The holiday season is just around the corner, and while some have it billed as the most wonderful time of the year, when it comes to shopping, the packed stores and massive lines can also make it the most stressful time of the year. Instead of braving the crowds, we rounded up our 6 favorite apps that streamline the process down to one swipe! From L’Wren Scott‘s entire look book at your fingertips, to Snapette’s innovative ability to search nearby retailers for any item you want, these apps are great for shopping when you’re on the go, or if you need to make a last-minute purchase.
Ever since we spotted Kelly Clarkson‘s glittery manicure at the 2013 Grammy Awards, we’ve been eager to lacquer up in the hue Deborah Lippmann created especially for the star. And now, the wait is finally over — Kelly Clarkson’s custom nail polish is now available to everyone! The aptly named “Stronger” shade blends a spectrum of blue and violet glitters, which can be layered over an opaque color or worn on its own. “I love the way it sparkles and captures maximum light on stage,” Clarkson said in a release. “It’s like jewelry for the nails!” Pick up your own bottle for $19 at deborahlippmann.com.
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Now This Is ‘Wicked’ Cool — Deborah Lippmann Creates a Nail Polish Trio Inspired by The Broadway MusicalAug 28, 2013 @ 5:03 pm
One of the legions of fans of the Broadway show Wicked? So is nail whiz Deborah Lippmann—she’s seen the musical 10 times! To honor the popular show’s 10th anniversary, she whipped up limited-edition mini lacquers inspired by the Tony winner’s costumes and catchy tunes. Included in the set is Popular, a hot pink lacquer with a shimmer finish inspired by Glinda. Defying Gravity is a green with a crème finish inspired by the green skin of Elphaba (and the name plays off the show-stopping song). ”We used pieces of fabric from her body suit, and of course her makeup as inspiration,” Lippmann said of the shade. “I love this shade because when you’re at home, you can transform into Elphaba and become her.” The third hue, One Short Day, is an emerald glitter inspired by The Emerald City. ”It has the glamour of Oz, and to me, is The Emerald City in a bottle,” Lippmann added. Pick up the trio for $29 at sephora.com this September.
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It’s time to channel your inner Ariel and be a part of Deborah Lippmann’s world! For her latest collection, the nail pro looked to the ever-popular Mermaid’s Dream hue (center) to inspire a quad of summery tones that hold the same dynamic shimmer. “This collection is happiness in a bottle, so just have fun and let the color suit your mood,” Lippmann told InStyle.com exclusively of the new cerulean, tangerine, lavender, and blush hues. “There’s a shade to complement every skin tone and to match every bikini!” Thanks to the varied sizes of glitter used in the formula, the lacquer dries to a slight textured appearance with a glossy finish. Plus, they make just as big of an impact under the sea as they do on land: “When you put your toes in the water and look down at them, the shimmer is gorgeous!” Lippmann added. Find the new Mermaid lacquers ($19 each) on deborahlippmann.com now.
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Just when you thought Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakout hit “Call Me Maybe” had seen its day! Today, we found out that celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann was so inspired by 2012′s hottest song, she’s launching a Call Me Maybe lipstick. “The song came out while the color was being developed, and they both have the same youthful and exuberant vibe,” Lippmann told InStyle.com exclusively. Lippmann, who moonlights as a singer, names all of her products after hit songs, and Jepsen’s debut just happened to coincide with her time in the lab. “Carly Rae Jepsen is playful, vibrant, and on-trend, which aligns perfectly with this shade.” Find Call Me Maybe starting in mid-February on deborahlippmann.com for $22.
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We’re loving a new trend developing in the nail world—speckled lacquers! Inspired by a mix of mint chip ice cream and the markings on a robin’s egg, both Deborah Lippmann and Illamasqua are launching speckled nail polishes, which incorporate matte black glitter against a creamy pastel base. “When creating this formula, I was thinking of ways to make black glitter wearable,” Lippmann said of her Staccato line, which includes a trio of pink, white, and teal hues that will be available for $19 each at deborahlippmann.com in April. “I love that we took very wearable spring shades and gave them more pizzazz—even a bit of an edge!” Meanwhile, Illamasqua will also release a five-shade range ($16 each), which lands at sephora.com next week.
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Just a few weeks before the second season of Girls airs on HBO—mark your calendars for January 13th at 9 p.m.—writer, creator, and star Lena Dunham announced she teamed up with Deborah Lippmann to create a four-piece nail polish set inspired by the show! We can all relate to at least one member of the Fantastic Four, but now you can channel your inner Jessa with a boho-chic red, or opt for Hannah’s deep green, Marni’s delicate pink, or Shoshanna’s pale periwinkle. “Deborah Lippmann’s colors are irreverent and classy and I’ve always coveted them (and stolen them from my mother), so who better to embody the Girls‘ spirit in polish form?” Dunham said. Between this launch and Nicole by OPI’s Modern Family lacquers, we’re already planning manicures to match our TV lineups! Pre-order the Girls set for $45 at deborahlippmann.com, and shop it in stores mid-January.
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Nude nails are all the rage this season, and why not? They have a great slimming, elongating effect. The key is to find a shade that complements your skin tone the way Malin Akerman‘s pale blush complements hers. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who worked on Badgley Mischka‘s spring show, shared her secrets for choosing the perfect shade. “There is always a right way to wear nude so that it complements your skin tone,” Lippmann told InStyle.com. Begin with a peek at the inside of your wrist to determine your complexion. If you see yellow undertones, try an opaque beige. If the color veers more toward pink, choose a sheer mauve. When trying on a polish, look at the skin near the cuticle. “If it appears to be reddish or gray,” Lippmann told us, “the shade you’re wearing may not be the best one for you.” Instead, settle on one that makes your fingers look long and lean. Check out the gallery below of our favorite nude polishes this season.