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Mani Monday – Deborah Lippmann, #BringBackRehab

Mani Monday - Deborah Lippmann Rehab via @alllacqueredup

Mani Monday – Deborah Lippmann Rehab

This #ManiMonday is part Throwback Thursday, part plea. You see, during last night’s Nail Glossip chat we talked jelly nail polish, and no convo about jellies would be complete without mentioning Deborah Lippmann Rehab. As I wished out loud for Rehab’s resurrection, Deborah Lippmann answered my call with this tweet.  So, I’m here not only to celebrate Rehab’s beauty, but to get your support in convincing Lippmann’s hubby to bring it back to life.

Deborah Lippmann Rehab

Long before jelly sandwiches existed, when bold-colored sheers confused us, Deborah Lippmann was blazing the trail for today’s jelly fandom with her 2007 release of Rehab and the cherry-hued I Want Candy. At the time, there were few jellies on the market (e.g. Revlon Glimmer Gloss), but none captured the nail zeitgeist quite like Rehab. Ask any OG polish hound about Rehab and they’ll either light up with joy for owning Rehab, share the lengths they went to get a discontinued bottle, or sigh with sadness over missing out.

Nowadays, there are other blue jellies, especially with the OPI Color Paints and similar jelly collections coming out. However, none of them have that smoky, cool quality of Rehab. It’s got a slate blue quality to it that builds to a rich navy.

This is three coats. With four it’s almost entirely opaque. And there’s something special about the formula. It’s silky smooth and thin. I never have to worry about bubbling. I’ve used as many as six coats in a layering combo without a single bubble in sight. It takes a bit longer to dry with that many coats, but it’s worth it.

Deborah Lippmann Rehab swatch via @alllacqueredup

Deborah Lippmann Rehab

Jelly Sandwich with Rehab

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale is one of my all-time favorite glitter toppers. The sheer baby blue base is filled with a mix of small square and large hex silver glitters. It’s like it was made to be sandwiched between layers of Rehab.

To create this look, I applied two coats of glitter between layers of Rehab, finishing with two extra coats of Rehab on top to deepen the color and completely encapsulate the glitter. Love everything about it!

Deborah Lippmann Rehab jelly sandwich via @alllacqueredup

Deborah Lippmann Rehab jelly sandwich

Jelly Sandwich with Deborah Lippmann Rehab and Today Was a Fairytale via @alllacqueredup

Jelly Sandwich with Deborah Lippmann Rehab and Today Was a Fairytale

Deborah Lippmann Rehab via @alllacqueredup

Deborah Lippmann Rehab

Deborah Lippmann Rehab is discontinued but Today Was a Fairytale is still available on Beauty.com for $20.

Are you with me? Does Rehab need to make a comeback? Can we convince them to #BringBackRehab? Leave a comment below or tweet @DeborahLippmann

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  1. kelliegonzo says:

    OMG I put on Rehab after last night’s chat too! Yes!!

  2. Laura says:

    Thanks for this post! I just found Zoya’s Paloma and Frida on clearance at a local beauty supply. To be clear – did you apply 1 coat rehab, 1 coat polish, 1 coat rehab, 1 coat polish, and then two coats of rehab? I’m sure this will be a great idea for anyone with a jelly polish!

  3. indayluvs says:

    Oh my gosh, what a beauty!! 2007 was before my nail polish obsession began so please please pretty please bring back Rehab!

  4. Natalie says:

    Yes bring back Rehab.It is so beautiful! I wasn’t even into polish in 2007, but that’s what we collect for.

  5. Rose J. says:

    I didn’t return to full blown nail polish addiction until 2011 and sadly, didn’t learn about the joy that is @DeborahLippmann until a year or so later. I missed out on the original Rehab and would love to be able to get the chance. #bringbackrehab.

  6. kel says:

    love this look. i have that polish too! thanks for reviving my interest!

