Saturday, 25 February 2012

China Glaze Laser Lime & DL Mermaids Dream dupe ?

Hi Goddesses

Ugh, I've had this lying around for the LONGEST time.  I'm bad like that.  After a while, I just don't see the thing anymore and then, usually, I can't be bothered to do anything about it.

So why my "meh"ness ?  Well, this just underwhelmed me on every level.  It's holo, so it should be great, but the truth is that the formula was really thin, it was patchy, and I just didn't like the colour once it was on.

I initially bought it for nail art - I'd seen a couple of fab manis where this had been used to great effect, but really, it just left me cold.

Also, I really don't rate the CG holos.  They just do not do it for me.  They don't compare in any way to Glitter Gal or the OPI DS holos, and I think that is partly why I go all meh on them - they really suffer by comparison.

So, this post was unlikely to ever see the light of day.   So what on earth changed my mind?   Well, swatches of Deborah Lippmann's new mermaidy polish Mermaid's Dream, that's what.

Because, after I shrugged my disappointed shoulders on Laser Lime, I decided to see if I could spice it up with some glitter, and daubed on some Wet n Wild ColorIcon in Cost Is No Issue.  It didn't go well.  It was an experiment in disaster.  It looked like snot smeared over guacamole - not good.

And yet ... well,it reminds me of all the swatches of Mermaid's Dream .....  So there you go - a cheap way to do it, and a lesson that even failures have a purpose.

Enjoy / shrug xx  :)
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