Thursday, June 9, 2011

Essie First Dance and OPI Blue Shatter

Ugh I know, another shatter post. But it's just so fun to play with! This manicure actually started off as a classy manicure for a black tie event (and let me tell you, my broken foot boot looked great with my short party dress.) I always feel weird having crazy nails at nice events for some reason (I blame my mother) so I wanted to do a classic red. I'm always on the hunt for a true red that is not too blue or too orange, and I think I may have found it!

Essie First Dance from the 2011 Wedding Collection. Dare I say it's almost a perfect red? I was already a HUGE fan of Borrowed and Blue from the same collection, but I might even love First Dance more! I even had the boyfriend paint it on my toes! In the pictures the red comes out a tiny bit orange but I assure you, it's basically a true red cream in real life.

I did one coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, two coats of First Dance and one coat of Seche Vite. I got a ton of compliments on the gorgeous red at the event and even had people ask what it was! It's just a stunning, classic shade.

However by Monday I was bored of it since I have NADD (Nail Attention Defecit Disorder) and decided to spruce it up with OPI Blue Shatter. I think this may have to be incorporated into a July 4th manicure later this summer!

Essie polishes generally cost $8.00 a bottle and I got this one at a Duane Reade. OPI Shatter's can cost between $10.00 and $12.00 and are definitely worth it. I highly recommend both of these.

What's your favorite red? Do you have a more classic manicure for fancy events or do you go crazy and colorful?


  1. I love these two together :) Deff patriotic!

  2. I figure add some white crackle and I have my July 4th manicure!

  3. @nailderella - thanks! It was something fun! I just love First Dance so much and I do love crackling everything!

  4. @Belle - it's so true! If I don't change my nail polish every 2 days I get all antsy!

  5. I understand you when you talk about your love for crackling everything!!!!

  6. @nailderella - I made myself a vow that I'd do only one of two crackle manicures this week instead of every day!


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