So, if I can find a less expensive version of a higher end polish I love, I'll certainly give it a shot. And that's where this unnamed bottle of love, charlotte comes in.
For a long time Sea Dust, the Urban Outfitters version of Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream, sat on my wishlist. It seemed a more reasonable option to try cost-wise to determine whether I wanted to spring for the real thing. Mermaid's Dream is on my wishlist too, because it's beautiful! However there are no Urban Outfitters in my area, so when I happened upon this polish for $3.50 at Charlotte Russe I was excited to try it.
I wish I could do a comparison to either the Mermaid's Dream or Sea Dust but since I don't have either, you'll have to let me know what you think. The formula was pretty easy to work with and I used three thin coats for the pictures. Dry time was quick, but a little gritty with the glitter, so I added a coat of Poshe. The color seems pretty close to me, but here are the swatches!
This pretty polish was purchased by me, to appease me until I can get my paws on the real Mermaid's Dream!