Sunday, March 13, 2011

I caved

I completely caved. I came home yesterday with this:

Yep, OPI black shatter. Last time I wrote about this, I was swaying back and forth on if I actually wanted it or not. Then I couldn't find it, which, oddly enough, just added to its appeal. Then the China Glaze crackles came out, and promptly sold out (not before I snagged a few colors, not black, though. More on that in another post). So, I gave up on any of the black shatter or crackle polishes as was was completely unwilling to pay eBay prices for them.

Well, yesterday I went to get my hair cut at the salon I go to. This salon also happens to sell OPI and Essie polishes. They don't have a huge display, just a few colors here and there. So when I went in yesterday, there was Black Shatter staring right at me. Considering I couldn't find it anywhere, it came home with me.

Deborah Lippmann Believe - indirect sunlight

I already had a very lovely color on my nails, which I had planned to do a whole post about. I used two coats of Deborah Lippmann's Believe - named after the Cher song. The polish, like the other Deborah Lippmanns I have, went on very nicely. And for such a light color, it was very opaque in 2 coats. It's a bit of a frosty/foily color, but didn't leave any brushstrokes at all. It actually makes a great base under the shatter polish.

OPI Black Shatter over Deborah Lippmann Believe

I have to admit, I'm still on the fence on the shatter! I do LOVE watching it crackle and shatter once painted on - it's quite fun. And even though I'm still not 100% sold on it, I have a feeling that I am going to be layering this on nearly every manicure I do. Sure, I'll give the color a few days, and before I take it of, do a shatter coat just to see.

I had a feeling I'd give in to the crackles. I'll probably use them quite often in the next few weeks, just to test colors, but I'm not sure of their staying power. Time shall tell!

Hope you all had a great weekend and didn't forget to change your clocks (for the US readers)!


  1. I'm so loving OPI's Black Shatter right now and I don't trust anyone that doesn't like it:)

    That color combination is awesome. "Believe" kind of reminds me of Wet n Wild's "Shield."

    And congrats on your pregnancy!

  2. this is my fave combo so far that I've seen

  3. I did like the combo - although I think I'm going to try one of my holos next. That may make a fun combo.

  4. I know that feeling. I had said a while ago in a blog post I was all shattered out...and what did I do a day or two after? Bought the CG crackles. All of them. I have to properly swatch them...OH! Wait. I think I may have to because I'm wearing L8R G8R.

    But no sun to show the prettiness. Stupid clouds and rain. :(

    I need to get more Lippman colors!

  5. Right before you take of L8R G8R (I LOVE that color!) put a layer of black mesh over it - it does look really great over holos!


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