Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather

One of the highlights of going to Cosmoprof (Las Vegas, July 31- Aug 2) was spending about an hour with the other beauty bloggers and Deborah Lippmann. (A special thank you to Krystal from Polish Galore for arranging this!)

Deborah is not only a charismatic, soulful jazz musician but she’s a skilled celebrity manicurist who keeps us all waiting to see what amazing glitter she’s going to put out next in her polish line!

As an aside, if you haven’t heard her sing, go look her up – here’s something I found on While it’s a cover and not her jazz, it is a great demonstration of how amazing her voice is, and also shows her discussing a tidbit about her weight loss journey, which she laid out in Shape magazine over 16 months! Talk about an inspiration to me as I try to find my footing in the journey of “The Beauty Loser!”

Anyway! Deborah chatted with us about her fall collection, inspirations, and working with models, designers and Lady Gaga. She told us about what she’s got coming for winter and holiday, and bantered with her husband, Jude, who stopped by. Being seated at the smaller end of the group, I couldn’t quite hear Deborah when she faced the bloggers at the other end, which felt like about half of every story she told – but I heard enough to share some interesting things with you!

Deborah, talking with us bloggers

One of the polishes she discussed that I was particularly interested in was Yellow Brick Road. When I reviewed this polish, I was very torn about it. I used three coats and still had VNL; but it wasn’t that it wasn’t opaque, I was unsure about the color.

There are fanatics who question the sheerness of the polish and Deborah said that when she creates a nail polish, it’s meant to be worn in two coats. YBR is described, accurately, as a “super sheer” on her web site. It’s up to the wearer if they want to layer it more, or to wear it as it was designed, she said. After hearing her speak about it, and how she meant it to be worn, I want to give YBR another go.

Another polish story she shared was how Stormy Weather became an accidental addition to her fall line-up! Today, I’ve got swatches and a brief review to go along with the story.

Deborah told us that Stormy Weather was not intended to be part of her fall release. She created it last-minute for Narcisco Rodriguez at Fashion Week. But she noticed that outside of the show, the models were fawning over the color and wearing it – and that’s when she knew it would become part of her collection.

Stormy Weather is a great, creamy dark grey/granite. Deborah Lippmann’s formula is perfection when it comes to creme and jelly polishes, and this one was no exception.

I love that this polish was a happy accident, and it’s one of my favorites for fall this year! It’s a great hue that will work with so many things in my closet!

Stormy Weather retails for $16. You can find it at Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and online at

What do you think of Stormy Weather? Do you like a polish with a good story?