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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream - Swatches and Review

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream


I didn't get to see many swatches of Mermaid's Dream before I ordered this one - bottle shots mainly, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about it. But once I got it and put it on, I LOVED it! I am not a huge glitter fan, but this one, not being a multi-colored gaudy-fest, was just my thing.

It's perfectly named, too! It's a shimmery, iridescent, foily ocean-colored teal that flashes both blue and green. It's pretty hard to pick out exactly what's in it, but what I see: The glitters are small/medium round teal blue pieces, small seafoam green pieces and silver micro glitters in a shimmery base I can only describe as "molten."

I wore this over a base color and used two coats - application was easy. No issues at all. At the end of the post, I will show it to you without a base color with one, two and three coats. I've chosen to show you without a topcoat. But once you add a topcoat, it comes alive even MORE! The glitter is a tad "hungry" but not over the top so I don't think you'll need Gelous - Most any top coat should be fine.

Check out the greenish glow it has in certain lighting! (and that's not the base color!)

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream


Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream Close-Up


Because I was wearing Nubar Reclaim when Mermaid's Dream arrived, that's what I used as a base. Do you really need one? Probably not, but I like full opacity. I honestly don't think you'd need a base color, nor would it change the appearance if you use one. Mermaid's Dream appears fully opaque in three coats.

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream
Nubar Reclaim

Now here is Mermaid's Dream without a base color - showing one, two and tree coats.

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream



And because it's SPAM SUNDAY, I'm tossing in a photo of Murphy.

Murphy



Do you have this one? What do you think of it?

Have a wonderful week!!!

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15 comments :

  1. I am planning on wearing this tomorrow. Can't wait. Looks great on you!

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  2. I love this! Awesome post! It's on my DL wish list!

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  3. That combo is perfection! Definitely screams mermaid :)

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  4. This color is fab, definitely on my wishlist!!

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  5. Very pretty! This looks lovely on you! :D
    Awww puppy!!! :D

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  6. Murphy is so cute! I love this polish!

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  7. i haven't seen swatches of this polish but after yours im so getting it ! thank you!

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  8. I think it is very pretty, but not for me. That shade of green looks horrendous on my light/med olive skin.

    As an owner of three big dogs, love the Murphy pic.

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  9. D: oh no....................I was talking to myself saying I didn't need this one....but now I wants it... >: ...hahaha..Your pictures are sooo great..and Murphy is so cute ^_^!

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  10. I like this I wanna see the other colors now!

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  11. Personally, not a fan of this one but I LOVE the cute picture of Murphy! :o)

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  12. Murphy is SO adorable! :) oh yea love the polish too!

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