I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve grown tired of my dark manicures. A few months ago I couldn’t wait to trade the bright shades for bold almost-blacks and moody blues, but their days are numbered (hence last week’s “Taupe-less Beach” by O.P.I.) Ever since I received a few colors from Deborah Lippmann’s new Spring Reveries collection a few weeks ago, I’ve been itching to try one—and I’ve even brought them with me to the salon yet managed to withstand the urge. But with all of this said, I’m sharing these hues with you now, because at the rate the weather is going, they may be gone before spring officially arrives.
This pastel collection spans the spectrum from pinks and blues to yellow and green, and with the exception of one shimmer, they all have crème finishes. I’m having a hard time deciding which one to choose first, since I have “Blue Orchid” (baby blue), “Spring Buds” (pistachio ice cream green) and “Build Me Up Buttercup” (soft buttery yellow) to choose from. I’m especially excited about this last sunny shade because I spent last summer trying to find the perfect yellow, but I always would up looking like I dipped my fingers in French’s mustard (yuck).
As if this trifecta wasn’t enough, I was also lucky enough to receive “Break 4 Love,” an amazing bubblegum pink created in collaboration with renowned fashion and art photographer, Inez van Lamsweerde. The inspiration for this hue came from when Inez combined her two favorite Deborah Lippmann shades (“Day Tripper” and “PYT”), and then asked Deborah to create the custom color). Fortunately we can all get our hands on this amazing color (I’m eyeing it for my next pedicure), and feel good knowing that a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Every Mother Counts campaign founded by Christy Turlington.