You see, Nicole went on vacation, as you may have seen in her previous post. Cow. Anyway, we were making nuisances of ourselves, as we can be wont to do, by stalking and phoning salons obsessively. We were on a quest for the Katy Perry collection and nothing would stand in our way.
Except extremely poor timing. The day of Nicole's departure was the day that I spotted the first KP (weirddddd we have the same initials!) display in this weird all-natural-type salon that is so common in our city. Life is painful sometimes.
My failure to obtain multiple bottles of Black Shatter (I can't abbreviate it because it's kind of awkward) sent me on a city-wide search. I combed malls, nail salons that are actually complete dives, everywhere I could think of, and I had no luck.
Alas, I shall continue my search. In the meantime, here are pictures of the two pretties I now have sitting happily in my stash.
With my tendency to paint my nails at night (as in, I do it constantly), Nicole and I decided to try out some of those "natural" light bulbs. They're supposed to mimic the sun and stuff, so this is me attempting to use them. Excuse the mess in the background, I'm in the process of cataloguing my nail polish collection by brand. :)
Tilting my hand away from the light resulted in a lot more colour accuracy. This is three coats of Last Friday Night. I just need to say, though - has anyone else noticed that it's a really weird formula? It looks a lot like that Elmer's glitter glue that we used to use in art classes when we were younger. Thankfully, it doesn't apply like that, but it still is quite sheer. I've got mad VNL here, but I wasn't planning on wearing this on its own anyway. I am hoping to start swatching colours that I think LFN would look good over, though!
I sincerely apologize for the tipwear oh god. I painted my nails on Friday and took these pictures about an hour ago. It is now Sunday. I also worked yesterday, which always kills my nails. Anyway, Black Shatter is my new obsession. My roommate and I think that it looks like dinosaur eggs. :)
With LFN underneath, I think it made the cracks look really cool. Though the more I looked at them, the more they reminded me of veins... creepy? People kept asking me what happened to my poor nail polish yesterday too haha. PSH, they should read more nail blogs!
Because macro makes everything look alarming. This actually looks really weird. Really weird. But Shatter is amazing.
Now. If you're not a glitter nut or you don't have a lot of polishes to layer with (or polishes generally), I would probably pass on Last Friday Night. The bottle colour will never be achieved, which is too bad, because it looks FAB.
But do not pass Black Shatter up. Especially if you're a polish fiend. You will regret it. Your wallet will regret it. You will start lemming it in a few months and be filled with stabs of regret so severe that you may never fully recover.
I speak from experience when I say that OPI generally discontinues any insanely popular polishes. It is so cruel. Why do they do this. I also speak from experience when I say that developing a lemming for any of these polishes could be painful. Do not repeat my mistake with Mad as a Hatter. Get Black Shatter. Get it just to try it. It's fool-proof nail art. What do you have to lose?
Coming up: I passed on the pink glitter from the collection (Teenage Dream, right?) and was beginning to regret it until I was in London Drugs and saw a polish that reminded me of it like crazy. They aren't dupes, but from what I've seen on my nail wheel of this new polish (and what I've seen of TD swatches), I like this one a lot more. It looks the way I'd hoped TD would!
Apologies for the words words words. I need to stop the former writing major in me.
What do you guys think? Do you think any of the polishes are worth scooping up? I know Nicole is going to go nuts until she gets Not Like the Movies.
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