazined and how prominent the nails are in some of the photos. We worked very long shoot days to get every light and shadow right. Its worth every minute when you see the final campaign. I am proud of this one!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

my NY fashion week recap. Fingers and toes are both matchy matchy and ultra shiny!

It has been full steam ahead for NY fashion week. Lots of preparation goes into putting my nail team together each season. Always looking forward to working with new talented manicurists from around the country. I also have to meet with the designers prior to the shows to see their inspiration and work with the team on the nail look. This season I worked on 6 shows.

Narciso Rodriguez (always a minimalist at heart) spoke to me about a very groomed cuticle and nails and toes buffed to a high gloss.
get the look:First we shaped the nails- short and rounded, applied cuticle remover to push the cuticle back and remove excess cuticle from the nail plate. Next we hydrated with cuticle oil and Rich Girl hand and cuticle cream. We finished the look by gently buffing the nails to a high gloss finish.

Zac Posen s girl for fall 2010 is a 'Chelsea Girl' Young downtown girl with a fresh 'blush' nail. Color: My Romance (hanky panky pink)
get the look :
Begin by shaping the nails making sure they are all the same length, groom the cuticle (this is key to perfect nails). Push the cuticle back and then hydrate (refer to the 'how to video on my site). We used ridgefiller base coat which is my go to base coat for a perfect foundation under nail color, then 2 coats of My Romance to give the nails a rosey blush look. Finish with Addicted to Speed ultra high gloss quick dry top coat (a must have for me backstage at fashion shows).

Badgley Mischka's fall 2010 show featured both their luxe gowns and their new Mark and James collection. We rocked Marquee Moon (futuristic sequined silver) on the nails and toes.
get the look: begin with a full manicure shaping nails evenly and rounded. Grooming and hydrating cuticle (refer to my manicure how to video). We made the plate of the nails perfect by applying ridgefiller as our base coat. Next we applied 2 very thin coats of Marquee Moon. This ultra modern shade has what I call 'sequins' in it. Each nail will not have the same amount of 'sequins'. It is 'deconstructed'. We finished the look with Addicted to Speed ultra high gloss quick dry top coat.

Adam's girl is earthy urban warrior. Lots of beige and gold in his fabrics. We decided on a modern beige nail- what I call the 'new' nude- Fashion a not -so-typical taupe.
get the look- again we opted for short rounded nails. When wearing a real nude I make sure to buff the nails with my Smooth Operator. This buffer has 4 carefully chosen fabrics to take natural nails from rough to smooth -- gradually without damaging or thinning the nail plate. When I am going to use polish I do not use the 4th fabric (number 4 on your Smooth Operator). I apply ridgefiller base coat. I let it dry a minute and follow with 2 thin coats of Fashion. Then finished with Addicted to Speed ultra high gloss.

Jill Stuart's collection is inspired by women who aren't afraid of mixing prints and silhouettes and textures. So we went for a soft beautiful 'lady like' nail with my newest nude shade I'm Not Innocent (clean,creamy peach)
get the look - nails were short and rounded. One thin coat of ridgefiller as the 'foundation'. Followed by 2 thin coats of I'm Not Innocent. TIP:Resist the temptation to try to get the bottle tone of the color in one coat. When applying a 'nude creme' you won't get the true tone until you apply the second coat. once again Addicted to Speed gave the finishing touch for a high gloss nail.

Lela Rose When I saw Lela's fabrics I knew I had to propose a shade from my upcoming fall collection. Across the Universe -a sheer navy base with electric green and blue 'sequins'.(available in late august).
get the look: begin as always with a full fledged manicure. Perfectly filed nails and perfectly pushed back cuticle are a must.
One coat of ridgefiller base coat. Let dry 60 seconds. 2 thin coats of Across the Universe (again let each coat dry 60 seconds before continuing). Finish with Addicted to Speed.
are you beginning to see what my go to products are for backstage nails?

We are truly having a resurgence in nails as an accessory.
This is not a time to be shy!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Hello everyone,
I am back in Los Angeles for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Today I had the privelege of prepping hands and feet of two great actresses. Gabourey Sidibe stars as Precious in a very very powerful first time perfomance. Tonight she is wearing Ruby Red Slippers on her hands and feet to her first time at the SAGS. Next I prepped birthday girl and star of Law and Order SVU Mariska Hargitay. She wore a stunning Vera Wang gown in a sort of raspberry. We chose Lady is a Tramp (sanguine red) on both her nails and toes. She looked major! The trend I am seeing is matching your fingers and your toes-- old school!

heading back to NY tomorrow.
Grammy awards next week. I am racking up the air miles already this year!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Day after Globes.
One of the fun slash stressful parts of my job is working in award show season.
Fun because I am working with beautiful, talented, fashion forward actresses and part of the process of putting their total look together down to their toes. The stress comes in when I am trying to get from one place to another safely in crazy LA traffic-- and yesterday was complicated with rain.
All's well that ends well and in the end the gorgeous gals I worked with all rocked different glam looks on the red carpet.
Penelope Cruz keeping it clean and simple wearing Night and Day (sheer pinked beige) to compliment her glowing bronzed skin.
Marion Cotillard wearing Don't Tell Mama (mood ring blue/green). Marion wore a deep green very sexy Dior gown and wanted her nails and feet to match while being chic and modern.
Kate Hudson wore a stunning white Marchesa gown and we wanted to steer away from anything with a possible bridal feeling on the nails. Stylist guru Rachel Zoe chose Lady is a Tramp (classic sanguine red) and it was just the thing to 'finish' Kate's look.