April 27, 2013

Deborah Lippmann Summer 2013 Mermaids Collection Swatches

Hi :D Long time no see. Sorry for the absence...I've been really sick the past couple weeks. I was in and out of the hospital a couple of times last week and this week I've managed to get myself to work and when I've gotten home I've been too exhausted to even open my computer. Hopefully things will be back to normal around here now that I feel somewhat human again, I have a lot that I'm excited to swatch and show so *fingers crossed!*

Today I have 3 of the polishes from the Mermaids Collection from Deborah Lippmann for Summer 2013 to share with you. There are 4 new shades that go along with Mermaid's Dream that came out last year. I was a little bit scared of these, I never really liked Mermaid's Dream in photos...it just looked like glitter in a really frosty base. I have to say though, I really like these, now I'm toying with the idea of finally picking up Mermaid's Dream! I'm so excited to FINALLY share these with you guys, I've been holding onto these swatches for over a month waiting for them to be in stock on Deborah Lippmann's website haha!

Do The Mermaid is a light lilac base packed with a slight gold shimmer and a ton of purple glitter.  This is my personal favorite of the 3 polishes today! The formula was good, the consistency was nice and application was easy. Do The Mermaid was a bit sheer though so I used 3 coats to get it opaque.All photos are in natural sunlight.

Mermaid's Kiss is a light rosy pink base with a strong golden shimmer and darker pink glitter. I love the shimmer in this one because of how noticeable it is and because it contrasts with the base color and the glitter nicely. The formula was a bit on the thick side but it was easy to apply. This was also on the sheer side, I used 3 coats for full opacity. All photos are in natural sunlight.

Million Dollar Mermaid is a light orange base with golden shimmer and orange glitter. To me this feels the most summery even though it's not an in your face kind of orange. The formula was great but like the others...sheer. I used 3 coats for full opacity, all photos are in natural sunlight. 

Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Collection is available now at DeborahLippmann.com they are $19 each (seems that she's raised her prices since the last time I looked...bummed). You can also find Deborah Lippmann polishes at places like Nordstroms and Ulta. If you are in the So Cal area like me you can also get them at Planet Beauty!

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  1. I really love this collection! :)

  2. WELCOME BACK! We all missed your posts. Hope you're feeling better. I agree, I like Do The Mermaid the best too. Take care ;)

  3. I'm so glad you're "back", Jen! I'm sorry to hear that you were hospitalized ...twice?! You poor girl! I'm happy that you're on the mend, though--keep on truckin'. Your blog is my FAVE, but you just take all the time you need; take extra care of yourself! I'll bet Degan (among others) missed you terribly!

    This collection is a complete surprise to me! I really like the first two, especially Do the Mermaid; that one's definitely the **STAR** of the collection--probably the only one I'll pick up, too...I think. On second thought I may grab the pink one, too! ;) >>>sending happy, positive thoughts your way...<<<

  4. Glad you are back and feeling better. I have been not myself either....without your posts that is...: )

  5. ooooh orange! :)

    ...and on a personal note - the hospital? :( glad you're back and feeling better.

  6. Glad to have you back! It hasn't been the same without your daily posts.

  7. ValiantlyVarnishedApril 27, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better Jen and hope you continue to feel better. I like Do The Mermaid but Mermaid's Kiss is my favorite.

  8. It's great to hear that you're doing better! I missed your posts a LOT :)

  9. They all look amazing :D

  10. So glad you are better!! We missed you!!!

  11. Glad to hear you are feeling better!! :)

    Mermaid's Dream does look pretty unimpressive in photos, but damn, once I had it on my nails I was in loooooove!!! I actually wore it for a week, put something else on, then took that off to put Mermaid's Dream back on. I never do that!!! If you like these, pick it up - it really is better in person!

  12. owww, I like them all!

    I'm happy that you are back! Get well soon!!

  13. Hi Jen,

    I hope you're feeling better --- and hope that things are better for you from here on out! Beautiful swatches --- I think Million Dollar Mermaid would be my favorite here :)

  14. Glad your starting to feel like yourself. We have missed you. Hugs

  15. GlittersnapdragonApril 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    So happy to see you're running around again!! My favorite is Do The Mermaid...it looks lovely!

  16. These are pretty.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  17. So sorry to read that you've been ill! I hope you're 100% soon!

    I was wondering... are your swatches with top coat? The swatches look really smooth.

    I was hoping this collection would be like Mermaid's Dream, which is slightly texturized so it looks like mermaid scales.

  18. love the pink sparkly one!

  19. Wow. These are pretty, but can't justify the $19 price tag. Too bad.

  20. Those are the same three I brought from Nordstrom.com. I did eventually cave and order the fourth one. It should be here on Tuesday.

    Glad to read you're feeling better.

  21. Soo beautiful!! I want! x


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