Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OPI Pirates Of The Caribbean Swatches, Part 2: Mermaid's Tears & Stranger Tides!

A little later than I had hoped, and also less photos than I wanted to do (none with the bottle done outside as it was so, so cold that my hands could take no more – you may be able to tell from the pictures) but I think these show the colours fairly well anyway. Excuse the manicure; it’s not the greatest as I hadn’t tidied up after painting them.

The polish scent reminded me a bit of pear drops – weird! Anyway I found that I needed 3 coats with each of these shades, but gave 4 to be on the safe side. Out of the 2 I think Mermaid's Tears was probably the more opaque one, even though they had the same amount of coats in the end – I just think you could possibly get away with 2 thicker coats if you were in a rush with this.

Drying time was very reasonable and they do seem to last well on the nail – even without topcoat! Also I’d say that whilst the photos show quite true to colour, they’re possibly just a little murkier in real life... nothing too drastic though, in my opinion.

L-R Mermaid's Tears, Stranger Tides (With flash):

 No flash:

 L-R Mermaid's Tears, Stranger Tides, Planks A Lot, Sparrow Me The Drama (With flash):

Disclosure: PR Sample


  1. I like the names of the colours i think my favourite is mermaid's tears

  2. The promotional image for Stranger Tides is so deceiving, it is way more green than the bottle. I will hopefully be getting both of these, I love green.

  3. Beauty Shades - Me too, the names are great!

    Jennifer - Yes it is more green than I expected too, but it is still very nice indeed.

  4. I love Stranger Tides! Do you know when these will be released? Great blog btw :)

  5. Hi Mona, thank you lovely, glad you like it! They're said to be due out in May - no set date so far but I'll update accordingly if I find out more. x


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