OPI Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides Collection with Silver Shatter Swatch and Review

There will be so much fun this summer, immediately off the bat I know that there will be a lot of pirates, treasures, and uncharted lands to discover! I mean, who doesn’t love adventure especially when Captain Jack Sparrow is leading the way.  The captain is back and is in search of the fountain of youth… fountain of youth… Speaking of which, I want to find the fountain of youth myself don’t you? That’s why we are into beauty and cosmetics!

It’s time for OPI’s take on Pirates of the Caribbean. I love OPI for their collaboration with the entertainment industry. One of my favorite collections was Burlesque.

But enough about pirates, treasures, and me, let’s talk about what this collection entails.

So this collection comes with 6 vibrant colors and a shatter each with a name related to the movie that I can find connections to.

The names are as follows from left to right: NL P13 Skull & Glossbones, NL P14 Steady As She Rose, NL P15 Sparrow Me The Drama, NL P16 Planks A Lot, NL P17 Stranger Tides, and NL P18 Mermaid’s Tears.

Excited about the collection I forgot about taking photos of the first coat for each color, so I had to force myself to take a photo of the second coat for each color before I forget again. The texture as you can imagine is very creamy.

The first color I took for swatch was the NL P13 Skull & Glossbones. It has a light grey color tone to it. Skulls are grey so when it is shiny and vibrant it is a “Glossbone.” Here is a picture of it indoors.

Here is a photo shot of the nail polish under the sun. Notice the smoothness of the light grey color as direct sunlight hits the entire nail.

The next color I would like to show you is the NL P14 Steady As She Rose. It is a light pinkish color. Just like before here is an indoor shot.

The nail polish under the sun really shows its smoothness. As you can imagine the texture is very smooth just like the previous.

The third color in this series that we will be seeing is NL P15 Sparrow Me The Drama. When I heard this name I was thinking of Jack Sparrow and his crazy drama, so someone probably told him “Spare me the drama.”

Here is a yet another direct sunlight photo of it.

NL P16 Planks A Lot probably had a meaning of regal within the look. The British navy would be a better suit for the color and not Mr. Sparrow, the pirate.

The glossy regal color under the sun.

The line up now is at NL P17 Stranger Tides. The greenish look to the nail color portrays a mossy color. Through my recollections, during the movie I remember the strange lands and uncharted areas Sparrow and his crew faced and a lot of the areas had moss. That is the interpretation I got from the name in connection to the color.

Here is a glossy moss look under direct sunlight.

Our last color before Shatter is applied NL P18 Mermaid’s Tears is a jade green color. The indoor shot makes it really look like a jade color. Notice the lighter green in contrast to the darker green on the nail. I wonder if a mermaid’s tear would become jade..?

In direct sunlight the jade green look is almost flawlessly even. The entire nail seems very even in color.

Now I’m adding Silver Shatter (NL E62) to each of the colors. First up on the shatter list is Skull & Glossbones. It gives the finish of the nail a shiny silvery look and complements the light grey very well.

The next one is Steady As She Rose. Yet another shiny and silvery look but complementing with the pink background.

The third in the series is Sparrow Me The Drama. This one is a much more intense look compared to the previous one. The background color is much more vibrant due to the hot pink.

Regal purple and silver shatter look smooth and not as flashy. Here is Planks A Lot.

Stranger Tides makes the silvery shatter finish look like moss on silver.

Our final shatter finished look is Mermaid’s Tears which makes the jade green look more like turquoise in color.

Here is the line up of the shatter finished nails side by side in respect to the line up above. The photo was taken indoors.

Last but not least here is the last shot of the series, the photo being taken in direct sunlight gives an accent to each of the nails. Gives it an old world yet a bling effect.

The collaboration between OPI & Pirates of the Caribbean is a must have for all Captain Sparrow fans. As usual OPI’s colors with or without the shatter sport a very bold look. I noticed that OPI enhanced its formula seems very pigmented now. But be sure to at least put on 2 thorough coats for a more even coat even though the opacity is quite good.

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

7 Responses to OPI Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides Collection with Silver Shatter Swatch and Review

  1. Jules May 2, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    Wow, the whole collection is wonderful! I don’t really like the shatter, but this silver one looks amazing. I definitely love the Mermaid’s Tears and Planks A Lot

  2. DinaXYYan May 2, 2011 at 6:49 AM

    I love all the colors from this collection and the silver shatter looks pretty on every color as well, thanks for the swatches!

  3. Anna May 2, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    I don’t like any of the colours and silver shatter can easily look like dirt or like mispainted nail polish, haha, but the swatches are super cool!

  4. Steph May 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    OHHH i absolutely adoreeee mermaids tears and stranger tides =D so pretty~~~ skulls and glossbones looks so much nicer under direct sunlight!!!

    but the silver shatter =D so much prettier then what i expected!!!

  5. kelliegonzo May 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    OMG where did you get the little display set with the nails? i would loooove to know 🙂 great review! thanks 🙂

    • admin May 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Hi Kellie,

      Thanks for your comment! The little display was given to me by a friend from Hong Kong.

  6. kelliegonzo May 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    i hope you’ll get a moment to answer my question, i’m super curious 🙂


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