Nails of the Day: Illamasqua Gamma with OPI Blue Shatter

I really love the new blue shatter polish from OPI and have been using it all the time this week! I decided to try it with this neon orange creme called Gamma from Illamasqua because I hadn’t tried it out since I got it, and I love using complimentary colors together!

This is 2 coats of Gamma, 1 coat of Blue Shatter, and Seche Vite Top Coat.

Blue orange crackle

Blue orange shatter

Blue orange shatter 1


The one thing I would change about this is to try and get a more opaque coat of blue, but I was afraid if I did it wouldn’t shatter as much (as with shatter polishes, the thinner the coat the more shatter action) because these are complimentary colors on the sheerer areas of blue it gives it almost a brownish tone which I don’t like. Other than that I really like the harsh differences between the color and textures of the polishes.


  1. Liza says

    So cool, it reminds me of superheroes for some reason :P

  2. Samantha says

    Our football teams are orange and blue. I know many women that would pay to get that done for game day.

  3. vonnie says

    looks cool, the shatter has more shimmer than i thought it would

  4. Jessi M says

    I totally wasn’t expecting this combo to look as good as it does! And now i need BOTH of those polishes, haha.

  5. Nicole says

    i lik ethe combination, but i definatly think it would be better if the blue was more opaque

  6. Carina says

    Those colors remind me of a volcano…. lol

  7. Tamsin says

    I love how the orange makes the shatter look slightly purple :) x

  8. Sara says

    I still think Barry M make the best crackle polishes on the market, I find all the other ones don’t crack as much as I would like.

  9. jaree says

    I hope you didn’t wear this today and get mugged by some gangbanger! But these two colors are so pretty together!

  10. Wendy says

    Love it!! especially because those were my high school colors =)

  11. Melissa says

    I would totally rock this during football season…..go bears :p

  12. mandi says

    I thought you couldnt put the shatter over any polish that wasnt in the collection because i have the black shatter and when i put it over a different cheap nail polish it just stays black.. so do i need a more expensive polish or??? help lol

  13. Emily says

    go broncos! lol. sorry, it’s what i always think when i see orange and blue :)

  14. Kristina says

    Perfect for football season Go Bears! And my 4yr son thinks it rocks!

  15. Genevieve says

    I did something similar to that:

    fingerpaints tangerine tint with the Crushed Candy crackle glaze. it looks so cute! its also blue/orange. i also like complimentary colors.

  16. Anna says

    i love this nail polish and have been looking for different color combos. This one is one of my favorites. I also like the light blue crackle with black polish underneath.

  17. Ashley says

    LOVE IT! I can’t help of think of SEC Football that I see this! War Eagle! [[Auburn Univ.]] Def wearing these for game days!

  18. Layla says

    I love how the colors look together I really need to try that

  19. melanie says

    what i do is put a thick top coat between the two colors so that the orange doesnt affect the blue. ive actually gotten in the habit of doing this with all my crackle polishes and anything with colored shimmer or sparkles in a sheer/clear topcoat

  20. kyla carber says

    do something like that but blue on the bottem and green on top or instead of green to purple
    i am a really big fan of you and i am only ten years old so the email adress is my parents

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