Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sephora by OPI "Mermaid To Order" Review

Sephora By OPI "Mermaid To Order"
Sephora by OPI "Mermaid To Order" is describe as " opaque metallic turquoise green".

Mermaid to Order is a beautiful metallic turquoise. It almost reminds of car paint because of it's glossy metallic finish when dry.

OPI is my go to brand (just in case you couldn't tell) but I thought I would try and branch out a little tiny bit by buying Sephora by OPI. I was really surprised to find out that Sephora By OPI cost almost $3.00 more then just regular OPI polish. I paid almost $12.00CAD for the bottle, where most of the OPI polish, I buy tend to be in the $9.00CAD range.

The first thing I notice is that the brush is much smaller then I'm used to. I'm still not sure if I like it or not. It does make doing my freakish small nails slightly easier but it does take a little longer to paint with.

This polish goes on well but like all metallics' I find that you will see brush strokes to some extent. I found 3 coats worked perfectly to get the required coverage. After the second coat the brush strokes became less visible but could still be detected under strong light. I also found that several bald spots could be seen under strong light. Both these problems may be corrected by adding another coat of polish.

The finish dries to a great shiny frosted metallic look. Being me, I just had to add a clear top coat for added shine.

All photo taken with flash

Looks more blue then green in this pic but that's not the case in person

Here you can kind of see that it is more green then blue

Is it just me or is this a really small brush?

1 clear base coat, 3 coats of Mermaid to Order and no top coat

Here you can see that it is more green then blue (don't mind my edges, I did this quickly and didn't get a chance to clean them up)


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    1. Thanks for reading! Mermaid to order is one of my favorites such a great colour