|Two coats of Teenage Dream|
|One coat of Black Shatter|
|Glossed over with Lumos High Speed Top Coat|
I was so sure I wouldn’t like this range that launches in January, but in fact, it turned out quite the opposite. I’ve seen crackle effect nail polishes before and didn’t like them all that much mainly because I’m not mad about matt effect polishes. So, using the super sparkly pink Teenage Dream polish as a base (it needed two coats at least), I applied OPI Black Shatter over the top, and then over the top of that, I applied the very shiny Lumos High Speed Top Coat to give a glossed effect and get rid of the flatness of the matt black. Black Shatter disperses extremely effectively over the nail – it’s a little bit difficult at first to judge the amount you need to get the right look – too little and it shatters into tiny fragments, too much and it’s a little bit chunky, so I’d suggest you practice a couple of times first to get the effect you like. The other colours in the KP range aren’t quite so sparkly – Last Friday Night isa bright blue sparkle, but for some reason doesn’t shimmer as much as the pink Teenage Dream and I think you do need a mega-sparkle behind the black. Anyway, here are the results, which, despite reservations, I absolutely love!
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That looks amazing. Teenage Dream looks gorgeous, though I may be more inclined to go for Topshop’s blue sparkly. The crackle effect looks brilliant. x
ooh teenage dream looks like a mavala one “pure diamond” I blogged about the other day.. i looove glitter! <3
I would love to see a side by side comparison of OPI Black Shatter and Barry M Nail Effects. I’m not sure I would pay more money for OPI if the effect is the same!
I really like Black Shatter, thats amazing how they have created that effect 🙂 I might have to go pick that one up for myself!! Laura x
nicely done, especially the opi craquele effect nailpolish is so lovely!
keep up to good work you do with your blog,warm regards from a dutch collegue, monique lindeboom, for http://www.beautyjournaal.nl
That sparkly one is far more sparkly than the promo images would have you believe. Very pretty indeed!
Isadora launched the crackle effect varnish in the summer just gone. Don’t think OPI will be better than Barry M. Looks cool though 🙂
I absolutely love how this came out! the sparkly polish with the shattered effect on top looks totally awesome
Teenaged dreams looks lovely 🙂
Ooh, Black Shatter looks brilliant! Can I ask where you got your Lumos from? Jim Nordstrom commented on my blog yesterday (about Seche Vite) and said his product Lumos is better but I don’t know where you can get it from :/
i love teenage dream! i cant wait to get my hands on it. its so pretty