Sym got me this OPI Silver Shatter polish while she was out shopping with her grandma on the long weekend. I’ve never been a huge fan of crackle/shatter polishes but I figured I had to try it out at least once!
On me: OPI in Silver Shatter over Essie in Beach Bum Blu. I put the shatter over this shimmery blue because I thought it’d be more subtle than if I put it over a dark or non-metallic bright. I actually don’t hate this, although I don’t think I’d like it if the shatter was black or another solid colour.
… and on my toes, OPI in Confucius Says “Coral”, aka my all-time favorite summer pedicure colour.
On Sym: OPI in Silver Shatter over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Ivy League. For some reason it barely shattered at all! I know you have to put it over completely dry polish, and I waited almost a half hour before putting it on so idk why it didn’t work.
… and on her toes, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet. I love this colour but the formula is TERRIBLE :( It’s also pretty tricky to paint these tiny toenails so I only did two quick coats before giving up.
A note about topcoats: I have a job where I have to wash my hands about 30,000 times a day, so I’m pretty resigned to having my nail polish chip off after only a couple days. WELL. I finally got around to buying some Seche Vite (I know, I know, OLD NEWS) a couple weeks ago and WOW. Wow wow wow. I put it over my polka dot manicure and it lasted all week long, finally getting a couple small chips on Saturday. I’m officially impressed!