Deborah Lippmann, a previously difficult to source brand in the UK, has just relaunched into the aisles of Selfridges, Look Fantastic and Beauty Bay. Prior to this I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve gone off piste online in search for a bottle, gave up and promised myself I’ll pick up my mission when I spot it in the flesh. So it reaches stores and what do I go and do? Order it online. Oh Anna. Me and my DPD delivery man are bezzie buds. To be fair the online beauty community have got Deborah Lippmann swatches down, so I came, I saw, I purchased and here are my thoughts.

Deborah Lippmann Creme Nail Polish in Modern Love – Oh a rose-tinted, mauve-y nude – way to be original, eh? Of all the kick-ass glitters D.L concocts and I go for the safe choice. But, hear me out on this one because it really is a good ‘no-fuss, throw on a coat or two and be done’ colour. It painted on well, I have no complaints about the brush and it was ready for coat two before you could say ‘I wish I’d purchased Happy Birthday‘.

Deborah Lippmann Rock & Roll Base and Top Coat Mini Duet – Now I promise I didn’t purchase this set due to the glitter pouch it comes in (which does by the way, shed like a beyatch), I’m just always up for new formulas to sandwich my polish between. The Fast Girls Base Coat, does the job as good as any other option I’ve tried, but it’s the Addicted to Speed Top Coat that impresses the most. This stuff dries fast, without the fume-y haze of Seche Vite and with a touch more shine than the Mavala. A big bottle purchase is on the cards.

Since my first dip into the Deborah Lippmann ocean I’ve also acquired the ridiculously blinging Cleopatra in New York - a golden glitter-laced black which is completely off my usual spectrum of tip-approved shades, but is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It’s fabulous. The overall verdict? If you want to treat your polish posse to something special – Deborah’s your gal.

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  • Sarah Jayne

    Beauty Bay here I come!! I really am keen to try some of these polishes and I do really love the shade Modern Love, looks great!

  • cassandramyee

    The pouch is adorable, I haven’t tried any Deborah Lippmann but would love to!

  • Evelyn Morales

    I have not tried any Deborah Lippman nail polishes, I love herr glitter polishes the most, they always leaf me uming and ahring.

  • Anna Blush

    Ooo love that rosey mauve shade, so chic! Now I just need to wait for Deborah Lippmann to make it to Australian shores! x

  • Caitlin Ramsay

    I’ve been looking into the Deborah Lippmann glitter range and they are all so amazing! Deborah Lippmann is becoming one of my favourite nail polish brands!

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

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  • Almeida

    Perfect nude color!

  • A Stubbs

    This colour looks beautiful!! I think I need it, and yes that’s partly fuelled by the fact Modern Love is my favourite Bloc Party song…oops! (Thanks, Anna…) xx

  • jenny

    That polish is the exact same colour as OPI’s Tickle My France-y – could’ve saved yourself a ton there, especially as it sells for £3.99 on Fragrance Direct! x

  • Sue

    I’ve never tried anything from Deborah Lippmann and the shade is beautiful. But that price tag :/ I don’t know if it’s worth it.

    Blu Button Box

  • Emma Be Beauty

    Love the colour. It’s a perfect nude.

  • Stephanie @ Love, August

    Ooh that Cleopatra in New York looks beautiful!!! Need to get my hands on it asap!

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Lucy

    I think I suggested Modern Love to you so Im glad you like it! It’s such a gorgeous nude. That pouch is so sparkly and lovely. You can just leave fairy dust wherever you go – hardly a bad thing :P xx


  • Jessica

    My local House of Fraser in Bristol always used to stock a nice crop of Deborah Lippmanns as do a few up North. How strange that it’s been a hard to find brind in London of all places!!

    Love her polishes. So many work-friendly colours as well as brights!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    Oooh, I really like this colour!!

    alex @

  • Stephanie

    I spotted these in Selfridges yesterday, I didn’t like the fact that the little set with the sequinned bag didn’t have a price on it, so I didn’t bother picking it up! :(

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)


  • Laura Scott

    That colour is to die for, can’t go wrong :-)

  • Axelle Blanpain

    I never tried anything from Deborah Lippman (although it has been available in Belgium for quite some time) but I always have a look at their glitter nail polishes…

    Style playground

  • C.

    Great post Anna xx If you want to keep the makeup bag from shedding glitter everywhere, spray a good dose of hairspray on all sides and let it dry overnight. By morning, the glitter will be on there good!! Hope that helps x

  • Puri

    I was about to scold you for not getting a glitter, but then I remembered you got that Cleopatra color, very nice. I haven’t purchased one from good ol’ Deb yet, but soon! sooooon… Lol

  • clairabelle0306

    The postman’s just brought me the mini DL set, another Anna induced purchase haha, though I must say I though it would be a bit bigger the bag is tiny :)

  • Kate

    Modern love is such a beautiful colour! Can’t wait to try some of these polishes :)

    Kate xo /

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love that colour, it looks really pretty on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Erika Ivanova

    I need that colour, it looks great !

  • Heels Forever

    Really want to try the topcoat, am yet to find the perfect one! X

    Heels Forever

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  • Allison

    when I need to replace my Seche Vite I think I’ll replace it with this top coat!

  • Grace

    wow cleopatra in ny looks incredible!

  • mageeski

    Gorgeous color!


  • Celina

    I haven’t tried these nail polishes before, but this shade looks beautiful!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Film

    OMG I need to pick these up asap! They look so luxurious and amazing :) xx thank you for the post x

  • Marlenne

    Cleopatra in New York is a favorite of mine! It looks really bling-y and even slightly tacky in the bottle, but so fancy on the nails!

  • Angie Wilson

    this is probably one of the best nudes I’ve seen to date! It would look beautiful with a gold glitter accent nail!

    Angie |

  • Deniz Shares

    Oh Anna! Love this color so much! Need to get it ASAP because of you :)
    I own the Cleopatra in New York color and I love it! You’ll see it’s not as bling as it looks, golden glitters don’t come off as golden as you expect. You’ll love it! But, it’s a pain to remove! Definitely have to use foil method for at least 10 minutes :( (

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Modern Love is definitely on my wishlist! Deborah Lippmann really makes fab shades :)