Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream

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Mermaid polishes are a really important subset of the polish world. Sometimes, you just need to have mermaid finger tips. Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is a lovely one of these polishes. It’s a sea-foam metallic base with large blue glitter and smaller gold glitter. It has a gritty texture, but I didn’t apply a top coat because I liked it–it kind of reminded me of sand, which just enhanced the beachy mermaid vibe further.

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It looks like it might be hard to build opacity but it isn’t at all. At two coats I was completely good. The formula is super fantastic, and easy to work with and apply. I was impressed.

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As with a lot of summery polishes, I feel like a certain group of them also work well in winter, and this is another one of those for me (like Orly Glowstick). It would work well on a beach, but the sea-foam metallic also gives it an icy vibe that goes nicely with snow.

I ordered from Lippmann’s website, since I don’t like to go places in winter. My order came with a sample of her remover mitt, The Stripper, which I also quite liked–though I’m not sure it was different enough from my Zoya Remove Plus to make me purchase a full size (especially since it’s more expensive), I really liked the mitt pouch–it would be great for travel.

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