Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Product Review: OPI Black Shatter Polish

Last month I included a bottle of OPI Black Shatter Polish in my giveaway and I also got a bottle for myself to try. I finally gave it a shot and documented it for everyone. I used a Celebutante by Ulta as a base color which is a medium purple. I actually had my little sister try it first because I wanted to know what I was doing because I didn't feel like redoing my nails a bunch of times.

My sister ended up using a glitter based color which is why it didn't work well for her, so make sure you use it over a plain color because it dries smooth. We were both getting frustrated so I ended up pulling up a You Tube tutorial to show us how to do it. I felt very pathetic.

Above is the finished product and I am very happy with it. Here are a couple tips from my experience: make sure your base color is completely dry and don't put the top coat on before you apply the shatter, cover the entire nail with shatter so that it's completely black, as it dries it will start to crack (I used a hair dryer to speed up the process and it worked quite well), once you feel the shatter is completely dry cover it with a top coat (it smooths out the rigidness of the shatter).

I have to say that the combination of polishes really lasts. I did my toes almost 3 weeks ago and I don't have one chip on any nail, it's really quite amazing. Usually my feet take a beating from wearing flip flops and heels. It looks like I just did them yesterday. I'm totally a fan of this stuff to spice up a pedicure.

They also just came out with silver shatter. Has anyone tried either of these? Do you like it or do you think it's pointless?

**This product was purchased by me with my own funds. This post is not sponsored by any person or company. All reviews are my own opinions and thoughts of the products.**

♥ Erin


Chuck said...

I've been DYING to try the shatter--in either color, but I haven't seen it in ANY of the stores around me.


Yours looks good... too funny that you had to resort to the youtube tutorial... Honestly, I probably would have done the same thing.

Miss K said...

sometimes, youtube solves everything! looks great sister!