Monday, March 21, 2011

OPI Simply Smashing & Black Shatter

Hello from Hong Kong! 

After a pretty crappy start to my trip (long but awesome flight because I got upgraded to business class!! yay!!) I'm now here in my parent's apartment on Hong Kong island. I have a whole week here to relax and go shopping and I'm really looking forward to it!

Before I left home, I did swatches of a whole bunch of colours so that I still had stuff to post while I was away. Today I have OPI's Simply Smashing and Black Shatter to show you. I'm a little late to the party with this one, but I still wanted to show you guys anyway.

Simply Smashing is one of those ugly pretty colours in my opinion. I'm not really convinced I like it, but it is an unusual colour so it wins points on that account. It was a little sheer, but it built up with the second coat. However you could still see VNL. This colour definitely reminds me of a tennis ball!

Simply Smashing was released in a set with Black Shatter, the black crackle polish. I added a coat of this over Simply Smashing. I personally am not a fan of this duo.... I love Black Shatter, but I'm just not feeling it over the top of this colour.

It's just a quick post for today. I'm still trying to get used to the time zone and I want to get up early tomorrow to go out shopping (and hunting for nail polish!). Hopefully the nail polish fairies are on my side and I find some awesome stuff to show you while I'm here -  wish me luck! 


  1. I like the unusual factor, but any yellows that lean green make me feel a little ill! Lovely swatches though

  2. Too green for me but maybe when I look long enough on the screen... No, won't get better :D

  3. Have fun in Hong Kong!! Shop till you drop! I've heard some cool stuff about their polish! :D And I'm not a fan of Simply Smashing at all, but I like the black crackle, of course. :)

  4. I actually think this looks pretty amazing!

  5. Lucky you!
    Love the OPI shade. Looks great!

  6. Have a wonderful time in Hong Kong. Do lots of good polish shopping! I love these polishes. Just wish I could get the black shatter.

  7. Thanks! I agree, yellows aren't my favourite colour!

  8. Whoah, this is pretty awesome combination, I love it 


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