Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pirate Mani 2

This mani doesn't look "pirate themed," but I used the OPI Pirates of the Carribean polishes so I'm pretty sure it still counts! I used OPI Mermaid's Tears and OPI Silver Shatter. This combination looks B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Mermaid's Tears is a pastel minty creme. Like most other reviewers have said, it's truly unlike any other polish I own in my collection. I'm so happy I got this one from the POTC collection. I used 2 coats for a completely smooth, opaque finish.

No topcoat

(Right hand shown with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat)

Bonus pic: The last pic shown is with the new Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat. I wish I just waited to do a full mani with the gold crackle because it was such a pain to try to take a picture of my right hand with my SLR camera, but I really wanted to try it out! The brush is so much narrower than O.P.I. that it was a little weird to use at first. The formula is also a little more watery than O.P.I.'s, but I'd say the end result was still pretty good. It cracks a little less and in bigger chunks, but I'm still happy I got it. I used this over Mermaid's Tears because I read a few people saying that it would look better with gold crackle, but after trying it out for myself, I say Silver Shatter is definitely the way to go!


  1. oh man i love the gold too
    im going to have to pick that one up for sure!

  2. Really like this shade of blue.

    BTW Natalie, I gave you an award on my blog :-)

  3. @Rebecca: thanks! i'll post swatches of the rest next week!
    @vanessa: yes, i'd say it's a must have for your polish collection. thank you so much for the award!!


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