Alright - it finally happened. After 2-3 weeks of gluing and patching my index finger, I have finally decided to let it go in exchange for a change for it to just grow back healthy. So while I'm taking a break for it to grow back, I'll be burning off the rest of the backlog which, although isn't that old - I don't feel like it really represents where I'd like to be with my swatches, nail care and photos.
Up first, from 4 months ago - is OPI Mermaid's Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection from the spring of 2011. It was one of my first non-black polishes when I first decided to start wearing coloured polishes after the Katy Perry collection. Mermaid's Tears is a vintage seafoam mint green creme which isn't dusty or subdued like some of these shades can be. It's fresh. The formula is smooth and goes on quite nicely in two coats. My swatch is shown with no top coat:
If you don't own this shade, I definitely recommend picking it up if you spot it in a sale bin in the nail salon. It's one of my favourites. One of the few I've come back to multiple times.
And like I said, this is an older swatch - from now on, I no longer want to use a white background with my swatches, and I definitely prefer my round tips over this... confusion.