Nails I Love
OPI – Stranger Tides
Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe Vol 333 – why do I love this polish so much ?
Let’s see …
- Do you like green as a polish colour? NO
- Do you like pastels? NO
- Were you impressed with the Pirates of The Caribbean Collection when it first came out? Er, NOOOO
- Hhhmmm this makes NO sense!
Lol. It’s weird, but I ADORE this polish. When POC came out, with the exception of Planks A Lot I hated them all. I thought they were weak wishy-washy pastels and just soooo sub-standard. However, not being one to resist a bargain, I came across a cheap set of them on eBay and bought them to sell on, and then … gulp, fell in love with them.
There is something in the formula of these POC polishes that separates them from everything else. They go on like butter, shine like a supermodel’s hair in a L’Oreal ad, and have a glossiness that is unparalleled. They look like pearls. Pearls. Beautiful multi-coloured pearls.
And they make me feel like a lady J they do. There is something undeniably elegant about them that just screams “good taste” lol – ignore them at your peril, these polishes are subtle charmers.
Stranger Tides is the green one then, but the lesser green one (Mermaid’s Tears being the darker green, if a pastel can be called dark). Anyway … this is super glossy, super elegant, looks like a pearl, and is just the softest, fluffiest, most delicate pale green you’ve ever seen.
I think most of all I love that all of these are built on a cream base rather than a white base – this just bleeds all the starkness away, leaving you with something elegant, subtle and pure.
Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.