Hey all, happy last day of 2010! What a way to end the year here on my blog, with a collection that I’ve been looking forward to since the first time I heard about it. OPI has teamed with Katy Perry for this collection, I love this…Katy always has great nails in my opinion. She is one of the few celebs that I look forward to seeing on the red carpet just to see her nails! The Katy Perry Collection consists of 5 new polishes, one of them being Black Shatter…a crack polish!

First up is Not Like The Movies, a silvery green and light purple duochrome. There is a bit of silver glitter thrown in for good measure. This polish was a bit sheer but I really liked the look of it after 2 coats. It did however show brushstrokes in the sun, but that doesn’t really bother me. The formula was good, a little thin for my taste but it was not hard to apply.

Not Like The Movies- 2 coats



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Teenage Dream is packed with small hexagon and round pink and iridescent glitter in a light pink base. The glitter in this polish was very dense so the formula is a bit thick, you might want to thin it…I probably will for the next time I use it. Despite the thick formula it was easy to apply and control. Teenage Dream was a lot more opaque that I thought it would be, you can see a bit of visible nail line but it’s not too noticeable. This polish is gorgeous!

Teenage Dream- 2 coats

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Last Friday Night is a sibling of Teenage Dream, small hexagon and round blue and iridescent glitter in a light blue base. The formula was the same as Teenage Dream, thick but easy to work with. Last Friday Night was unfortunately not as opaque as I had hoped. I was a bit let down by this on it’s own, it’s gorgeous but it shows more visible nail line than I am personally comfortable with. I have high hopes for this as a layering polish. Also, just wait till you get to this under Black Shatter it’s my favorite combo!

Last Friday Night- 2 coats

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The One That Got Away is a glass flecked fuschia…it’s incredible! I actually thought this would be my least favorite, but wouldn’t you know it turned out to be my surprise favorite of the collection!! The formula on this was just wow, perfection…seriously. The polish flowed so nicely, it practically applied itself. I love the color and finish of this, the glass flecks really do something special here. It’s pretty great under Black Shatter also.

The One That Got Away- 2 coats

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Alright now the one I know we are all looking forward to. When I got home last night and found this package waiting for me I ripped it open as fast as I could and went off to play with Black Shatter. Can I just say that I am SO happy that the US polish companies are all climbing on this crack/shatter polish trend…I love it! Please OPI, make this in more colors I am begging you! Below I have it layered over each of the polishes from the Katy Perry Collection, check back tomorrow for tons more options!

Some tips for applying Black Shatter:

** Make sure you have enough polish on the brush to cover your entire nail. Black Shatter dries incredibly fast and if you have to dip the brush back in the bottle to pick up more polish it makes the effect look funky.

** Your base color must be completely dry, it does work if the base polish is a bit tacky but the effect isn’t as good in my opinion.

** If you want a realllly shattered look apply a thin coat, it will crack/shatter more. If you want less of that effect use a thicker coat.

Black Shatter over Last Friday Night

Black Shatter over Not Like The Movies

Black Shatter over Teenage Dream

Black Shatter over The One That Got Away


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