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!