A Holi-Daly™ Beauty Gift Guide 2013

A Holi-Daly™ Beauty Gift Guide 2013

It’s that time of year again! Presents for everyone! Here are some delicious lovely items under $100 that I would love get give to my friends. Stay tuned for more Holi-Daly Gifting goodness……Lippmann, Diptyque, Kiehls, L’Artisan Parfumeur, L’Occitane – oh my!
 A Holi-Daly Gift Guide 2013

 

Its Raining Red Hot Nails Up In Here

Its Raining Red Hot Nails Up In Here

 


 

 We all need a red nail polish. Some of need more red nail polishes than others. Because, as you likely know if you are reading this, every red is different. Some lean towards the orange end of the spectrum. Some are more blue. Some are dark, dramatic & vampy, and some are sheer and yummy jellies. Somehow, Deborah Lippmann It’s Raining Men manages to straddle all of these categories and make itself The Perfect Red. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not The Only Red, as I don’t believe that exists. There are many Perfect Reds, and quite often how a particular shade of red works on one depends on skin tone and personal style.

 

Check out the geranium in the background…glowing red!

These days, I am enjoying a cheery red. A nice yummy bright red, with a little orange to brighten it up for warmer weather, but with enough blue in it that it doesn’t wash me out. Pure orange is not a good colour for me, but a rich Chinese red or vermillion has just enough orange to make the red pop and give it a glow. The closest dupe for this colour would be OPI Red My Fortune Cookie but Lippmann It’s Raining Men is just a wee bit bluer. A base of Lippmann Rehydrating Base coat, two coats of It’s Raining Men and finish off the mani with a coat of Lippmann Addicted To Speed and voila! A shiny juicy red!

 

What is sexier than a red mani or red pedi? A deep vampy shade comes close I suppose, but for now, I am vamping around in my deliciously bright red It’s Raining Men…

 

Lippmann Billionaire Is A Beauty!

I’ve been looking for the perfect dark green nail polish for awhile now. I’ve had a few that really screamed “This colour is NOT for the over 40 crowd” and were just too juvenile, sparkly or bright. I have and adore Chanel Khaki Vert, but that is more of a muted neutral green. I’ve been thinking a deep dark almost black green, and with no shimmer preferably. Well, I pretty much swooned when Deborah Lippmann’s Fall 2011 colors were launched. There was Single Ladies, the perfect vampy crimson (check) Stormy Weather (deep dark grey- still have to get) and Billionaire- my perfect deep green!
How elegant is this green?
On a sunny day you’d see more green. My phone camera doesn’t capture it…
Lippmann’s Billionaire is a dark neutral green- not too yellow, not too blue- that would work perfectly on any skin tone. Is it really based on the green tone of the US greenback? Maybe. But whatever it is, it’s perfect. My HG green. Dark and vampy, and perfectly office appropriate. It looks dark and elegant, not elf-like or costume-y. It is a sheer almost jelly formula. I applied 2 coats because I couldn’t wait, but 3 would work too. No topcoat- yet- and look at that shine! It applies smoothly and beautifully and has the magical Lippmann formula that makes my nails hard and healthy. Looking for something fun and different for fall? Try Billionaire. It’s so money….