I do have an array of nail polish for shoots b/c it is sometimes necessary to do manicures on set and over the last yr I've found myself getting creative w/ the nails for editorial shoots...I'm literally becoming a one woman control freak - Makeup, Hair & Nails...God help me if I ever figure out how to work a camera!
Anyway, OPI came out w/ a limited addition Katy Perry line of nail polish. I don't know any of the colours in the line to be honest but I did notice the Shatter Nail Polish immediately and knew I had to have it. It has a really cool 80s feel to it b/c it creates this black shattered or cracked effect on the nail. I figured not only would it be great for me and my manicures but I'd LOVE to incorporate it into a shoot in the future!
Well I'm not the only one who wanted this nail polish. It's literally selling out EVERYWHERE almost IMMEDIATELY! Well last night I was at my local hair supply shop buying weft to make extensions for one of my brides and I saw the OPI Katy Perry display and she actually had a couple of bottle of the Shatter nail polish. I immediately grabbed a bottle and knew I wanted to try it out immediately!
On the bottle it says to use Shatter w/ the Katy Perry nail polish line...well that's just a marketing ploy it will work on any nail polish. I went and got a polish change today at my local nail salon - I got OPI "It's All Greek To Me" which is a very vibrant magenta. Normally, this is a colour that I love for Summer but would avoid in the Winter when I tend to choose darker colours but when you are using Shatter which is a black nail polish you want the first colour to be a high contrast to it so a bright and vibrant colour like pink, blue, yellow, orange etc. work really well! I got the nail colour at the salon but I didn't ask them to put the Shatter on b/c I wanted to experiment w/ it myself after. I was a bit skeptical that I would like the effect or that it would work but it does and I LOVE it!
Personally, I would say clean off the brush quite a bit before you apply a coat of Shatter. You don't want it to completely cover the original colour b/c you want enough of the original colour to show through. Plus the streaky coat will help it "crack" and "shatter" better to create the effect you want. I would definitely say try it out if you're looking for something fun and different for your nails. It has a really cool 80s or rock and edgy feel to it that I really like and you can get creative w/ the colours you layer underneath it. I also think it looks really good on short nails (which I have)...sometimes new and popular nail styles or techniques only look good on longer nails but this definitely works on shorter nails.
Here's some pics of my nails all Painted & Pretty!
Excuse my dry and cracked cuticles this cold weather is KILLING me...and my hands!