Fergie Mermaid’s Curves
When Fergie became the brand Ambassador for Wet n Wild, one of the projects was the Fergie line of polishes. They cost a bit more than the regular line, at $3.49 per bottle verus $0.99-$1.99. These can be found at Walgreens, and I believe at least for now they are just at Walgreens locations. I have no information on whether they will become more widely available, unfortunately.
Fergie Mermaid’s Curves is quite beautiful, and drew me in instantly. I bought this one to get my feet wet trying the Fergie polishes. It is a teal jelly base, with pearlescent multichrome glitter. It is really quite lovely, and I think the name suits it quite well. It does have an ocean, magical, majestic quality to it.
The bottle is a nice design. It is easy to hold, and I like the length of the lid. I was pleasantly surprised to see it has a flat, paddle style brush. These are my favorite, as I find them easiest to use. This one is fairly wide, and while I like it some may not like just how wide it is.
The formula for this is a medium consistency that does lean kind of thick, but I wouldn’t fully classify it as thick. It spreads nicely, though my layers tended to be thicker instead of thin. Attempting to do thin layers was more difficult. It does dry quite fast, which is pretty typical of these types of glitter polishes in my experience. The polish dried somewhat brittle when used alone, so I would avoid using any quick dry top coats that would make the brittleness worse. This would be best with an anti-chip top coat. It doesn’t dry very shiny, so if you like shine add a top coat.
Pigmentation is quite sheer. Even after 3 coats you could still see my nails very clearly underneath. I think this is best used as a decorative layer on top of another polish. I took pictures of it alone, and over a dark blue polish (Essie Midnight Tango). Overall I quite like this polish.