Today when I checked the post I had some lovely nail polish surprises waiting for me! I ordered the OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam Simply Smashing and Black Shatter top coat nail polishes a wee while ago and have been so keen to get my hands on them!

OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam - Simply Smash-ing and Black Shatter nail polish

OPI Serena Williams Black Shatter Topcoat and Simply Smash-ing nail polish

The OPI Serena Williams Simp-ly Smashing and Black Shatter are the first set in the OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam collection – there will be more released to coincide with various tennis tournaments (there’s a little bit more info in my other OPI Serena Williams nail polish post about when they’ll be released)

So now the swatches! First up is OPI Serena Williams Simply Smash-ing nail polish…

OPI Serena Williams Simply Smash-ing nail polish swatch

OPI Serena Williams Simply Smash-ing nail polish swatch

This is a bright chartruese green nail polish with a shimmer – I LOVE IT! (sorry about the caps, but I really love it!). Admittedly it might not be everyone’s cup of tea… The texture of Simply Smash-ing nail polish is perfect – I used 3 coats of polish, but 2 would have been fine I’m sure. This polish dried really quickly and evenly.

OPI Black Shatter top coat over Simply Smash-ing nail polish

OPI Black Shatter top coat over Simply Smash-ing nail polish

This is the first time I’m tired OPI Black Shatter top coat, I’ve tried the Barry M Instant Nail Effects shatter topcoat previously and was a bit sceptical about paying OPI prices for a shatter top coat, but I think this is worth it! It dries a bit better than the others I’ve tried – the pattern just looks nicer.

OPI Black Shatter swatch sideways

OPI Black Shatter swatch sideways

In the pic above, instead of painting the OPI Shatter top coat lenghtways down my nail, I painted it across my nails to get a different effect. I prefer it lengthways.

OPI in the UK have just released these on QVC, but they go so so quickly, but now that OPI have released the set on QVC, you can apply to go on the wait list… here is the link to buy the OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam set on QVC for £18.25

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