While a part of me was itching to change my nail color, the other part of me was too caught up with hectic-ness to sit down, scrub off my current manicure and paint a fresh new one. While it's not terribly time consuming, the part where you are waiting for your polish to dry and hoping you don't ram it against something and ruin it is always the scariest.
Even with a super quick drying topcoat, if you are hurriedly sketching ideas and punching keyboard shortcuts... stuff will happen.
So instead of a brand new manicure, I thought to refresh the current one and while this looks even more time consuming, I assure you it's not.
With a little bit of tape and OPI's Red Shatter Polish (thanks Amy!), I have this!
Tape manicures may seem like a huge hassle but in this case it is wasn't much of a mean feat. It doesn't take much to cut a little triangle and I reuse one piece of tape for 2 nails, though you really have to press it down good on use #2.
Shatter polishes also dry real quick, plus if they do chipped or ''poked'... all the more for that shattered effect!
I topped everything with Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat after.
Not a very clean cut or uniformed tip and a totally shoddy image overall but I'm cheered by the minor refreshment to my nail color.
Unlike most polishes where you have to hold it upclose to admire it's beauty in all forms of light, I think this is best admired from a considerable distance so you don't see the itsy bitsy flaws.
The Red Shatter reminds me of a rose petal's texture. Now if only I was able to represent an image of a rose on my nails, that would be cool. Nonetheless, I'll most likely be changing this out over the weekends when I get time.
Do you still reach for your shatter polishes?
Thanks for reading!