Hope you guys are doing well. Well I got this collection this morning and I just couldn’t help but to swatch them right away. Truthfully I’ve never felt this excited about any nail polish collection before. Here I’m looking at it as the brights collection instead of Pirates of the Caribbien collection coz truthfully besides the name, nothing links this to the movie. However, I have to give credits to the colors itself. That’s the whole reason for this excitement. Lets get started:
This is one of my favorite color in this collection. It’s a light dirty green crème and it’s somehow comparable to Essie’s Sew Psyched only this is much lighter. This was two coats.
Steady As Rose
Steady as rose is a pink crème unlike the other pink nude polishes produced before. The formula is more pigmented therefore 2 coats was enough for a full coverage as compared to other nudes that usually needs at least 3 coats. Its very ‘creamy’ but its not tricky to apply. The formula is somewhat like OPI’s Mod About You. Color was average. Besides the formula, there is no difference between this and the others from the soft shade collections.
Sparrow Me The Drama
This is a pink crème that is also highly pigmented that it required only 2 coats. Again the formula is thick but not tricky to apply. As for the color, its an average pink that is easily found in other collections. I couldn’t do a comparison but this is very very very close to OPI’s Japanese Rose Garden. Put a bit of microglitters in it and it would become OPI’s Flower To Flower.
Skull and Glossbones
This is a light brown gorgeous nude shade. Another favorite of mine from this collection. Looks a lot like Essie’s Chin Chilly but much easier to apply thanks to the formula and the prowide brush.
Mermaid Tears Is a color you’ve seen a lot this year and last. Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos, Orly’s Ancient Jade and the list goes on. Regardless, I still love this color. Why? Coz I simply love greens!!
Planks A Lot.
This is a creamy purple. Not something unique and if you need me to compare it with something, it would easily be a shade or two lighter than funkey Donkey or China Glaze’s Grape Pop. But for this year, I would say this is the first purple ive seen in my collection:-)
Overall I think its an average collection in terms of colors coz dupes are easily found. However, like ive repeated few times above, I simply love the formula. Did OPI change something? Its like they are very pigmented where it only needs 2 coats but it was not at all difficult to apply as the polishes were slightly ‘thinner’ and ‘watery’. Tell me if you notice this ya.
Now to OPI’s Silver Shatter, I could only get 1 pic with mermaid tears as the rain started pouring and I couldn’t cont swatching. So here it is:
Great shatter effect and it’s so so easy to apply! Love it!!