When I first saw Mermaid’s Dream by Deborah Lippman on Pinterest (thank you, Real Simple!) I just had to have it… Seafoam green micro-glitter with gold undertones and flecks of blue glitter – incredible. So I bought it and felt like a kid on Christmas as I painted three thin coats and toped with my fave Essie Good to Go. The texture was a little “rough” even with the top coat but I just thought that added to the cool factor and made it seem even more like a mermaid’s tail. Eeek it was so pretty! Things were going great until the next day the polish started to chip and flake off… Um..? It’s not like I was playing basketball or washing a million dishes – I would literally be sitting and pieces would break off.
So I tried it again, this time using a clear base coat of polish. No-go. Same flaky action 12-24 hours later. What gives? I need your help friends: how the heck do you keep super glittery polish from flaking off? I know it has something to do with the consistency of all the glitter in the formula but I need a solution because this Mermaid’s Dream is too cool to give up… Any and all suggestions are welcome!
And I guess if I can’t figure it out I can always swap it for one of the two Deborah Lippman chrome lacquers I’ve been eyeing (Sugar Daddy and Swagga Like Us) or her super new 3D Holographic colors (Sweet Dreams and Ray of Light)