Showing posts with label OPI Blue Shatter Swatch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPI Blue Shatter Swatch. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LA Girls Nail Polish Has New Cracked Top Coat...and More...

So on a wander thru my local Fred Meyer....ummm, I went to buy bread, yeah, that's it...I spotted quite the extra display from LA Girls Nail Polish. Two of the Fred Meyer's in my area are really becoming the drugstore cosmetic meccas. They are definitely bringing what the people want and quickly!! Kudos, Freddies.

Anyway, back to the LA Girls. First I spotted these sets of six polishes. Notice the sheer glitter!

This set is very remniscent to me of the set I just got at Ross on last Friday in the previous post. Then, the second set in the display is called High Impact Nail Color.

As I rounded the aisle, I found these on the end cap:

The above are all cell phone pictures, so in case it's not clear on your screen, the Cracked colors are White, Silver, Turquoise, Pink, Red, Blue, Purple and Black. I purchased the Turquoise because I wanted to compare it to OPI Turquoise, the pink as I have no other pink crackle this color, (waiting for the  OPI Pink Shatter for Breast Cancer Awareness), and the purple to see how it compares to Sally Hansen Vintage Violet Crackle Overcoat.  Looks like fun.  So let's take a little quick view of them, shall we?

Swatched on a nail wheel, this is how they look. They shatter in more of a random pattern than the OPI Shatter colors. The OPIs shatter in a more linear pattern and these Cracked colors somewhat giraffey/somewhat linear.

All three colors I purchased have a light shimmer to them, giving a little hint of a metallic type of finish. The turquoise is named Rupture. It is more aqua than the OPI Turquoise. It is lighter and less blue as well.

I have a picture of both the OPI and LA Girls on a nail wheel, swatched over white. The colors from left to right are OPI White Shatter, OPI Blue Shatter, OPI Turquoise Shatter, OPI Navy Shatter, Sally Hanson Distressed Denim Crackle Topcoat, La Rosa Green Crackle Shatter, LA Girls Rupture, LA Girls Fracture and LA Girls Frag.

You can also compare the colors to the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoats.

The pink color is called Frag and is a yellower softer pink than the Sally Hansen Fuchsia Shock.

The purple is called Fracture.


I photographed the backs of the last two bottles because the black script seemed to take away from viewing the actual color. So what do you think? Are you on crackle/shatter overload yet? Or do you find room for one more?

Monday, June 13, 2011

China Glaze Let's Do It In 3D Holographic Nail Polish Swatches and Review

Today we have for you a holographic nail polish from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection titled Let's Do It In 3D. It is a gunmetal grey without sunshine on it, looking most like the ring and pinky nails in the following picture. The first two nails caught a bit of rainbow under the cloudy sky.


With sunshine coming thru a window, you can see that the holographic rainbow begins to form, giving this color a little bit more interest.



In a full on "hurry, capture the thirty seconds of sunshine this summer" mode, I caught some rainbow pictures on my cell phone while out garage saling. You can see that it's a strong rainbow from purple to silver. Holographic polishes are always fascinating when the sun shines on them. Just fabulous!!! Without sunshine, this one was a bit dark for me for summertime.


I thought it would be interesting to try a holographic polish as a base for crackle. I used OPI Blue Shatter but it didn't work the way it does with a regular polish. Don't waste your time or polish trying it, just look at mine and you'll see there's a problem with the formulas jiving to create a crackled or shattered effect. It could be because it's an older polish and created differently from the Big 3 Free polishes or it could be simply the grainyness doesn't lend to an easy shatter. Only China Glaze knows for sure. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Look at OPI Blue, Turquoise, Navy Shatter Polishes and Swatches!!

Meet the latest offerings from the OPI Products Shatter line of polishes. They are, left to right, Turquoise Shatter, Navy Shatter and Blue Shatter.


Turquoise Shatter and Blue Shatter both have a very mild shimmer. Navy is a flat color. I've done swatches over Finger Paints Paper Mache, a solid white. There's no top coat on the swatches for the pictures. I would personally top coat my shatters but I wanted you to see them in their natural form.


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