Kristin Booker • June 7, 2010

Obsession of the Day: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Happy Birthday

 I’m currently obsessed with all things birthday-related and with perfect timing, this polish (which I’ve been waiting to try since I saw it backstage at Fashion Week in February) arrived in my hot little hands this past weekend and quickly became my new obsession.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the name, Deborah Lippmann is a legendary manicurist and a beauty industry icon. The list of her accomplishments is staggering: countless magazine covers and shoots; the go-to woman for designers when planning beauty looks for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; and a list of celebrity clients that stretch a mile long, including (but certainly not limited to) Cher, Martha Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger, and Mary J. Blige. I had the pleasure of meeting her last fashion week backstage at Lela Rose (and writer Lauren met her backstage at Alice + Olivia) and both times we were treated to a viewing of this, my new favorite nail polish: Happy Birthday.

A rich, thick clear nail polish that stays with possibly millions of tiny flecks of colored glitter contained within. This nail polish is mind-blowing because it looks amazing layered on its own (I recommend three coats for a truly dazzling effect) but — and I’ve tried at least 30 swatches this weekend to make this claim — it looks good as a shimmering top coat over almost any nail color known to man. Sick of your nudes not looking so great? Red boring you to tears? Grab a bottle of this and turn your entire nail wardrobe upside down in such a good way you might want to get two bottles: one to keep at home and one to keep in your handbag at all times. Your manicurist should just order a set: it’s just THAT GOOD.

And please don’t wait until your birthday to use this fabulous nail polish: it’s a perfect way to add a dash of glamour to your life at anytime.

Because, really…we’re fabulous. Shouldn’t EVERY DAY be our birthday?

Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” Nail Lacquer ($16), available via her website


2 Responses to Obsession of the Day: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Happy Birthday

  1. On the Glam says:

    Huh! Having a hard time imagining it on, but love the way it looks in the bottle. And LOVE Lippmann polishes…

  2. Lauren Lipsay says:

    Re: all of the above… AGREED! Deborah is as lovely as her polishes are fabulous. I like layering Happy Birthday over a coat of black to up the drama ante.

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