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OPI Katy Perry Collection Swatches & Review

Katy Perry combines her love of music and nails to introduce a new line of lacquers with OPI, launching January 2011. Inspired by Katy’s cutting edge style and latest album, Teenage Dream, the Katy Perry Collection by OPI will include four fierce, irresistible colors for nails and toes.

Complementing Katy’s already daring nail trends on and off the red carpet, a revolutionary Black Shatter™ formula will accompany the collection to create a ground-breaking cracked pattern when applied over each dried bright lacquer.

Katy Perry has become a celebrity nail icon thanks to her eye catching nail designs so it only seems natural that a brand like OPI would want to partner with her.  Though to be honest, I am surprised that she hasn’t collaborated with a brand know for nail art, like Minx.

The Katy Perry Collection utilizes the new OPI Black Shatter polish to add some artistic flare to the colors which include a duo-chrome, sparkly red and two glitters.


Formula & Application: OPI is a 3-Free brand. They made the switch to 3-Free in 2008 and the Black Shatter formula is also 3-Free. You can identify an OPI with the 3-Free formula by the green lettering on the label. Bottles with black lettering have the old formula. Always check the labels to be sure. The OPI Pro Wide brush is flat, wide and medium in length. It’s of average stiffness and easily spreads out on the nail when pressed. The only downside to the Pro Wide brush is that it can be too wide for slim fingers or little toes.

Due to the varied range of finishes in this collection I will address the application of each in the individual reviews.  Know that I used three coats for all the polishes as opacity is not their strong suit.

Black Shatter is a top coat that needs to be applied over completely dry nail polish. It applies like a typical black creme but dries in a “shatter” pattern once dry. A thin coat will shatter more resulting in smaller shards of polish on the nail while a thick coat will make it more chunky.  Thanks to a reader suggestion, I applied Black Shatter on my ring nails in a sideways motion to show how you can change the look of the crackle pattern.

Not Like The Movies looks green with a reddish flash in the bottle but on my nails it’s lavendar with green and pink flashes and random flecks of silver micro-glitter.  I applied a bit streaky due to the metallic pigment though the glitter kept it from looking like a total brush-stroke nightmare.  This color reminds me of a Scherer Chameleon polish I picked up at Rite-Aid and like previous OPI duo-chromes (Significant Other Color) it changes color depending on the angle and lighting which makes this a perfect shade to put under Black Shatter.

On its own I would probably not opt to wear Not Like The Movies but with Black Shatter on top it’s pretty stunning.  I’m still on the fence with the whole crackle finish trend but the changing of the base color makes this look really unique and fun.  Definitely my fave combination in the collection.

The One That Got Away surprised me.  I wasn’t expecting to love this color but I do.  In the bottle it looked kind of foil-esque with a hint of duo-chrome but on the nail, SHUT IT DOWN! This deep raspberry has the glass-fleck finish that China Glaze made popular and, as you know, I can never have enough glass-fleck in my life.  Any of you who own glass-fleck polishes know that a camera really can’t capture its natural beauty so you know this one is even better in person.  It applied utterly flawless even though it needed three coats and yes, I know I’m gushing over a very non-ALU color family but this one’s a winner people.

The One That Got Away definitely pops against Black Shatter but I would rather wear it solo.  The rubber textured shatter gives this girly color a bondage-esque edge but I don’t think it needs it.

Last Friday Night is a very sheer pale blue based glitter.  The tiny foil micro-glitter and chunkier blue, pink and green hexagonal glitter are evenly peppered throughout the base giving a nice even coverage.  The issue is with the opacity.  This color is just too sheer for me to wear it on its own.  It makes a great top coat but that’s about it.  I put a fourth coat on my ring finger and it’s still REALLY sheer.

For me, even Black Shatter can’t save Last Friday Night.  The blue is so washed out that it doesn’t pop against the black.  Instead it makes my nails look pretty grungy underneath.  Not a fan!

Now Teenage Dream is built the same as Last Friday Night but instead of making me look dead, it actually flatters my skin.  It’s still to sheer for my taste thought it builds up much better than its blue based counterpart.  I’m not much for pink but it’s pretty and fun though I think it makes a much better top coat.  The application of both glitters was kind of goopy and jelly-like and I found if I didn’t wait long enough between coats it would drag.

If you’re not using it as a top coat Teenage Dream does look good under Black Shatter.  The chunky glitter plays off the light and creates a pretty eye-catching combination.  This is the epitome of mixing girly and punk.

