Just at the beginning of May (ps, Happy Star Wars Day to all of you, May the 4th Be With You...), OPI released their newest collaboration collection, the Pirates of the Caribbean collection.
You're probably wondering where the rest of the collection is. I didn't buy it. I saw the swatches online, and they just didn't speak to me. Are you all proud? I sure am hahaha.
The only polish from this collection that I wanted was the Silver Shatter.
Back in the winter, OPI released a collection with Katy Perry and Serena Williams , and both of them included a Black Shatter polish - a black, crackle top coat.
This is the same, just a shimmery silver color.
OPI is supposed to release a Blue, Turquoise and Navy Shatter as well, any time now.
They also have 2 more duo-packs with Serena Williams, which I've ordered and will be coming in the mail soon.
For now though, here is the much buzzed about Silver Shatter polish!
EDIT: I added swatches at the end of the post with pictures of the silver shatter over other colors.
The color itself is a slightly darker silver shimmer. I'm sure this looks amazing over the actual polishes released with the Pirates of the Caribbean collection, but so far I'm actually not that impressed with it.
It doesn't shatter as definitely as the Black Shatter, or any of the China Glaze Crackle Glazes .
I probably, again, shouldn't have put it over a sparkly polish. What I had on my nails originally was OPI's Blavk Onyx nail polish with some Nubar Teal Glitter on top (it's playoffs season, Sharks themed nails will be constant). You can see it on my pinky finger.
The polish itself just doesn't shatter as strongly as Black Shatter did. It probably has to do with the shimmer in the polish. A lot of people had the same problem with the non-creme Crackle Glaze from China Glaze. My Crackle Glaze didn't have that much of a problem, but for some reason this one did.
I definitely recommend using thicker coats as the silver will be stronger, and the cracks will be chunkier.
The thinner coats I used on my middle and ring finger just didn't work for me. The cracks are there, but the polish is sheer so it kind of looks like you didn't do anything.
The thicker coats on my thumb and index finger made the silver more opaque and the cracks more obvious.
I'm still a little so-so with this polish. I'm going to play with color combinations more to see which colors are best to use underneath Silver Shatter.
China Glaze will be releasing metallic crackle polishes at some point, as will Sally Hansen so I'm excited to see how those will differ, or even improve upon the shimmery crackle formula.