Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OPI Mermaid's Tears

OPI Mermaid's Tears
Seychelles, Stephan & Co, DKNY, Breil Milano

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Hey dolls, I've finally gotten around to trying OPI's Mermaid's Tears. This color is a very dusty, muted teal-like green from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Mermaid's Tears was one of the few colors from this collection that was a must have for me! No complaints with the formula on this one; I applied 2 easy coats and had full opacity. I don't own a lot of OPI polishes, so I have to get readjusted to the pro wide brush every time I use it. I had to take so many pictures of this shade because my camera kept bringing out the blue tones, especially outside in the sunlight. A picture I took using my blackberry was truest to this shade.
blackberry pic
artificial light, flash
I really love this color and I'm sure I'll get lots of wear from it. I was so disappointed when it got messed up after only 1 day of wear. I had to wash and style my hair, so I had some tip wear afterwards. While sitting under the dryer, I figured I'd use Turquoise Shatter to hide the imperfections. Bad choice...not only did it not shatter; it lifted up Mermaid's Tears and caused it to peel completely off the nail!
Crazy right?!? So much for not changing my nails. Has this ever happened to you when using a shatter/crackle?

8 comments:

Minty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks beautiful on you! I've heard many bad things about Turquoise Shatter. I've also heard to use it when the polish is a little wet. I don't have it, but I guess that could have been the problem.

thalie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gosh,girl,you have some long nails! I don't personally like Mermaid's Tears, but it does look quite nice with your skin tone. Pastels just look washed out on me.

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies!
@Minty...I've used Turquoise Shatter before on dry and on semi-wet nails and it worked both times...so weird.
@Thalie...Thanks, I'm glad I could pull this one off. My nails have been growing like crazy. They usually get around this length, one breaks, then I cut them all to start over. This is about 2 months of growth.

BMR said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So jealous of your nail length. And Mermaid's Tears look fantastic on you!

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

aww don't be jealous!!! thanks girl!

Pretty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ooh i like this shade on you. yeah i thought you use the 'crackles' when wet.

Carly @ Lacquered Lover said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My turquoise shatter is perfect but I have issues with my silver one! I love Mermaid's Tears though, one of my new favorite colors!

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Pretty. I've used it both on wet and dry nails...maybe I'll try it again to see if it will work better.
@Carly...my silver one works perfectly! The turquoise is such a pretty shade so I don't want to give up on it. :)

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