Take your party glam accessories to the next level with these holiday-season must haves that are luxurious and reflective! The party starts with your arm candy, so stack on some bangles from Betsey Johnson, Guess, and C. Wonder. Rock the latest nail art with Essie, Deborah Lippmann, and Stila. Don't forget to keep it light, and pack your essentials with clutches from Betsey Johnson, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Check out our alluring lineup before you head out the door!
You've probably seen Deborah Lippmann's handiwork in the likes of Vogue or on the runways at New York Fashion Week, but she's most well-known for her line of polishes that you can find at many department stores and Sephora. We tapped the celebrity manicurist for her holiday shopping list, and just like her polishes — you'll find nothing but luxury here. From cozy cashmere blankets to a special spa treatment, see what Deborah is gifting this season.
— Additional reporting by Kaitlyn Dreyling
Whether you're feeling bold, radiant, or moody, our standout Winter polish picks are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Top off your look with sophisticated nail glitters from NYC's most sought-after manicurist, Jin Soon Choi, or go for broke with Chanel's cherry-red palette — the perfect complement to a little black dress. For a fun take on the runway's hottest hues, try out Yves Saint Laurent's picks and Deborah Lippmann's aquatic navy blue or emerald green.
The holiday season is all about celebrating, but it's also the biggest time of the year for stunning, limited-edition palettes and gift sets! How can you even begin to sift through all of the options? We're here to help. Start the countdown, because these 10 gifts are borderline perfect to give that beauty lover in your life. And, bonus, they spread across a variety of budgets, including a palette for only $5!
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In honor of Wicked's 10th anniversary on Broadway, celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann created a limited-edition set inspired by hues from the show. You don't have to be a fan of the musical to lust after the lacquers from the Wicked Set ($29), however.
Just like every other polish Lippmann conjures up, these are named after colorfully appropriate songs. "Popular" is translated to a shimmering pink that, color-matched to Glinda's outfit for the number. "Defying Gravity" is a creamy green shade inspired by Elphaba's verdant hue, and "One Short Day" is a glitter-infused shade that's reminiscent of sets for The Emerald City. While you can wear them alone, the shades are also spellbinding together as nail art. So whether you'll be decked out as a witch or not this month, this trio of shades is spot-on for Fall.
For the 100th anniversary of Vanity Fair, Kate Upton took on a classic pinup style with waves inspired by Jayne Mansfield, complete with classic red lipstick and matching polish. You can easily re-create the hair with tips from the cover's stylist, Oribe.
The look starts with Gel Serum ($58) on wet hair to achieve a sleek blow-dry. Section by section, use an oversize two-inch curling iron to create bountiful curls. While hair cools, pin curls flat on the head in the direction you want them to fall. Finish the style by releasing the curls and brushing them out; run Supershine Moisturizing Cream ($49) through your strands for a high-shine look. And for the nails, celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann used Lady Is a Tramp ($17), a dark burgundy shade that paired perfectly with Upton's brick-red lipstick.
"I'm flashing back to when I first met Narciso at Calvin [Klein] in the early '90s, and we used to joke that every season we had to come up new ways to do nothing," said makeup artist Dick Page of the look at Narciso Rodriguez's Spring 2014 show. To achieve a no-makeup facade, Page mixed multiple mediums. For cheeks, he created a custom shade with Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Metalrose and Hellebore (launching this Spring). He also blended out the eyeliner with moisturizer and diluted brown mascara with clear gel to achieve a more transparent feeling.
The hair was meant to mimic a second-day blowout with very little curl or wave. Lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon finished it with Moroccanoil Treatment Light (from $17) to give a piecey feel (but not grunge). Deborah Lippmann used only one coat of Pretty Young Thing Nail Color ($17) for a subtle hue, followed by a matte topcoat to take away any prettiness.
Of the look at Badgley Mischka's Spring 2014 show, lead stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil said, "Well, the designers kept talking about Jacque Henri Lartigue's seaside photography and the city of Atlantis, so we all agreed on mermaids. "Gray set the models' hair in pin curls before brushing them out and twisting them into a low roll. The secret to keeping the 'do in place? A tiny braid at the nape of the neck was used to anchor the pins. "We're only using four to five pins in each of the girls' hair!" Gray quipped.
Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics focused on watery blues and coral lips for the makeup look. "Coral is a great color for Spring," he said. "It's fun, it's friendly, and it looks good on everyone." Even the nails, by manicure leading lady Deborah Lippmann, kept with the mermaid theme. Two coats of Blue Orchid were topped with one coat of La Vie En Rose (both out Spring 2014), creating an iridescent manicure that was reminiscent of fish scales.
One thing we have come to expect from the Kate Spade New York presentation at Fashion Week is that the hair and makeup will always be fun and vibrant! Spring 2014 wasn't any different. Neil Scibelli, for Jouer Cosmetics, created a double cat eye in black and white with bubblegum-pink lips.
Deborah Lippmann conceptualized the almond shape of the nails with vibrant tips, while hairstylist Tommy Buckett was responsible for the easy-to-re-create top knot. Join us backstage as we report on what it takes to get Kate Spade-ready and view all the looks here. On Jessica: McGinn top.
Staying true to the Kate Spade New York aesthetic, the Spring 2014 collection was a vibrant mishmash of color with that signature dash of retro flair. For the presentation, the bright colors of the clothing were offset with splashes of white. The makeup, by Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics, was a mix of Barbie-inspired color on the lips with a bubblegum-pink lipstick (appropriately named Kate) and Sophia Loren-style eye makeup with a double cat eye in contrasting black and white.
The white theme was also spotted in the manicure by Deborah Lippmann. A manicurist backstage revealed that next season's nails will have a touch of length with an almond shape, so start growing out your nails now. Finally, hairstylist Tommy Buckett created a tousled topknot because when the temperatures rise, every woman wants her hair up and out of the way. The key to replicating the look is to "just flip your head over," he explained.