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.
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 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 @DeborahLippmannDisclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Deborah Lippmann. Affiliate links may appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.