Category Archives: Deborah Lippmann

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream & Zoya Wednesday

Happy Friday Peeps!

I hope you’ve all had lovely weeks and are looking forward to the weekend. I know I am…though the highlight of my weekend is sleeping in and being lazy, because for once I have nothing planned. So sad that doing nothing is so exciting. I’m livin’ the dream! 😉

Anyway, today I have a little mani that I did using Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream and Zoya Wednesday.

First of all, Mermaid’s Dream is just so much ridiculous awesomeness in a bottle and I’m so glad I finally got my hands on it. I can’t even describe how great it is. It’s a glittery/shimmery/foil combo that is just completely gorgeous. Plus, it applies like a dream. Lippmanns are pretty expensive at $16-18 a bottle, but if you’re gonna drop some dough on one, let it be this one. Luckily I had a Zappos gift card that I got from work, so I didn’t have to drop my own cash on it, and that makes me love it even more 😉

Then we have Zoya Wednesday which is also amazing in its own right. It’s a beautiful, dusty blue/green creme. And like most of Zoya’s cremes, it has a great formula; not too thick and not too thin.

For this mani I used 2 coats of Wednesday on all but my ring and pinky fingers. Then on my ring and pinky, I used 3 coats of Mermaid’s Dream. I wanted to try out the newish trend of doing 2 accent nails instead of just the one, and I really like how it came out. Peep the pics:

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And because Mermaid’s Dream is so awesome, I decided to also make a couple of rings out of it (I have them on my Etsy shop). Peep it:

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Don’t Mermaid’s Dream and Wednesday make a good couple? I loved this mani so much that I wore it for 3 days, which is pretty epic for someone who changes their polish daily.

Anyway, let me know what you think of this mani, and have a fantastic Friday!

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Blue Nails For Autism Awareness

Happy Monday Loves!

I hope you all survived the start of April yesterday and didn’t have too many tricks played on you. I worked all day so I managed to escape April Fool’s Day unscathed 🙂

Anyway, as you may or may not know, April is Autism Awareness Month. Last year I started somewhat of a tradition on the blog by doing all of my posts for the month of April featuring blue nail polish, as blue is the official color for autism awareness.

I’ve decided to continue the tradition this year, so myself and a few other bloggers will be sporting blue tips throughout the month in support of the cause.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, so I’m kicking off the month with a lovely blue mani featuring Cult Nails Time Traveler and Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe.

Time Traveler is an amazing navy blue creme/jelly. The formula on this is thick and the color is highly pigmented so you can definitely get away with one coat of this baby if you apply it carefully. I would recommend doubling up on the base coat if your nails are prone to stainage because this will definitely give you smurf nails.

In the pics below I used 2 coats of Time Traveler, then topped my ring finger with 2 coats of the amazing glitter goodness of Lippmann Across The Universe. Peep it:

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So are any of you sporting blue tips today?

If you’d like to participate in Blue Nails For Autism Awareness, I’d love it if you’d send me a link to your post so I can link it from the blog.

If you don’t have a blog, you can send me pics of your blue mani and I’ll post them here on my blog.

It’s a cute way to support an awesome cause so I hope some of you will join me! 🙂

To find out more about World Autism Awareness Day, you can visit the Autism Speaks website.

You can also find out more by clicking here and visiting the Light It Up Blue website.

The site has some amazing pictures of  prominent buildings and landmarks around the world, such as the Empire State Building in NY and The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, that are changing their lights to blue tonight in honor of Autism Awareness Day. It’s so awesome!

Anyway, have a happy Monday and wear your blue proudly! 🙂

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Cyanotic Nails

Hey Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was short because I only had one day off, but it was still nice.

As I mentioned before, my nails are going through a healing period right now, so I’ve been taking extra special care of them and moisturizing like a fanatic to get them back in shape. As a result I hadn’t painted my nails in like 2 weeks! *gasp*  They were on punishment 😦

Anyway, they’re almost back to the way I like them, so I decided to reward them with a pretty mani last night. I had an idea in my mind of a design that I wanted to do with blues, glitters, and one of the new Bundle Monster plates I got for my birthday, and here’s what came of it…

I started with 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow on my ring and index fingers, and 2 coats of Misa On The Edge on my middle and pinky fingers. Then I added 2 coats of China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara on my index, and 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe on my pinky. Lastly, I used On The Edge and plate BM02 to stamp the little lip prints on my ring finger. I smeared the stamp a little, but I’m still super happy with how it came out because I usually suck at stamping to the point that I can’t get the image to even transfer, so yay me! Anyway, here are my cyanotic nails:

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Here’s a pic in natural light:

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So that’s all for today my loves!

Let me know what you think of my cyanotic mani, and have a happy Monday!

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