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Review: Sephora by OPI Blasted Opalescent Gold - Who Knew Crackle Could be This Pretty?

I have to limit the amount I go into Sephora.  They always have nice polish but it's not the cheapest.  When I last felt strong enough to go in, I ended up with three polishes >.< .  The one I found most interesting was one called Blasted Opalescent Gold, a very sparkly gold duochrome.  I didn't realise til I got home that it was a stupid bloody shatter!  Sure, shatter polishes were a nice gimmick a year ago but I'm over it.  To find that this pretty gold was a shatter just made me sad.  Intent writing a post being all angry at it, I tried it over black and got quite the surprise: it's actually really nice!

Blasted Opalescent Gold has a really interesting composition - how often do you see a gold duochrome?  It's main colour is a yellow gold but the light picks out gold and green, depending on the angle.  Super pretty.     Application was ok although I'd have liked to add a second coat to get the gold to be stronger.  Not really an option with shatters though.  While thin, the sparklies this put out was amazing. It's not that obvious in the bottle but the polish is made up entirely of glass flecks that are so sparkly.  Also be it's a thin polish, the crackle wasn't that obvious and just added texture.  





Blasted Opalescent Gold: who knew a crackle could be this pretty and sparkly?


The Verdict:  I think I actually like a crackle polish.  The effect over black is subtle and sparkly, a good combination.  I think I might actually have to try other glitter crackles now, much to my wallet's dismay.

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