Deborah Lippmann Nails
Moving to New York City to break into the entertainment industry is a timeless tale. Though, for Deborah Lippmann, it turned into an explosive double career. She is the celebrity manicurist – clients such as Lady Gaga – who also moonlights as a professional jazz singer. Manicuring, for her, was originally intended to pay the bills, but her full-bodied, thick pigments spread like wild fire across the fashion world. All the nail colors ($16) are named after songs -true to her passion for music – like Waking in Vegas; I’m Not Innocent, Bad Romance, Boom Boom Pow, and Across the Universe. The hues vary from sequin polish to muted, feminine shades. The fast drying, waterless nail lacquers contain green tea extracts, protein enhancing Biotin, and aucoumea klaineana to strengthen nails. They are also odorless as they are free of formaldehyde and toluene. The polish lasted for days without chipping, maintaining its original brilliance. It is refreshing to have a regular, non-cosmetic giant person create a product that is quality and cost effective. Her eponymous website also offers online tutorials on how to create the perfect salon manicure at home.