Bottom Line: Overall I’m not especially wowed.  I think OPI could have done a better job choosing the base colors to pair with Black Shatter.  Things that would have popped more against the black.  I also wish they would have given us a different Shatter color.  China Glaze is coming out with six different crackle polishes certainly OPI could come out with more than one shade.

The One That Got Away is pretty sensational and I give it a thumbs up with or without Black Shatter.  The glitters are pretty pointless to me and unless you really need another glittery top coat they get a pass.  If you’re into the crackle look definitely get Not Like The Movies to wear under it.  You won’t regret it.

The Katy Perry by OPI collection is available now.  OPI nail polishes retail for $8.50/ea for a .5oz bottle and can be purchased at salons and spas nationwide including national chains Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA.

Thoughts on the Katy Perry collection? Which color do you like best under Black Shatter? Crackle finish haters are you warming up to the idea the more you see them? Which polishes, if any, will you get from this collection?

Disclosure: Product samples were furnished by OPI.  For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Pammy says:

    I can honestly say that I want this *entire* collection!!! Very girly and pretty…just how I like my nails to look. Great swatches!!!

  2. Nicole says:

    wow…glad I just bought the mini’s kit then, instead of springing for the full size bottles. And I’m waiting for China Glaze’s crackles instead, because I thought the same thing that you mentioned, I wanted more colors.

  3. Brooke says:

    I totally need this collection in my life!

  4. moeysullivan says:

    OK. Because of my job and age (lawyer/hearing officer pushing 48) I don’t do shatter. However, I wore Not Like the Movies for a week and it worked just fine, especially with grey suits. Three coats, reasonably durable. But… The One that Got Away?! Holy moly! I saw it at the store and had no idea. Is this a worthy successor to CG’s Raspberry Festival Have you done a comparison?
    Thanks! I am glad to see you posting, I have missed you.

  5. Jill says:

    I’m definitely a fan of Teenage Dream and right now I’m wearing The One That Got Away, it’s gorgeous. Not Like the Movies reminds me a lot of Lippmann’s Wicked Game and it looks awesome under the shatter. I got Last Friday Night too, and I think it looks great under the shatter but it’s just too sheer. I’m going to try to layer it on top of some other colors.

    • Laura says:

      NLTM is similarish to WG, but the new Wet n Wild Gray’s Anatomy is almost a dead on dupe…and so much cheaper! Scrangie has comp pics.

      As for the collection as a whole, I absolutely love it!!

  6. Kate says:

    No store around me has them yet! It’s driving me nuts!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lj says:

    I LOVE reading your reports on new OPI lines. Painting my nails has become my new obsession, since I took out all my piercings for a reason and you can only dye and cut your hair so much. I have way too much fun with polish – I just wish that OPI would make their lines more affordable for those of us who have to live life on a budget. I am out of work due to an injury so the bling ain’t coming in so swiftly :( However, I still manage to find the funds to pamper myself, and that is something that every girl needs 8]

  8. Lauren says:

    I agree that more than just a black shatter polish could be featured. When will the China Glaze shatter collection be available?

  9. amanda prado says:

    todos lindos, e suas unhas tambem s

  10. Kathryn says:

    I was so disappointed in the glitters. The blue one peeled off me like a kids’ nailpolish and I am no slack in the application department since I am licensed! The shatter is too finicky. You have to apply it the right consistency, with the right pressure…you cannot play with it at all..and I still cannot get a good shatter and YES I am letting my color dry completely. The one that got away is by far the best. LFT does look great layered over OPI’s Whats With the Catitude and Essies Turquoise & Caicos or Laips of Luxury.

  11. Brittany Wright says:

    I purchased the Black Shatter and Not Like the Movies. I am currently wearing Jade Is The New Black with the Black Shatter on top and it looks pretty cool. I am still working on how to make the shatter look more “thin” so more of the base color nail polish will pop out more. I have yet to wear NLTM but I am very excited to!

  12. Clare Marie says:

    ohh, i’ve got a version of the black shatter polish by barry m, and i never thought of applying it sideways! this looks fantastic.. thanks! x

  13. kelly says:

    finally ive been waiting to see when this collection was going to be available! i love the look of not like the movies, its a shame it needs three coats. hmmm i wonder how the glitters fare when layered over a black base?

  14. Elise says:

    Last Friday Night looks a lot like Sinful Colors Hottie. I’d rather pay the SC price. And I don’t know if I like the Shatter effect much at all. Maybe if I see it in another color I will feel differently, but I’m not dying to buy a bottle as of now.

