Monday, May 2, 2011

OPI Serena Glam Slam! France 2011 - Rally Pretty Pink and Red Shatter

OPI and Serena Williams have just released the next installment of their Glam Slam! series to coincide with the French Open. This time there are two sets of colors which each have a sparkling polish shade alongside a new shade of OPI's Shatter crackle polish.


Rally Pretty Pink. This is a sheer dark pink/mauve/plummy brown base with insane amounts of bright, shiny gold metal flake sparkle. Looks and sounds familiar, doesn't it? Zoya Faye? They seem very similar to me. Faye seems deeper and richer, Rally Pretty Pink seems lighter and slightly pinker. I don't have my bottle of Faye with me so I haven't been able to do a true side-by-side evaluation to determine just how similar they are. I love this (like I loved Faye), it's a stunningly gorgeous color.


Red Shatter over Rally Pretty Pink. Red Shatter is really fascinating! As you can probably tell from the pictures, it's sheer. It's like a jelly crackle. Because if the see-through quality of this, details of the base polish show through the red. See all the sparkles from Rally Pretty Pink? Pretty cool. Another interesting effect of the sheerness is that the tone of the red shatter can change based on what you layer under it.



See how much warmer it looks here with the orange showing through? This is OPI Red Shatter over Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange. This looks awesome over glittery orange, like a big shiny sparkling fireball.

The formula on both was great. Nice and smooth, good texture, fast dry time. The crackle effect works much better over dry polish, but I used it over wet polish in these pictures and it's still pretty good. Just be aware that when applying over wet polish, the crackle will spread as it dries and take the base polish with it, causing bald spots.

I love both of these, but I must say... what an odd color combination. I don't know how much I like the red crackle polish over the golden-mauve base color, I think it blends in too much. I don't dislike them together, but I think the crackle effect doesn't seem as pronounced as with other colors. Needs more contrast. Maybe a yellow underneath?

(These were sent to me for review.)

29 comments:

  1. I was wondering how these were going to work together after seeing the promo pics. I agree, they are sorta weird together, but not entirely unpleasant either. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Don't really like them together to be honest, but do like them as single polishes. :-)

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  3. Not the best combo for the Red Crackle, oops I mean Shatter. I much prefered the combo of the Spark de Triomphe and White Shatter. I love the Red Shatter though!

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  4. Rally Pretty Pink is interesting, but i will definitely pass by red shatter...

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  5. Not into red shatter at all, but I definitely want Rally Pretty Pink!!!

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  6. Wow Rally Pretty Pink is super gorgeous! Can you do a side by side comparison of Rally Pretty Pink and Zoya Faye? They're both super gorgeous.

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  7. The first thought I had when I saw Rally Pretty Pink was Zoya Faye. I do like Faye better because I love purple and the glitter effect is gorgeous. I'm not really feeling Red Shatter either. I think it has potential over some contrasting shades but as a whole this release is meh for me. (Full disclosure: I was always a big OPI fan but this past year has turned me into a hardcore Zoya loyalist.)

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  8. That is really great! Finally something truly new this year!

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  9. When I heard that OPI was releasing red, white, and blue Shatters in May my only thought was "Fourth of July mani!!!" LOL I kind of like the Red Shatter over Rally Pretty Pink; I didn't think I would but it's just weird enough to be appealing to me. Every place I hunted for it this weekend had sold out of it by noon Sunday! >.<

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  10. It looks like the gold part of "Pink" shows thru more than anything. I like that the red is more jelly-like. These are two I want.

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  11. I agree with the pairing. I love Rally by itself and wished that another color was paired with the red shatter.

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  12. Kinda looks like your fingers are dripping blood... Pretty cool.

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  13. The Red Shatter over the orange is a bit strange looking. I think they looked like bloody nails. Good for Halloween. Rally Pink is pretty by itself.

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  14. So beautiful colours! Gold sparkles are gorgeous:D I love OPI texture too! It's so easy to polish;p

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  15. Interesting! thanks for the swatches :)

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  16. I NEED that red jelly shatter polish! ;)
    - Mary

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  17. Shatter shatter go away come again some other day...wait no...never. Sorry just not a shatter fan. Thanks for the mani and post just can't get into this trend :(

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  18. I like this combo instead. It makes me think of lava.

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  19. Not a fan of the shatter at all. Loving the flake polish in this set however.

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  20. The red shatter is really gorgeus

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  21. The resemblance to Faye is amazing!! I definitely won't be purchasing, since I have Faye and love it. Got it for $4 too with the Zoya exchange.

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  22. Love, Love, LOVE!!!!! Rally Pretty Pink! I don't wear pink, as it doesn't work well with my coloring, but all the gold sparkle makes this color TO DIE FOR! I would classify it more of a "rose gold" than a "pink" or "purple". I was excited to see that this was a dupe for Zoya Faye. Faye caught my eye immediately, but I personally dont care for Zoya polishes. Im so glad that I was able to find this polish. Definitely a must have in my books!

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  23. OOOHHH! The red crackle is totally intriguing!!!
    I wasn't really picking up what this whole crackle polish fad was putting down... but this red jelly crackle might make me take another look!
    LOVE it over Rally PRetty Pink!

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  24. i love the poish not the crackle though that trend just don't make it with me--not feeling it EVER!! nice post girl

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  25. one of the other nail blogs i follow, the polishaholic, did a side by side with rally and faye, they look identical. i saw the red shatter for sale and walked right by it because it didn't look so amazing in the bottle, but i'm loving how it looks and am now kicking myself for not getting it. the white shatter looks like white out to me and i can do without it in my stash.

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  26. ahh I love this combo too. Also I have tried yellow polish with red shatter. the end result looked like french fries with streaks of chilli xD

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