Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mermaid nails and a comparison

Hello my lovelies! I know it's winter where most of you live, but somewhere in the world it's summer! You might have noticed that I don't quite wear nail polish according to the season. So what better way to warm up this cold winter than some mermaid nails. 

I used my previous manicure of OPI Mermaid's Tears and did some sponging with China Glaze Atlantis on the tip. I first sponged a coat on the bottom 1/3 of the nail and then a second coat concentrating on the very tip of the nail to create a glitter gradient. 

I was dying to do this manicure because I knew I had the perfect glitter to do the tips. Atlantis is such a gorgeous multicolored glitter in an aqua base. And on top of all, it's holographic! 

I was also telling you yesterday that I needed to do a comparison between my minty greens. Eyeko Vintage is the one that seemed most similar to Mermaid's Tears, while Rimmel Peppermint was clearly a lot lighter. I've also painted on H&M Hunt me down, although it's an army green to bring out the dustiness in Mermaid's Tears. Please excuse my horrible cuticles in these photos, the cold has no mercy for my hands. All polishes are two coats, no top or base coat. 

So, as you can see, Mermaid's Tears is very different from Eyeko Vintage. Not only is it dustier and darker looking, but it also has a different texture. Eyeko Vintage is much more squishy and glossy, while Mermaid's Tears has a true creme finish. Here's a closer look. 

So now it's clear why I needed both of these. I'm not sure if everybody is as crazy as I am for these types of shades and needs them both, but Eyeko Vintage is discontinued and Mermaid's Tears was a limited edition. So if you want to get your hands on any of these you should probably run to Ebay and snag them while you can! 


  1. I definitely love these types of shades too Mihaela, you're not alone ;0). I love this mani!

  2. Your glitter gradient is really pretty!

  3. @Holly Thank you!

    @Marisa I'm glad I'm not alone and I'm glad you love it!

    @Courtney Eldridge Thank you and welcome to my blog!


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