So I have a Bachelor's in Creative Writing specializing in Fiction and my writing tends to stick to fantasy for the most part. Like any proper girly girl, I love unicorns, mermaids, fairies, and all sorts of fantastic creatures. Hence, why when I see nail polish with "mermaid" in the name I have to have it.
Mermaid's Dream is my first Deborah Lipmann. I spent far too long comparing the different colors I wanted until I finally decided on this one. After all of my blues and mermaid colors, this one is still different from them all, which makes me glad I invested the $18 on it.
In real life, it is actually a touch more mint green and little less teal. Mermaid's Dream is a thick glitter with specks of holo glitter that I did not actually notice until I was in the sunlight. The holo was a nice little sparkly surprise. There are also navy blue glitters running through it. I layered one coat of Mermaid's Dream over Sinful Colors' Mint Apple, partially because both were perfect matches for each other, and partially because I did not want to have to attempt to remove three coats of solid glitter.
The last thing that I love about this polish is how forgiving this formula is. It completely filled in the still healing ridges I have left from my six month stint with acrylics.