31 Days Challenge Day 18 - my Oldest untried

My untried drawer is rather large. There are times when I think it's sad. But in other times I think it will keep me very much entertained when I retire. I mean, come on! Since when the fact that I have so many polishes can be used as an excuse to not buying new ones? The new ones will never be exactly the same as those I already have. Fact of life. But sometimes when I look in there, I find true treasures. Like the one I want to show you today. I bet you recognize this one!
Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream. More or less about a year ago, the entire polish world went mad over this one. So I got it too and just... never got around to wear it. After all, a year ago I was a bit bothered because it's green - not my color, it's glitter - not my style, it's textured - so unpopular... With time, this polish not only has become my oldest untried, but it is also the first polish ever, that I bought and never tried right away. The beginning of a new era...
And today, thanks to Debbie and her new 31 Days challenge, I finally took this babe out and put it on and... fell in love. Where have I been this whole year? This is a true gem. So beautiful, so unique and so before it's time. The formula is great, decent coverage is achieved in 3 thin layers. It is hungry, no doubt. What you see here is 2 coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite over it and the texture is part of the look no matter what. But it is gorgeous. This is a true MUST in every collection.  *Applause*
Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream

Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream
 What do you think? Just a hype or a treasure?


Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

I can't believe you didn't try this for a whole year. :P It's so gorgeous, and it's my favorite Deborah Lippmann polish! :D Did you hear that based on its success, DL is coming out with a Mermaid line of four polishes with the same look and texture? They look interesting. :-)

~ Yun

Unknown said...

completely beautiful! Definitely a treasure ;)

jazzqueen64 said...

OMG how could you have left this sooooo long, it's absolutely gorgeous! Hooruh for the challenge! I wonder if there's a lookie likie dupe at a fraction of the price of DL polishes????

M. Fourey said...

Ahh I've never liked this polish much, but those are the pictures in which I've liked it the most ^^ I can follow up on positing with this challenge! So sorry!

beachgal said...

Like you - not into texture - glitter not my thing - but I bought this when it came out - I was into buying a lot of the DL then - found I wore next to none of them ever. This one I swatched on my white sheet of paper like I do with all polishes and found out it was lumpy so that turned me off right there. I like to look at it in photos and on others but I doubt I will ever wear it.

Gosia said...

Hmm... Ok, I admit, I'm under the rock: this is not my thing!!! Maybe if I saw it in real life? I find that no matter how good the pictures, some polishes are just so shy and want to show their true beauty only on real fingers!

Raggio di Luna said...

This one is really special.. :-) Can I come to play with things I find in your untried drawer? :-)

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