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Lippmann Collection for the Holidays

Deborah Lippmann was definitely in the party mood when she created her Holiday polish collection. For this holiday season, she’s got all your special occasion needs covered. Elegant and vampy, check! Blinged out, yep! Red and sparkly, got it! Light and frosty, done!

Following the Lippmann tradition of naming her nail polish creations after songs, she certainly made some interesting choices this go round. Though I’m not quite sure which version of “Maneater” she’s referencing: Nelly Furtado or Hall & Oates (did I totally date myself?).

Superstar consists of a milk chocolate brown creme packed with copper glitter. Very unique. It’s opaque with two coats but unfortunately, when you apply it, the glitter rests on top making the surface really rough. Two coats of Seche Vite made it smooth, which looks Ah-mazingly fun but, that’s a lot of bother unless you are a glitter fanatic.

Icing On The Cake is a frosty, light pink; a perfect compliment for the icy winter. It’s not something I’d wear but it’s a great evening option for women who normally wear neutrals and pinks. Now because this is a frost, application is tricky. You have to be real careful with your brush strokes.

Maneater is a deep dark chocolate creme. It’s definitely what you would call an “almost black.” My issue was that it required three coats. It was just too streaky to get it even in two. It could just be my application but due to that, it’s a pass for me.

Holiday is my hands down winner of the four. Though I’m not usually into reds, I do get drawn to them around holiday time. It’s all red and green for me and the glitzier, the better. So this color is right up my alley. The base has a jelly quality, similar to I Want Candy from last fall, only more pigmented. Add to that a boatload of magenta micro-glitter and you have a hit on your hands deserving of the Madonna song it’s named after.
Speaking of “Holiday”… I can’t hear that song without thinking about Truth Or Dare. I’m kind of a harmony geek when it comes to music. I can’t sing to save my life but I love hearing people harmonize. It’s the one talent I wish I possessed. And I loved watching the backstage moments when Madonna and her backup singers would practice the harmonies from “Holiday” before going on. There’s a brief moment of it in the clip below.

The Lippmann Holiday collection is on sale now. It’s currently out of stock on the Lippmann Website but you can also find the brand online at and in stores at Bath & Body Works flagship locations, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms.

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  1. candita says:

    Funny, every time I hear “Holiday” I think of a depressed Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer… “Holiddaaaaaaaaay…. Celebrraaaaaate”. :)

    I think I’m gonna have to pass on all these colors and save my money for the Chanel Haute Chocolate and maybe the sparkly gray OPI. These are just not doing anything for me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Me- opposite. Prefer not to use anything brown. Lippmann’s set kinda is more otpimistic for the holiday season.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I Want Candy was popularized by Bow Wow Wow in the 80s, but originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love that Holiday color! I always know where to turn for gorgeous swatches! love!


    These are just fantabulous colors!! I looooove the I want Candy and Superstar colors!! I admit I’m a color junky….lol…you just have to look at my website to see how much I love color. :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Superstar is so pretty!! I wish I had the patience to wear glitter polishes more often. :-)


  7. University Princess says:

    WOW! Superstar sure is intense! I like it, kinda… coppery? I’mma rock that for sure.

  8. Siobhan says:

    Superstar is my favorite of the much, with the downside being it take a zillion topcoats to be smooth. Great swatches!

  9. CincyFan says:

    Candita – OMG, I totally have that version running through my head now. I’ve seen that movie way too many times.

    Anon – Yeah brown seems to be a color that is either loved or hated. People either think it’s warm, flattering and elegant or poop on nails. :D

    Anon #2 – Fun music tidbit. Thanks! I’m more of a movie/tv trivia geek so I don’t have the best music knowledge.

    Jennifer – Aww, thanks. I’m so glad you like them.

    MArgarita Bloom – I Want Candy is from last fall but you can still find it on the Lippmann site.

    Larukugirl – I know. Every so often I love wearing glitter. I just dread taking it off. I wish I could wear it until it falls off rather than feel that weird scraping on my nails. Ewww

    Univ. Princess – It’s definitely coppery. There is some silver shimmer but it doesn’t really translate. I noticed it more during removal.

    Siobhan – Yeah, applying two coats of Seche Vite on top made my nails feel so thick. The color is great, the feel isn’t.

  10. melli says:

    Hi Michelle,

    Great swatches as always! I thought superstar would be a pain to take off, but I tried soaking my nails in acetone for a minute, and it came off fairly easily with a heavy cotton pad. Hope this helps!

  11. Anonymous says:

    icing on the cake looks like a pretty colour.

    i <3 maneater! too bad the application wasnt good. :(

  12. Anonymous says:

    Superstar is some serious bling. Emphasis on serious.