Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mermaid cocktail

Here is another experiment I did with the cocktail mani.  I started with 2 coats of Orly Haley's Comet (which is a dupe for Zoya Charla and OPI Catch me in your net).  On the thumb, index and middle fingers I added 2 coats of Deborah Lippman Across the Universe (which is one of my all time favorite glitter polishes).  Across the Universe is a blue base with blue, green and silver hex shaped glitter.  It always reminds me of mermaid scales or the mosaic bottom of a swimming pool.

Sadly, the HC had a huge chip in it by day 2 - nearly half the polish came off in one piece.  And upon removal I found that this polish gave me terrible Smurf fingers, even with a basecoat.  Thank goodness most of it came off during a good scrubbing with whitening toothpaste and a nail brush.


  1. I love this, I don't have either of these polishes but I have the dupes - I've never thought of using whitening toothpaste before, great tip!

  2. I love that kind of combos. Lippman is amazing and looks really great on you!

  3. I really love this! And I really REALLY love that I have polishes that could dupe (or near dupe) both of these!! I'll have to try it!! <3


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