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I originally planned to do a blog post review of these nail polishes but decided it would be more beneficial to you all if I did a video review instead. Plus it’s a whole lot more fun – both for me and for you guys, I hope. Being the genius that I am, I completely forgot to take photos of the swatches, but they are all ready for your viewing pleasure in the video below:
The video above covers all shades in the line except for A Butterfly Moment, which is the only one I didn’t get because Ulta was already sold out. The second I get my hands on it though, I’ll do a review/swatch blog post with my thoughts. I may even re-swatch everything and take photos this time so you guys can see them all in one place.
Until then, sleep well fellow lambs. Goodnight!
And by here I mean right in my hot little hands. I’ve been dying for these to come out since I heard about the line in August and I can tell you these colors are just as gorgeous in person as they are in all the campaign photos.
Colors from left to right: Anti-Bleak, Pink yet Lavender, Sprung
Colors from left to right: Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, Stay the Night
I won’t review these just yet as I’m still testing them and plan on making a video once I’m done, but from what I can tell I’m going to love these. Not that I’m surprised, as a card carrying “Lamb” I expect nothing but the best from my girl Mariah =)
From the second I saw the SEPHORA by OPI Mermaid in the shade nail polish collection, I’ve been obsessed with it. I was heartbroken when the green and blue hues that were all the rage circa 1997 went out of style, so for them to be back in after more than 10 years makes Jackie a happy girl.
I picked up two shades from the collection – Mermaid to Order (an iridescent teal with hints of purple and blue) and Underwater Fantasy (a shimmering baby blue with hints of purple). These were the best of the bunch, but there are a few more I plan to pick up like Lagoon-a-Beach (you clever bastards!) and Blue Grotto. The other two colors, Water Baby and Just a Fairy-tale are silvery, shimmery colors that are both lovely, but look like they’re from the regular collection and therefore didn’t get me too excited.
The first color I’m trying out is Mermaid to Order, and since giving myself a pedi the night I got this home I haven’t been able to stop staring at my toes. The color is different every time I look at it, and the hues really bring out my tan which I love. Since I’m such a fan of this shade, I asked the girl at Sephora if there’s a possibility any of these colors would make it into the regular line, and she said it’s very likely OPI will keep the most popular ones. So far, she says, Mermaid to Order and Underwater Fantasy have been the most in demand.
It’s pretty obvious I’m gonna give this product a high rating, but I would like to outline exactly why you need to pick these polishes up, just in case there’s any confusion!
1. These colors are perfect for summer, aka open toe shoe season. They’ll look great poolside, and change color every time the sunlight catches your nails.
2. I did my pedi a week ago and have yet to see a chip in my polish, so you know this will hold up in the sand and surf.
3. The more popular these are, the more likely OPI is to add them to the regular line. And damn it I want Mermaid to Order year round!
4. Because I said so. Really, that should be enough right there.
Final Grade: LOVE IT!
Get it at: www.sephora.com
UPDATE 6/1 – save a few small chips, my polish is STILL going strong. Which is good news, cuz that means these bottles are gonna last me till the apocalypse.
UPDATE 2: I just watched I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and after watching that flaming douche rocket Spencer proclaim he’s “the king of America,” I’m convinced the apocalypse has already happened. Damn it, why didn’t someone tell me!
The Mermaid look is taking over this summer, and I couldn’t be more excited! I literally squealed when my copy of the Sephora catalog came in the mail and I saw the sea of deep blues, shimmering greens and luscious purples that awaited me inside.
I stopped off at my local Sephora today to see if these beautiful make-ups were as awesome in person as they were in the pictures, and I walked out with $200 worth of stuff. So the answer would be yes. What siren inspired goodies filled my bag you ask? Lots of eye shadows – my favorite being a teal hue by Urban Decay – bronzers, lip glosses and several shades from the OPI Mermaid inspired nail polish collection. By the way, those may be the most gorgeous nail polish colors I’ve ever seen, and at $9 a pop it’s a pretty good deal. I most definitely will be reviewing these, my toe nails are actually drying as I write this so it should be along shortly.
If you’re really in the mood for a good deal, I suggest picking up one of the mermaid inspired kits they have available. It’s a great way to get everything you need without spending $20 here and there. Two Faced is offering a gorgeous shimmering green make-up bag packed with bronzers, lip gloss and mascara while Bare Escentuals has something similar, that also includes a fabulous set of eye shadows
So to celebrate the best make-up color scheme EVER, I’ll be bombarding you guys with a barrage of mermaid inspired reviews and tutorials. First up will be the OPI reviews, followed by not one, but TWO mermaid inspired tutorials!
Is anyone else suddenly in the mood to watch Splash, or is it just me?