OPI captures Serena Williams’ winning spirit with four additions to the Glam Slam! collection, including two new shades of the fashionable, must-have Shatter – Red and White. Launching in conjunction with the French Open, Glam Slam! France celebrates with two duo-packs for four unbeatable looks.
Spark de Triomphe is more gorgeous than I expected. It's described as silver but I see gold in my bottle, which combined with the silver, creates a beautiful champagne color.
Here the close-up shows the color variation along with the small and medium sized glitters. I used 2 thick coats.
Here's Spark de Triomphe topped with White Shatter. I used a thinner coat on the index finger to create smaller cracks. Although it is pretty with the glitter peaking through, I must say that I prefer Spark alone. It's definitely a head turner and a strong enough look to stand solo.
Red Shatter over Rally in Pink creates subtle cracks with flecks of gold peaking through. It's not as dramatic as the other crackle effects because the colors are so similar, but it's still pretty and maybe even work appropriate for some. The red is almost jelly-ish which lends to the softer appearance.
I really like the sets but overall Spark de Triomphe was the standout for me. I like that it's neutral yet still very glamorous. White shatter is also neutral and can be paired with many brights over the summer to make it pop. I probably won't wear it a lot with Spark de Triomphe because it's gorgeous alone. Red Shatter is not as opaque as White or Black Shatter, therefore; it's not as dramatic. I personally like the pairing with Rally in Pink because it creates a softer look and that's difficult to capture with a shatter polish. Overall I believe OPI did a great job with the two new sets. The downside is that Rally in Pink is similar to Zoya Faye, so you may end up with two beautiful pinks :)
Glam Slam! France will be available beginning May 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail for each duo-pack.