In my non-polish-related life, I work with college students. The other day, one of my students was wearing a beautiful glowing pink nail polish. We got to talking about which polishes we like the best, and she said that there was a mermaid-something-or-other teal one that she liked a lot. A quick Google search revealed that it was Sephora by OPI Mermaid To Order. I told her I might have to get it, since the SOPI polishes are on clearance now, and this one looked pretty neat. But then I found out…I actually already had it from a SOPI collection from QVC that I got for Christmas! Sometimes I don’t even know my own collection. (File that under #polishhoundproblems. Cue violins.)
I decided to give this polish a whirl, considering my student’s positive review. I do like the final effect: a shimmery glowing teal that I think looks pretty good on my pale cool skin tone. However, the formula itself was just okay. It was a little thin, although surprisingly not streaky for such a shimmery, almost metallic polish. It was pretty easy to work with, although I probably could’ve gone with three coats to get full coverage.
What you see below is two coats with Orly Bonder as a base coat, and Seche Vite on top.
Final verdict: not a perfect polish, but I still kinda like it!
Have you tried this polish? What do you think?