When I saw promo information about this polish I literally swooned. I enjoy Deborah Lippmann polish as much as the next girl, but I desperately needed Mermaid's Dream. I think this is the one that made me ga-ga crazy over any polish that is turquoise or sea foam green, OR is named "mermaid.' Once I got my jaw off the floor I began stalking it - on blogs for swatches, calling stores for release dates. I wanted it soooo bad! Funny thing, once it was in my possession I kept it in my un-trieds box for over a month! What is wrong with me, why did I wait so long to wear it? I'm so ashamed. But I made amends and put it on this morning. I am literally in love with it! I think this is one I will wear all summer long! Trips to the beach, yes. Trips to the park, yes. Trips to weekend mini-vacations, yes. Trip to Hawaii, yes please!!
On to the details: Mermaid's Dream really is a dream. It is a sea foam green base that is foil-y looking. There are small turquoise glitter pieces and micro-glitter that flashes silver and gold. The overall look is a beautiful shiny and sparkly nail - what I imagine a mermaid tail would look like. I used 2 coats, be generous with your coats - a little does not go a long way. I did not use a top coat. I like the texture showing through and a top coat would likely have taken away from it. After wearing for a day tiny spots on the tips of my nails started to chip - maybe because I didn't put on a top coat. No matter, I still LOVE this polish. I probably could have used one more coat as I can see a few teeny places where my nail is showing through. In real life it's not noticeable.
I present to you Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream…insert applause here.