Saturday, May 21, 2011

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection: Silver Shatter

OPI Silver Shatter (1 coat) over Stranger Tides (2 coats)

I'm still alive! Yes, the infamous Rapture didn't take me today! I'm glad I'm still around because Doctor Who is on tonight (if you don't watch it, you should). Something I feel I have been putting off lately is my blog roll list. There are just so many blogs out there right now that I can't follow them all (and add them to the site). If you are interested in me adding yours to my list, please leave a comment to this post only, or e-mail me at Thanks! 

As most of you know, crackle polishes are all the rage right now. Some are saying they are sick of them, but the companies are still pumping them out faster than a cupcake can last in my apartment. OPI just released the Silver Shatter (aka crackle polish) with the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. To shake things up, they decided to add a shimmer/foil finish instead of the (mostly) matte creme finishes that have come out recently. While the concept is cool, the finished product could be a bit better. I think the shimmer just takes away from the underlying polish too much (perhaps from the light refraction). I dunno, while it's cool in theory, I think I'd stick to the normal crackle types. I tried it with a brighter bottom color and liked it a little better, so perhaps different combinations would work better with the shimmer (I'll show that combo soon). The formula was fine, but I did notice that it was significantly thicker the second time I used it. According to many, these OPI Shatters can be used with normal polish thinners (unlike the old Cover Girl ones from the 90s). Have a great night!

P.S. I had 5 Guys for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Cajun fries for the win!

P.S.S. I've really been into P.S.' lately.


Unknown said...

not feeling crackle at all.but loving the colours coming out with the collections.i love 5 guys the fries~~~awesome(quite large too!) yeah we are all still here SANS rapture. NICE MANI & POST.P.S~~ i won the CC set i haven't received it yet?

Angie | said...

silver shatter is quite cool - i like it better than white shatter, which looks like dry whiteout imo. great collection

<3 pandaphilia

cupper82 said...

:-( I know, I've been so horrible! I promise to get it out early this week (I haven't forgotten!).