Deborah Lippmann

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RED CAGE - P.O.T.W. Deborah Lippman - supermodel

These would have been fun vday nails, but oh well… next year! :)

  • Deborah Lippman - supermodel + all about the base
  • Essie - sugar daddy
  • red foil tape
  • red metallic studs

This is the third look using Deborah Lippman - supermodel. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches!

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Inspired by the 57th Grammy Awards, Deborah created this look exclusively for PopSugar and host Kirbie Johnson with our lacquers and Swarovski elements.

We can’t wait to see the looks on the red carpet Sunday, February 8, 2015.

DIY:

1) Prep nails for nail tip adhesion by filing your natural nails to make sure that they don’t extend past the tip of your finger. Use Cuticle Remover to gently push back the cuticle so that when the tip is applied, it looks as natural possible. Do not apply oil afterwards, but cleanse the nail plate with 2 Second Nail Primer or The Stripper

2) Working on one hand at a time, apply nail tips by dabbing a small amount of nail glue on the back of the nail tip where it will touch your nail and press the appropriately sized nail down for a few seconds

3) Paint two coats of nail lacquer in Rolling In The Deep on all nails, waiting two minutes between coats

4) Apply a thin “French tip” using nail lacquer called Stronger, created with Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson to all nails

5) To adhere crystals, work on one area at a time, and dab a small amount of top coat or nail glue over the French tip area. Using tweezers or a damp orange wood stick, pick Swarovski crystal elements up one-by-one and place them along the tip of the nail and in random places on the backside of the nail. Start with larger ones at the tip, and use smaller crystals down the sides towards the fingertip for a gradient effect

6) Flip your hands over and paint one coat of Rolling In The Deep on the undersides of your nails. On one nail at a time, apply a second coat of Rolling In The Deep and as it is drying, sprinkle the crystals on the nail over a bowl to catch any excess. Pat the crystals into the coat of Stronger that is drying to secure

7) Finish with a topcoat. Let dry and enjoy the Grammy-inspired bling!

Mindy’s turquoise/green nail polish has been featuring on her Instagram a lot lately and happily she’s taken the guesswork out of us getting matching nails! The polish is Deborah Lippmann ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ from the '80s rewind’ nail color collection. It’s described as a 'tantalising teal tease’ crème polish.

Deborah Lippmann 'She Drives Me Crazy’ - $11.99 (was $18, also here)

jbrushstrokes asked:

How do you get your cuticles in such good shape?

The trick to good cuticles is just to keep the alive skin moisturized and the dead skin off. 

If you’re a self-manicurist, like me, I recommend tending to them every two weeks. You’ll want a good cuticle softener and a pusher or orange stick to push back. ONLY THEN do you use your cuticle cutter to remove the dead skin— the white and flakey parts. **Do not trim all the way around your nail. That skin is still alive and kickin’ and keeping your nailbeds safe. 

My two favorite cuticle products (if you’re willing to spend a little more) are Dior’s Crème Apricot Fortifying Cream and Deborah Lippmann’s The Cure. Both moisturize your cuticles like woah— keeping maintenance to a minimum. 

Let me know what you think of them! And, of course, always feel free to ask me any questions! Happy to help. 

xo,

MLF

Allison Inspired Outfit with White Jeans by veterization featuring high rise white jeans

H m sweater, $8.97 / Free People triangle bra / Topshop high rise white jeans, $63 / Rag & bone rag bone boots / Juicy Couture cz jewelry / Black rimmed glasses / Deborah Lippmann bridal nail polish