Monday, 26 December 2011

Day 26 - Letting It All Hang Out - We're Shattered!


Day 26 – Letting It All Hang Out

Hi Goddesses

Day 26 is about having an easy mani, a no effort, lounging around on the sofa and feeling like a beached whale mani, and this couldn’t be simpler.

I’d had this idea for a while, but kept it for Christmas.

I want to show you this in 2 stages, because I really do feel the initial stage is worthy of its own praise. 

This is 4 fingers of OPI Vodka and Caviar, the perfect red, and an accent nail of CG Cheers To You silver.  I just love the simplicity of this, love it. I also love (and I can’t believe I am about to say this) the clash of the matte silver with the glossy red – somehow the matteness makes it even better!  How is that possible!

So this for me was a real winner, but it wasn’t the look I was after.  I wanted to shatter them, so used my OPI Red Shatter on the silver nail (I had forgotten how jellyish the OPI was) and my CG Platinum Pieces on the red nails (I had forgotten how sheer this was).


I haven’t used my silver shatter that much, and lay the blame at OPI’s door for linking it so closely to the Pirates pastels.  Personally, I think  OPI got it wrong, and silver shatter should only be used over strong, bold colours that can take it, but still fight for their own beauty.

Put silver shatter on a pastel and in my eyes it looks naff, put it on a dark or a bright colour and, for me, you get WOW.

Because I am a dumbass, I had a little bit of trouble, especially when I used the red, so remember preciouses, if you haven’t used your shatter for ages, give it a BLOODY good shake.  The red sort of separated with a very thin liquid on the top, so I had to do it twice.

Ho hum, Crumpet continually lives and learns – have a fab chillaxing day xxx

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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