OPI – Steady As She Rose & Silver Shatter

12 Sep

It’s been a while! Almost two months in fact, since I’ve written a new post. Hope all of you have had a wonderful summer in the meantime!

I didn’t have a chance to swatch (or even use) many polishes while on exchange in Europe. I did receive several new ones from friends for my birthday when I returned to Vancouver (thanks guys!) but I left for Hong Kong only a few days after that. And the lighting in my room in HK leaves much to be desired; couldn’t get a decent photo of anything.

But enough of the excuses! I’m back now to spread some more nail polish love, and that’s all that matters, right? :)

Okay then, here goes nothing. I’m clearly a little rusty. I have here a nail polish that my dear friend Antin got for my birthday (pictured above is me with two of them. Doesn’t she have good taste? :p)

OPI Steady As She Rose, another pale and muted hue from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides collection. I would clumsily describe this as a light, grayed, rose-lavender creme. Looks really clean on the nail. Applied somewhat streaky in the first coat; my advice is to apply as little pressure as possible with the brush to prevent dragging. It’s a great colour for those looking for something relatively neutral, but that is still a little out of the ordinary.

Here it is, shatterized (a word I just made up, what).

OPI Silver Shatter, which I believe came out in the same collection. I really love the look of Silver Shatter over pale, muted colours, so it was a perfect addition to the Pirates collection.

I bought Silver Shatter myself while I was in Hong Kong. I usually shy away from purchasing OPIs in HK as they are grossly overpriced – they run for about $120HKD/$15CAD on average, which is almost twice as expensive. However, I found this in Bonjour Cosmetics on sale for $64HKD, which makes it cheaper than the usual places I buy OPIs from in Vancouver. Nice!

The OPI Shatters are irritating, though. My Black Shatter is so goopy, it’s almost unusable. Silver Shatter turned goopy near the opening of the bottle within minutes. I fear the shelf life of the OPI Shatters is going to be very short indeed, so keep that in mind when purchasing. I’ve actually still got two more Shatters to review, so keep an eye out for them!


9 Responses to “OPI – Steady As She Rose & Silver Shatter”

  1. Hope September 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM #

    Ooh, I haven’t found a colour that I liked silver shatter over, but this looks nice :)

    • Gigi September 17, 2011 at 1:58 AM #

      I like Silver Shatter over most of the polishes from the Pirates collection, but I think that’s about it…it can look a little too “blingy” for my tastes. You’re right though, this one definitely works with it!

  2. sukipooki September 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM #

    Omg I’ve missed your blog like mad!! Sooo happy you’re back now! =D

    • Gigi September 17, 2011 at 1:58 AM #

      Haha thanks for the support! I’ll try to post more often than I have been, so sorry about that :p

  3. j September 15, 2011 at 12:51 AM #

    Steady as she roses look gorgz on you! Also loving your round oval tips!

    • Gigi September 17, 2011 at 1:58 AM #

      Thank you thank you!

  4. loveeee September 15, 2011 at 1:03 AM #

    Hi there!

    I love how your nail looks so neat and maintained in all of your post. Do you do your own manicures? Can you please do a post on any nail equipment you use to maintain your cuticles and such? And if possible your technique of applying varnishes as yours are always PERFECT.

    Would appreciate it lots :)
    Thankyou xx

    • Gigi September 17, 2011 at 2:01 AM #

      Yes I do my own manicures in all of the posts! I will do a post on that for sure! Maybe one post on nail/cuticle maintenance and another one on application. Those will take a bit more time than my usual ones though, but keep an eye out. Thanks so much :)

      • loveeee September 20, 2011 at 2:26 AM #

        Thanks so much for replying!
        Love your blog and am keeping an eye out for those posts! LOL

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