Friday, February 22, 2013

Charlotte Russe Light Mint & Purple Combo

Happy Friday! This week went by way too quickly! :P I can't believe March is almost upon us. Did the New Year happen like yesterday? >_< I bought these polishes a few weeks ago after seeing someone show off their bottle of Light Mint online and mentioning it was a close dupe to Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid Dream. These bottle don't have names listed on the bottle (curse them!) so I used the ones listed online because I think they sound better than my horrible ones: "Mermaid Dream Dupe" and "Purple Glitter Amazingness". :P

 Light Mint has a sea foam green frosty base with smaller blue glitter and micro gold glitter. All nails are 2 coats of Light Mint with 2 coats of Seche Vite. 
While I don't own Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid Dream, I can say from looking at pictures this is a pretty close, if not exact, dupe of it. I was on the fence about buying Mermaid's Dream because I wasn't sure if I really loved the colors and for $19 a bottle I like to be at least 70% sure I'm going to love it. :P Well I do love this color and for $3 say it was a good gamble! ;) It is very top coat hungry, with 2 coats to top coat I still didn't get a super shiny glass finish or feeling on my nail, but I didn't mind. :)
Purple Combo has a clear base with various sizes of light blue and purple holographic hex glitter. I used 1 coat of Purple Combo over the dark gray from the Physicians Formula 3 Shades of Gray trio (post here) and a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.
Formula was a little thick on this one, but it wasn't a problem to work with. Having my two favorite colors (purple and blue) in a glitter holographic form pretty much means I'm guaranteed to love it. And I do! ;) 

Charlotte Russe polishes can be found in store or online here.  They retail for $3.50 a bottle or 2 bottles for $6, so might as well pick up 2! :P Find Charlotte Russe on Facebook here, Twitter here and Instagram here.
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