Deborah Lippmann Mermaids SWATCHES!

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Hello, readers! I have a super exciting post to share with you before bed. I couldn’t wait to swatch the new Deborah Lippmann Mermaids when they arrived today and I just had to post it right away. They are gorgeous! Mermaid’s Dream was my favorite Deborah Lippmann polish so when I heard there was an entire mermaid-inspired collection coming out, I had to get them all! They look awesome paired with Mermaid’s Dream, so I’m showing that one in this post as well even though it’s not “new.”

A little bit of info about all of them: I’ve done two coats of each with Cult Nails Wicked Fast. They tend to dry gritty (with the exception of Million Dollar Mermaid) and once my Wicked Fast was hardened, there was still a bit of texture. I’d recommend a thick top coat if you want a glossy finish. They all applied wonderfully and I have no issues to report. Just stunning!

One of the prettiest collages I’ve ever made!


Look at the bottle colors together! I’m definitely wearing DL Mermaid skittle nails tomorrow!

Let’s start out with my favorite of the new set, Mermaid’s Kiss. A gorgeous light pink base, packed with light and dark pink mini hexes and TONS of gold fleck shimmer. The gold is so intense, it’s my favorite part about it!Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Kiss 1 Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Kiss 2 Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Kiss Macro Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Kiss Bottle

Next up, we have Million Dollar Mermaid. A pale orange base with orange mini and micro hexes and gold shimmer. The gold shimmer is smaller and less intense than that in Mermaid’s Kiss but I think it works better this way for this base color and keeps it from looking too yellow.




Do The Mermaid is the purple of the bunch and was the most textured when dry without top coat. The pastel purple base is full of purple mini  and micro hexes and what appears to be silver shimmer. It’s the only polish in the set without gold added in.




The last new polish is Mermaid’s Eyes. It is an opaque blue base with blue mini hexes and gold micro glitter. There is less glitter and the base is much more opaque than the others– I could have only worn one coat. The second coat covered up the glitters, though, and the blue mini hexes are almost lost in the blue base. I just adore this shade of blue!

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Eyes 1 Deborah Lippmann Mermaids Eyes 2 Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Eyes Macro Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Eyes Bottle

Now we’ve come to the original mermaid– Mermaid’s Dream. As I said before, this was my favorite Deborah Lippmann polish and it may still be. Such a beautiful mix of seafoam base with gold shimmer and blue hexes.  I just love it!Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream 1 Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream 2 Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream Macro Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream Bottle

I am dying to hear what you think of the new Deborah Lippmann Mermaids! Tell me your favorites, must haves, least favorites, etc!
I purchased these from the Deborah Lippmann Website for $19 each:
Thanks so much for reading!


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  1. Elizabeth

    Just spotted these on last night and couldn't wait to see them swatched–thank you so much! Mermaid's Dream is still the classic and my favourite, but I'm going to be hard pressed not to get them all. I especially love Mermaid's Kiss!

  2. UKNailRunner

    They are super-pretty! However, I think the original Mermaid's Dream is the prettiest of the bunch; it's one of my favourite DL's too 😀

  3. Kelly's Nail Blog

    Oh man! I am in love with two of the…Million Dollar Mermaid and Mermaid's Kiss. Mermaid's Dream is not too far behind either. What a splurge though…$19 each. I will eventually buckle! These are so gorgeous!!!

    Come to think of it these would make a great birthday gift to receive and my b-day is in 2 weeks. I better get to dropping hints! 😉

  4. Sabine T

    Mermaid's Dream has been on my wishlist for ages, and I will add the other Mermaids as well. They look all so pretty, too bad they're so pricey.

  5. Jess, from JessOneMore

    Eeek! I Adore these polishes! Especially Mermaid's Kiss and Do the Mermaid! They're beautiful. And I must say, out of all the swatches I've seen of Mermaid's Dream, all of them have turned me off of it, as other swatches made the polish look way too frosted and kinda clumpy-ish. Your swatches are perfect! I love all the detail I can see in this polish! I want to buy it now! Thanks so much! I love your blog!

  6. shortylegsbeauty

    OH MY GOSH!! This whole collection is wonderful 🙂
    You have such an amazing blog 🙂 Im a new subscriber through bloglovin and GFC 🙂

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