So, in the off chance that any guys are reading this (ooh, look, Ange made a joke…) I apologize for one night. Because I’m going to talk about nail polish now. Ready, go.
I was on the hunt for a bottle of OPI’s black shatter polish the second I heard about it. Yes, I toyed with paying $20 for a bottle of the stuff. Then, thanks to the amazing eyesight of a girl at work, I procured my first bottle..for $10. A vast improvement over the arm-and-a-leg that some people online wanted for it. Then the silver shatter came out. I got a call from said work-chick while I was at school. Studying for finals, might I add. Like a true -aholic, this obsession was more important than the 30+ page paper that I was working on. Long story short, I paid another $10 for the silver.
But I digress. Today, I went black (shatter, that is). Here is the combo I came up with.
Essie’s Steel-ing the Scene on every nail but the ring fingers; those are Essie’s Baby Cakes (which didn’t turn out so different with the shatter coat on top). Topped with a coat of shatter and then clear top coat (not pictured). Pardon the sloppy application. The shatter doesn’t really merit being super-neat with the bottom color coat. Or the shatter coat for that matter… Now, I love the shatter, but it does get a little…craptastically chunky after a while. (That’s slightly evident in the pictures.) And the silver looks like a glitter factory threw up on your nails. So sexy. But I do like it. And it’s good as an accent nail. Look for the silver edition next week.
I’m waiting for a coupon from Ulta to get the color shatters. I love it, but $10 is a liiiiitle much to pay for the colors. Sorry, OPI.