  15. Liv says:

    Hi Michelle,

    I totally agree with your point of view about this collection.

    Actually, cracke polish are lunched in Taiwan for a period of time, and there are so many colors to choose(One brand I know it releases a cracke collection with 36 shades).

    I would like to share you the swatch I just post.
    http://fortuneliv.pixnet.net/blog/post/26237816

    Finally, I would like to say, thanks for your shareing. Here is one my favorit blog. ^__^

  16. Alexis says:

    I recently tried a crackle polish and was not impressed. I have been waiting for this Katy Perry line for a while because the crackle polish I had my manicurist try on me was horrible. It was some brand that she brought back from Vietnam. The brand did offer several colors but it took forever for the polish to crack. Do you think that OPI at least got the shatter correct. I had problems with a top coat also that left my crackle looking two-toned. I wanted to post on my blog and compare the two products but I haven’t managed to get my hands on the Katy Perry line yet.

  17. Melissa says:

    Thanks for posting about this collection. I saw the polishes in my Ulta catalog and thought I might try them, but I’m not impressed now that I see the results so I think I’ll spend my money on something else.

  18. adorebeauty says:

    Yesterday I bought Teenage Dream and Not like the movies and they are sooo wonderful! I love them

  19. Jeanette says:

    Are any of the previous opi glitters good dupes for these glitters?

    The One That Got Away is really pretty, so I’ll most likely get that one! Just trying to decide on the glitters.

  20. Eva says:

    Great pics! I’m holding off on this collection, don’t think it’s that unique. Do you know when the China Glaze crackles are supposed to come out?

  21. KayDiKat says:

    I like Katy Perry and the concept, I’m on the fence about them all. TOTGA is nice, but I’d rather buy China Glaze if I want a glass-fleck. I’m also not one to wear black polish but the Shatter effect might be where I start. I wish the glitters had true jelly bases to build better coverage. This makes me more curious to see if CG’s color crackle polishes “shatter” differently. Thanks for doing the ring finger comparisons :)

  22. Andrea says:

    I’ve been wanting Black Shatter for a while now but they’re all sold out where I live, so I just ordered it online.

    Michelle, or any readers, do you know if it’s best to put a top coat over the shatter to keep it from pealing off? Or will the top coat affect it in a negative way? Thanks.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Black Shatter dries matte so you have to use a top coat just to make it shiny. Also it probably would flake off without a top coat. I haven’t tried it with Black Shatter but another crackle polish I have flaked off before I put top coat on.

      • Andrea says:

        Great! Thank you for the response and info. Top coat it is. I’m excited to get my order in the mail. I want to do Black Shatter over CG Recycle.

  23. Ollie says:

    Ahhh a good old OPI collection review, just what I love to see on ALU!! :)

    I’m so so disappointed in Last Friday Night, that’s the one I was looking forward to most from the original press pics. However, every other colour has completely surpassed my expectations so I can’t wait for my bottles to come now!

    Also I love how you’ve switched up the shatter on your ring finger. But I totally agree with you on the crackle, I’m so bored with just the black, I’ve had my Barry M one for months now and even though I’m not over the look I’m ready for something new! I think a glitter crackle would be the best thing ever, but somehow I don’t see that working out…

  24. Jessie says:

    I can’t bring myself to like Black Shatter. Something about it just screams tacky.
    But I do love the other colors.

  25. Elaine says:

    This is an interesting collection… I’m sure in the store I would have wanted Last Friday Night (I like blues and love greens) but I’m so glad you swatched it – meh. Love, love The One that Got Away and will likely splurge on Not Like the Movies, as well. Not really into the shatters with black. If they were in other colors (the orange on the fortuneliv post, for example) I might try.
    Thanks for you wonderful posts! I really look forward to them. I love when you feature Chanel polishes, when I splurge, that’s where I go.
    Thank you!

  26. Andraea says:

    I bought all four polishes in minis, plus the black shatter in the 0.5oz.

    I was pretty disappointed in Last Friday Night, but Teenage Dream and The One That Got Away are both winners in my books– I haven’t tried Not Like The Movies yet, but I love the fact that the finish looks kind of like an oilslick. And while I’m not a huge fan of TD on its own, mostly because it’s not all that flattering on my skintone, buut with the shatter coat it’s a stunner!

