Thursday, June 2, 2011

Can I Get Away With This?

At first, I was really shunning the idea of the whole "crackly, black, shattered" effect on nails. But the more I read about and seen pictures of this polish, I started to obsess over this new trend.

I know, I need to practice on my application technique as I'm still on the fence with this look. When I look down at my hands all I can think of is "Am I trying to look like I hang out at the mall all hours of the day?"

But with the reassurance of my colleagues (older and same age as me), it's a cool effect.

What I do know for sure is that I'm LOVING this blackened green/purple duo chrome polish my sister gifted me this past Mother's Day.

From the Katy Perry, OPI collection:

Not Like the Movies
This color is awesome. Not only does it have that cool duo chrome quality but it's also a metallic polish that has some fine glitter to it. It applies on the sheer side and I did end up with some visible nail lines so I applied three layers.

(LOVING this color!!)
**When using the black shatter polish please make sure your base color is completely dry. Also, use a top coat since it dries pretty flat and matte**

My final assessment - I can't wait to experiment with more colors and just to really test myself, I bought the silver shatter that came out with the OPI Pirates of the Carribean collection. More to come!

Purchased at Pure Beauty - $8.50/USD - 0.5 oz


  1. Oooooo! Purty. I'm too clumsy to be a nail polish girl, but damn, that's almost worth giving up my no polish rule!

  2. Hi Mylani!
    If you are patient enough to wait for your nails to dry and handy with a qtip soaked in nail polish remover, it's worth a try!

  3. I have these two in my stash too, from a giveaway I won a while back. Both colors are really fun in their own right, but I think the title of your post reflects my feelings exactly =P

  4. Hi Dovey,
    So glad I'm not the only one that feels this way.