I've been anticipating the OPI Pirates of the Carribean collection since it was released to a selection of bloggers in February. It's finally been released, and I consulted Helen of Just-Nice-Things.co.uk, who is my go-to for nail advice, on what colour I should go for. She said Stranger Tides (actually, she said 'Why buy just one?' first, but then she recommended Stranger Tides). Today I nipped to Selfridges at lunchtime, and sure enough, Stranger Tides sang to me.
I liked this shot showing the two Trollbeads bracelets I'm wearing at the moment; I think they look a bit like pirate swag.
These pictures are with two coats applied: it is on the thin side, and could do with three coats for absolutely perfect coverage (particularly on longer nails) but two does a good enough job for me. The brush is excellent and practically applies the polish for you.
From the rest of the collection, I wasn't overly grabbed by Mermaid's Tears although I thought I'd love it. I did like Skull and Glossbones a lot, and may get that one too. The silver shatter top coat is also still calling to me, although I resisted buying it with Stranger Tides.