Deborah Lippmann Spring 2012 – Mermaid’s Dream (Resort 2012) Swatches & Review
Today I’ve got one of my new Deborah Lippmann Spring 2012 pretties to show you all! I splurged on this one and one other Lippmann polish as a present to myself for my tax return, and Mermaid’s Dream was totally worth the price for me! 😀
Less talk, more swatches! I used Sally Hansen Nail Quencher and Seche Vite top coat for today’s swatches.
Deborah Lippmann Resort Collection – Mermaid’s Dream
Here’s a few more bottle shots of Mermaid’s Dream for you all. I couldn’t get over how gorgeous this polish was even before I put it on my nails! I love the shape of Deborah Lippmann bottles, so I also wanted to show it off at a few different angles. 😉
Mermaid’s Dream is such a complex mixture of colors and textures that it almost drives me nutty trying to describe it! It starts off with a gorgeous seafoam green base with a metallic/pearl/frost-but-not-streaky finish. Then you add in blue and gold micro shimmer with larger blue glitter pieces floating about. 😯
As my fellow Northern Michiganders would say… Holy wah! This polish is nuts, and I love it! 😀
Mermaid’s Dream was… well… a dream to apply! 😛 The formula was thin but it built up very nicely. It nearly painted itself onto my nails and the brush/polish was easy to control. I used 3 coats here and I didn’t have to do any post polish clean-up, which is always nice.
So basically I LOVE Mermaid’s Dream. I don’t have very many Deborah Lippmann polishes but I just KNEW that I needed this one as soon as I saw promo shots for it. It may be on the pricey end of the spectrum but Deborah Lippmann knows how to knock it out of the park with her glitter polishes! Also, I’ve been wearing it for 4 days now and so far no chipping or tip wear!
I will say this though: It is quite a hungry glitter. I ended up using 2 thicker coats of Seche Vite top coat and it’s still ever so slightly gritty to the touch. But the slight texture difference doesn’t bother me. I actually like the feel of it, it reminds of what I’d imagine “real” mermaid scales would feel and look like! 😛
If you want it to be super smooth you might have to use a coat of Gelous along with your top coat.
The Deborah Lippmann Spring 2012 Resort Collection polishes can be purchased at high-end retailers nationwide and online, like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. You can also find them online at Deborah Lippmann’s E-Store, and Zappos.com. Retail cost for Mermaid’s Dream is $18.00 per .5 fl oz bottle of polish since it’s a glitter, her creme polishes will set you back $16.00 per bottle. Happy shopping!