Nail Envy

When the Katy Perry OPI line came out in January, I hopped in my truck and made a trip to every Ulta within in a 25 mile radius. I was never able to get my little hands on my Black Shatter nail polish. They were always sold out. After a few weeks, I gave up. But last week, I found it on EBay for cheaper than in the store so I impulsively purchased a bottle. And my little treasure showed up in my mailbox last week. But, of course, My “wild child” Salon Effects were still going strong. I shouldn’t be sad about it, but I was. I have a new toy now.

see, just one little chip on my thumb from my picking at it!
After much debate, I decided to remove Sally’s genius creation and test out the OPI Black Shatter nail polish. My hair stylist/friend had told me she only liked the Black Shatter with white nail polish underneath or a really bright color. And I had just the thing: cheap-ass Sinful nail color from Walgreens in 24/7 (neon pink). So, off I went.

What do you think? I like it. I just had to make sure I had enough polish on the brush and got a nice, even coat applied to my nail quickly. The polish reacts with the air (obviously!), so you can’t take your sweet time. A thin coat equals small shatters, a thick coat equals larger shatters. I did use the OPI top coat once the black shatters dried, which I would highly recommend. Now I can’t wait to test out the China Glaze Crackle in pink. *insert girly squeals here* What color would you wear under pink crackle?

ps: just [finally] got a facebook…like me?



  1. Cori says:

    I lovelovelove that pink! Then the shatter on top of it takes it to the next level. Good job tapping into your inner Katy girly!

    I am going to go get the Sally Hansen effects after reading your reviews. thanks!!


  2. yasmeen says:

    hello there, thanks for joining me at wandering spice! looking forward to keeping up with your adventures as well.

    i like the black shatter effect. actually i think it would be gorgeous with a midnight blue — almost like barely noticeable textured lace on the fingertips.


  3. coawannabe says:

    Hi! I'm new to your blog, but great post. I don't think I've seen one on nail polish in a long time…brought out the 15 year old girl in me! πŸ™‚ I love the shatter effect, very cool.


  4. Jessica says:

    love that black shatter!! it looks so good over that pink πŸ™‚ all my presentations last week stressed me out and I bit all my nails off :(( (sad times) but I'm trying to grow them back out now and I think I'll have to try the black shatter!
    hope you had a great weekend!


  5. Jessi says:

    @Sissukas: I like it too! I love neons.

    @Cori: Ooh now I just need to pull off my dark hair and blue eyes like Katy…and I'm sure you will love SHSE, they are awesome!

    @Yasmeen: I think I might try it with a dark blue, I still have lots left to expiriment with. Thanks!

    @Coawannabe: It's fun to act like a kid sometimes, right? I hadn't done my nails in forever but now I'm back on that kick. πŸ™‚

    @Jessica: I bite my nails too, don't worry, they'll grow back pretty! πŸ™‚


  6. Cyn says:

    LOVEEEEEEEEEE it — how am I just hearing about *black shatter* now???

    Also wanted to thank you for all the genuinely sweet comments you have left on my blog — I am truly appreciative!!!

    LOVE your blog — def one of my faves!

    The Purple Goddess


  7. Too cool!!! I really like how it turned out πŸ™‚ You could do a lot with this!
    I am really, really glad that you linked up to the Storytellers Blog Hop this weekend! I hope you found some new and interesting reads. Also hope you had a nice weekend πŸ™‚


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