    TOTGA is on my toes right now, it totally reminds me of a Peau de Peche colour that my mom had when I was little– it was the only colour that she’d put on my nails. Ha!

    The only thing with the shatter is that it’s a bit powedery, so I definitely recommend a good topcoat with it. I use Seche Vite. :)

  27. peripatetic33 says:

    There have been so many green purple duochromes that look mostly purple or grey or muted unknown. I am over the top excited about Zoya Gemma being all about the green with a flash of purple/blue. Wish I had it now.

  28. I agree with more shades for crackle nail paint other than black.. plus yes we need more shades. However I’d like to try this. I just woder whetehr this collection would be available in india or not…

  29. riss says:

    I got all of the colors. I’ve been wearing Not Like the Movies. I like it but I almost wish it had a little more depth to the color. I was very pleasantly surprised with The One That Got Away. I’m still torn on the glitters. I think you’re right that they’d work much better as top coats. I prefer the glitter in Teenage Dream more than Last Friday Night.

    I still haven’t tried the Shatter. I skipped it with this one b/c I ordered it with the color Serena did. I’m thinking I’ll like that combo?

  30. Stephanie says:

    I’m not into these at all.

  31. cennapede says:

    Thank you for this post! I totally splurged last week and got all of them (except the blue glitter, too sheer for me too!) Do you have any advice for achieving a smooth finish top coat over the glitter? I’ve been using Seche Vite and when I put on a second coat it’s still rough. Any suggestions?? Thank you so much!

    • Michele says:

      A great trick I’ve been using lately for glitter polishes is using a coat of Gelous base coat from Sally’s directly on top of the glitter. I then put on a layer on top coat, Vite most of the time. The Gelous really helps smooth out the glitter texture for me. HTH.

  32. Courtney says:

    The colors in this collection that I thought I wouldn’t like…I LOVED- I love The One that Got Away and Teenage Dream. I was so excited when I saw Last Friday Night, and when I put it on I was so bummed. However I used it over Sally Hansen’s ‘Sea and Be Seen’ (I was trying to find a base blue kind of similar to how LFN looks in the bottle). Together they looked great! Haven’t tried Not Like the Movies, and I’m waiting on my black shatter polish from mbeautylounge.com. :D

  33. Kitty says:

    I love the 2 glitters especially.

  34. I don’t like them…I’m just going to get Not Like the Movies and call it a day.
    I don’t like black shatter either, although I will be buying some from China Glaze when that comes out.

    Also out of curiosity, how did you put the black shatter on? It looks like it’s shattered…sideways instead of vertically.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I applied Black Shatter in a usual cuticle to tip fashion on my middle & pinkie fingers and horizontally on my ring finger to show another option for the look. Though because the polish doesn’t spread as easy as normal polish and it dries so fast I brushed from side to middle & side to middle.

  35. ach167 says:

    I really love the black shatter… or at least what I’ve seen swatch wise. I think its a great way to add some new interest. I’m looking forward to putting it over an opaque white once I get my hands on a bottle. For the rest of the collection its nice but nothing spectacular, but I do think it reflects Katy Perry’s image well. Love to see more collabs!

  36. MrsMuffin says:

    I’ve been wearing teenage dream for a week now, LOVE it. It’s so sparkly, and the mix of small and large glitter is a nice change.

  37. Lauren says:

    I’m disappointed that Katy Perry put her name on this collection. It doesn’t feel like her personality at all. I’m sure The One That Got Away is very cool in person, but they all get a pass from me. The shatter is not for me, but I do think it looks better the way you applied it on your ring fingers. That’s a great tip for those who like the look.

  38. tahillia says:

    I got decent coverage with Last Friday Night when I applied three THICK coats. The consistency lends itself to thick application. I wouldn’t wear it alone but I thought it looked decent under the Shatter. I actually love this whole collection (Last Friday Night is my least favorite by far) so much that I ended up ordering the normal sized bottles after trying out the minis.

  39. Adriana says:

    ups , i wrong the name of color, his name is Four Leave Clover of China Glaze.
    =***

  40. michael pan says:

    so my camera phone doesnt show how amazing it is so i cant get you a picture of it, but you should know that last friday night over OPI ink is GORGEOUS its what i have on my hands right now

  41. KaylaJ says:

    So I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that when I went to my local Ulta last night that the only color they had left was Last Friday Night huh?

