Thursday, May 24, 2012
Jordana Celestial and Mermaid's Dream Inspired Franken
Hi there lovelies! I decided to post this review I wrote this a week or so ago, so my nails are shorter than my previous post.
I am so excited to share my first franken with you today. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
But first, here I am wearing Jordana Celestial for the first time. It is a unique and very gorgeous shade of light turquoise glitter with medium hexagonal glitters, small (regular size) glitter and a finely milled glitter in the mix. The texture dries gritty, yet the glitter is shiny, unlike the Wet n Wild color Icon Ice Baby collection that came out for holiday 2011, which needs topcoat. I like this one better because I don't need to use tons of topcoat, in fact, I am not using it at all. The grit doesn't bug me at all. My main concern is the glitter shining like crazy.
I paid $1.50 for this polish, since they were on sale at Kmart BOGO 50% off, which I didn't realize until I was at home later putting it away. That felt great! Hey, every little 'elps!
Now I have a recipe for a Deborah Lippman Mermaid's Dream inspired franken to share. Obviously, the polish Mermaid's Dream by Deborah Lippmann is a unique, amazing and gorgeous shade. I had never seen a polish like MD before, and so I really wanted to experience it. I am so glad that the recipe I devised worked ! Until I get my hands on the original, which may never happen, I can enjoy a similar polish that really satisfies!
I took Pure Ice Splash, and mixed it with Color Icon Cost is no Issue about 50/50. I think there was a little Seche in the bottom of the bottle, which probably didn't hurt this formula. This polish is a real beauty, and unique on it's own. It lacks the green shimmer of Mermaid's Dream, but I don't mind at all. This finish of this polish is smoother than MD, just judging from the photos. I am going to call it Mermaid's Rapture.
I think the concept of this polish with the particular mix of shimmer and glitter is genius. Hats off to Ms. Lippmann again. I received a compliment on this one and kept it as a pedi for weeks because it was too beautiful to remove.