Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mermaid Tail? Mermaid Scales? Mermaid's Dream?

I don't know what to call this manicure. It's definitely in the mermaid genre. I couldn't it a tail, scales, or dreams, as the polish is called? No matter what you call it, I LOVE IT. Plain and simple love. I've been dreaming up these nails ever since my glitter delivery coincided with the arrival of Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream. I had them sitting on the table together and I knew they must be combined. 

Before I move onto the manicure, let me just say that this is my first DL polish. It is absolutely stunning. And expensive. I likely won't buy another for myself because I can't justify that price for nail polish. Unless one as gorgeous as Mermaid's Dream comes out...then I'll reconsider! :) If you know of another beautiful DL...keep it to yourself! ;) Mermaid's Dream is a seafoam green with a gold-ish shimmer and blue glitter. Stunning. It was opaque in two coats and I didn't use any underwear. It also dried relatively fast. 

I polished all of my nails with two coats of Mermaid's Dream except my accent nail. I did just one coat and then skipped it when I did the second coat. When the second coats were dry, I polished my accent nail with its second coat. Then, while the nail was still wet, I went to work with the glitter. Each piece was placed individually. I used a toothpick dipped in a little water between each glitter placement. I started in the top middle and made a line all the way to the tip of my nail. From there, it's just like a hexagonal puzzle! By the third column, Mermaid's Dream was dry so I used a quick swipe of clear polish to rewet the nail. Then I clipped any overhanging glitters and covered it with a coat of HK Girl which made it super smooth. This did take a little time for obvious reasons but it maybe took 5-8 minutes per glittery accent nail. That's why it makes a great accent nail and probably not a whole manicure! That would take FOREVER! Anyways, onto the pictures! Enjoy! :)

P.S. The DL bottle is super awkward to photograph three of the four pictures feature the HK Girl bottle! :)

Mermaid Scale Nails

Mermaid Tail Nails

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Mermaid Manicure


  1. oh yeah!definitely a mermaid dream so simple yet creative

  2. that came out so nice! I need to invest in more glitters/sequins to do stuff like this! And I'm glad your DL turned out so nice! I'm gonna get some on sale on HSN or hautelook!

    1. Thanks, Alex! I'm really enjoying having some glitter at my disposal! :)

  3. This is gorgeous!
    I wanted to let you know I tagged your blog for the Liebster award :) The details are on my page :)

  4. Wow! This is so very nice!

  5. This is one of my favorite polishes. Great job with the accent nail.


Thank you so much for looking and commenting! I really love that you're taking the time to give me feedback! If you'd like me to check out your blog, please email me ( your information instead of posting it in a comment! Also, anonymous comments have been disabled to prevent spam! Thank you! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...