As you've probably noticed lately, I'm going through "I can't settle on a blog layout" phase. I think I'm going to stick with this one though. I really love it at the moment, but that could change :P.
When I first saw the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection, unlike others I was excited about it. I know many people have been swayed into loving it now. The pastels didn't scream "pirates", but these colors really are great! I was skeptical about Mermaid's Tears. Mint greens/pale greens are usually a nightmare combination for my skin tone, but this was a very pleasant surprise!
What I love most about this shade and the others in this collection besides the colors is the formulation. These are not stark and chalky pastels. I know many of us have problems with pastels because many those exhibit those qualities. These are great. They are smooth, they're not at all streaky, or harsh looking. The touch of gray to these colors really makes them flattering. :)