Monday, 16 May 2011

Accessorize Amethyst and OPI Silver Shatter NOTDs

nAbout a year ago I had the far-too-rare pleasure of meeting up with a dear friend of many years in Glasgow, the beautiful and super stylish Wonky Monky. Wonky Monky was wearing a lovely outfit (as always) accesorized with a very fetching greyed purple polish. Of course, the Rabbit's eye went straight to it and she demanded to know what it was.

It turned out to be OPI Parlez Vous OPI. A polish owned and utterly loved by the Rabbit. She' hadn't recognised it, because on her much darker skintone, it looked totally different - lighter, less purple, more lavender-grey.

Since that evening, the Rabbit's been searching for a polish that would be that lovely dusty blueberry shade on her. In Accessorize's Amethyst shade, she finally found it.

So enough of the indulgent third person narrative. I've been waiting to try this polish for a while, but patiently allowed my nails a couple of months to breathe after a whole winter of polish. Here it is, finally. A lovely dusty purple-grey creme, lighter and more purple than Models Own Purple Grey, but deeper and bluer than OPI Parlez Vous OPI? It has a fine white-silver shimmer of the Paradoxal-hidden variety, that gives it definition and makes it gleam on the nail. Lovely. I wish I had more than 4ml of it!

My OPI Pirates of the Caribbean polishes arrived the day I put this polish on, which was typical. So when it looked slightly worse for wear, I put the Silver Shatter on top. I like the combination but I think I need some practice to make the shatter shatter better. The splinters are so fine here that the colour doesn't show through as much as I'd like. Although I totally agree with Helen of Just Nice Things that matte chalky shatters look like a skin condition, I think sparkly versions are much nicer.

Stay tuned for manicure that will attempt to reproduce these colour combinations on my nails, inspired by Rhamnousia:


  1. Aw, what a lovely post, I am blushing and beaming. Thank you!

    It's uncanny how PVO-like that polish looks on you. And I love Silver Shatter, if I were not now on a very strict spending diet I would get myself some.

    Can't wait to see how you do those colour combinations :D


    I haven't had barfi for the longest time, I really can't be trusted around it. The last time I went home, I ate a whole box. I must add that it was a small box though..because that's better(!)