Sunday, June 26, 2011

Swatch Watch: OPI Pirates of the Caribbean - Mermaid's Tears

I’m going to be honest here, I think OPI nail polishes are a huge rip off. I’m not sure how much they are overseas, but here in New Zealand, they retail for around $26NZD. Who in their right mind would pay that much for a nail polish?! Ugh, apparently I would.

The OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection appealed to me because I don’t actually own any pastel nail polishes, I do have to admit that the fact they thought pastel colours are pirate-y is ridiculously strange to me. But they’re beautiful pastels nonetheless.

I bought two colours from the collection, one of which was Mermaid’s Tears.

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This is two coats, and I can honestly say I am not impressed. The colour itself is beautiful, but the application was horrible! I can’t believe I spent $26NZD on it, when the quality is of something that should cost $2NZD. Disappointing. The colour really is gorgeous though, and I have to keep telling myself that to justify how much I spent on it. Hahaha.

Because I’m on such a konad high, I of course had to stamp something over it, just to see how it looked. The result? Freakin’ amazing.

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I had SO many compliments on this design. Everyone seemed to adore it, and I have to admit that it’s definitely one of my favourite combinations to date.

So all in all, I really don’t think OPI nail polishes are all that wonderful. If you shop around you can find cheaper nail polishes that are far superior in quality. What do you think??

Thanks for viewing!
oxo

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that's pretty pricey for nail polish! But it's a gorgeous color and I've been looking at getting that one - I love that color!! :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  2. That's so pretty! Where do you find those overlays? I love the colour too.

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  3. Sherry - I know! It's way too expensive for nail polish.. but the colour really is gorgeous!

    balletmama - Thanks! It's a konad nail art plate that I actually bought from http://www.bornprettystore.com

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  4. bommbb nails! looks amazing...i love this collection from opi...

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Let me know what you think! oxo

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