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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!