They say love finds you when you least expect it, and I had absolutely no expectations of running into OPI Mermaid's Tears. I've had it on my Wish List ever since I realized I let the original release slip through my fingers, and it's been out of stock, HTF, not gonna happen ever since. But I happened to hit the store on the right day (I can only assume I'd unknowingly performed some wonderful mitzvah while the stars were in perfect alignment), and there were two bottles, just sitting on the rack and playing it cool.
I, on the other hand, did not play it cool. After a hard double-take, I squeaked, grabbed, checked, checked again, jumped up and down, giggled...there might have been some light twirling... And the saleswoman was like, "I know, right?!" So apparently my giddy fit made perfect sense to her. She figured they'd been buried in the stockroom or something, and I figured that both bottles needed to come home with me immediately.
I'm wearing three coats (my default) here with SV on top. No complaints about the formula, which is always so nice to be able to say about a pastel--but then I hardly ever have any complaints with OPI.
Mermaid's Tears was released in spring 2011, part of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection that went with On Stranger Tides, the fourth of the Pirates movies. This was just as I was starting to get really into nail polish, so by the time I realized how obviously I needed pretty much this whole collection, it was long gone from shelves.
This mint seafoam creme has a slightly "dusty" look to it, as did much of this collection, which is part of what made it so popular. And of course being minty, it lands near my very favourite shades as well. I'm still giddy beyond belief that I actually found one of my biggest lemmings just sitting out on the shelf--and with a second bottle too! That means I can actually wear my lemming without stressing too hard, which is always a plus, because a polish this awesome deserves to be worn.