Holiday Nail Looks!

Celebrity and fashion manicurist Deborah Lippmann has all the sparkle and glam you need to turn heads at every holiday party this season. Check out 4 show-stopping looks below and the easy steps to help you recreate them:

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Look 1: Wrapped Up Metallic Mani

Step 1: Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
 
Step 2: Apply two thin coats of Dream Weaver over the entire nail, waiting 2 minutes to dry and capping the tips of the nail after each coat. 
 
Step 3: Using a nail art detail brush (or the bottle brush if you have a steady hand), paint two diagonal stripes of Good Girl Gone Bad on each nail, from the base of the nail to the top edge.
 
Step 4: Using a smaller nail art detail brush, paint a thin line of Can’t Be Tamed glitter on the upper edge of each stripe of Good Girl Gone Bad.
 
Step 5:  Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat. 
 
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45 
  • deborah lippmann Dream Weaver Nail Lacquer – $18 
  • deborah lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad Nail Lacquer – $18
  • deborah lippmann Can’t Be Tamed Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $20

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Look 2: Sweater Weather at Your Tips

Step 1: Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
 
Step 2: Prep for polish application by unscrewing the caps of all bottles first – Earth Angel, She Wolf, Can’t Be Tamed and Miss Independent. 
 
Step 3: Working on one nail at a time, dab between 2-4 droplets of polish on your nail with each of the 4 shades so that at least ¾ of the nail is covered. 
 
Step 4: Before the polish has a chance to dry, use a dotting tool or toothpick to quickly swirl together the different shades on your nail, creating a marbled effect. Wipe any excess polish that may have transferred to your skin with an orange wood stick or cotton swab for easy cleanup. Wait at least 5 minutes to dry.
 
Step 5:  Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat. 
 
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45 
  • deborah lippmann Earth Angel Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Summer 2015 ) – $18
  • deborah lippmann She Wolf Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $18 
  • deborah lippmann Can’t Be Tamed Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $20 
  • deborah lippmann Miss Independent Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $18 

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Look 3: Sparkle and Shine

Step 1: Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
 
Step 2: Paint the bottom half of your nail with gold glitter lacquer Can’t Be Tamed. Then, paint the top half of your nail with copper glitter in Superstar. Wait 5 minutes to dry then repeat with a second coat.
 
Step 3: Using a nail art detail brush (or the bottle brush if you have a steady hand), paint a small moon at the base of each nail with Marrakesh Express. 
 
Step 4: Complete the look with multicolor Glitter and Be Gay, painting one thin coat on the tips of the nail, dragging excess polish down toward the base for a subtle ombre effect. Wait at least 5 minutes to dry.
 
Step 5:  Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat. 
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45 
  • deborah lippmann Can’t Be Tamed Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $20
  • deborah lippmann Superstar Nail Lacquer – $20
  • deborah lippmann Marrakesh Express Nail Lacquer – $20
  • deborah lippmann Glitter and Be Gay Nail Lacquer – $20

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Look 4: Bling In the New Year 

Step 1: Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
 
Step 2: Apply two thin coats of Fade To Black over the entire nail, waiting 2 minutes to dry and capping the tips of the nail after each coat. 
 
Step 3: Apply Happy Birthday glitter lacquer at the base of the nail in a crescent moon shape, and use a striping brush to create the burst shape.
 
Step 4: Using a small nail art detail brush, define the pointed tips of the bursts by outlining the glitter with Fade To Black. Taper in the ends of each burst to look like triangles.
 
Step 5:  Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat. 
 
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45 
  • deborah lippmann Fade to Black Nail Lacquer – $18
  • deborah lippmann Happy Birthday Nail Lacquer – $20
Product Availability: www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora doors nationwide
What’s your favorite look? Mine is the New Year’s Bling!

 

 

 

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