Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: OPI Black Shatter

As told I never into any nail polishes because I do not have nice nails. I have a baby short nails though.  So I broke my own record this year in hauling some nail polish previously and I got addicted!! Initially I get hooked with more nail polish and get the OPI Black Shatter from Katy Perry Collection. Need not to mention how famous the Black Shatter are (you can see it's in the blogsphere) 

Black Shatter with OPI Teenage Dream
Black Shatter which is "a deep asphalt black with a shattered texture" which you simply paint a thin layer of the black varnish over any color of your choice and  watch the black coat shatter and crack into leopard print effect as it dries. Black Shatter was launched together with Katy Perry Nail Collection.


Ingredients/ Texture:
OPI Black Shatter is very thick and doesn’t apply smoothly. It dries extremely fast in matte and cracked within seconds after application. So it is advisable not to apply layer and layer again. The size of the crack it depends on how thick is your nail polish applied. Example shown below pics:
Isn't both 4 colors come with different size of crackle and dries matte in color?



Application Tips:

  • Before applying the OPI Black Shatter top coat, you need to let your base color to dry completely. Else it cracked together with your base color leaving your nails transparent. (Green nail above)
  • Since it dries very fast, you gonna apply really quick on your nails and it is advisable to apply only one coat else you have a cracked blackish nails which is really awful. (Pink nail above - 2nd layer)
  • The shattering effect is between seconds after application. It's pretty fun to watch and the cracked pattern are very unique and differ each times you applies. 
  • Black shatter dries in matte and it may chipped off very fast, so applying a top coat would make it look better and last longer. (as picture shown below)
The color definitely look much better and brighter with top coat. :)


Swatches:
I tried it with different base color and top it with black shatter.



 With OPI Teenage Dream


My say:

I absolutely adores this black shatter!! I find the this black shatter works better over a The shattering effect  glittery holographic base colour or probably a bright neon base color would be awesome too!! The only drawback I find it dries really fast and quite hard to work with. But after a few uses, I'm quite used to it and I find it fun enough when it crackles within seconds.


OPI came out with other new shatter colors such as Silver, Red, White, Blue and many more... (uncountable eh?) Among all the new colors, I still adores this the most. =)

What do you think about this?



29 comments :

Irene Yeow said...

ends at 10th June 2011??

Aaliyah Khan said...

I've always wondered how the nail polish caused the "shatter" effect, your post was very informative and I loved the nail polish colours! :)

Sabrina said...

Superb! I really wanted to get the Katy Perry mini but it was sold out so I got the Little Romantics instead - just yesterday in fact - which I'm now wearing as a simple french mani. Don't like Sweetheart though, so streaky! I just can't make it work.

Tan Jiayi said...

I think I've accidentally entered twice...sorry...can you delete one of the entry??

Nathalie said...

Awesome giveaway! You rock! :)
I don't own any shatter polishes so it would be very nice to win one here! Especcialy because I stopped nailbiting two months ago (I did it for more that 10 years!) and my nails are growing really nice and long now.
I filled in the form and I hope I got the question right! ;)I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :)Love,Nathalie

Issa said...

nice giveaway!

BeaBea said...

this nail polish is so special... love it!

wifluvelle said...

great tuts! xoxo

April Hollie said...

awesome giveaway! 

Jess said...

would like to win and have fun looking at it how it got shatter on my nails !!

Cynthia Loh said...

Sorry typo..

Cynthia Loh said...

You're welcome Aaliyah..Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Cynthia Loh said...

I've yet to check out the little romantics series..Have u tried to find it at nailfiesta.com? I think they still have some stock. :)

Cynthia Loh said...

Can no problem. Thanks Jiayi for entering.

Cynthia Loh said...

Hey Nathalie!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!  Black Shatter is awesome creation from OPI. Except it dries kinda fast..

Cynthia Loh said...

Thanks.

Cynthia Loh said...

Yeah it is. I am loving them too!!

Cynthia Loh said...

Thanks April..

jytan_92 said...

Thank you!

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