Tuesday, February 8, 2011

OPI: Katy Perry Collection

Left to right: Last Friday night, Not like the movie, The one that got away, Teenage Dream, Shatter

Katy Perry Collection by OPI has been the "It" nail crazy of early 2011. The colors are amazingly beautiful and the Shatter cracked line effect is just awesome. The cracked lines gives a unique design. It gives an illusion of a in salon nail art, but yet simply done by adding a coat on top of the color of your choice.

The Shatter is what caught my attention from this collection, but my focus quickly turned when I saw Teenage Dream. Teenage Dream is the pink glitter nail polish, which provides a tone of glitter. I personally own a lot of a glitter nail polish, but by far the Katy Perry's collection Teenage Dream is the easiest to work with. With any glitter nail polish, you are working with a thick polish. It can be hard to navigate.

2 coats of Teenage Dream
The picture really doesn't do the nail polish justice. The nail polish gives a flawless finish of little diamonds on your nail. It has a light tint of pink which doesn't take away the effect of the glitter.

Here is a video while putting the Teenage dream on. In the video you can see a better quality of what the Teenage dream looks like.

I really liked how Teenage Dream looked like on it's own, but I was still curious about Shatter. I applied Shatter on shortly after my nail polish dried. Remember to use Shatter on a dry nail, or else you will risk taking the original nail polish off.

Since it was my first time using Shatter. I really had no Idea of the what the outcome would be. Shatter dries amazingly fast. You will have to apply it to your nails the second you pull the brush out of the bottle. Remember to put a thin coat on, or else the polish won't crack. On my ring finger, I applied too much nail polish on a certain area causing it not to crack. I even try poking it with my pinky nail to see if I can create some fake cracks to blend in with the other areas. All i did was left nail marks on the polish. 

The color of "Shatter" is quite ugly before top coat. There is no shine to it what so ever. It really does look like dry asphalt. The Shatter is very unique, but will take time to be perfected. If you like the edgy exotic look,  the Shatter is the nail polish for you. If you are like me, who enjoys glitters and sparkle, the rest of Katy Perry's collection is definitely a must have.

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