July 5, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge! Day 6: The Big Blue

I thought about doing freehand nail art for today, but I just didn't feel up to it. Besides, I was too busy playing with my new goodies I got in the mail this week! (I will do a haul post this weekend)

Among those goodies was this beauty from Deborah Lippmann: Mermaid's Dream! :D
See the bottom of the post for swatches (as promised).

I have been lemming after this shade for ages! Funny story... I placed an order on Nail Polish Canada back in April but was disappointed when they didn't have mermaids dream... yet... because 2 days after I placed the order they added it to their site! So I patiently waited until last week when I needed to place an order for a friend and happily added it to my cart! :D

So.. today may not seem fully inspired for "The Big Blue" - I originally had an under the sea and fish manicure in mind - but Mermaid's Dream with a stamp that reminds me of waves will do :)

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream stamped with Finger Paints Paper Mache
& my giant stamping plate from lightinthebox.com

And.. since I promised after my giveaway to do more swatches.. I give you Mermaid's Dream
isn't it gorgeous? 

This is two coats with no topcoat, you could probably get full coverage with one coat if you apply your polish thicker.