And for some reason, I’m pretty interested in some of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean polishes. Although they seem somewhat typical at first glance, they aren’t. They all have a bit of dustiness and a bit of dirtiness to them which is appealing to someone like me who normally doesn’t gravitate toward pastels.
Mermaid’s Tears is not your typical sea-foam green. It’s a bit dingy and less saturated than all of those other minty / sea-foam greens you already own. I actually love it. The muted color is so pretty. The color is tweaked just the slightest bit, but it adds a big difference and allows this color to be more relaxed and polished.
The formula and application on this color was great. It went on very smoothly. It also evened itself out very nicely after the second coat. It seems to be one of those half creme / half jelly hybrids, which sometimes needs three coats to even out, but this one was great in two and dried quickly.
Here you can tell that Mermaid’s Tears is a bit more greyed out that Turquoise & Caicos. It looks more grown up and less minty than the typical sea-foam green, which I feel is a great change.
Where to Buy: Ulta / JCPenny / Dillard’s / Trade Secret / Salons / $ 8.50
A lot of us polish collectors are suckers for sea-foam greens and they are all the same, but Mermaid’s Tears offers something different that makes it worthy of getting. I really like it!
How are you guys feeling about the Pirates of the Caribbean colors? A little bit let down or do you like them? Did Mermaid’s Tears suck you in?