Thursday, July 7, 2011

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean

I know I'm ages behind on these swatches, especially since I completely forgot about them and they've just been sitting around waiting to be put up hehe Oh, and please excuse the cuticles >_<

Stranger Tides
Stranger Tides is a light murky sage green-grey. This is such an awesome color, definitely different for a "pastels collection", as with the other two I got from it. I love that it keeps me wondering, is it a grey with green undertones, or a green that leans grey? Looks amazing with Nubar 2010 over it! 3 thin coats.

Skull & Glossbones
Skull & Glossbones is a very pale taupe, is how I think it's best to describe it. I would have gotten this just for the name even if I didn't absolutely adore this color (which I do!) I thought this would be a dupe for Zoya Dove, but they're different. 3 thin coats.

Mermaid's Tears
Mermaid's Tears is a minty-seafoam green. While the other two I got are the unique colors of the collection, this one is definitely the stunner! Just look at it!! Makes me wonder if this is what color mermaids' tears would be :) Oh and in case you're wondering, nothing like China Glaze For Audrey! 3 thin coats.

Silver Shatter
OPI released their first "metallic" shatter with this collection in silver. Like the black shatter before it and pretty much every other shatter polish, you apply one coat over completely dry polish and it shrinks and cracks to reveal an awesome effect! I was a bit disappointed to find out that this one also dried matte, which made it look...odd, but add layer of top coat and it turns into this fantastic, sparkly, foil! I'm in love. :)

Over Stranger Tides

Over Skull & Glossbones

Over Mermaid's Tears

Overall, I'm in love with the colors I got from this collection, as well as the shatter. The two pinks and lilac didn't particularly interest me, so I passed on them. These all had great application, and even though I used 3 thin coats of each, honestly only one of them actually needed a  third coat to even out (unfortunately, I dont remember which one, but I want to say it was Stranger Tides..)

PS Mermaid's Tears and Silver Shatter were made for each other in OPI-heaven! <3


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  2. great pictures! I love all the colors!

  3. ummmm WOW i really want the sliver shatter and the mermaid tears one! nice review :) it really helps when choosing nailpolish colours :)))

  4. I love this collection! I have silver shatter toooo but for some reason I never like what i pair it with :(

  5. Oh man I love all of them! Mermaid's Tears is my fav!