Katy Perry for OPI – Shatter & nail polish haul /swatches

Ive had an expensive taste in nail polishes recently that I am not proud of… to the average joe. If you are a nailhead (crackhead for nails, yea…I just made it up…go with it) than you would join me in drooling over OPIs winter collection.
Most of these polishes are mentioned in my Burlesque post that was up a few weeks ago, check that out if you are interested. I marked the ones that I will show you swatches of in this post.
My mini nail haul and swatches: …………………………………………………………….
As soon as word was out that Shatter from the new Katy Perry Line for OPI was in my area, I called around like a mad woman. After reaching out to about 11 beauty realated stores heaven shined down on Merle Norman Cosmetics in the beautiful city of LaVerne. It tooke me about 5 mins to get myself over there I was so excited.

My intentions were just to get the one polish, Shatter, but I could not help myself! I was pleased to find 2 of these polishes in the 50% OFF basket by mistake. Retail price for these polishes were $8.50 USD and $9.00 USD for Shatter. ………………………………………………
I had to prep my nails for my Shatter tutorial/demo, and decided to take a few shots to share with you all in blogland. I always start with a fresh pair of Nailene full cover nails.

I keep my bottle of 100% acetone and flat cosmetic brush handy for cleaning up around my nail lines, keeps my manicure neat.

I continued with 2 coats of Teenage Dream that dried faster than I was expecting.

Followed up with 2 thin coats with Black Shatter

Its important to use light coats of this special polish because you will not get the ideal ‘shattered’ effect if it is to thick.The finishing look! I think it looks really cool and rocker chic. If I used a brown bottom base color it would almost look like an animal print.

My sister in law Lizzie was over in the morning for breakfast and I hooked up her nails. I’m jealous of the shape and thickness of her natural nails. I bite my nails ;/
I do highly recommend a bright, more noticeable, base color for a more dramatic effect. Pictured below is “Punki Pink” by Nina Pro.

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