|Left to right: OPI Mermaid's Tears, OPI Silver Shatter, OPI Stranger Tides|
Mermaid's Tears is the shade I was most looking forward to out of the six, a light slightly dirty blue with a hint of green. It is a straightforward creme and although I do like it, I was disappointed to realise it was almost identical to Butter London's Artful Dodger, which I used just a few ago. If you read that post, you might remember I was unhappy with quality of that polish and the good news is the OPI formula is great. Two coats application and I was done.
|2 coats of OPI Mermaids Tears (taken in artificial light)|
|2 coats of OPI Mermaids Tears plus one coat of OPI Silver Shatter|
|Left to right: Butter London Artful Dodger, OPI Mermaids Tears, Nails Inc Haymarket|
|Left to right: Chanel Nouvelle Vague, OPI Mermaids Tears, Chanel Jade|
Stranger Tides is another cream and is best described as putty in colour. It is like a dirty, greenish cream, to put it bluntly the shade you can look when you are feeling very unwell. Delightful. It doesn't look bad on the nails though and I was surprised that I couldn't find anything like it in my current stash. I thought it would be similar to You Don't Know Jaques or Chane;'s Khaki Green, but it is much lighter than both. It seems OPI has a unique shade on their hands with this but maybe there is a reason no one has done this colour before. Maybe it will grow on me.
|2 coats of OPI Stranger Tides applied (photo taken in artificial light)|
|2 coats of Stranger Tides plus one coat of Silver Shatter (photo taken in artificial light)|
|Left to right: OPI You Don't Know Jaques, OPI Stranger Tides, Chanel Khaki Vert|
The OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection is available in America already but doesn't seem to be out in the UK yet. It should be available before the end of May, and I'm guessing as soon as the film is released here.
OPI Nail Polishes cost £10.50 each in the UK and are available from Lena White, QVC and www.asos.com as well as many others.
There are still some bargains to be had in my blog sale and I have altered the rules to allow overseas buyers. See here for what is on offer.