  42. Lydia says:

    I like them all except for the Black Shatter. I really like The One That Got Away and it would probably be my first choice to purchase. I like the sheer glitters on my nails which I keep on the short side. It’s harder to see any chips with the sheer glitters and it’s fun. For the The One That Got Away that would definitely be for my toes.

  43. Silva says:

    The One that got away looks so good in your picture! And I love not like the movies.

  44. Allison says:

    The black shatter is so interesting put on sideways! I’d like to see it over white polish; I have a feeling it would look sort of zebra-esque. :)

  45. Cait says:

    Are there any shatter polishes that aren’t black? They all seem to be black (OPI, BarryM, Mia Secret etc etc), which is a bit… full on… for me anyway. I think it would be more interesting, and more subtle, in white. OR, even better, if they sold the ingredient that makes it shatter in a separate bottle together with mini-DIY-mixer bottles so you could crackle up whatever colour you liked! A bit of franken-shatter :)

  46. Chris says:

    I’m sorry, but I am just not impressed with this collection. The One That Got Away is pretty, but I already own OPI Let Me Entertain You and LA Color Craze Metallic Series Pink, which is similar enough for me to skip TOTGA. I am a little surprised at Katy Perry. I thought she would have come up with something more exciting.

  47. I don’t have my nail polish bottle in front of me, but The One That Got Away reminds me a bit of OPI’s Flit A Bit and Mac’s Bad Fairy.
    If you have time I’d love to see a comparison of those.. and I want to say that maybe there’s an Orly polish that’s similar?

    But on the polishes, I totally agree. TOTGA is my only must have from this collection. I’m also not really into the whole crackle polish trend that’s going on. And if i were still a teenager, or at least a student, I’d probably grab a bottle of Teenage Dream also. But as it is, that one’s too teenager-ish for my workplace.

  48. Deb says:

    Looks like I’ll only be getting the Black Shatter. I would love to try it over some of my neons this summer.

  49. stephanie says:

    im actually incredibly disappointed with this collection [imo, it definitely doesn't scream katy perry with how the colors actually come out on the nail]. i was so excited to get my hands on last friday night and teenage dream that i was calling different stores and checking in all the time to see when the shipment would be in. im glad i looked at the swatches on several beauty blogs before buying…i was so bummed out about how sheer the glitter polishes were. i think i was expecting them to be as fantastic as the glitters in the burlesque collection.

  50. Jessie says:

    I was dissapointed with TD – I wanted it to be a baby pink but its more of a champaign pink, and even kind of mauve-ish in some lights, it just doesnt flatter my skin tone :(

    • Andrea says:

      Same for me. It didn’t look amazing by itself but I layered it over Nfu-Oh #63 and it looks so gorgeous. It adds way more shimmer and I got so many compliments throughout the day! :)

  51. jen says:

    does anyone have both The One That Got Away and Pure Ice Iced Merlot? how do thy compare?

  52. ReaderRita says:

    I totally agree, OPI could have picked better shades to go with Black Shatter- oh wait, they DID pick one- Simply Smashing, Serena Williams’ offering!
    Colors with the impact (pun intended) of THAT are what I would have expected from the Katy Perry collection. I mean, Katy Perry is supposed to push boundaries and be shocking (Russel Brand, anyone?) -sadly, nothing in her collection does that for me…*yawn*…

  53. Anastasia says:

    Is any one else having trouble with the OPI glitters? Mine have become gooey and sticky in just a short time…. My Alice in wonderland ones are pretty much toast and I have thinned them 3x and my burlesque polish glitters are already on their way. I have not used the polish much.

    • i put on two coats of sparkle-licous (whatever) and a coat of seche top coat ( i have to, i can’t stand the gritty feeling) and they slipped off my fingers during the night, it looked like little press on glitter nails in my sheets! it was so crazy, easy removal…..

      • Victoria says:

        The same thing happened to my Zoya glitter (Julieanne – purple glitter) polish. I’ve heard some people mention that it might be the fact that Zoya and OPI are Big 3 free nail polishes and when mixed with non- Big 3 free top coats, they’ll chip really easily. Hm…

  54. Traci says:

    I just got a sephora by opi color from their Glee collection called mash up. It looks like the same exact shade as not like the movies. It’s odd to me how similar they are and they are both new shades. I picked up teenage dream and can’t wait to use it. It looks really pretty.

    • Cameron says:

      Where did you find the katy perry nail polish?

