|OPI Silver Shatter|
This is a grainy, pure silver.
How well does it crackle?
I thought this was actually a decent crackle polish in regards to it having that shattered effect. I've heard some people say their bottle of Silver Shatter didn't work well, so I don't know if there's some inconsistency from bottle to bottle, but mine worked pretty well.
|OPI Silver Shatter over China Glaze Sea Spray|
Silver Shatter has a slightly wider brush than the average nail polish. While I don't typically like OPI's wider brush for some reason, I did find it was really helpful for this polish and make it possible for me to do almost all my nails with one stroke. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I don't have very wide nails so for those that do it may still take two strokes.
Ease of Application
I found that this particular crackle/shatter polish was fairly easy to apply. I would definitely suggest not being afraid to have a decent amount of polish on your brush because applying too thin will result in a pretty, but barely shattered coat of silver. Just swipe a little off your brush, do one pass and let it dry. But again, I found that this was pretty easy to apply.
As with all crackles I've tried, this dries very quickly, though I would say it took several minutes for the full shatter effect to come out completely.
I have seen this vary really greatly both online and in stores. I've seen it sell for around $6 on Amazon, while some of the salons around me sell it for $11.50! I found mine for $8.50, which was what I personally felt was reasonable.
Loath, Leave, Like, or Love
I love this! I feel as though this is classy and can be paired with a soft color like Sea Spray to add an extra glint of sparkle or put on top of a more noticeable color where it will really pop. I love the versatility!
Have you tried Silver Shatter? How did you find it worked for you?