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.

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  1. Samantha says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. jaree says:

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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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