Sunday, September 2, 2012

OPI Red Shatter

Mr. Pawlish and i have been glued to the tv over the past day and a half, watching the entire series of Rookie Blue. we watched one episode from the current season on On Demand, finished what was on there... and have now started over with season one! right now we're on season two :) the reason i wanted to start watching it is that it has Missy Peregrym as the lead... i just love her! she's in Stick It, which is a mindless gymnastics movie that has nothing upsetting in it... no heartbreaks, no cheating... just mindless fun. so, that's what i throw on a lot when i'm blogging because i don't have to pay attention, but there's still something i enjoy watching :D do you guys have a show or movie like that?

today we have OPI Red Shatter, which is exactly what it sounds like... a red crackle! i have had this one since it came out, and i have noticed that it's thickened up a bit. giving this type of polish a really good shake before application really helps smooth it out. i tend to apply crackles fairly thickly, i don't like it as much when it's loads of tiny lines. i slapped it on over Cocoche No. 5 because i love the way red looks over a warm foil or glitter! conversely, i also metallic shatters over red :D as always, i finished the whole look off with one coat of Seche Vite. i usually add another coat to make the whole mani look really thick, but i liked how this one coat made the red very shiny and didn't add much to the bronze... it gave a textured 3D effect!

i love layering manis so that i don't have to change my nails and use acetone on them everyday, but i still get a new look! and crackle is just about the easiest way to get a nail art look that there is :D

hope you've all had a fantastic weekend! Ria :)


  1. This is a very pretty combo love the way the polish crackled too. :)


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