OPI Black Shatter And Other Cracking News

Thanks very much to the wonderful Diana @ The Girl With A Bow for providing me with my 2nd ever OPI polish. She held a quick giveaway last month and I was the lucky winner of a bottle of Black Shatter. I know I’m kind of late hopping on the bandwagon and there are probably hundreds of swatches of this polish all over the blogsphere but I thought I’d post it anyway since I love it even more than I expected to. I used Barry M Cyan Blue as a base then just slapped on a coat of the Black Shatter. Easy Peasy.
I think the crackle polishes that are gaining popularity fast this year are such a quick and simple way to make your nails stand out from the crowd. Or at least for now, what with every brand and their sister releasing a cracking range! But with all the colours that are now available and the effects you can get from applying the polish in other ways than the traditional cuticle-to-tip such as side-to-side or zig-zagging, you’re sure to find a combination that’s wholly yours.
For the Brits among us who don’t have much access to OPI and China Glaze, you’ll be pleased to know that Barry M are extending their crackle range and have now released their ‘Instant Nail Effects’ polish in Blue, Pink and White following the success of the Black (info here).
Models Own are also releasing a collection of 9 ‘Smash-Up’ polishes. The Black and Silver will be available to buy in Boots from April 20th. The other 7 vivid colours will be available to buy on their website this month.

My blog posts may be more intermittent than usual/non-existent for a while as I’m staying at my parents house while my ankle is healing up and have hardly any nail supplies with me.