I've been MEANING to produce this final part of my Pirate themed NOTD series for you for the last WEEK!! But busy-ness and subsequent ILLNESS have prevented it! I've been struggling to keep up with work lately and as a result have been too tired and useless to even pick up the laptop, let alone write a blog post. I did manage me hair post though and I am also working on a Diva Pro Styling review on the Ultima hairdryer (which i am LOVING by the way) so expect that on Tuesday on my day OFF!
So here's Skull & Glossbones for your viewing pleasure!!
I love love LOVE this colour!! Not an obvious choice for a summery polish but it really does set off tan PERFECTLY!! I did find that it is VERY similar to Stranger Tides, except the latter does lean a lot more green once it's applied. In the bottle, however, it's not immediately obvious which is which.
I have found the mini OPIs to be gloopier than the regular size polishes. Not sure what's going on with that to be honest. It does take a lot more effort to get a smooth finish and I always need to put a topcoat on it. I'll forgive them though. The minis are a great way to sample multiple colours for a bargain price (compared to a tenner per regular size OPI).
I did, the following day have a little creative moment where i decided to pop a bit of the Neon Pink La Femme Crackle polish over my ring fingernail as an accent, just to see what it would look like....
Not an amazing photo and I had been at work so the polish is a little battered (bloomin wire wool scourers in kitchen). But i like pink and grey together and was quite pleased with how my little accent turned out! The La Femme crackle polishes i have were £1 EACH from my local market and I'm having so much fun using them! Expect a post on them in the next week or so!
To sum up the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection I've really enjoyed these colours for summer and i will continue to use them throughout the year i think. Skull & Glossbones and Stranger Tides are my FAVOURITES of the 4 just because they are so different to any polish i would usually choose for summer and they have really pleasantly surprised me! Don't know why i haven't tried these colours before because i LOVE greys and khaki greens when choosing clothes and the colours REALLY bring out a tan!
Planks a Lot and Sparrow me the Drama are also such PRETTY colours! I do not own another pink or purple polish like them! The tones are just lovely. VERY pleased with my purchase of this collection! I will be treating myself to some full-size versions in the near future!
What did you think to the OPI Pirates polishes?? Which other colours should i be searching for that i didn't receive in this set??