Archives for July 28, 2011

OPI Silver Shatter + Essie Turquoise & Caicos Tutorial with Swatches a la POTC4

I want to be a mermaid.

No, seriously, that was my set of thoughts after I saw the Disney film, out earlier this year, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

At the time, OPI came out with a collection of nail lacquers, most of which I found boring. Not  because they weren’t pretty, but because when I  thought of pirates and specifically Jack Sparrow (who I loveee), I thought gold, deep reds, silver, ocean blues and turquoises, as well as, perhaps a nice golden black or hibiscus pink!

Either way, the one colour that stood out to me the most in that collection was called Mermaid Tears… the only problem was it was identical, or at least too similar enough worth purchasing to Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos.

So that’s when I had an idea! [Read more…]