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"?