First Purchase of 2011 – Katy Perry for OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Shatter

January 3, 2011

After saying goodbye to 2010 with a Bourjois shadow, I welcomed 2011 with OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Shatter (S$23.50 at BHG and Metro). Tagged as a ‘deep asphalt black with a “shattered” texture’, this polish creates a crackle effect when applied over other polishes: A coat of the creamy black liquid recedes into patches and streaks once applied over polished nails that are completely dry. I like the easy creative play it offers and the random abstract patterns it creates on the nail surface.

This shows up best over a light polish but I decided to apply it over the prismatic DS Glamour from the OPI Designer Series.

snap, crackle, pop!

These are not the best of nail pics (how I envy the precise polish application and the photo clarity of many nail blogs!) but you get the idea. The crackle is more animal print than shatter in this manicure – the shatter only seems to show up best on my left ring finger. It dries matte and you could leave it that way, if you so desire. I like the patent appearance a shiny topcoat gives it, though. I look forward to playing more with this fun overcoat; may the new year be as effortlessly artistic as this polish! ;)

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22 Responses to First Purchase of 2011 – Katy Perry for OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Shatter

  1. cynthia
    January 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    ohhhh myyyyy..

    that looks so cool. it’s official, i am tempted to get one.

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Hi Cynthia,

      It’s easy-peasy nail fun! ;)

  2. January 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I like it!! Wanting to get one, but always out of stock at the store lol!

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Hi Cendana,

      I hope you find it soon. :)

  3. January 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

    it looks so cool and edgy! :)

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Georgina,

      It’s very unusual. I like how every nail surface is different. :)

  4. January 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

    It’s interesting that it looks different on different nails.

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Marcia,

      Exactly! That’s what makes it special, I guess. :D

  5. Carol
    January 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Aww… i need to get this, its awesome!

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Hi Carol,

      Good luck! I hope you find it. BHG Bishan may still have a couple of bottles. ;)

  6. January 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Wow! This colour combi is so pretty!! The crack are so nicely formed. It doesn’t even look like cracks or shatter pieces.. or watever u call that thing… Lolx.. It looks more like its printed on. =D

    • makeupmag
      January 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Miwitch!

      The textured feel is more obvious in real life. I do like that the topcoat seals everything in. :D

  7. January 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    OMG DS Glamour!!!! Did you get it when the collection was new? I’ve been dying to get my hands on it :(

    • makeupmag
      January 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Hi N.A.P.B.,

      I received it a few years back from a friend in the US.

  8. Kas
    January 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I cannot wait to try these! And the next time there’s a spree, I’m going to get a bottle or 2 from the OPI Designer Series for sure!

    • makeupmag
      January 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Hi Kas,

      You prolly have yours already? Have fun with it!

  9. Karen
    January 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    U r right bhg Bishan has stocks of shatter no worries if u try to buy there. The SA looked v puzzled when I asked her if anymore stocks left hehe.

    N I did something silly when I tried to open the bottle. I tore off the silver shatter looking plastic on the handle thinking it was wrapping the whole bottle grrrrrr. Now my bottle just looks like an ordinary looking bottle.

    • makeupmag
      January 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Hey Karen,

      It’s okay – it’s still Shatter inside! Be careful of exposing the bottle’s contents, though; it’d gunk/dry up easily.

  10. Annabelle
    January 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

    can’t wait for mine to arrive & I’ll be flaunting gorgeous nails. :)

    • makeupmag
      January 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Hi Annabelle,

      Enjoy Shatter! It’s a lot of nail fun. :)

  11. March 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the Nail Polish 101 lesson!! :P

    • makeupmag
      March 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Adrian,

      You’re welcome! :D

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