Exactly a week ago, I received an e-mail from Cat Ilacad, president of Posh Nails. She wanted to know if I’ve had the chance to try OPI Black Shatter, which was released with the Katy Perry and Serena Williams OPI collections.
No, I said. I’ve resisted the urge to order it online because I’ve been waiting for it to arrive in Rustan’s.
The very next day, the very sweet Cat sent me this:
OPI Black Shatter with Serena Williams’ Simply Smashing and two other bottles of nail polish which I will write about in a different post.
I just had to play with them immediately.
Simply Smashing is a yellow green metallic polish.
People say it reminds them of a tennis ball but I didn’t get that at all.
This was three coats.
This is Black Shatter over Simply Smashing.
Black Shatter dries crazy fast – it starts drying even while you’re still painting.
I said I wasn’t sure I’d go for the crackle trend but Black Shatter convinced me. I love how crazy and edgy it makes any manicure look.
I decided to try Black Shatter over some of my favorite polish shades.
Here’s Black Shatter over Chanel Particuliere.
Not exactly a good combination. Black Shatter doesn’t make Particuliere pop – it kills the color.
Black Shatter works better with brighter colors – like Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Yellow Fever.
That’s more like it.
I love how crazy Black Shatter looks on my ring finger – like I scribbled all over it.
This is Black Shatter over Rescue Beauty Lounge Bangin’.
Looks pretty good too.
This is Black Shatter over Chanel Khaki Vert.
Not as eye-catching as yellow and red but it can work too.
Black Shatter over MAC Blue India.
I like this combination too.
I just love Blue India.
This is Black Shatter over a hot pink, Chanel Splendeur.
Oh yes, it works.
Barbie gone wild.
Yes, I like it too.
As you can see, Black Shatter dries matte so a good top coat is a must. You’ll see Black Shatter with Seche Vite in my next post.
If you want to try Black Shatter now, Posh Nails offers their “Crack Me Up” service at their Tomas Morato (CTTM Square Bldg., Tomas Morato Corner Timog Quezon City; call 9265077) and Ali Mall (Upper Ground Floor Alimall Phase II Cubao, Quezon City; call 7092955) branches. Visit Poshnails.com.ph.