Friday, May 2, 2014

Hard to Find Friday: OPI Stranger Tides

Hey guys!  Long time no blog.  Sorry about the disappearance, but I've been having some life issues that had been effecting me to such a large extreme that I could not find the motivation to really do ANYTHING other than work, sleep, and eat.  I had a wake up call the other day and told myself that I needed to get back into the habit of doing the things that I enjoy, if for no other reason than to cheer me up.  So in an effort to get back into blogging and finally swatch all the polishes I own, I've decided to have four themed days a week along with random stuff that don't necessarily fit on any day, but is still super important to share.  ;-)

My first new idea is "Hard to Find Friday".  What I classify as "hard to find" is limited editions or discontinued polishes that are no longer in most stores or indie polishes that you cannot directly get from the maker's storefront.  It's still possible to find them, it'll just take some digging in smaller beauty shops, randomly in CVS, or spending a bit more money for them online.  Ebay, Amazon, and Storenvy are good places to look.

So the other day one of my fellow polish junkies asked if I knew any place that sold Morgan Taylor polishes.  The place I managed to find not only had a pretty impressive stock, but also had a fair amount of OPIs from older collections.  I found a couple of polishes from the 2010 Katy Perry collection, the 2012 James Bond collection, and one from the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides collection.  Of course when I saw Stranger Tides, I had to suppress my squealing.

Stranger Tides is a murky, dusty, pale green cream.  I adore this kind of color and I love it for Spring more than most pastels.  It's not girly, but still looks pretty.  At least it does in my opinion.  

Now to the downside.  This polish a bit finicky.  This was three coats and was kind of gloopy.  The only reason it looks so smooth is my two coats of top coat.  (If you want to find out WHY I used two coats of top coat, come back Monday to find out!)  According to all the reviews I've seen from 2011, no one else really had this issue.  I suspect that the formula was difficult because it is three years old by now.  A couple of drops of thinner though and it should be perfect!  This polish makes me want to visit my local CVS and see if they still have the bottle of Planks a Lot that I had been eyeballing, even though I have two purples that are already pretty close of a color to it.  

As a side note, this polish was purchased with my own money.  I am not cool enough to have people send me polishes just to review them. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Yay! great post. looking forward to monday...