For Valentine's Day, I thought about doing a kind of pink on pink manicure, but in the end, it just didn't really work out for me. Even though it was only 2 weeks ago, I don't even remember what I did for my manicure - time flies when you're stressed, hah! Anyway, I had a couple of combinations in mind, and this was one of them... using my CND Muddy Rose manicure, I added one layer of OPI Pink Shatter, a translucent shatter that still allows some of the underlying polish to show through (as opposed to being opaque).
Pink Shatter dries matte, so I added CND Air Dry only to my middle & ring fingers. I'll have a detailed picture coming up.
You can barely tell this is a pink on pink manicure at first glance, which is what I was going for, but in the end, I just didn't love it.
Here you can see the difference between the top coat vs the matte. The top coat brings out a subtle shimmer to the Shatter, where the other side just appears dry. In fact, it reminds me a little of muscle tissue, like if someone split open your leg. Hey, if The Daily Nail can do zit nails, maybe I can do "raw meat nails" :p
Trying to get a picture indoors with the flash just wasn't working so my pictures today (in order) are sun, indirect sun, close up and this is the shade. Now I've had nothing but ick weather lately, but there was one day of sun, and that's when I tested this manicure. I WANT SPRING TO BE HERE. Minus the mosquitoes, heat, humidity, tall grass growing...
Anyway, I found my bottle of OPI Pink Shatter on sale for $6 at Ulta on a back rack, but most OPI bottles do still run at around $8.50.
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