Recently there's been a lot of buzz in the nail polish blogosphere about this collection from Sinful Colors and whether the colours are dupes (blatant rip offs?) of OPI's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides collection.
(FYI I think only the 5 shades pictured in the poster are part of the ‘Adventure Island’ collection.. the others didn’t have ‘sea’ themed names and were probably put there just to fill the display)
When I first saw these at Rite Aid, I wasn’t sure if they were close enough to the PotC shades so I only bought Star Fish, which looks very similar to OPI Sparrow Me the Drama. After looking at swatches of the OPI PotC collection again, I went back and picked up Open Seas (possible Mermaid Tears dupe) which I will post swatches of soon.
This is Star Fish:
L: Natural light R: With flash.
Star Fish is a lovely, muted cool-toned pink which is luckily not too cool for my warm skin tone. The formula was a bit thick and streaky on the first coat, but the second coat evened it out. I’m thinking I should have done a third coat for the swatch pictures,but in real life it looks good with two.
I’m loving this colour and I think it looks REALLY close to SMTD. For $1.99 it is DEFINITELY a MoneySaver and killed the lemming for me. Sinful Colors is a great low price point brand and I think I want to go back and get the rest of the shades just because they are such a good price!
Will you pick up any of the Sinful Colors Adventure Island collection? Or do you prefer to stick with OPI’s PotC?
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