24-carat gold nail polish for how much?

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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.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%
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.


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Murray already has a handful of multi million-pound endorsement contracts – the largest of which is his current five-year deal with Adidas, worth up to £15m, according to Forbes. He is also the face of sports brand Head, Swiss watchermaker Rado and RBS bank.

The Sun now speculates that his Wimbledon victory will see his potential earnings soar to £100m.

A mutually beneficial yet rocky partnership, Jamie Oliver's 11-year stint as the face of Sainsbury's is thought to have earned the celebrity chef more than £10million.

Demonstrating the power of celebrity endorsement, when Oliver suggested that home cooks grate nutmeg over spaghetti bolognese – part of Sainsbury's "try something different" promotion – the supermarket sold nine tonnes of the spice, an amount equivalent to the previous two years' sales.

Former pop diva Myleene Klass shed her Hearsay days to build her own personal brand and become one of the faces of Marks & Spencer from 2007 to 2012, before leaving to become brand ambassador for Littlewoods.

Klass was reportedly paid £1million a year to front M&S and one ad campaign, starring Klass and Dannii Minogue, was credited with boosting year-on-year sales by 5.3%.

The former football star's 20-year association with Walkers Crisps, which runs until 2015, is one of the most successful and long-running endorsement deals involving a sporting celebrity.

Lineker has received his fair share of criticism for putting his face a behind junk food brand, but the relationship has seen him net a reported £1.5million a year and boost sales of Walkers from 1.34 billion to 2.75 billion in the first seven years of Walkers' 'No More Mr Nice Guy' campaign.

With her alleged drug scandal all but forgotten, Topshop boss Sir Philip Green signed up Kate Moss to design a line for his highstreet fashion brand in 2006. The UK deal was said to net Kate somewhere in the region of £3 million and she was credited with boosting Topshop sales by more than 10%.

The eighth highest paid athlete in worldwide sport, brand Beckham drew in
$37 million in endorsement deals in 2012, according to Forbes, dwarfing his $9million earnings from the sport.

During his 20-year career he has fronted Emporio Armani, Breitling, Adidas, Police, Gilette and Pepsi, and attention doesn't look set to wane despite his recent retirement. New additions to his endorsement portfolio include Burger King, Sainsbury's and Samsung; he also launched his Bodywear line in 2012 with H&M as a partner and signed a lucrative five-year contract as an ambassador for Sky.

With her conviction of assault on a nightclub toilet attendant brushed firmly under the carpet, the Geordie girl can do no wrong – first voted World's Sexiest Women by men's mag FHM in 2009 then landing a £500,000 global advertising deal with L'Oréal Paris.

The Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge continues to front the French beauty brand, who describe the star as a 'leading style icon.' Indeed Cole has graced the cover of British Vogue twice, the first time becoming the highest ever-selling February issue in the title's history.

As one of the most marketable drivers in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was unveiled as the £10 million face of sports clothing manufacturer Reebok in 2008. The lucrative deal lapsed when he joined Mercedes because of the team's existing deal with Puma, however many more advertisers are now vying for the attention of the 28-year-old 2008 Formula One World Champion.

Golden Girl Jessica Ennis witnessed her earnings soar after her stunning performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

Adidas started as Ennis' most valuable sponsor – with her pre-Olympic contract reported to be worth £320,000 annually. However the heptathlete is now reported to be earning in the region of £5million from sponsorship deals with Jaguar, Coca-Cola-owned Powerade, Satander, Sky Sports, Omega watches and Procter & Gamble's skincare brand Olay, in addition to private medical insurance providers PruHealth and PruProtect.

Golden Girl Jessica Ennis witnessed her earnings soar after her stunning performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

Adidas started as Ennis' most valuable sponsor – with her pre-Olympic contract reported to be worth £320,000 annually. However the heptathlete is now reported to be earning in the region of £5million from sponsorship deals with Jaguar, Coca-Cola-owned Powerade, Satander, Sky Sports, Omega watches and Procter & Gamble's skincare brand Olay, in addition to private medical insurance providers PruHealth and PruProtect.

The supermarket chain signed up Blumenthal and fellow celebrity chef Delia Smith in 2010 on lucrative three-year contracts to front the brand through adverts and promoted recipes, as well as lending their name to dishes sold by Waitrose.

Waitrose dropped Delia in January 2013 but hangs on to Heston – likely due to the monumental success of his 'hidden orange' Christmas pudding. When it launched in 2010 the chain's entire supply of 25,000 puddings sold out within weeks, leading subsequent years stock to be stripped from supermarket shelves and sold on eBay for up to 15 times their retail price.

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