Love at first swipe: Deborah Lippmann’s Rockin’ Robin

Warning: this is probably going to be the prettiest polish you’ve ever seen and you’re probably going to want it immediately.

From the second I saw Deborah Lippmann’s Staccato collection for spring, I knew I had to have Rockin’ Robin. The perfect minty shade, reminiscent of a faded Tiffany blue, speckled with circular black glitter was screaming my name. The collection features the femininity of soft pastel cremes – mint, baby pink + white – with the edginess of black glitter. Essentially, it’s a double whammy of awesome.

Deborah Lippmann Staccato collection spring 2013


Holt Renfrew’s flagship Toronto location on Bloor St. is already sold out of the polishes – there was a single bottle of I’m Not Edible left when I checked on Thursday – but I struck gold at Murale’s Shops at Don Mills location on Saturday. Rockin’ Robin is mine!

Leopard Is A Neutral - Deborah Lippmann Rockin' Robin - spring nail polish


I can’t stop staring at my nails. This polish is especially unique because the pastel mint base is just transparent enough to allow the previous coat of polish’s glitter to show through, adding dimension to your nails. The black glitter is also not overtly sparkly – it’s almost matte, which is a welcome surprise. I used Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab top + base coat (about $50 for the set) to complete this look. The set gives your nails the glossy look of a gel manicure with the added bonus of extended wear and I’ve been using it religiously since I picked it up in February.

I’m already planning to pick up the remaining polishes in the collection. At $22 a pop they’re a bit pricey, but if you’re handy with an at-home mani it’s completely justifiable. The shades in Deborah Lippmann’s Staccato collection for Spring 2013 are so unique and wearable that you’ll probably find yourself pining for the whole collection, too.