Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate’s life for me!

It finally came! May 1st, OPI released The Pirates of the Caribbean collection. This collection is complete with 6 pastel colors and silver shatter.  The colors are Skull and Glossbones, On Stranger Tides, Mermaid’s Tears, Steady as she Rose, Sparrow me the Drama, and Planks a Lot. I purchased all of the colors except for On Stranger Tides. On Stranger Tides is more of a light olive green color that I felt didn’t look very good on my skin tone. Sorry that swatch is not in this post so if you’re looking for that swatch, it is not here and turn back now. If you are thinking this is a post of ONLY swatches, IT IS NOT. I did swatches on one hand for you and got a little fancy on the other.

First, here are the swatches:

OPI Steady as she Rose

Love this color. It is a nice soft pastel pink/purple. So cute a creamy!

OPI Mermaid's Tears

One of my favorites of this collection. It’s like a soft, soft sage color. All these colors go on smooth. And even though they are creamy polishes, they aren’t as streaky as others can be.

OPI Skull and Glossbones

This is a great bone color. It is the best for Spring if you don’t want to go too bold with a white, but not as drab as a gray.

OPI Planks A Lot

Another favorite from the collection. It’s very similar to OPI A Grape Fit, quite possible off by one shade.

OPI Sparrow me the Drama

Another favorite. Who doesn’t love a pink like this?

Now to get a little “fancy”, I used all the colors that I purchased from the collection and placed random blobs on my nail like so.This “nail art” is super easy because there is no stickers, tape, fancy tools, or long wait times. Then I topped it with silver shatter.That’s it! It’s like a tie-dye/ stained glass effect. I’ll probably try this again with a bolder color scheme.

Suggestions:

1.I would suggest using silver shatter with a darker color underneath to see the shatter effect better.

2. If you’re going to try the blob technique I would try thin coats of silver shatter because it breaks apart more and you’ll be able to see more colors. If you apply a thick coat you get larger shards of shatter, but you won’t see the effects underneath as much.

Happy Monday everyone!

oh yeah and happy polishing! =)