I was excited to find the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection at a local beauty store. There’s been so many swatches of this already, I wanted them all! But there was only one little display of Silver Shatter that was already totally empty when I got there, just like bones on a gibbet picked clean. Shiver me timbers.
So, no Silver Shatter for me yet. But I’m enjoying the colors in this collection so much-I really like how they’re dirty pastels, murky but still pretty. First up I have Sparrow Me the Drama. I picked it first because of the way it’s so purple-pink and vibrant, but dusty at the same time. I liked the color a lot, but for me the application was just so-so. It took three coats and was a bit streaky for the first two. It’s a bit brighter than my pictures and seemed like a nice, flirty pink that isn’t too…pink. I find really pink pinks kind of obnoxious, or a little goody-goody or gooey or something. This one is all cool and relaxed, and summery.
Then I tried Mermaid’s Tears, a bluish-minty jade green that is soft and pretty. This one also took me three coats, with the first two seeming kind of streaky and worrisome. The third coat evened it out nicely, and it did dry very well and leveled out. I like this color, it’s not too stark or pastel leaning, and it reminds me of water or stones. And what a name! It makes me like it more, since it gives me visions of the ocean and water. I think this one would be great with Silver Shatter. Arg!
The last polish in the deeper trio of colors from this collection is Planks a Lot. This color is warmer than it came out in my pictures, a medium violet that’s dusty and also soft. It reminds me a bit of a more muted Lancome Violet Groove, and it’s really pretty. I don’t think I can get away with this one at work, since it’s still a sort of eye-catching, strong color, but I like the tone and richness of it for a lilac purple. I’m starting to feel a bit tired of pastel, springy lilacs at this point, and this one is definitely not in that category. It also took three coats and applied in a kind of streaky way, just like the others. So I’m not finding that application is a strong point of these polishes.
These colors are all a bit hazy and soft, which I like. I think they really work with the fantasy concept of the movie and evoke ocean/water imagery. I’m a Treasure Island fan, and this collection makes me imagine funny old maps, and sabers, and then veer into Goonies territory…so for me these polishes are great so far. If I can just find myself some Silver Shatter! There was a whole display full of Black Shatter sitting there, of course. Trying to be patient.
To see the rest of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection, keep reading to Part 2: OPI Stranger Tides, Steady As She Rose, and Skull & Glossbones.