Today is a swatch of OPI Keys To My Karma, part of the Indian Collection (Spring 2008). This is a cherry red creme with a high gloss finish! It has some pink in its base but once you've covered your nails with 2 coats, it's leans more toward a cherry red. What's amazing me is the high shine of this polish! It has a really nice finish, very neat! Its application was super easy due to the wide brush characteristic of OPI.
Reds are always difficult to swatch. The real color is a bit closer to the one you can see on the second picture (i.e., with the white shatter).
|Keys To My Karma (OPI), 2 coats, no top coat|
Then I wanted to play with my new white shatter (Crack Me!White by Essence), and also added some Konad designs and silver stripes.
|Crack Me! White (Essence), Keys To My Karama (OPI)|
Here is the final result!
To achieve this, I first painted my nails this 2 coats of Keys To My Karma, let it completely dry. Then I used some tape across the nails and added a coat of Crak Me! White on top in order to have a crackle effect on the lower and upper part of the nails only. I removed the tape, and added silver stripes to defines the middle red space better. Finally, I used some lovely Konad designs.
|Playing with Keys To My Karma (OPI), Crack Me! White (Essence), Konad M43, BM03|
I didn't turn out the way I wanted because I encountered problems with my Bundle Monster plates. The design stayed stuck on the stamper and wouln't get on my nails..So then, I used BM for one nail only and did the rest with Konad. Have you ever face such problems with BM plates?