Do you girls still wear nail shatter? It seems like the trend has kind of passed already?
I was never too into nail shatter because it always seemed to look so haphazard and messy. I'm one those neat and simple girls. I like things consistent-looking and so the 'whatever goes' nature of shatter nail polishes never appealed to me. Having said that, I did purchase a blue OPI shatter awhile ago just to see what the hype was about. I've only used it once or twice and it's just sitting in my drawers now.
She told me she was wearing No. 1 Griffe Dorée from YSL's Manucure Couture Les Fauves collection. Apparently it was a limited edition nail set with a base colour and a bottle of black shatter.
Unfortunately, they'd sold out of No. 1 and I was due to fly out of Hong Kong in a few hours so I wasn't able to purchase it. But alas, I was able to get my hands on the duo pack on my most recent trip over there!
I've never tried YSL's nail polishes before but I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt since their other beauty products are pretty good. Not to mention how luxurious their packaging always looks. I'm a huge sucker for appealing packaging!
Here I'm wearing Revlon's Quick Dry Base Coat, one layer of Griffe Dorée, one layer of the Black Shatter and I finished it with Revlon's Clear Polish.
I wish I had taken photos of the gold on its own to show you. It really is a gorgeous metallic gold that glides on like a dream and looks smooth and milky when it's dried. It actually looks quite beautiful on it's own.
When the black shatter goes on the gold, the results look quite bland but once you go over it with a clean polish, the colours really stand out. The intensity of the black brings out the sparkly look of the gold. I also love how consistent the shatter seems. They kind of look coordinated? AHAH.
Both polishes are wonderfully smooth and dry very quickly. My only problem is that I found the brush a bit too clunky. I would have preferred a thinner and sturdier brush like Zoya's. That would really make reaching the sides' of nail much more easier.
The gold base colour is a bit too luxurious and formal for my daily life and so I've tried the black with a few different shades. This is one of the best outcomes I've had.
In this photo, I'm wearing OPI's Do You Lilac It as a base colour and YSL Black Shatter on top. The black shatter actually looks a bit more artistic in this one!
What nail styles are you loving at the moment?
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