Monday, May 9, 2011

O.P.I Pirates Week - On Stranger Tides & Silver Shatter

Hello my darlings!!

  I'm sorry this post is another late one but I have been playing catch- up all day long today. Things will be back to normal around here tomorrow. SO! I have decided it is time to do another themed week! I have chosen to dedicate this one to O.P.I. I have to take back every single thing I said about the Pirates of the Caribean Collection lol. I will gladly swallow my words of disappointment. Once I realized this was an extension of the Brights Group I could see the cohesiveness and inspirations behind them and have really grown to LOVE this collection.

  I really wanted to feature each color separately because I came back from Ohio with a Million ideas for each individual color in this collection. The whole "pirates and mermaids and sea life" theme has inspired me and truth is I really missed coming up with ideas brought on by the colors, names and themes of collections. So instead of a swatch post I decided to do another O.P.I themed week. I hope you guys enjoy my manis. At the end of the week I will do a recap of all the colors and will give you my final thoughts on the collection. For now please enjoy the upcoming manis :)

  I wanted to start with the namesake of the collection On Stranger Tides. This is possibly my favorite color from this collection. This is a lovely light murky sage Green creme. It's gritty, it's dirty and I am smitten with this color. It manages to be flattering and Springy even though it has a certain muted quality about it. The formula on this was so creamy smooth and easy to work with. This was Two coats. For this one I wanted to emmulate, What else? But Murky Waters with the stamping and really ended up loving this simple look.

 And here is On Stranger Tides with Silver Shatter on top. How awesome is Silver Shatter? For this I used a slightly thick coat and just let it work it's magic. There isn't a huge contrast between the Two colors but in person it is really very lovely. Silver Shatter is quickly becoming my favorite out of any shatter/crackle polish I own. This pic was taken Pre- top coat because I really love how Silver Shatter dries.

  And there you have the first of a series of manis inspired by the O.P.I Brights: Pirates of the Caribean Collection. I'm so excited to show you guys this collection now that I have my head on straight about it lol. O.P.I has this ability to create colors that creep up on me and I always end up loving everything they do. Yes, even (most) of the Texas Collection haha. 

I hope you guys are as excited as I am! I'm so in love with these and so happy to be back to doing my thing!
<3 Cristina

Colors:
O.P.I On Stranger Tides
Stamp: OPI Here today Aragon Tomorrow
Plate: M65
TC: Seche Vite

(** The O.P.I Products featured in this post were sent by O.P.I for Review**)

25 comments:

  1. I love your "Strange Tide" design! Silver Shatter goes with everything... I've been shattering non-stop.

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  2. Loving the stamp, I can't say I love any of the colours in this collection (yet) but you nailed it with that stamp! Perfect colour combo! Glad you're back after vacation love <33333

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  3. I love how that looks i never thought of stamping and then putting shatter over it i loooove the look!! :)

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  4. I love that stamp, it's one of my faves! Pretty mani.

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  5. I love the stamp design with On Stranger Tides! This is the first swatch I've seen where I've liked this color. I picked up the entire POTC collection over the weekend except for On Stranger Tides - I just couldn't bring myself to love it. But looking at your stamp, I kinda feel a return trip to Ulta coming on...

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  6. I just got this whole collection Saturday and you are right that silver shatter is the best of any out right now :)
    I do have a question, I am new to your site and I was wondering if you ever tell what stamping plates you used and also what polish for the stamping? I am DYING to know what you used for this post :)
    Thx so much!

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  7. @Jimmi- Always after the end of the post in very small font I list the colors, plates and Top coat used. :). It's always after my sign off and between the disclosure info of the post. Listed like so
    Colors:
    O.P.I On Stranger Tides
    Stamp: OPI Here today Aragon Tomorrow
    Plate: M65
    TC: Seche Vite

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  8. I knew you were going to like this collection.
    I love your swatches... you know that ;)

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  9. You've actually made this colour look good... I've seen it swatched before, but I didn't really like it, now that I see it stamped I am changing my mind :)

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  10. I honestly never doubted that you would eventually come around to this collection. :) I've been sitting here for weeks going "Silly Christina, she doesn't even know she likes it yet~ but I know she does" ;)

    <3<3

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  11. I kinda felt meh about.this collection. I look forward to seeing if you can "turn the tide" of my attitude by the end of the week. You've got my attention so far. Keep them coming!

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  12. @heidi- You are so right. And I was so wrong lol!

    @Lunachat- At first I was very Meh myself but I've really come around. I hope I can change your mind :)

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  13. I haven't seen this collection in person yet, but these are the two I had in mind to put together!! The Silver Shatter looks amazing and I am really curious about Stranger Tides. It looks great on you but am wondering if it's one of those colors that only works with certain skin tones...

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  14. @Desertbunnee- I have read that it has made some gals skin lean a bit Red. heck I think it even makes me a bit Pink in the tips but the color is soo amazing and in person it's not noticeable at all.

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  15. I really like the Pirates collection, that green color is slightly unusual but really pretty. I love how smooth it looks as well, but then your polish ALWAYS does!! Love the stamping :)

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  16. This and Mermaid Tears has been on my lemmings since they came out. I love the first look.. I really thought it was a water marbel!

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  17. That color has such a nice muted quality! t looks really good on you especially with the stamping <3.

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  18. I'm so glad someone else appreciates this collection as much as I do! I think they're great summer colors. I love all of them. Great formula, too. What polish did you use to stamp the first mani?

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  19. lloooove!!
    I want all of the collection. aah!

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  20. Ow wow, I love the stamp you did with Stranger Tides. I usually don't do designs like that but your take on it is perfect for this polish!
    I'm really digging this collection and put up swatches as well. OPI did a great job here and there's no wonder it's so popular.
    Anyway, I'm off to give Silver Shatter a try, I was finally able to track down a bottle this week.

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  21. I bought the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection the other day online. It should arrive this week! Can't wait to try them out!

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  22. Ow wow, I love the stamp you did with Stranger Tides. I usually don't do designs like that but your take on it is perfect for this polish!
    I'm really digging this collection and put up swatches as well. OPI did a great job here and there's no wonder it's so popular.
    Anyway, I'm off to give Silver Shatter a try, I was finally able to track down a bottle this week.

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  23. I'm so glad someone else appreciates this collection as much as I do! I think they're great summer colors. I love all of them. Great formula, too. What polish did you use to stamp the first mani?

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  24. lloooove!!
    I want all of the collection. aah!

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  25. I think I don't like this color but when you stamped all over it it looks nice and very beautiful :)

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