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)!