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Kim Cattrall’s Red Nail Look Is Perfect for the Fourth of July

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Looking for the perfect red polish to sport for your Fourth of July nails? Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall was spotted in the iconic “My Old Flame,” a full coverage classic true red nail polish, from Deborah Lippmann. Find out where to get the award-winning, treatment-enriching nail polish, plus tips for the best at-home manicure from Lippmann herself!

Actress Kim Cattrall sporting Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in shade 'My Old Flame'
Credit: Emily Sandstrom

Why is red the most iconic color for the summer?

There are thousands of nail polish colors out there, but red has remained a tried and true hue for decades. We have to know — why?

Red never goes out of style and is a classic, timeless color to choose for your manicure,” Lippmann tells Woman’s World. “If you are looking for a bolder manicure for the summer months that can still act as a neutral to take on all your summer plans, red is versatile, flattering, and a great color to choose.”

The perfect red nail can act as a true neutral — one that goes with everything!

Why does this hue look great on women over 50?

We’re always looking for the best of the best when it comes to fashion and beauty for women over 50. So we had to ask Lippmann why a red like the one Cattrall is sporting is such a great color for older women.

I have noticed with women over 50, they are looking for a classic, true red which is the most versatile shade,” Lippmann starts. “They want to be able to take it from day to night and essentially have it work as a neutral manicure.”

The nail expert’s go-to shade for Woman’s World readers (and in general) is the color of Cattrall’s manicure — Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in My Old Flame. “This full coverage polish in a true red will give you that added bolder color for the summer months while remaining timeless and classy,” says Lippmann.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish

My Old Flame

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Why Customers Love Deborah Lippmann’s Nail Polish

The polish is long-lasting! “I’ve used this polish for several years and love it! I had a pedicure March 10th and this picture was taken June 1. The polish is still very shiny and not chipped. I use the the whole Deborah Lippmann nail line with the basecoat and top coat. This red polish is called Lady is a Tramp. It’s a true red. I’m 80 years old and still like to have painted toes. It’s like a Gel polish treatment without the cost and rigmarole.”

The polish protects! “I get compliments all the time only with this product. It’s worth the price but to get the ‘wet look’, the trick is to give yourself 3 coats and use her top coat every other day. Use dishwashing gloves and lotion on your hands daily. I find that cuticle creams can undermine the coverage so I apply that once I remove the polish and give my nails a break. Frankly, my nails are so thin and split easily so polish actually protects them. Take biotin too;)”

The polish is the perfect shade of red! “I’m on a constant quest for a red polish that is bright, but not too. Red but with not too much blue or orange. Well, I think this red polish might just be the holy grail. It goes on smooth, the polish is even, creamy, and the brush is the right size. Love it.”

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Do you have any tips for at-home manicures?

If you don’t have time to make it to the salon, painting your own nails or using at at-home manicure kit is a great supplement. Lippmann has some expert advice when it comes to doing your own nails, and it all starts the the cuticles!

My biggest tip for at-home manicures is to not forget to give some love to your cuticles,” she says. “When doing at-home manicures, many tend to skip the step of tending to their cuticles, which is an essential step both for the overall health of your nails and for the lifespan of your manicure.”

Here’s how to treat your cuticles right: “Go in with a cuticle remover and oil for a quick and easy cuticle treatment! My go-to products for this are my Cuticle Remover and Cuticle Oil, leaving you with shiny tended to cuticles and nail beds that are ready for your polish. If you need a little extra love for your cuticles, add in a Cuticle Repair Cream to your routine.

More Red Polish from Deborah Lippman That’s Perfect for Fourth of July Nails

My Old Flame might be the perfect red nail polish for summer, but Deborah Lippmann’s collection has more reds you’re going to love! Try these shades of red nail polish out this summer.

Full Coverage Cranberry Red with Red, Silver & Pink Shimmer


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Why Customers Love It

“I had never spent this much on nail polish and was worried it’d be a huge waste of money, but after using it the first time.. I ordered a new color before the first once was even ready to be redone lol. I knew I’d want a new color by the same brand once it was time to redo my nails.”

Full Coverage Bright Red Créme

It's Raining Men

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Why Customers Love It

“Works great! Excellent coverage and drys fast! It goes on very evenly. I highly recommend.

Full Coverage Classic Red Créme

Lady Is A Tramp

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Why Customers Love It

“Deborah Lippmann quality nail products are in a class all by themselves, and the gel color “Starfire” is a lovely raspberry with a slight shimmer. The package arrived promptly, and I’m so pleased that they are available through Amazon. Her nail products are more expensive than other brands, but they are worth it.”

Full Coverage Blood Red Créme

Single Ladies

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Why Customers Love It

“Wanted to venture into darker colors, this one fits the bill perfectly! Applies nice and smooth.”

Full Coverage Bright Red Créme

She's A Rebel

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Why Customers Love It

“Second bottle I’ve purchase! It’s my go-to color! I usually do 2-3 coats and a glossy top coat to make it last!”

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