Normally when I see Deborah Lippmann, she's busy supervising her team of manicurists backstage during New York Fashion Week. I always find her somewhere amongst the chaos to chat with her about the nail look for the show, trends for the upcoming season and pick her brain about what's next. The celebrity manicurist and founder of her own nail and hand care line talks about not five, but six things you should add to your holiday wish list including jewels, affordable, yet chic clothing that I'm obsessed with and of course, a little pampering.
1. My new holiday shade Cleopatra In New York
I love the contrast of the black base with a pop of gold glitter. I think that it’s very festive and modern, without being a traditional holiday shade. Tip: One of the tendencies when using glitter polish is expecting the first coat to look the way that it looks in the bottle. When seeing it in the bottle, the glitter may appear to be full-coverage, but the formula may go on sparse because it is meant to be layered. Always apply thin coats because applying too much polish at once will cause it to chip easily.
2. Briolette Small Cluster Drop Earrings from Ten Thousand Things
These earrings are sweet and simple, which makes them an easy accessory to go from day to night. They’re very delicate and feminine, and I love jewelry that’s versatile and can be worn for any occasion because they’re appropriate during the day and at night. I always have jewelry on my list, and have to tell my husband that I’ll never be disappointed with jewelry because I can never have enough.
3. Trip to Cal-a-Vie Spa
This spa has is fairly easy to get to in the US, and the weather is gorgeous because it is located outside of San Diego, California. You can work out all morning and have incredible spa treatments all afternoon, which to me is the best of both worlds. I enjoy the intimate atmosphere – there aren’t too many people, and the last time that I went I came home thinner, relaxed and with a few more friends. They have couples week, so you can go with the girls or you can also do something special as a couple and go with your significant other.
4. iPhone 5
I always want new gadgets. As soon as something new comes out I want it, so this is definitely on my list!
5. Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Collection
This collection is so hip, cool and affordable. I was out of the country when it launched, so I definitely have some pieces from the collection on my wish list. There is a really cute, big puffy coat that I really want. Everything in the collection is very trendy as Margiela is, with unexpected shapes. It’s an affordable way to be super hip.
6. La Prairie Caviar Crystal Limited Edition Set
Sometimes we feel like we can’t spend the money on ourselves to get beautiful skincare products, so getting them as a gift is really great. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream feels incredible, and I love what it does for my skin. It also looks beautiful in my medicine which is another bonus!