Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OPI Serena Williams Grand Slam Collection 2011 - Swatches and Review

Just got this in my mail. I ripped the boxes open because I knew what was inside! I am so excited about these :)
The Serena Williams Collection will be releasing two polishes for each tournament. These two I have for you today are for the Australian Open. I am already curious about the others!


The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

SIMPLY SMASH-ING
Simply Smash-ing is simply amazing! It is a yellow green with a foil like finish. On the nail it is much brighter than in the bottle where it looks more muted. The application was fine and this is three coats. It is such an unusual color, I love it! Not boring at all.

SIMPLY SMASH-ING WITH BLACK SHATTER
I think you must have already read a milion times that Black Shatter is great. Now that I tried it I must say: yes, it really is! There are a few rules which you should know in order to get a nice finish but I will do a special post on Black Shatter later (edit: here is the post about Black Shatter). For this picture I waited about seven minutes for the base polish to dry and then applied one thick coat of Black Shatter. Over it I used a top coat to seal it.

And because I loved the result so much, here is one more picture of how it looked.


So here we have it...two amazing polishes which I really recommend you get. Both of them are must haves for me and I will be getting back-up bottles for myself :) These are already available in shops so I hope you already have them. Did you get this collection and what do you think about it? Let me know :)

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

22 comments:

  1. which top coat did you use? it looks so smooth even with crackle polish underneath!

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  2. This is gorgeous on you! I got it and was a little leery at first because I was afraid it would look bad with my skintone. Luckily, I think this one is going to be gorgeous on everyone

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  3. Please please compare simply smashing to lighthouse...

    (I know I am repeating myself....)

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  4. It looks so so cool! I´m looking forward to special black shatter post :-)

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  5. Wow, you did such a beautiful Shatter application! Well done!

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  6. Love it! it looks beautiful :) I am also looking forward to the black shatter post, I think I'll have to get some myself.

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  7. This combo is so great :) I love it :D

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  8. I thought they were ugly until I saw your photos. Now I want them both, sometimes I hate you :).

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  9. Blanka: I used my Seche Vite :) it was all smooth, really looked very nice and neat.

    zygzak: sure I will :) writing it on my to do list.

    So glad you like this post!

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  10. I thought the yellow one was ugly...but now when I saw your swatches...I think its gorgeous!!
    love the crack polish...I want this!!

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  11. I like it without the shatter but I may change my mind when I try it.

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  12. Love, love, looove Simply Smashing!
    Gorgeous on you! As usual!

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  13. Just love your blog! your nails are so beautiful and the photos are amazing. love the shatter!

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  15. OK, now this post makes me want to hunt down Black Shatter. I really like the thicker coat best and all the picks I've seen have the really think flakes. A new lemming is born!!

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  16. Už dlouho čekám, kdy bude v prodeji pro nás smrtelníky. Bohužel na stránce, odkud vždy objednávám ho ještě nemají připraveného. :( A tak jsem se vydala do The Nail Shopu, kde prodávájí OPI. Ve dvou nejen, že nevěděli o laku se jsménem Black Shatter a o jeho efektech, ale ani o kolekci Sereny Williams a Katy Perry. Jsem z toho zdrcená. Za prvý, že tam maj neinformovaný zaměstnance. :D A za druhý, že ho chci teď hned a nemám ho!!!

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  17. I didn't know that this polish was like a foil. I'm so glad it is. Yours are the best photos I've seen with this collectin. Really looks fabulous.

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  18. Simply Smashing is so gorgeous!

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  19. it looks like a bog :D but with that black cracking polish it´s really nice.

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