100th POST: Deborah Lippmann debuts in Quatrefoil Combo

Happy Mani Monday Pretty Polishers! Today is a very special day for me! It is my 100th post on this pursuit of happiness blog I created a little over three months ago. My nail polish obsession journey has been such a great learning experience! My favorite part has been sharing my creativity and expressing my passion for nail polish with all of you. 🙂 Cheers to 100 more posts!

Today on this very special post I am debuting an incredible polish by a brand that I have been coveting for months now. Deborah Lippman is a world renown go-to celebrity and magazine manicurist. She has manicured celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Clarkson and booked magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair just to name a few. She truly has a dream job! Her luxury polish brand is 5 FREE and cruelty free. There is something about the bottle and colors that makes this brand so elegant and chic. Let’s not forget the price – each bottle retails for $18! DL polish can be purchased online or at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

I was very fortunate to have watched a YouTube video by the lovely Danielle Kelley where she mentioned that Deborah Lippmann polishes were on sale at Ulta. So naturally, the very next day I made my way to my nearest Ulta. I went straight to the luxury brand polish and found a ton of DL polishes. They were labeled $4.99 so I got really excited. I grabbed about 20 bottles and didn’t even think about adding up the total in my mind. When I reached the cashier, she rung them up and they showed up at $2.49 EACH!!! I had to look twice at the register and I asked her, “Are these really ONLY TWO FORTY NINE?”. She answered “Yup”! I almost fainted. I went back and grabbed one of each color I had missed. This was such an amazing deal, I could not let it pass. So I am now the proud owner of 32 Deborah Lippmann nail polish colors! I am SO happy about this beyond of a bargain purchase and I can’t wait to share these gorgeous shades with you!

For my 100th post I decided to do a beautiful Quatrefoil pattern using Glamorous Life by Deborah Lippmann and Wednesday by Zoya. My inspiration was a wallpaper that I have up on the entry wall in my house. I found this wallpaper at Target, another obsession. LOL! Here’s my wall:

Quatrefoil wallpaper

That’s my cute chalkboard where I write weekly inspirational quotes. 🙂 These two polishes matched my wallpaper perfectly, right? Here is the step by step guide how I created this mani:

1. After applying my base coat/strengthener, I added two coats of Glamorous Life to all of my nails except my pinky. My pinky nail I painted with only Wednesday.

2. I applied my HK Girl Top coat and then waited 10 minutes to do the vinyl stencil.

3. Once the first polish is completely dry, I put the Quatrefoil stencil that I purchased from Vinyl Boutique and applied a thick coat of Wednesday over it on my middle and ring finger. Doing one finger at a time, I quickly lifted the stencil with tweezers while the polish was still wet.

4. Finally I applied another coat of HK Girl top coat and I was done! 🙂

I was so happy with the end result: a perfect match to my wallpaper! I also created a quick, mini video tutorial that you can see on my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me! Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. More Deborah Lippmann polishes to come!

Stay strong in your Pursuit!

These photos were taken outdoors under shade.

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