Hi guys! I decided to put this post up today since a couple of you commented about the Mermaids Cove Collection in the Nicole by OPI Textured post from this morning!
I was really hesitant to swatch and post this collection, it seems to be impossible to find. I don't know what is going on with Wet n Wild this year but I have a serious bone to pick with them about none of the LE polish collections making it here. I actually emailed Wet n Wild asking what the heck was going on, and they replied that I would have to ask the actual stores because apparently they don't track their own products. Seems like a weird way to do business but whatever that's just my 2 cents ;)
I have yet to see Mermaids Cove locally, the lovely Shelley from http://www.polarbelle.com/ found the display where she lives and picked up a set for me...she rules! I hope that you guys CAN find these if you want them. I think I might drop dead from shock if I ever find the display in So Cal.
First up is Sea of Dreams, a purplish pink shimmer. Love this one but it went on pretty sheer. I used 3 coats for this photo but would probably use another unless I was putting something else on top of it (like a crack polish!)
Diving for Pearls is a green toned blue full of shimmery goodness, I LOVE this one. It screams summer to me! Again, pretty sheer I used 3 coats for the photo below
Ocean Grotto is a green and gold micro glitter, it has a bit of a foil-y finish to it. I used 3 coats for the photos below
Please ignore the pink flash in the bottle, it's my camera ( sure has been causing me trouble this week, ugh!)
Atlantis is pink and silver glitter in a clear base. You can build this up but I was having some problems with there being bald spots to I layered 3 coats of Atlantis over BB Couture Paradise
Sea Witch is my absolute favorite of this collection, if I ever find it in person I will probably buy a back up. It is a gorgeous blue with a stunning blue shimmer! Reminds me of Orly Royal Velvet but I'm not sure if they are dupes or not, it's on my list to compare! I used 2 coats of Sea Witch for the photos below.
Stream of Wonder is a bright blue shimmer. Same formula as the other 2 polishes like this, sheer. I used 3 coats for the photo below
Waves of Enchantment is a gorgeous pink with a golden shimmer. This is probably the polish I have heard the most about from this collection. There is some talk about it being a close dupe of Zoya Rica. They are close, but not exact dupes. This would definitely have fit nicely into the Sunshine Collection from Zoya. I will have the comparison of Rica and Waves of Enchantment up in the next couple of days! I used 3 coats for the photo below.
Magic Trident is a bright orange with a golden shimmer. Not the most unique polish ever but I love a good orange and this one is gorgeous! Again a sheer formula (what's up with all the sheer?!?) I used 3 coats for the photo below.
Big thanks again to Shelley for finding this and picking me up a set!