OPI Summer: Pirates Of The Caribbean Swatches + 2 from Texas

By 28 March, 2011 beauty, Nails 6 Comments
Silver Shatter over Mermaid's Tears, Planks-A-Lot, Steady As She Rose, Sparrow Me The Drama, Skulls & Crossbones

*waves excitedly*

Finally got my hands on the OPI Pirates Of The Caribbean collection! : D

Some swatches! My pinky nail always catches the light wrongly so the color may be a little off at the pinky… Sorry! : |

Sparrow Me The Drama

It’s a rose pink, very very sweet color.

Skulls & Crossbones

Skulls & Crossbones is <3. I thought it was a little alike to Zoya Dove, but it has a certain murkiness to it while Dove is a shade darker and not so yellow toned.

Here's a comparison:

OPI Skulls & Crossbones (left) , Zoya Dove (right)

 

Mermaid's Tears

This was really a little hard to capture – So i had to do some photo editing to make the color fit. It really looked like Orly’s Ancient Jade from their Precious collection, and I just had to compare:

Orly Ancient Jade (left), OPI Mermaid's Tears (right)

Orly’s Ancient Jade is a tad brighter, they were almost dupes, but not really. I prefer Mermaid’s Tears actually. I think the entire OPI collection had a little murkiness added to them, and the “dullness” is distinguishable, but still sweet.

 

Planks-A-Lot

 

Another color hard to capture and I had to edit this a little – It’s a nice pastel – but not terribly unique to me – Reminds me of the purple from the Shrek collection but i’m sure that’s brighter and slightly than this.

Steady As She Rose

This is a really, really, REALLY light lilac. It’s not pink like the previous swatches I featured (which were not mine!) on the preview post – it surprised me somewhat, but I like it. And yes, murky lilac.

 

And two from the Texas collection…

San Tan-Tonio

Creme brown. Not my type.

 

I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

Grey white shimmer. Nice, but I prefer cremes for this kindda shade! : p I think this would look good with a matte top coat over it.

Thanks to Veronica for letting me swatch her 2 Texas polishes!

And of course I bought Silver Shatter. I think it’s a perfect combi with my dark polishes… Or so I thought.

First, a sample palette

Mermaid's Tears, Planks-A-Lot, Steady As She Rose, Sparrow Me The Drama, Skulls & Crossbones

With Silver shatter over…

Silver Shatter over Mermaid's Tears, Planks-A-Lot, Steady As She Rose, Sparrow Me The Drama, Skulls & Crossbones

Swatched it over some dark colors to see how it looks…

The originals…

Zoya Valerie, Zoya Edyta, Orly Lunar, Essie Aruba Blue, Nubar Purple Rain Glitter

With Silver Shatter over…

Silver Shatter over Zoya Valerie, Zoya Edyta, Orly Lunar, Essie Aruba Blue, Nubar Purple Rain Glitter

It doesn’t really shatter as pretty as I thought it would, but I really love how it looks over Essie Aruba Blue, and also surprisingly, it looked really nice over Sparrow Me The Drama. : D

Okay till the next swatch fest! : D

My 過大禮 is this Saturday, and I’m leaving for Korea-HK this Sunday. Excited!!! *rushes work too*

I got my polishes from Tammy over at TimTam. Really nice lady and she’s offering free registered post for orders over $50, and free door to door delivery for orders over $80! : )

6 Comments

  • Ying says:

    Whee! Great haul!

    I’ve been eyeing the Mermaid’s Tears, Planks a Lot, and Sparrow Me the Drama from the Pirates collection… but gonna wait to get mine from a pre-order since it’s cheaper heh.

    By the way… it’s crazy how low OPI prices are going and how there are so many suppliers these days. My classmates just told me about a SHOP in chinatown that sells OPI @ $9.50 and I’ve had suppliers email me to say they can sell OPI @ $8.50 with minimum order of 10. o.O

    • ling says:

      I couldn’t wait so I paid more! Hahaha. I just love OPI’s brush lah, Orly’s one damn thin!

      I’ve heard of the shop in Chinatown, they really sell a lot of stuff! I saw OPIs going for $13.90 at Bugis St too – this is a really low price for local stores.

      You should get them! $8.50 is quite a good price, especially since i think you’ll need to expand your polish collection for work right? I heard that recently suppliers just increased the cost for a lot of stuff (top coats, opis) so the blogshops prices are all going up!

  • kim says:

    OMG! did u just find a nail blogger from singapore????? u have any idea how to ship nail polish from US to singapore?? and where is the place that sell 8.50 opi?? thanks!

  • stefanii says:

    hey, would you please tell me where the shop is in chinatown?
    I’m starting to like OPI a lot, and i don’t really like buying from sprees/blogshops.

    Thanks dear!


    stefanii

    • ling says:

      hey dear! It’s called

      P.N.C Traders
      HDB Upper Cross #02-150, 34 Upper Cross Street, (S)050034
      Tel: 65342844

      Not sure of the directions to get there but it’s quite a maze. Hope you find it! : )

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