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Add some sparkle to your festive look with the glittering new 24-carat gold nail polish from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman.

Instead of metallic plastic, the festive sparkle in Boom Boom Pow, was created by including shavings of real 24-carat gold.

Despite the pricey ingredient, this luxury lacquer is surprisingly affordable.

The golden polish can be yours for only £18.

And with famous fans that include Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham, Kelly Clarkson and Sarah Jessica Parker, the nail polish has already secured the A-list seal of approval.

The celebrity manicurist is a fan of adding expensive and luxurious ingredients to her polishes. Also available are polishes containing powdered diamonds and crushed pearls.

The range, which launches in Selfridges and Look Fantastic this month also includes striking chrome effect polishes and the Staccato collection which combines pastel hues with striking black glitter.

The brand has become a favourite on the fashion set with Valentino, Bulgari and Burberry among those to enlist Lippman for their shows. The polishes also regularly feature in magazine cover shoots. Fashion is the manicurists go-to shade for fashion shoots and has appeared in over 100 magazines.

The manicurist has also created looks especially for celebrities for major events.

Most famously, Lippmann did the nails of Reese Witherspoon on the night she took home an Oscar for her part in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line in 2005.

Lippman has teamed up with some of her celebrity clients such as Cher, Renne Zellweger, Mary J. Blige, Sarah Jessica Parker and many more to create bespoke shades that are available for the rest of us to buy.