What do YOU think of shatter nail polish?
OPI changed nail polish forever when they introduced the black shatter nail polish last year. The top coat nail polish in flat black dries to a crackled and separated finish that has a 3D texture to it. It easily goes on top of any color and “shatters” to reveal the color underneath.
Last month, I received the Katy Perry Shatter Collection to review. I haven’t had a chance to try all 4 colors yet, (Let’s face it – I have an 8 month old baby and a 3 year old toddler, so I don’t have time to let nail polish dry!) but I did manage to snag a few minutes for myself and throw on a coat of “Last Friday Night” with a coat of the black shatter nail polish on top. The results were kinda cool…
From my personal experience with the polish, you have to be careful when applying the black. Too thin and it won’t shatter when it dries. Too thick and it bumps up and separates too much and then peels off a lot sooner. You have to put it on just right to get the picture perfect effect, but it only takes a few tries to get it right. Don’t leave your polish uncapped too long! The black shatter polish dries out and clumps up like mascara.
OPI plans to reveal three more colors soon. I’m looking forward to trying those too! I like the idea of being able to make many different color combinations. Would be fun for sporting events, prom, dance recitals or just having fun.
You can also get China Glaze
Crackle Glaze Nail Laquer which comes in several different colors including white, gray and pink. I love the look of their display rack and the black over the turquoise color. Very cool!
I’ve found that with these shatter and crackle nail polish lacquers, that people either love em’ or they hate em’.
Personally, I think they are cool for the younger set, but I feel kinda silly wearing it. I like the look, I like the effect, but I kinda wish I had these like 10 or 15 years ago!