OPI Black Shatter Polish

Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

I’ve been meaning to test OPI’s Black Shatter polish FOREVER. But with my obsession for Axxium and Shellac it’s been hard.

On Saturday I decided it was about time to put the little bottle to the test; my nails were colour free and needed some serious jazzing-up.

I think I did a pretty good job considering I find it hard to paint my nails – I don’t have the steadiest hand. It was so quick and easy to achieve this super-funky effect that I will sporting this crackle/shattered look again.

Here is what I have on my nails:

1. One coat of Base Coat
2. Two coats of polish – I used Essie‘s Smooth Sailing
3. One coat of OPI Black Shatter
4. One coat of Top Coat

Tips: For the best effect, use a really bright base shade. Make sure your nails are completely dry before adding the “crackle” coat. OPI Shatter polish dries matte, so add a top coat to add a bit of shine.

Now that I’m in LOVE with this product, I so want to try the silver version – perfect for summer!

Have you tried any of the OPI Shatter polishes? What do you think about this nail effect?

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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