Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

What’s better than a gorgeous nail color? How about three? Deborah Lippmann makes some of the best lacquers around – and not only are they 5-free and cruelty-free, they are also pretty good for nail art!

When I saw this nail art on Pinterest (why do people remove the identifying link/watermark? really, now.  I wish I knew who to attribute the original art to), I knew I wanted to take this idea and make it my own.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

For the Deborah Lippmann Nail Art, I started with Deborah Lippmann Pearly Queen, a very sheer nude polish with a green shimmer.  This would make a great layering polish – and we’re going to layer it – but it usually goes on top, not the bottom!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

I free-handed this half-moon mani with No More Drama, because that’s how I roll.  If you’d like a little more drama, you go right ahead.  I’ll get the popcorn.

You could also use a notebook paper hole reinforcer as a guide to make your half-circles more precise.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

Using Billionaire, a creamy dark green, I painted on a diagonal french tip.  This is probably one of my favorite Lippmanns – dark, seductive, reminiscent of lots of money..

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

If you make a mistake, don’t fret, that’s what glitter is for.  I was pleased to see that my little striper had a cruelty-free bunny on the label!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

Adding a pop of the opposite color is the final touch.  A striping brush works best to get get that little ‘flick’ at the end of a line, but I used one and I still can’t get it perfect, so I’m sure you could use any brush and do at least as well.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

With as many layers as this nail art has, a good topcoat is necessary to bring them all together and protect it.  A fast-dry topcoat will seal the top pretty fast, but make sure you give it time to cure all the way through for longer-lasting results!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

Bottle shot:  Deborah Lippmann Pearly Queen, No More Drama, and Billionaire, and L.A. Colors gold glitter striper.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Art

This is my favorite kind of nail art – interesting, sophisticated, with simple lines. What’s your favorite kind of nail art?

If you liked this, and you’d like to see more from Nidia at Lit From Within, she can be found on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram.


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  1. Really cool design! I like the iridescent crescent by the nail bed.
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  2. I like Nidia’s nail art here!

  3. I like the nail art.

  4. Susie Lampman says:

    Such cute designs.

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