Thursday, July 14, 2011

Help...I can't decide!!! OPI Red Shatter Review and Swatch

I finally gave in to the crackle nail polish look and since my favorite nail polish color is red, I decided to get the red crackle, OPI Shatter in Red.

OPI Shatter in Red

I thought this would look amazing over gold (can you imagine that for an Indian wedding....love!!) or over a vibrant orange or pink for the summertime. When I got home from the beauty shop, I was so anxious to try this out, and somehow I ended up reaching for this peach shade for the base color instead of an orange:

MAC Malibu Peach

So I read the instructions and got started, making sure I waited for the peach shade to dry completely. I actually waited 1.5 hours before topping the peach shade with the shatter red. 


So what was the final result?


So, I don't know what I think about this. The first issue is that the shatter seemed to remove the base color. You can't see any peach because it crackled along with the red. I am wondering if there was moisture on my nails because I did do a few dishes while I was waiting for the peach polish to completely dry. I figured if it was dry enough to not get messed up while doing dishes, it was completely dry. Guess not. The second issue is that I don't know how many base shades this red will look good with. 

I really can't decide if I like this or not. Some moments I look down and think it is sooo cool. Other moments I think it's too weird. I am considering exchanging this red for a black shatter. Can you help me decide what to do? How do you think the red shatter looks? Keep in mind I would use another base shade and make sure it really is dry before applying the shatter shade. 

8 comments:

  1. This one wld look really nice over black as well.. but red can be restrictive.. a black or white will go with a lot more base colors :)

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  2. I second Tanveer.. red would look fab with black and gold.. Or you could even try silver or white (but that will look like cheesy 'red&white cigarettes)..
    But if I had the option of buying just one shatter nailpolish, I would buy an oxidized silver or a gold.. That way I could layer it on just about anything! :)

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  3. black&white would be awesome! I really like that mac colour

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  5. honestly, i think you should get a gold or silver crackle. if you get a gold one, you could use it over a red for your parties, and for anything else. it'll look great

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  6. @Tanveer You're right, I think I am going to go for a more versatile color like black.

    @Ik Ooooh silver or gold! The store I got mine from didn't have those shades but I know Sephora sells them....I will check em out! Thanks!

    @ClassyandFabulous Thanks dear!!! That mac shade was from a year or two ago....its so great for spring and summer!

    @Anonymous Yeah, I think a silver or gold would be better too. Thanks!

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  7. I love the crackle nail polish. I prefer the Black crackle and the Silver Crackle. I find that the colored crackle is hard to pair up.

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