Glittery Holiday Nails with Deborah Lippmann

With the holiday season fast approaching, I’ve been drawn to all things gold and glittery (as if I’m not already drawn to them all year round). Glitter nail polishes are an easy way to get into the season without too much effort and there are few people who do glitter better than Deborah Lippmann.

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I’ve referred to Deborah Lippmann’s glitter polishes as ‘grown up glitter’ in the past but most of the shades I’m showing you today are really more whimsical than grown up. The 4 shades shown below are Fall 2013 releases and they’re all packed with huge chunky glitters. They are very attention grabbing but it can take a bit of effort to get the glitter sitting right on the nail.

2From left to right: Va Va Voom, Stronger, Shake Your Moneymaker & Glitter and be Gay

First up is Glitter and be Gay which is made up mainly of yellow-gold glitter with holographic and blue glitter peppered throughout. The glitters sit in a very sheer yellow base which makes it perfect for layering over other shades.

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I swatched it below on its own and also layered over other polishes. The first nail is layered over China Glaze Trendsetter (metallic mustard), the second nail is the polish on its own, the third nail is the shade layered over NYC Casper (white) and the last is over Revlon Colorstay in Stiletto (black).

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Next up is Stronger which is a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. It’s a sheer violet base filled with blue, silver and red glitter. This is also a layering polish but, because of its blue base, it will change the shade of the polish below.

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Swatched below on the first nail, it’s layered over the Face Shop BL607 (midnight blue), the second nail is the polish on its own, the third nail is the shade layered over NYC Casper (white) and the last is over Revlon Colorstay in Stiletto (black).

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Shake your Money Maker is appropriately named as it’s reminiscent of money with its green and gold glitter mix. It has a sheer grey base. I can see this being perfect for a St Patrick’s day manicure.

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I swatched it below. The first nail is layered over China Glaze Custom Kicks (metallic teal), the second nail is the polish on its own, the third nail is the shade layered over NYC Casper (white) and the last is over Revlon Colorstay in Stiletto (black).

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Last up for the Fall 2013 releases is Va Va Voom. This is a sheer blue based filled with sapphire glitter. I think this one may actually be my favourite because I love all things blue and I love glitter. I also found this one the easiest to apply out off all the glitters for some reason.

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Swatched below, the first nail is layered over Essie Butler Please (bright Cobalt blue), the second nail is the polish on its own, the third nail is the shade layered over NYC Casper (white) and the last is over Revlon Colorstay in Stiletto (black).

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The last polish for the post is a classic Lippmann shade and cult beauty favourite, Ruby Red Slippers. Say the name and you can see many a beauty blogger and youtuber sigh just thinking about how lovely this shade is. Did I oversell it? Judge for yourself!

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The polish is made up of small and large ruby glitter suspended in a black jelly base. It’s the ruby version of Bad Romance, another of my favourite Lippmann polishes. I swatched it below with the first nail layered over China Glaze Ruby Pumps ( red glitter), the second nail is the polish on its own, the third nail is the shade layered over NYC Casper (white) and the last is over Revlon Colorstay in Stiletto (black).

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I have so many polishes in my collection that could be suitably festive but I know that my christmas nails will be one of (or a combo of) the two stunning ruby shades below. China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers are both polishes that you have to see in person to appreciate just how stunning they are.

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Lippmann polishes aren’t sold in Australia so unfortunately you’re going to have to track them down online. I purchase mine from Revolve Clothing for about $18US. They aren’t cheap but when you consider that OPI sells for $22 in Australia (crazy, I know!) that $18 doesn’t seem so bad. What is bad is the time you have to spend removing these babies but the effort is worth having your nails look like they’re covered in jewels for a few days!

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What will you be wearing on your nails this holiday season?

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