Friday, May 27, 2011

OPI Mermaid's Tears (and a Gradient)

I pulled out OPI Mermaid's Tears today for my grey-free Friday - I didn't initially intend to get it, but when I saw it at Ulta I knew it had to be mine. I have a few similar shades, including Essie Turquoise and Caicos, but the dustiness of Mermaid's Tears made me fall in love. It applied very well and took a perfectly satisfactory two coats for opacity.

indoors, artificial light

Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone - I had to add some glitter! I did a glitter gradient with Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, which in my opinion is the perfect gradient color for Mermaid's Tears. I didn't use a sponge, but once I put top coat on I could hardly see the lines anyway.

indoors, artificial light

I love it! I hope this doesn't chip quickly, because I'd love to wear it through tomorrow. I really can't resist a good gradient, and when it's a glitter gradient? Then I'm really in trouble. 

Tomorrow I'll have some more crackle for you...I hope you're not getting tired of it yet, because I'm still addicted!

25 comments:

  1. oh man this is awesome! i just posted a swatch of nail junkie today! i haveeee to try this.

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  2. The color is really interesting, you're right on "dustiness"! I love also the gradient, it turned out really nice!

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  3. Wow! The gradient really takes Mermaid Tears to a wholeeee new level! It's amazing!

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  4. Ohh I LOVE Mermaid's Tears. And the gradient looks awesome!!

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  5. Thanks! I love Nail Junkie.

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  6. Thank you! I felt it was just different enough to need it. :)

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  7. Wow, this looks amazing. Great job. I'll be bookmarking this so that I can try it out soon!

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  8. this is so pretty!! weather Mermaid Tears is on it's own or with the gradient. It looks very under the sea

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  9. Thank you! It looks more mermaid-y to me with the glitter on top. :)

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  10. Very cool!!

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  11. I'm never tired of looking at your manis! And this one is no different...LOVE it!

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  12. I love this mani! It's so pretty!

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  13. Such a pretty color, and that gradient is awesome!

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  14. Spectacular gradient!

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  15. Thanks! I think it made Mermaid's Tears more Mermaid Tear-y. :)

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