Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lime, Shatter, and Glitter...OH MY?

This bright and sunny day has inspired me to experiment with OPI Navy Shatter.  I've seen plenty of posts on OPI's Facebook page asking what to pair with 'Red and Navy Shatter'.  With all the Forth of July mani's I found plenty of 'Red Shatter' inspiration out there but when I turned to Google to look for 'Navy Shatter' mani's I wasn't finding much.  I will be using the following (in order) for this mani:

  • OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
  • NOPI One Time Lime
  • OPI Crown Me Already!
  • OPI Navy Shatter
  • OPI RapiDry Top Coat

First, I did one thin coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.  Once that was completely dry I applied two coats of NOPI One Time Lime.  This Kelly green is not a color I would wear on its own (maybe for St.Patty's Day) but I love how vibrant it is!  I think this shade will be very useful for accenting.

I found the first coat of this color to dry streaky but after the second coat it smoothed out.  There was no drag when applying and it dried quickly with nice gloss.  This color is available until the end of the year, it was released for the Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Collection.

Next, I applied one coat of OPI Crown Me Already! from the Miss Universe Collection.  This glitter is amazing and while it is similar in construction to OPI Spark De Triomphe it really is worth having both.  The glitter in this lacquer is a crisp bright silver with micro glitter and both small and large hex glitter.  It looks like a liquid disco ball!!

After all my layers completely dried I applied one coat of OPI Navy Shatter horizontally.  I feel like 'Navy Shatter' has been overlooked and if you are going on bottle looks it appears overpoweringly dark.  When its on its a whole different look!  This shatter is rich, vibrant, and has a slight jelly feel to it.  I love it!  Application was amazingly smooth and the shatter pattern was very easy to manipulate. 

Finally, I applied OPI RapiDry Top Coat.  Oh and check out the glitter close up...WOW!

Have you tried 'Navy Shatter'?  What is you fave color to use with 'Navy Shatter'?  What OPI Shatter shade is your fave?

Disclaimer: This lacquer was purchased by The Lacquer Factor.


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