Monday, 13 February 2012

Pucker Up at Holt Renfrew with Deborah Lippmann

We had an absolute blast at Holt Renfrew this weekend! We were there as part of Holt's Pucker Up event. We teamed up with Deborah Lippmann products to offer custom hand-painted nail art with Valentine's Day in mind. With the purchase of two Deborah Lippmann polishes, customers received a free Beauty School Dropouts manicure! (booked in advance)

We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to play with Lippmann polishes all day long - two nail addicts couldn't have had asked for more perfect a day! With access to all of the amazing glitters and polishes, the possibilities were endless!

The Lippmann spread:

Pucker Up!
One of our manicure stations:
Ready to go!

We also put out a Valentine's Day inspiration board for manicure ideas:

Check out some of the manicures we came up with!

We used Daytripper as the base and I Love the Nightlife glitter on the tips for this adorable version of our Fairy Nails.

For this pink version of fairy nails, we used Shape of My Heart as the base and the awesome gold glitter Shake Your Groove Thing:

We were so excited when the Lana del Rey manicure was requested! We used Naked as the base, My Old Flame on the tips, and Nefertiti as the gold outline.

These sultry Fairy Nails combined Lady is a Tramp as the base and Good Girls Gone Bad on the tips.

We added tiny hearts along the tips of the nails, French manicure style, using Naked as the base and Between the Sheets for the hearts - love this one!

For this heart tips manicure, we used Girls Just Want to Have Fun, a bright coral, and Amazing Grace for the tiny hearts.

We ended up calling this manicure Rain Storm (not Valentine themed but awesome nonethless!). We used Stormy Weather as the base and Today Was a Fairytale glitter on the tips.

For these fairy nails, we used Between the Sheets and Boom Boom Pow on the tips. Love it!

We kept this manicure simple - adding kisses on the ring ringers. We used Naked as the base and Between the Sheets for the kiss mark. We also added a tiny shine accent using Amazing Grace.

We used Naked again for the base on this manicure (our most popular polish of the day - it sold out!), Between the Sheets for the tiny hearts and for part of the rose. We also added accents using Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Some Enchanted Evening, and Fade to Black.

This version of the Kisses manicure has Fade to Black as the base and It's Raining Men for the kisses. Sexy!                                                

This style also looks great with a bright fuchsia base! Here, we used Between the Sheets and Fade to Black.

For this bright red kisses manicure, we used It's Raining Men and Amazing Grace. Adorable and perfect for Valentine's Day!

And, lastly, we did a neat version of Fairy Nails using Dark Side of the Moon and Some Enchanted Evening. A perfect understated version of a Valentine's Day manicure!

Overall, we had an absolutely amazing time meeting new people and doing their nails! The team at Holt Renfrew was incredible and we can't wait to do this again - have a great Valentine's Day!

- Emilie & Kristina Pin It


  1. I'm dying for a tutorial on your famous glitter gradient!

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    1. The polishes? They range between $20 and $25