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OPI Serena Williams Grand Slam Preview – Simply Smashing

OPI brings us a peek at the first duo from the Serena Williams Grand Slam collection. This set is the first of four and will release in January to coincide with the Australian Open.  The duo includes the metallic green, Simply Smashing, paired with OPI’s first crackle polish, Black Shatter.


The green looks like a sister to NARS Mash so I’ll be curious to see how it compares.  The “shatter” polish is not what comes to mind when I think of crackle polish.  It’s much more sparse and chunky.

I wonder if this means that all of the Serena Grand Slam duos will include a different “Shatter” color.  What do you think?

info & image: OPI’s Facebook page

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  1. Polishis says:

    Can’t get enough of those crackle polishes!

  2. kelliegonzo says:

    i agree with you about the crackle polish. it’s like the europe brand polishes that look like someone colored on their nails with a marker and half of it rubbed off :/ not my idea of cool.

    the green looks more gold but promo images are always a bit off huh. i’ll be interested to see this in person.

  3. KaylaJ says:

    Never been a fan of crackles since Cover Girl back in the day, but I have to admit that’s a neat idea that it would come in a pack.

  4. Zara says:

    I really hope each duo includes a different crackle top coat; that would be awesome!

  5. GwenSA says:

    Maybe the other 3 duos will have different special effects, corresponding to the tennis tournaments in some way, or Serena’s personality. I would hope they do something besides the shatter.

  6. starlight says:

    I am glad to see OPI come out with a crackle polish. I also like that green laquer. I will definitely be saving my money for this duo in January! It would also be nice to see a different crackle color than black.

  7. Vikki says:

    I just want to point out its probably called “Shatter” for a reason. It doesn’t look like its mostly black with a bit of green peeking through like traditional crackle polish, it actually looks like the black polish is “shattered” over the green.

  8. Kistenh says:

    I like the polish, but I think that the shatter is going to prove to be too much work for most people. The video was saying that it depended on how much pressure and polish. Looking forward to these collections!

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  10. LadyMorrgian says:

    Oh I hope, pray. beg for them to have a different crackle or “shatter” polish in each of the duos, but alas I do not dare to hope it is so.

    *Crosses fingers*

    All I know is that even though I am iffy on the color, I am still going to buy this for the Shatter polish.

  11. suzanne says:

    Sorry but I love glitter and the crackle effect is cool, but that looks totally hideous!

  12. pkbmum says:

    Not all that impressed with this OPI collection, they are behind the trends I’m afraid. I have a similar crackle/shatter polish by Barry M just this week, and it is so much more worth it with the price tag.

  13. Rozi says:

    So Gross. This green/gold color looks like baby poo.

    On the other hand, the black shatter looks intriguing. Seems like a quick and simple way to add fun texture over bright nail polish. Can’t wait to get my polished palms on a bottle!

  14. Anna says:

    it does not look like mash, there is a video of it from OPI On youtube.

  15. Paillette says:

    Looks like a copy of Princessa’s Martian Jade, which is pure polish heaven.
    Crackle, meh, not my thing, but for many cute.

  16. Librarybeth says:

    I tried to learn how to play tennis – it didn’t work out. I think I just stick to the lovely colour of this new nail polish… although I think I skip the crackle…

  17. Shannon says:

    I like it. It looks like leopard print. I thought it would look more green but on this review it looks more goldish. Is it my display settings, or is that what other people think too?

  18. Kate says:

    I’ve tried it. The colour is actually really nice, more gold with just a hint of green, and nicely glittery.

    If you want to see how it turned out, I did a painting of Serena using Simply Smashing.

  19. Reina says:

    The French Open has a pink with a red shatter and a silver with a white shatter. And the Pirates of the Caribbean has a silver shatter.