Though Labor Day has come and gone, and the weather has started to cool a bit, I decided that I wanted to maintain a summery feeling on my nails nonetheless. So, I decided to swatch one of Ms Gents’ latest Deborah Lippmann acquisitions – Mermaid’s Dream.
This color feels super beachy – it reminds me of Caribbean waters, clean white sand, and small unbroken seashells.
It also looks to me like really pretty fish scales (if that’s possible…). I guess that’s where the ‘mermaid’ tie-in comes from – I can definitely confirm that this shade has a distinct “mermaid’s tail” quality to it.
I haven’t worn polish out in public for a good while, mainly because my schedule just hasn’t lined up properly in order to get enough time to have my nails done at the same time that Ms Gents and I are going out somewhere with low stakes.
This makes me kind of sad, and strangely it feels harder to go out in public with my nails done the longer I wait.
I definitely think I need to get out and show off my nails again sometime soon, to avoid falling back into the cycle of self-doubt and irrational fear that kept me from wearing it out in public for such a long time to begin with.
Getting back to Mermaid’s Dream – this stuff applied phenomenally.
Head down below for the application review and rating.
Application Review and Rating
As I stated above, this stuff was not only a mermaid’s dream, but also a nail polish lover’s dream too.
The application was effortless, the brush spread the glitter exactly where I wanted it and in the proper density, and viscosity was pretty much perfect.
Brush bristle width and length are perfect.
Also, I normally don’t comment on removal – but I was pretty shocked at how easy it was to remove what looked to me to be a very dense glitter. I got my nails completely clean in much less time than it took me to remove other glitter polishes (Candy Shop is one example).
My only two complaints (and these are minor) is that the brush handle is a bit small for me, and the glitter is a bit difficult to ‘clean up’ from the skin after application. A lot of trips back to the acetone bottle with the clean-up brush. Of course, this is not unusual for a glitter nail polish.
All of these accolades combine to earn this shade the new top spot in my ratings chart. I guess you could say this is my current favorite nail polish color!
Great job Deborah Lippmann!