8/29/12

Urban Outfitters "Sea Dust" Nail Polish (Deborah Lippmann "Mermaid's Dream" Dupe?)


I'm not sure how I *just* found out about this polish recently, but it's true- there is a pretty close 'dupe' (ugh, I don't care for that word for some reason, but I'm still gonna use it) of Deborah Lippmann's "Mermaid's Dream" and it can be found at Urban Outfitters. A few things- not only did I not know that this polish existed, I also didn't know that Urban Outfitters made nail polish, and I ALSO didn't know that the nearest Urban Outfitters is less than 2 miles away from me. YES!  I hopped in my car and drove right down there as soon as I read that this particular polish was only available in store, not online.  After Googling it, I saw posts on this polish as far back as early June. Shoot. Was it too late? Was I even going to find any left?

I parked my car and walked into UO. I scanned the store and located the polish bins, walked over and started to sort through them in my head....there it was- THE LAST ONE:



It was fate.

3 layers of "Sea Dust":





This polish dries very smooth with just one layer of top coat (much to my surprise). I attempted to take an angled shot here, to try to show you just how grit-less this is, but I'm not sure if you can really tell so you will just have to take my word ;-)



The greatest part of this polish?  It was cheap. They are only $5, but if you buy 2, they are only $4 each!  C'mon...that's a pretty great deal.

Here's the other polish I picked up in order to take advantage of the deal (Chilly).  This worked out great, because I have an irrational dislike of having only one of a polish brand sitting in my drawers- I need at least 2 of them to be 'ok' :

You can see a side by side comparison that Taneja's Bride did here of the Lippmann VS Urban Outfitters.  The differences are negligible, in my opinion.  

What do you think of "Sea Dust"?



19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful polish, it looks great on you!! Lucky that you grabbed the last one!! This is why I never spend the money on Lippman polishes, it is inevitable that someone will dupe them for much cheaper!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so right! I think back to when I bought my first one- Glitter In The Air- and how mad/happy/confused I was when the Revlon one came out. There are a few that I will cave on now and then, but for the most part it seems waiting it out works :) There's always a cheaper version eventually!

      Delete
  2. I really need to get over to UO and try their polishes because this one is making me drool. I love dupes!

    ReplyDelete
  3. so funny! I also hate having only one polish from a brand. It is completely irrational. I just feel like he needs a friend. Chilly looks interesting, too. Can't wait to see swatches!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its so bad! haahah I can tell you right now which ones are sitting, alone, upstairs in my Helmer and bugging me! :) We are weirdos...but, the best kind!

      Delete
  4. Great swatches! Thanks for linking back to my photos! I am flattered! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. So pretty! I have seen this lately and want it so bad! I really like the bottle too :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the bottles too! That is a big plus when it comes to deciding whether or not I like a brand of polish ;) They have to have a great bottle!

      Delete
  6. I've heard about this dupe and was tempted to go searching for it. But since Urban Outfitters recently made a shirt they call "Auschwitz Chic," I'm not sure I can ever shop there again. In the meantime, I will live vicariously through these gorgeous swatches.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG, did they actually do that...and call it that?! Disturbing :/ I had no idea!

      Delete
  7. I don't really like the word dupe either, but still use it. Pretty glitters.

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW, what a great dupe! I hate that word, too ;-) I wish I saw this one before spending the $$$ on the DL!

    ReplyDelete

Obsessed?