Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nail Fail! Sephora by OPI: Blasted Opalescent

Good morning! It feels a little odd getting a post out before noon. Usually I'm on in the wee hours of the morning, like 1 or 2 am! Had to take Juneau to the vet for another round of kitten shots. She's a trooper!

Anyway, last night I decided to try a random combo. One of the crackle polishes I REALLY like is Blasted Opalescent from Sephora by OPI. It's a shimmery white with purple/blue/pink sparks in it and I like the way it changes personality depending on what you layer it on. I realized I had never used my bottle of Stone Cold from the Colors of the Capitol collection by China Glaze, so I decided to use that as my base. The end result was pretty neat, although because of the matte finish it liked to eat my topcoat. Odd for a non-glitter polish! I added two coats of topcoat and figured I would add a final coat in the morning before work.

BUUUUUUT (you saw that coming, right?) when I woke up this morning, this is what my pretty mani looked like!

Bad picture, courtesy of my phone! 

T_T  The color came off!! My ring finger is what it looked like when I went to bed. My pinkie is what it looked like when I got up, and the rest of my nails are in some stage of colorlessness. :( I was a little bummed because I got the polish on sale! I don't have any other Sephora brand polishes because none of the colors speak to me so I can't justify paying $9.50 for a bottle. I got this for $5. Odd thing is, it didn't do that the first few times I wore it. Just this time! Major bummer.

Does anyone else have this polish? Has anything like this happened with your crackles at all? I'll probably try it again just to see if maybe this was a fluke with the polish. I sure hope it is.

***Update/edit*** I'll have to test this, but I realized that my first layer of "topcoat" was my Nail Magic nail treatment. I didn't have that the first few times I wore the polish, so maybe that's what caused the shimmer to fade. Judging by the smell of the nail treatment, I'd say it's a definite possibility! (But it hasn't had any effect on my other polishes, and I've been using it for over a month. huh.)

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