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Review: OPI Nail Lacquer in Mermaids Tears

OPI's Nail Lacquer in Mermaids Tears is a lovely mint green which you can layer up to a darker green depending on how many layers you use. It's from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection which was first released in 2011 but it's still out and you can still buy it, you may need to have a little hunt for it first though.

I only needed two coats of OPI's Nail Lacquer in Mermaids Tears to get fully opaque coloured nails but I added 3 just to make sure. It dried relatively quickly too which is good. I decided to pair Mermaids Tears up with the China Glaze Glitter Nail Lacquer in Material Girl, part of the China Glaze 3D Glitters Collection from 2011. Material Girl is an entirely pink based glitter nail varnish, crammed full of different sized particles of the pink sparkly stuff. 

I needed to use quite a few layers of Material Girl to completely cover the accent nails but once you manage it, it looks wonderful. It's one of those nail varnishes where you find yourself unable to keep your eyes away from your hands as it is so eye-catching.

I used a top coat on top of my nails, not just because it seals it all in but because Material Girl feels a bit rough once you apply it and it dries. I know some people don't like the texture of glitter nail varnishes so if you buy this and you're not a fan of the feel of it, apply a thick top coat.


  1. I love The China Glaze polish. They're not badly priced either :)


  2. Both of those nail polishes are so pretty :) xx

  3. Gorgeous shades :) x