Tuesday, May 17, 2011

OPI Pirates Of The Caribbean Swatches and Review

To celebrate the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie coming out in a few days, OPI has released a new collection of nail polishes. This set came with 6 new polishes plus a Silver Shatter. You won't see the Silver Shatter in my haul here, I am not really a fan of the Shatter thing, it's not for everyone. But I do like pastel hues and so this collection really intrigued me. I instantly fell in love with the seafoam green colour, Mermaid's Tears and picked up a couple more too.

The ones that I picked up were Planks A lot, Stranger Tides, Steady As She Rose and Mermaid's Tears. I actually ordered Skull and Glossbones, but was sent Stranger Tides instead. I thought I would hate Stranger Tides, but I actually don't mind it now seeing it in person. If you are wondering, I get the majority of my nail polishes through NailEtc on Amazon.com. Their prices are pretty good, much cheaper (even with shipping to Canada) then what I would pay at the nail salon.

Planks A Lot is the more vibrant out of the 4 that I picked up, it's a purple, slightly greyed out giving it that slight dusty look, but still a pastel. Although all of the polishes in this collection are cremes, I found this one to be much more watery than the rest.

Stranger Tides is a murky grey khaki green. This one is definitely weird. I don't see myself wearing this often, but I have started to like it more than I thought I would, and it's unique.

Mermaid's Tears is my favourite from this collection. It's a seafoam green. Looking at it in the bottle it's very different than say, a tiffany blue colour, this has much more green in it. I love this because it's a bright colour, but still a pastel tone. This one is similar to Misa's Dirty Sexy Money.

Steady As She Rose is a very pale greyed out pink. This one takes three coats to look opaque and avoid that streaky look that really pale polishes can have.

Would I recommend this product? I really like the polishes in this collection, they have a pale unique quality to them. And if you are into the shatter thing, definitely get the silver one that comes in this collection.


Sara.H said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a lovely collection :) love the colors.

Cosmetics Aficionado said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like these. They don't seem pirate-y to me, but they are lovely spring colors.

Priscilla said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this collection. I have the Skulls and Glossbones..and yes I have the Silver Shatter and it sucks big time!! Its that bad LOL =) but my fav that you got was Planks A Lot..I love purple so that was my fav =)

Marilou Jiménez Alba said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautfil are these shades? I'm also sooo not into the shatter thing. I can not imagine payin to get a "old" chipped nail polish look. LOL
I particularly adore strangers in tides , it's so weird and unique :) I'm sure you'll get use to wear it !
great choices :-)

River said... Best Blogger Tips

Loove the purple shades! Very nice collection.

FunnyFaceBeauty said... Best Blogger Tips

I like all of the colours in this collection but feel they aren't anything I don't already own. I wish they were more unique.
Thanks for the swatches.

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

I like "Steady as She Rose" but these don't seem very Pirate-ish to me.. lol :D

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Bailey - no, they don't seem pirate-y at all. If anything I would say piratey would be darker dirtier colours, but I don't know.

whimsysophisticat said... Best Blogger Tips

i dont think the theme of the collection is too be piratey. The theme of the movie is geared toward the pirates being in new fantastical waters endowed with fantastical creatures like MERMAIDS. hence the caption STRANGER TIDES. I think the colors are supposed to reflect on these silvery scaled sirens. the colors arent pure or bright, they have a duskiness to them that probably characterize the mermaids themselves, murky and mysterious, and possibly troublesome. and yet the silver scales lure you in.

mskaytee said... Best Blogger Tips

The more I see swatches for this collection the more I want to check it out. All the colours look so great for spring. But I do have to agree with the other commenters, pretty pastels don't seem very piratey.

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE them!!! Especially Stranger Tides, as you already know! :) Great pics!

Liz (Beauty Reductionista) said... Best Blogger Tips

I looked at these like 3 times this week and finally decided not to get them. I do like the colours but I'm not into pastel/pale shades much. :)

Mary Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the purple and blue/green! I'll have to keep an eye out for these, I love nail polishes!! :)

Tania said... Best Blogger Tips

If I liked OPI I would get Mermaid's Tears just for the name! But I just can't get OPI polishes to work with my nails too goopy.

Giselle said... Best Blogger Tips

I would not think of these shades when thinking of POTC but whatever, that Mermaid one is so prettyyy.

nee said... Best Blogger Tips

Love mermaid's tears! I want!

I agree with you on the luxebox but the samples in this month's box were pleasing for me. I've seen last month's box and it wasn't that great. I've emailed their team and suggested some brands to them for future boxes so we'll see. ;)
take care!

glamoratti said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I might get all of them. They're amazing, especially Sparrow Me the Drama!! Can you tell me what magazine(and month) that was under the polishes? :)

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@glamoratti - It was Elle Canada May 2011.

kalisaen said... Best Blogger Tips

Stranger Tides-- do want!! I love your blog so much. You're amazing at updating regularly and I never feel that your reviews are influenced in any way.  ^^