Good afternoon, ladies!  Today I have a dupe-y manicure for you.


When OPI's Pirates of the Caribbean collection came out, I lusted after all the colors for a while, and then only bought Silver Shatter.  As a college student on a budget, I have trouble justifying the OPI price tag for anything less than totally awesome, so while the colors were interesting, they weren't $8.50 interesting.  Enter Sinful Colors' convenient dupe-y collection, Adventure Island.  While I was in a Rite-Aid, I noticed a few bottles left on a display and decided to get Seaweed, the Sinful Colors dupe for OPI's Stranger Tides.  Now, this color has not been getting much love in the blog world... but I decided that for $1.99 I could give it a try.


I love it.  I really do.  I can see how it might not play nice with all skin tones, but on me it looked almost like a dusty mint green.  The pink in my skintone really brought out the green tones in the polish, making it look much more saturated than it does in the bottle or on a nail wheel.  And, since I'm about the last blogger on the planet to get the new Bundle Monster image plates, I decided I needed to try them out right away.  The new, bigger image size for full nail stamps is awesome, and all the stamps I've used so far work great.  Consider me a happy purchaser.


I used my normal Sinful Colors Basecoat and then slapped on 2 coats of Sinful Colors Seaweed.  I found application quite easy, especially for such a pastel color.  Once that had dried, I used the swirly design from Bundle Monster Image Plate BM201 with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep to stamp all my nails.  I topped it with Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, which works pretty well, but it takes a little more care than Seche Vite to not smudge the stamping.
I think I wore this mani for 3 or 4 days... the pictures were taken right before I took it off, and I think it held up pretty well!