Monday, February 14, 2011

Spirit of Truth Swatch & Review

Spirit of Truth, with a glossy top coat. 

A couple of days ago I got a hold of Spirit of Truth and Obey Me, the 2 nail polishes from MAC's limited edition Wonder Woman collection.  Spirit of Truth is a Navy Blue, Creme, that applies like a dream and its opaque on ONE COAT, I am not kidding you! I was very impressed with MAC's new formula, I hope they keep it this way. Also, it doesn't dry to a glossy finish, but it isn't matte ether, it looks like satin.  Anyways, I am very happy with the color and formula. If you plan on getting anything from this collection, act fast because these are flying off the shelves (like it usually happens with any MAC limited edition collection). This pictures were taken ore-clean up, sorry for the messy cuticles! 

No top coat, indoors, no flash.

No top coat, with flash

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Glam Slam

Well, I was so excited about getting Black Shatter in the mail, that I decided to try another manicure.
I read in a blog that this shatter polish is not supposed to be applied over top coat, and I realized I was wearing a glossy top coat underneath. Well, time to get rid of the old manicure and see Black Shatter work the way it was intended to work.
Another thing you should know: DO NOT apply over wet or semi-dry polish. Your base polish should be completely dry before you apply the shatter.
"Simply smashing" is a yellow-green metallic almost foil like polish, it looks different that what I had imagined, I thought it was more green. Truth is I wouldn't wear Simply Smashing by itself. It's just not my kind of shade. I had to go for 3 coats, because at 2 you could still see my nail through it.
Now, Simply Smashing + Black Shatter… WOW! See for yourself!


I know I'm kind of late with this post, there's been Black Shatter reviews all over the net for quite some time now, but I could barely get my hands on this puppy. This polish is HARD to get! I felt like I was trying to score some weird designer drug, seriously.  I ended up going on and buying OPI's Glam Slam, which is a nail polish duo by Serena Williams, very cool combo, I can't wait to try the other polish (can't remember the name).

If you don't know about OPI's Black Shatter, it is a "crackle" polish. This means, you use it over another shade, and as soon as it starts drying, the nail polish starts cracking open, and you get a very cool effect. Cover Girl first came out with a crackle polish back in the 90s but it really didn't look as cool as the new ones.

I hear China Glaze is working on a "crackle" nail polish collection, with 6 different shades. Can't wait for that one! I love China Glaze and I love their prices and availability even more. 

Anyways, a few days ago I was all over town trying to score some Black Shatter from the Katy Perry collection, but no such luck.  I ended up buying The one that got away and Not like the movies, both shades are amazing.

Now, this is my first time using a "crackle" polish, so from personal experience, my advice is to apply over a completely dry shade of your choice, and then go light with the crackle polish. If you apply it too thick, or if it takes you a long time to do it, it will not shatter.  So, light and quick is the way to go.  It works very quick! Also, it dries matte, so don't forget your top coat! 

Well, here are the nails, The one that got away with Black Shatter on top.