21 July 2013

OPI Mermaid's Tears

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.

OPI Mermaid's Tears swatch

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.

OPI Mermaid's Tears swatch

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.

16 comments:

  1. Glad you finally got it Elizabeth!! It's beautiful on you.

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  2. It's gorgeous! I wish I'd been into nail polish back then!!

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  3. Congrats on finding such an awesome polish :) It's beautiful!

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  4. The EXACT (well, almost) same thing happened to me, too! I saw the initial release of the collection just as I was getting into nail polish, but at the time I couldn't comprehend the idea of paying $8 for a single bottle, much less the whole collection (which I definitely needed all of). By the time I regretted that decision, it was too late. Fortunately, a few weeks ago I was in a discount nail polish store, and found about half the collection - including Mermaid's Tears, which was the one I REALLY wanted - for only $5 each!

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  5. Sounds like it was a tale of fate ;) I was just getting into nail polish by that time too and didn't get anything, which I've come to regret harhar. Anyway, this dusty green is super lovely on you, and kinda reminds me of Zoya Bevin (which I've been wanting for a while. Y U NO ship international, Zoya??)

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  6. I love this polish! It's gorgeous. The entire collection is one of my favorites because I'm a huge fan of the Pirates movies. I finally just found Stranger Tides and Skull & Glossbones a few weeks ago at T.J. Maxx and I was sooo happy since I've been wanting them forever.

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  7. You were so lucky!! It looks fantastic on you too, so I'd say you deserved finding it! :)

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  8. This is gorgeous, lucky you! I have Stranger Tides, which looks kind of similar and it's probably my favorite OPI to date :)

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  9. OMG!!! This is def a pretty nail color. I find it classy and elegant which makes it perfect for any occasion. I def want to try it out.

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  10. Yay! So glad you were able to find this! It's a beautiful shade :D

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  11. LOL I would have had a fit like that too - how lucky you are, it looks beautiful on you!!

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  12. Glad you found it because it looks fantastic on you!

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  13. Gorgeous! And how does a Southern girl like you know the word "mitzvah"? lol

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  14. I bet that you heard both bottles begging you to take them home! :-) Beautiful! :-)

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