Sunday, 6 July 2014

OPI - Black Shatter

Today I have a different kind of polish for you.

Black shatter is an effect top coat (of sorts) to put over a base color and when it dries it crackles which makes a nice effect.

Formula was a little thick and it made application a bit of a hassle, but it wasn't too bad. It dried fairly fast.

I think with a polish like this it's easier to just show you some photos, so here it is over OPI - Kiss Me I'm Brazilian and A England - Avalon and with my homemade holo top coat over it in natural light.

I have been told that if you use a thin coat the crackles will be small, but I really like it when they are big and you can really see the base color, so I always give it a thicker layer.

It was a cloudy day, but the sun just popped out for a few minutes so I hurried out to get some sun photos of it aswell to show you the holo.

What do you think? Have you tried crackle polishes and did you like it?

Application: 6/10
Opacity: N/A
Colour, prettiness: N/A
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: Yes.


  1. I think many crackle polishes are on the thick side, and the older they get, the thicker... I like the way you used it!!

    1. I think you're right, but I have experienced some that wasn't so thick. It's not a big problem for me though as long as it's a polish like this one :)

  2. It's been a while since I used crackles, but I do like the effect. Like you I like the bigger cracks the best :)

    1. I don't think many people like the crackle effect, but I do and I'm glad I'm not the only one :)