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Deborah Lippmann

Additional Prize ipsy Instagram Giveaway

Hey guys! Some of you may have seen my post on the additional prize for my ipsy Instagram Giveaway if you follow me there. In case you missed it, here’s the additional prize I’m throwing in!

Additional ipsy Instagram Giveaway Prize

I have a backup bottle of this shade and am passing it on to the winner of my giveaway! It’s a full size bottle of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday. I know there are lots of dupes or close dupes out there, but this is the one the started it all and it could be yours! You have to be a follower of mine on Instagram and repost my Instagram picture of the giveaway items (not this one, the original giveaway picture on my IG account) and tag me with the hashtag #kittyipsyoct2013.

Giveaway is open internationally all entries must be in by November 15, 2013 @ 11:59 PM CST. Those that wish to enter with the intention to unfollow afterwards will be noted and banned from future giveaways. Commenting here on this blog post DOES NOT count as an entry! There is a really low number of entries right now, so everyone who have already entered has a great chance at winning the prize!


Deborah Lippmann Romantic Rapture Collection


Revel in the breath-taking rhapsody of Spring 2013! Introducing two brand new lipsticks and three new nail lacquers, the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013 Color Collection offers a variety of bold and subtle hues that are romantically feminine.

Expanding her lipstick collection, Deborah Lippmann is launching two bright shades that give the collection a sexy punch. The formula is a unique hybrid, offering the rich, creamy texture of a lipstick and the sheer, high-shine finish of a lip gloss. She Bangs is a ravishing red that makes a bold lip statement. Call Me Maybe is a sheer cheeky coral that will be as popular as the song it was named after. They are universal yet vibrant and playful shades that are the perfect complement to any spring wardrobe. “These are two very wearable lip colors that are fun, happy and will make you look and feel beautiful,” says Deborah. “Just apply and go – if you don’t have time for anything else. A great lip shade will make you look put together and sophisticated.” she adds.

The collection also introduces Moon Rendezvous, a faded slate blue shimmer, Careless Whisper, a scintillating nude shimmer and Groove Is In The Heart, a flamingo pink crème. Deborah’s nail lacquers never cease to impress with modern, sophisticated and easily wearable hues for all ages.

Deborah Lippmann Moon Rendezvous

Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper

Deborah Lippmann Groove Is In The Heart

Suggested Retail Price: $17 each, available at, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Deborah Lippmann She Bangs

Deborah Lippmann Call Me Maybe

Suggested Retail Price: $22 each, available at

Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake

Here’s an oldie from Deborah Lippmann. I won this in a set from an eBay auction almost a year ago. I didn’t get around to using this at all until now. I swatched it to see if it’s a frosty shade I can live with. Here’s Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake.

Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake

Icing On The Cake is a frost that behaved relatively well. It still shows too much brush strokes for me to control, so I’m passing it on to a good friend of mine. I asked her first if she has it and if she’d love to have it in case she didn’t. I warned her too it’s a frost, but she said she’ll be more than happy to take it. 🙂 It’s a very pale, pretty pink frost. Formula is pretty decent. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake (in shade)

Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake (direct sunlight)

Deborah Lippmann Icing On The Cake (close-up)

As much as I love owning old Deborah Lippmanns, this one is leaving my collection (but to a better home with lots of love!). A reader mentioned that this is a perfect shade for a wedding mani and the same exact thought crossed my mind when I had it on!

Deborah Lippmann Resort Shades Collection

Some of you have seen swatches of these already, but here’s the press release anyway. One word to summarize how I feel about these 2? Pretty.


I found inspiration for my Spring 2012 lacquers from the beach this season! I wanted to create something that felt like a vacation no matter where you are; whether you’re away or just dreaming of it. The vibrant blue and shimmering green shades evoke a peaceful, relaxing feel that reminds me of being seaside. To me, these colors express that easy, breezy and carefree feeling you would have on vacation, which I’m hoping you’ll channel every time you look at your nails.

I wanted to evolve from my signature glitters and develop something that was more universal and glamorous with a satin-like finish. The combination of shimmer and pearl used in Mermaid’s Dream is the perfect evolution, and the result is wearable and unique.

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream

On The Beach is the French Riviera in a bottle. Even if you can’t get there physically, you will be reminded of beautiful bodies of water when you look down at your nails or toes.

Deborah Lippmann On The Beach

When I began the creative process I wasn’t focusing on wearing the colors together, however, they can be mixed and matched. Whether you wear one shade on your nails, the other on your toes, or use Mermaid’s Dream on one nail and use On The Beach on the other four, the creative options are endless. They can be worn any way you want, so just have fun with it and let the color suit your mood.


Deborah Lippmann 2011 HSN Holiday Exclusive: Deck The Halls Set

You think Deborah Lippmann is done for the Holidays with what’s been released? Feast your eyes on these!

A note from Deborah Lippmann:

This season I’m absolutely thrilled to have created an HSN holiday exclusive set, Deck The Halls, launching in November. This trio of nail lacquer includes red and iridescent shades named after my favorite holiday songs, O Holy Night, Angels and Deck The Halls and is paired with my holiday CD so you can enjoy these classics all winter long.

Deborah Lippmann 2011 HSN Holiday Exclusive: Deck The Halls Set with CD

Deborah Lippmann 2011 HSN Holiday Exclusive: Deck The Halls Set (close-up)

Christmas is my favorite time of year; it’s all about family, love and light, and reflecting on the things that are most important to you! I’ve always loved the holidays, and for the last 40 years, have gone caroling every Christmas Eve with my dear friend and music producer, Darrell Brown. We grew up together in Arizona and would visit the fire house, the attorney general, soup kitchens, trailer parks, and our friends’ homes. It seemed only right that my caroling right-hand man would produce this album for me.

What also makes these songs so special is that each song is sung acapella, think Deborah Lippmann goes Glee! I hope you enjoy the colors, the music and I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!

You can also hear my rendition of Deck The Halls on HSN’s “Thanksgifting” promotions, airing throughout the season beginning on November 16, 2011 on HSN and other cable networks.


Deborah Lippmann 2011 HSN Holiday Exclusive: Deck The Halls Set

O Holy Night – Mrs. Clause’s poinsettia (creme)
Angels – heavenly crystalized snowflake (opalescent shimmer)
Deck The Halls – dripping red tinsel (glittered shimmer)

Price: $34.50, available exclusively at HSN and beginning November 19, 2011 along with Deborah Lippmann’s extensive collection of luxury nail, hand & foot care products.