Friday, September 20, 2013

Deborah Lippmann Do The Mermaid

You can relax, this isn't a repeat of Mermaid's Eyes!

When I first saw Do The Mermaid, I knew I had to have it. Purple is one of my favorite colors and purple version of Mermaid's Dream would be perfection in my eyes. I don't frequent Deborah Lippmann as a brand in my stash. The prices are way too steep for me, so Deborah Lippmann's are usually holiday and birthday treats. I picked Do The Mermaid for my birthday, and I think it was a good purchase!

Do The Mermaid
Do The Mermaid is a soft lavender base with gold shimmer and purple glitters.

Color: This is what I'm talking about! I love a good lavender to begin with, but the addition of the glitter and shimmer really makes this very special. The balance of the color, glitter, and shimmer is  perfect. Can you imagine if this what Mermaid's Eyes looked like? I so wish that one was like this!

Formula: The formula was easy to apply. This is on the sheer side, that is my only complaint. I used 3 coats in the swatch above. 

Price: I purchased this for $19.00 from Nordstrom. Yes, this is very expensive, but personally I really like it. I would love if Revlon or Urban Outfitters tried to replicate this one like they typically do with other Deborah Lippmanns. 

Overall: I really enjoy this polish. I love the color and the glitter and shimmer make it magical for me. The formula is a bit of a downer, which will keep it from getting a perfect score for me. The same goes with the price, at $19.00, I expect perfect formula. That being said, the color can't be beat!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday! 


  1. SO pretty! I love this color! Bummer that it needs three coats, but it's still on my wishlist :D

  2. Kelsey @ Polished PrescriptionSeptember 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    What a cute polish! MUCH better than that frosty mess that was Mermaid's Eyes. Such a shame about the formula though. Indies that cost $8 are cheaper than this lol polishes shouldn't be so expensive by any means.

  3. Gorgeous! So glad to hear it was better than the other one. I can leave this one on my wishlist.

  4. I really really love this polish and want to buy it. It's not only gorgeous but purple is my favorite color. I also really like the pink version of this one.

  5. That is so pretty. This would be gorgeous for Spring, too. :)

  6. Steph, I really like the Mermaid collection from Deborah Lippmann! "Do The Mermaid" is beautiful! I bought Mermaid's Dream about a month ago from, since I had a gift cert! I agree about the price of DL's polishes! Expensive, but usually worth it!

  7. Glad you like it!

  8. Thanks! I agree. The price isn't easy to swallow, but I can make a few exceptions here and there.

  9. I really want the pink one too!

  10. I agree. Thanks!

  11. I love this on you! Such a cool shade!


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