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Sunday, July 03, 2011

a pirate’s life for me



Say hello to my newest additions to my ridiculously large nail polish family. I have a problem when it comes to OPI collections, where I just have to get the whole lot. I do see myself wearing all of these quite a lot though, seeing as they are all pastels, only better! Sorry the lighting isn't the best but I decided to do them at around 9PM so it got gradually darker as I went along. I did play around with the lighting/levels etc. but it took away the true colours. Kind of useless as a swatch post really but I wanted to share them! There are plenty of other sites that actually specialise in polish swatches with different lighting (and scarily long acrylics!) if you do a quick search though.

steady as the rose

All the shades could be called milky, but I can't think of a better word to describe this one. Even though the name suggests it would simply be a pale pink, it's more of a lilac I think? Either way it's nice, and lovely and opaque which I don't normally expect from such a pale shade.

sparrow me the drama

Wore this the other day and I love it! It sort of reminds me of a toned down version of the MAC & Nicki Minaj Pink Friday lipstick for nails. It looks way too pink in my photos whereas in real life it's more purple/blue toned. Lovely!

stranger tides

Wore this in a previous post. Really like this one, it looks a bit like concrete to me and is an edgy neutral that goes with everything! I think it looks a bit like a desaturated version of the next colour I swatched.

mermaid's tears

Probably my favourite of the whole collection, and the one that made me actually purchase them all. It's so nice and I urge you all to go out and buy it now! Unless you have a dupe, in which case I'd love to know in case I can never find another bottle of this!

skull and glossbones

A greyer version of Stranger Tides I think. Slightly lighter too. I think the two would look nice as a leopard print pattern, so will try that out sometime in the near future. I love the name!

planks a lot

I guess I'd have to say this is my least favourite because I don't really wear purple all that much. I do still really like it though so don't let it put you off! It's not as wishy washy in real life either, looks a bit poop in these photos. It's definitely quite blue rather than a pinky purple as well.

So there we have it, what do you think? Have you purchased anything from this collection? Or have a different favourite OPI shade? I just wish the products weren't so expensive but I think you get what you pay for since they are great quality, so opaque and super glossy even without topcoat!

32 comment(s):

  1. I've been lusting over this collection.. especially skull and crossbones! They're all amazing though!

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    x

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  2. All pastel! Pretty, and I want!

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  3. I really need some opi in my life! Xxx

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  4. Where do you get your OPI Polishes from? :D

    http://makeupandmoustaches.blogspot.com/

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  5. gorgeous shades! especially sparrow me the drama!

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  6. i really want to get mermaid's tears but stranger tides looks lovely too! x

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  7. i'm absolutely loving the first one, steady as the rose, and skull and glossbones! i'm now at a struggle of which to pick hahaha! i've been looking for a gorgeous very pale brown-y nude for a while and one by barry m did nothing for me! so excited you made this post, thanks a lot hun! :) xo

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  8. they're all gorgeous, skull and glossbones is probably my favourite though!xo


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  9. They all look amazing! Especially mermaids tears & sparrow me the drama.

    The price of OPI poishes is a bit offputting but i get mine from this ebay seller who does them much cheaper than the UK :) http://bit.ly/iBnoH4

    Kate x

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  10. such gorgeous pastel colours :)
    jealous!

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  11. I've actually never purchased any OPI polishes but I'm getting more & more tempted! I love all of these :)

    Lois xx

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  12. these are all lovely! maybe try Model's Own in Grace Green for a dupe of Mermaids Tears? it looks like a similar colour, and it's £5.

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  13. Gorgeous colours! Love them all :)

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    x

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  14. I haven't bought nail polish in ages! This post makes me want to shell out again. I like Mermaid's Tears.

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  15. I love all of the colors!!!!! Amazing! <3

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  16. These are all such nice colours! I'm so tempted to buy them now! x

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  17. I have to look out for these! Not that I needed any more nail polishes, but damn, those are pretty! And I love the names, haha! <3

    http://faiirylights.blogspot.com

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  18. love these colours!! x
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  19. Ditto Mermaids tears ansd Sparrow me one are my favourites! too bad I have a lack of funds

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  20. I have Stranger Tides & Sparrow Me The Drama and I love them! I really like Mermaid's Tears and Skull and Glossbones :) x

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  21. I love all of the colours, they're very classy!xx

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  22. I haven't invested in any opi polishes yet, but I keep seeing so many awesome posts on them and people always rave about them. I really think I need to add some to my collection! I love these pastel shades!

    L x

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  23. This is such a nice collection, I can't pick my favourite!!

    whatihearttoday.com

    xx

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  24. They are lovely colours, planks a lot and mermaids and tears are really pretty :)
    xx

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  25. I'm so jealous- I really want some OPI but I can't afford them :-(
    Lovin' the colours!

    Nat x

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  26. Really interesting shades. I have been thinking about buying OPI nail polishes, but I love "my" brand, Viva La Diva, quite alot so I am unsure if OPI is just as good. Maybe I will go off and buy one just to try. :)

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  27. There isn't a color in this collection that I don't like. The milkiness of each color reminds me ot neutrals, and these colors are suitable for any season (in my opinion). Planks a Lot and Stranger Tides are my top two favorites.

    M.

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  28. beautiful colors, excited to get this collection

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  29. I want the whole collection, they're all quite subtle but unique. Love it.


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  30. Those colours are gorgeous, I love the last one. Did you use a topcoat for them all, otherwise I am in awe of their glossy finish!

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  31. Your sparrow me the drama looks COMPLETELY different to my one! It's kinda the colour I wish it was. Seems like these took a while to arrive?!

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  32. I always have to wear neutral shades for work, nothing else. So I think the Steady as the Rose and Sparrow Me the Drama would work best. Especially the latter. I'll have to take a look at OPI!

    LynellMarie
    http://sunglasseseffect.blogspot.com

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