Don’t stay up too late watching HSN! It’s dangerous. All of a sudden, everything looks so appealing.
Last December, I heard the siren song of Deborah Lippmann, manicurist to the stars, hawking a limited edition holiday set of “deluxe” size nail polish, “specially created for HSN”. She and the HSN hostess demonstrated it for about a half hour, and I found myself watching the entire thing! What’s wrong with this picture?!
You know where this is going. I bought the set for $39.95.
The LE was made up of 12 deluxe size (0.27 fl.oz.; bigger than a mini, smaller than regular, but just the right size for me) polishes, including four treatment products: base coat, top coat, cuticle oil, and cuticle remover (top row). I really love the super-shiny top coat.
I’ve used most of the shades so far, and I like them. They are very shiny, and the colors are gorgeous. The only downside is that they don’t last me a week. I usually get about 5 days before they chip or show wear at the tips, and that’s with wearing gloves to wash dishes.
Here are four of my favorites:
I love the nude shade, Fashion. It’s almost an exact match with my skin tone. I like the girly pink, Groove Is In The Heart, and the gorgeous green glitter, Mermaid’s Dream. Single Ladies, the deep burgundy, is one of my favorite dark shades of all time.
The set also includes Sarah Smile, the light peachy shade (second row, second one in) that many TV presenters including TV chefs wear to make their nails look clean and pretty. That shade may have been created for Sarah Jessica Parker, one of Lippmann’s long-time clients.
Here’s what Sephora says about the DL polish:
“All Deborah Lippmann fashion nail colors are infused with treatment benefits from ingredients such as biotin, green tea extract, and aucoumea. These formulas are long-lasting, dry quickly, and apply evenly while high-quality pigments ensure eye-catching flash. Créme finish is smooth, glossy, and rich in color.”
Yes, I agree!
Deborah Lippman nail lacquer is sold at Ulta, Barney’s, Sephora, HSN, Nordstrom, the Dermstore, and on her own website. The brand has different limited editions all the time and at different retailers, usually with a smaller number of shades. The price for a regular size bottle (0.5 fl. oz.) is about $18. Nordstrom is selling a set of about 5 shades for $40, so $39.95 for the LE I bought really was a great price.
The brand is 5 free (I think that means no toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or phthalates), and it’s not tested on animals.
Have you tried Deborah Lippman polishes? Have you ever been hooked by HSN or QVC? What did you buy?