  7. Robin says:

    I here by join the cause. I fall in to the sad at missing out group. Is there an online petition or something?

  8. Leissa says:

    Totally in the sad I missed out category! I don’t do twitter, but if there is an online petition or vote or something, count me in ;) #bringbackrehab

  9. beth combs says:

    I’m kicking myself for not buying it! I had it in my hands at the store a few times and ended up putting it back :(

  10. Lorraine says:

    This polish is a cult classic. I would love for her to bring back both Rehab and I want Candy. Please keep us posted on how we can show support. So many of Queen Deb’s original creations deserve another chance to shine.

  11. Amanda says:

    I’m in the “sad I missed out” boat as this was pre-polish addiction for me. I am really digging that jelly sandwich!! I might have to pick up Today Was a Fairytale… I think I almost got it off of a daily beauty deal site but for whatever reason didn’t. Now I am regretting THAT! lol

  12. Sasha says:

    I’m not a fan of jelly polishes, but this is one of the ones that is definitely calling to me! I love the jelly sandwich as well!

  13. Bring it back, Deborah’s husand!! I never even got to try it!

  14. Sharalyn Morgan says:

    Oh yes please bring it back!!! I love this look and I’m”new” to the polishing your nails thing. Even though I’ll be 55 in less than a month. Growing up I bit my nails then later yrs they wouldn’t grow. Now that my daughter has taught me a lot my nails grow and I’ve gotten many compliments on then thanks to her guidance.

  15. Danielle says:

    Please bring back Rehab! I do not own the original but if it was rereleased I might just buy 10 bottles! Beautiful color and I am a jelly lover. I have tons of Deborah Lippmann polishes. Love, love , love the brand!

  16. Sandy says:

    Please bring Rehab back! This was before my nail polish od habit! I love the smokiness of this jelly and since I already have TWAF it would be a gorgeous jelly sandwich!

  17. Wow, that jelly sandwich looks fabulous! Altho I like Rehab on its own, it looks incredible with the glitter

  18. Phyrra says:

    I love how this turned out!

  19. Krystal E says:

    So we need to bribe Jude, huh? It’s a great look layered – definitely needs to come back into her line, even if it’s just a quick limited run!

  20. Shipra says:

    I love Rehab! I’m a huge jelly nail polish fan!! And, that jelly sandwich is to die for! <3

  21. WOW, this is completely stunning! I love the depth of this look and blue is one of my favorite polish shades.

  22. YES, YES, YES! I saw this convo on Twitter last night. I agree about bringing it back.

  23. YES YES YES! I saw this on Twitter last night. Bring it back!

  24. This is just beyond gorgeous! I am a HUGE fan of DL polishes!

  25. Julie says:

    The prettiest jelly sandwich I’ve seen! I can’t believe this would be discontinued, I bet it’s a great seller!

  26. Destany says:

    Now that is a stunning jelly. I don’t own this, but heck, I can’t figure out why. It does look great layered with that glitter!

  27. MarciaF says:

    Rehab is stunning. I wasn’t doing any colors other than pinks and reds in 2007 so I didn’t know about the wonders of blue then. I’d love to won this. Your jelly sandwich is amazing.

  28. Jess Scull says:

    I need to pull Rehab out! This combo is to die for!

  29. Honeygirlk says:

    Today was a Fairytale… such a sweet name. I am all about glitter polishes and that’s gorgeous but I love it with that beautiful blue.

  30. Bailey says:

    Ooh, I missed this the first time, but I totally snag a bottle if it were to come back. I love it with the glitter!

  31. What an awesome shade of blue

  32. myishia simmons says:

    This is a match made in polish heaven!

  33. I like this blue nail polish, it goes so well together with the sparkling one. Just beautiful :)

  34. lena says:

    oooh, i have got to try this with rehab+across the universe (i don’t have ‘today was a fairytale). i’ve used across the universe to top off rehab, but never thought of sandwiching them.

  35. Chris says:

    Pls bring back rehab!

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