Sunday, March 11, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

I have for you today Mermaid's Dream from Deborah Lippmann. I am super excited because this is my very first Deborah Lippmann polish! I have been wishing for this polish ever since I first knew of its existence, and after hearing that it was starting to sell out at many stores, I took the plunge and bought it. My husband--who puts up with my crazy love for nail polish--accompanied me across town to search for this, and we finally found it at the second Nordstrom we went to. Now that I have this on my nails, I am happy to report that it has lived up to my very high expectations. :-)






Mermaid's Dream is one of two polishes from Lippmann's Spring 2012 collection. It has a seafoam green base filled with golden shimmer, small gold sparkles, and large blue glitter pieces. This polish is unique (I cannot think of a dupe or even one that comes close) and amazingly complex. It is both a glitter and a shimmer, and it is green, blue, and gold all at the same time. On her inspiration for this polish, Deborah Lippmann said the "vibrant blue and shimmering green shades evoke a peaceful, relaxing feel that reminds me of being seaside... that easy, breezy and carefree feeling you would have on vacation." I think she certainly achieved that feeling with Mermaid's Dream.

Application of this polish is great. It goes on super smooth and easy. As with all glitter polishes, the glitters have a tendency to clump together, leaving some spots glitter-free. I find that dabbing some extra polish on those bald spots and then smoothing it over helps to get even coverage. What you see in my pictures is two coats, but there is a small bit of sheerness left. If you want total opaque coverage, I recommend using a blue or green polish as a base first. I also recommend using top coat with this polish, since the glitter makes it feel gritty without.

You can find Mermaid's Dream at Lippmanncollection.com, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus stores, and other beauty retailers, for $18 for 0.5oz.

14 comments:

  1. Great color on you. Lovely swatches too!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  2. This is such a beautiful shimmery glittery concoction! It definitely reminds me of that seaside feeling! I love it!

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  3. That is truly a unique polish! It's gorgeous!

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  4. I need this!! Deborah Lippmann makes my FAVE polish ever (Today was a Fairytale). I'm going to have to order this.

    Also, the chinchilla in your profile pic is too adorbs. Gimme!! Hehe :)

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    1. Oooh Today was a Fairytale is lovely! Really, all DL polishes are lovely. :D

      Aww thanks! His name is Dan and he is quite squishable. teehee!

      ~ Yun

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  5. oh woww this colour is soooo pretty!
    deborah lippmann has the most amazing colours ever *_*

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  6. Wow this is such a nice colour I definitely need a DL polish soon!
    Your nails are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much! That's really sweet of you to say! <3

      ~ Yun

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  7. I won this in a contest! My first and fave DL (I only have one other, lol)
    It is such a beautiful summertime color. I usually wear it with Zoya Zuza as accent nails, and the Zuza makes a great base.

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    1. It's my favorite DL too! And I love wearing it over Zuza, as well. The teal of Zuza gives so much depth to Mermaid's Dream. :D

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