Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Deborah Lippmann Break 4 Love

With February 14 just around the corner, this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme had us creating Valentine's manicures. I tried doing some heart-themed nail art but it didn't work out. Surprisingly this was not due to my own incompetence but rather, some stubborn decals that didn't want to stick to my nail--but more on that with a review later this week. So instead I took the extremely uninspired route of just putting on something pink and girly. I usually just wear a simple pink or red on Valentine's Day anyways! I opted for the perfect shade of bubblegum pink: Deborah Lippmann Break 4 Love.

Break 4 Love was created with fashion photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, one half of the famous Inez and Vinoodh duo. Inez originally came up with this color by mixing together two other Deborah Lippmann shades, Daytripper and P.Y.T., in an attempt to replicate a shade of pink she saw worn on the TV show "Mad Men." She reached out to Deborah to see if they could make her home blend part of the Deborah Lippmann line and the result was Break 4 Love!

The formula had a little drag to it, so I do recommend allowing a bit of extra dry time between coats. What you see above is three coats.

This truly is a perfect pink that's strikes the perfect balance between retro and modern. It's got a warm, almost slightly coral, undertone but still has a certain softness to it. The color reminds me a lot of one of my favorite lipsticks, MAC Viva Glam Nicki, so if you were a fan of that lip color or if you're just looking for a fun new pink, then you'll fall head over heels for Break 4 Love!

I am sure my Twinsies will be sporting much more creative Valentine's manis today, so be sure to take a look at their blogs today!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. I'm kind of glad the decals didn't work, that polish is too pretty to be covered up.

    1. Thanks Roisin! Originally I actually was trying to do the heart decals over another base (OPI My Vampire Is Buff) but when I didn't work out, I just went, "Screw it, I'll wear a pink." :p

  2. I love pink polishes! This looks great!

  3. ooo this is such a pretty pink! Looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I don't normally go for her cremes (I prefer to splurge on her more "special" polishes like glitters and such) but this really is a gorgeous shade!

  5. Oh this is a gorgeous shade of pink!

  6. This pink is beautiful! Great polish for Vday! :D


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