If you're a True Blood fan, here's something you'll want to sink your teeth into. The venerated HBO series has inspired a line of nail polishes, a lipstick, and more. The nail polishes come to you via manicure maven Deborah Lippmann, and the entire collection has just premiered on HSN. See the vampire-themed lineup — fragrances and all — up close in our video now. Some might say it's bloody good.
Ever take a glimpse at your at-home manicure and wonder why it doesn't look quite like the salon version? Perfecting a DIY nail look is all about technique (learn more here) and the right supplies. That's why we love Deborah Lippmann's Fast Track kit ($35), which contains five manicure essentials: cuticle remover, cuticle oil, a nail primer, a base coat, and a quick-dry top coat. These are the same formulas she uses on her A-list clients such as Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, and Salma Hayek. So while this kit won't magically imbue you with her precise skills, these formulas can certainly put a shine on every step of your manicure.
When creating the bevy of bouncy curls for Badgley Mischka, hairstylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil found his inspiration in somewhat of an esoteric concept, using the late 1920s German film Metropolis as a starting point. The light, airy look took a nod to the geometric shapes in the movie's make-believe backdrop, and metallic nails and makeup reflected a similar science-fiction feel. Go behind the scenes to see how this dark, mysterious beauty concept was brought to life.
The upcoming Footloose remake might not be typical inspiration for luxury nail polish goddess Deborah Lippmann, but she's debuting a hot new set of hues ($32 for two) that pay homage to both the original film and the new version. "I am a huge fan of the original Footloose, so, admittedly, I was nervous about the idea of a remake of such an iconic film," Lippmann told us. "I just saw the prescreening of the movie and loved the new version."
The four shades all allude to classic moments from the film, and you might already recognize some of the colors. "Almost Paradise is a playful pistachio inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle from the original and the new movie," Lippmann says. "Footloose, a rebellious red, was (of course) inspired by Arielle's iconic red cowboy boots. Let's Hear It For the Boy, the baby blue shade in the collection, was inspired by acid-wash jeans. Gotta love the Levi's, and the way this song is presented in the remake is fantastic! And Dancing in the Sheets, a deep midnight purple shimmer, was inspired by the final hurrah when the ban was lifted and everyone danced all night long with confetti everywhere! I found this so uplifting and inspiring." Sounds like she nailed the movie.
Three years. That's how long it took manicurist Deborah Lippmann to test, tweak, and perfect the rose-gold nail polish she used for Badgley Mischka's Spring 2012 runway show. Inspired by a fancy-schmancy Rolex, the warm metallic shade, Glamorous Life, added a satin finish to fingertips. A color this gorgeous, versatile, and chic is as suitable for real life as it is on the runway, and at $16, it's an absolute steal when compared to a Rolex. Though it debuted during next year's collections, it lands on counters later this month. We're counting down the minutes . . .
When you think of old-school Las Vegas, you likely think of major glitz and glamour, but that's not exactly the concept Lela Rose wanted to capture for her Spring 2012 collection. In lieu of a Mad Men-esque style, the feel was more post-Rat Pack-era Vegas, explained celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann (for Beauty.com). Similarly, the hair and makeup reflected a cool and dusty, desert-like feel. See how it all came together when you read more.
At Costello Tagliapietra, manicurist Deborah Lippmann (for Beauty.com) nailed a chic, sophisticated look with a nude-gray hue. "The woman is 'finished,'" Lippmann said of the collection's inspiration. "She's definitely a woman, not a little girl." To play off the textures and patterns of the clothes, Lippmann layered two nail polishes to create a neutral nail that flattered models of all skin tones. First, she adorned nails with Waking Up in Vegas, a creamy gray with blue undertones. Then, she added a coat of Fashion, a yellow-based taupe. Customizing the color for each model involved using thicker or thinner coats to complement their undertones; the key to getting it right lies in the cuticle. "If your cuticle looks red, brown, or darkened when a polish is applied, the color is wrong for you," Lippmann explained. "With this look, we can make it look great on everybody."
Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann is known for creating some of the hottest nail polish shades around, and she creates plenty of manicures seen on the runways of Fashion Week (like these half-moon glitter nails from Badgley Mischka's Fall 2011 show).
Now that Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week has officially arrived, Lippmann is set to have perhaps her busiest year yet. For Spring 2012, Lippmann says she's looking forward to unveiling a custom blend she created for Tuesday's Rodarte show. But until then, here's an exclusive peek at what her Fashion Week looks like by the numbers. To see Lippmann's behind-the-scenes facts and stats, just keep reading.
Not to be outdone by the Muppets, Juicy Couture has collaborated with nail queen Deborah Lippmann to release a collection of nail lacquers for holiday 2011. Perfect for party looks and as stocking stuffers, the polish shades (some Lippmann/Juicy exclusives) range from high-impact metallics to classic holiday reds. Two three-polish sets ($48 each) will be available, along with a hand warmer and two-polish gift set ($68).
Juicy has also teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt for a holiday lip color line that includes slightly sheer lip gloss tins ($12 each, or $36 for the trio) in Raspberry, Strawberry, and Vanilla Shake flavors. In addition, there's a Marshmallow-flavored lip gloss wand ($18) that comes with a fun snow globe charm. Expect the collections to be a hit with Juicy girls everywhere.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, OnSugar blogger LesleyKat is offering up this fun tutorial for a cool ombré manicure. She used four different shades of polish and a makeup sponge to create this unique look, so be sure to read her full post to get all the steps. Happy painting.
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