Add romance to every inch of your body and complete your Valentine’s Day look with a great nail color. While your hot date may only last one night, a pretty nail color can help revitalize the look of your hands and keep you feeling pretty throughout the rest of the week. Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day nail polish, from Deborah Lippman and butter LONDON:
1. Pink. Pink is the universal color of love and can help induce feelings of amour, acceptance, caring, tenderness, friendship and, most importantly for Valentine’s Day, romance. For a sheer, flirty color, try “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Deborah Lippman. This nail color is a mix of sweet pink frosting and the glimmering of pearls. For something a little darker, go for “Dahling” nail lacquer by butter LONDON – it’s a dusty rose color that’s feminine and perfect for any skin tone.Read More »
You don’t have to dress like a leprechaun’s twin sister to show your Irish spirit. A splash of green on your fingers from your friends at Deborah Lippman or butter LONDON is all you need to make a fashion-forward statement and avoid the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day pinching. This year, our two favorite nail gurus offer a wide selection of rich, on-trend green lacquers for one of the year’s biggest party nights:
Don’t Tell Mama. Announced as Kelly Rippa’s favorite stocking stuffer, “Don’t Tell Mama” from Deborah Lippman is a dark evergreen polish with a hint of sophisticated glimmer. The color is like a mood ring, straddling the line between the dark green shade that means you’re happy and the blue color that means you’re in love.
Across the Universe. With this Deborah Lippman polish, you’ll look like you’re holding Irish stars in your hands. “Across the Universe” is packed with chunky, bright, metallic blue and green glitter, along with specks of sheer navy sparkles. Use this color on an accent nail or to create a French tip with “Don’t Tell Mama” as the base color.Read More »
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I recently saw this amazing polish in a fashion magazine and am thrilled that it's now available at b-glowing.com. Deborah Lippmann's Cleopatra in New York is a black based nail lacquer with antique gold flakes making it one of the most sophisticated glitter polishes I've come across lately. I'm especially loving this for the holidays and NYE parties as it's definitely an attention getter. For those who love the ever classic red - Deborah Lippmann's Through The Fire is a radiant red in a merlot hue that has a subtle shimmer in it. For the sweet and sassy girl! You cannot go wrong with either of these stunning new additions.
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As per usual, Zooey Deschanel had some of the best nails on the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes, which gave us some serious nail inspiration. We loved the femininity and simplicity of her nails, plus the added glamour of the gold, so our resident nail artist got to work on a Zooey D-style mani.
Step 1: Apply Your Base
Always start with clean, buffed nails, and apply a base coat for mani longevity, and to protect your nails. We used a sheer beige/pink base to keep the nail look natural and clean. For this we used Tenoverten’s Houston. Two coats will do just fine, and don’t worry about slight transparency.
Step 2: Dots
Once the base color dried for about 5 minutes, we added our gold dots for the centers of the daisies. The tip of the polish brush is quite perfect for making the small, slightly raised dots. Just a few dabs on the nail with the brush will give the desired effect. Make sure to spread them out so you have room to paint the petals of the daisies.
For this we used Lushington, new from butter LONDON’s Boho Rock Collection. Zooey’s manicure has bigger and fewer daises, but we opted for a smaller flower. The choice is yours! These will take longer to completely dry, but after a few minutes you can move on to your next step.
Step 3: Petals
To create the petals we used a small pointed nail brush. For those of you without these tools around, a steady hand and the tip of a bobby pin will work, too. We chose a light blue, instead of white, just to add a pop of color; we used Blue Orchid from Deborah Lippmann’s spring 2014 line.
The easiest way to dip your brush into the polish is to pour a small amount onto a dish. Starting from the gold dot, lightly drag the brush with your petal polish outward. Try to keep them the same length, and don’t crowd too many petals on one dot. Your brush will start to accumulate polish, so be sure to wipe the brush periodically.
Step 4: Gloss
Give your mani sufficient time to dry before applying your top coat—a good 15 minutes, just to be safe. Once dry, apply a top coat of your choice to seal the look and create a high shine. Now you, too, have sweet and sophisticated red carpet nails!
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