40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Brand Reviews
Day 23, Lippman
Griff: I want to look like a high maintenance girl. Small problem, I am a low maintenance girl. To that end, I am always on the lookout for products that make me look good with a minimum amount of effort.
I have found that keeping my nails well groomed goes a long way. I do my own, they are short and I don’t spend more than fifteen minutes a week on them. I slap on nail polish. I can’t be bothered with tops coats and base coats. I look for polishes that wear well.
One of my favorite brands is Lippman. I fell in love with Lippman nail products about four years ago at one of those spring time Nordstrom events. It was right around my birthday. Anyway, one of the guests was Deborah Lippman. She was charming and funny, and there was a great giveaway with purchase. I bought a few things, including some nail polishes, nail polish remover, and cuticle remover.
Lippman polishes are perfect for me. They go on smoothly, and most colors look finished with one coat, though I usually do two. They wear incredibly well, far better then the comparably priced Chanel. Furthermore, the colors are "pretty". Even the vampies are somehow ladylike. My favorites are Daytripper, Dark Side of the Moon, and Pearls and Lace, though I love many more.
Daytripper is a perfect, bright, pinky, orangey, coral, spring color. Dark Side of the Moon is a gorgeous, deep dark plum, and Pearls and Lace is a glimmery dusting of peachy, pinky, golden goodness. At first glance, they look like any other polish, but they are quite special on. Just a little more something than similar colors in other brands.
I also have to give a huge rave for the nail polish remover and the cuticle remover. They are both the best I have ever used, fast and gentle.
Are they worth the price? This low maintenance girl thinks so.
Annieytown: I always enjoy looking at my local Lippman nail polish counter at Nordstorm. It is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the store and is often unmanned. You can play and fool around with no sale's associate giving you the evil eye.
I think the most fun aspect of Lippman's nail polishes are the names. Like OPI, they are clever and interesting. Lippman's "celebrity" series boasts the best colors such as DramaQueenie2's personal favorite No More Drama(a gorgeous golden caramel created with Mary J Blige), Sara Smile(Pretty in pink shade from SJP) and Hit Me With Your Best Shot with the creative input of Ms Pat Benatar.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot is a magnificent gun metal color that rivals all the popular dark shades.
Ms Lippman is traveling to various Nordstorm stores to give the dish on her products and new spring line.
3/31/07 Nordstrom Trend Show Oakbrook, MI or IL(There appears to be a typo on the website. Let me know if you find out which mall it is and I will correct it.)
4/14/07 Nordstrom Trend Show Southcenter, WA
4/28/07 Nordstrom Trend Show Scottsdale, AZ
6/23/07 Nordstrom Trend Show South Coast, CA
Call your local Nordstorm store to see if she is coming. If anyone goes let me know. I would love to hear all about it.
These events rarely happen in my neck of the woods.
What are your favorite Lippman polishes? List them in the comments.
Photos: Blogdorf Goodman and Cavewoman.
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Disclosure: The products in this post were purchased or counter tested by the reviewers.