This NOTD is two coats of China Glaze Re-fresh-mint with one coat of I Love Nail Polish Little Mermaid over the top, and a coat of Seche Vite to finish. Firstly, I want to apologise for my messy cuticles! I found Re-fresh-mint hard to apply evenly, and the way I do my clean up means that messy application equals ugly clean up. I think the bad formula was mainly down to the fact that Re-fresh-mint is a pastel. Nevermind!
Little Mermaid, on the other hand, was amazing. Little Mermaid is a glitter topper in a clear base. My macro shows the glitter mix: baby blue hexes, baby pink hexes, and silver sticks (they are too small to be bars!). It is a very subtle and sweet combination. And highly unique! I don’t think I’ve seen anything with these shades of glitter before. I actually had a hard time deciding what base colour to put Little Mermaid over. I tried out a few pairings on nail wheels and I found that a lot of colours overshadowed the subtlety of the glitter. I didn’t try it over white, but that might work even better than mint green!
The formula of Little Mermaid was great, just like the other ILNP polishes I have tried out. I have nothing problematic to report! I did do a little ‘gap-filling’ with this one, however. That was less to do with application and more that I wanted the glitter to be very evenly dispersed. I wasn’t a fan of Re-fresh-mint against my skin tone so I wanted to cover it up and divert the eye as much as possible.
You can buy Little Mermaid (and lots of other amazing polishes!) from Barbra’s etsy store here. I encourage to you ‘like’ the ILNP Facebook page so you can stay connected with Barbra and her brand, and to check out her blog here. If you’d like to read my reviews of other ILNP polishes, you can find Party of Four here and Blow Pop here. Whew, that’s a lot of links!