      • ?_? says:

        I found the Katy Perry collection at an Ulta near where I live, but unfortunately, they ran out of Teenage Dream. TT_TT That was the only one I was interested in from this collection too…

      • Mel says:

        Katy Perry is easier bought if you go to JC Penny’s
        They sell it at Ulta to but their sold out, online is also good such as amazon but its really expensive. I purchased mine today at JC Penny’s the pink teenage dream and the shatter black $13.00 total.

  55. Diane says:

    Anybody tried Teenage Dream and Late Friday Night over the black shatter? I’m curious what they would look like if the black shatter was underneath since they’re so sheer.

  56. ggggg says:

    I was wondering if the glitter polishes were meant to partner with Not Like The Movies and The One That Got Away (the blue and pink respectively). Since Black Shatter came out it seems that everyone is trying that over the accompanying polishes instead of thinking the collection may actually be two polishes wearable alone and then partnered with one of the other three – or one polish, one glitter and then topped with Black Shatter. These applications then result in quite a few more looks.

    Just a thought.

  57. Polisholic says:

    i agree, OPI could have picked out other colors for the shatter polish, and Katy Perry… well i was expecting the colors to be more unique! only color thats a winner is NLTM! everything else looks boring :(

  58. Jackie S. says:

    I completely agree with your post, Last Friday Night, disappointed me and “The One that Got away”, stole the show along with “Not like the movies” :)

  59. violet says:

    So “Black Shatter” is part of both the Katy and Serena collections? Are they exactly the same?

  60. Jessica says:

    I really love the sideways application! I haven’t seen that anywhere else yet. Thanks!

  61. Flora says:

    Ooh, I’m excited to hear China Glaze is coming out with crackle polishes. Is this a spring or summer collection?
    Black Shatter is sold out everywhere in Vancouver, Canada. It’s so frustrating!

  62. Steffi says:

    Didn’t like LFN by itself at all. I put it over China Glaze Seaspray on one of my nail wheels and LOVE. It’s now my pedicure.

  63. Polisholic says:

    i want to see ur swacthes of the texas collection!! hope u post some soon!

  64. stacey says:

    I’m wearing Teenage Dream right now and I love it so much. I usually don’t wear pinks (I have more blues and greens and purples), but the glitter in this is amazing and so colorful!

    I can’t find Black Shatter anywhere though. My Ulta store sold out in five hours. Sort of upsetting that people are already selling this online for $14+. I’ll just be looking forward to the China Glaze shatters instead.

  65. Kristina says:

    I was wondering if the One that Got Away looks anything like Ali’s Big Break from the Burlesque collection. I picked up Not Like the Movies, my Ulta also was already sold out of the Shatter polish by the time I got there…not that I was going to purchase it! I thought NLtM might look like Lippmann Wicked Game….

  66. MeganNoel says:

    I was only able to get my hands on the mini versions of the katy perry collection, I can’t wait to get the big sizes. I don’t like The One That Got Away, I thought I would but I have other nail colors that are close to that color, I know I won’t be buying a big bottle of that.
    I found that if you put Last Friday Night over Essie’s Aruba Blue it looks really nice. I didn’t like Last Friday Night by itself because it is too sheer. But because it is sheer it doesn’t really distort the color of Essie’s underneath and gives it a nice sparkle.

  67. Miss Cassandra says:

    I’m wearing ‘Teenage Dream’ right now and I love it. It’s super pink in the bottle but not so pink on the nails. I noticed after my second coat it looked a little like champagne but after the third it was more pink. I think this is a great color on it’s own or layered over other colors as a topcoat. I love how my nails look like little disco balls.

    I agree with previous comments about this polish feeling a bit thick. When I first opened mineI thought I had bought a tester by accident because it was so goopey. But glitter is forgiving and hides poor application well. I just hope it doesn’t get any thicker in the near future!

  68. Steph says:

    For those asking about Ali’s Big Break (Burlesque) and The One That Got Away, I have both and IMO they are different. ABA is more red with tiny flecks of glitter while TOTGA is more of pinky color.

  69. Josefin says:

    Today I tried one coat of OPI Teal The Cows Come Home whit two coats of Last Friday Night and it is so enormously gorgeous!
    The colors really compliment each other and the result is a beautiful blue with lots of sparkle! :)

    You have a wonderful blog!

  70. orla lavelle says:

    i love all the colours bar teenage dreams but i have to wait till after st patricks day for the collection to be out over here in ireland

  71. hmmm the shatter looks pretty good! but the sparkle just from the bottle looks like childrens cheap nail polish and the blue on the nail makes it look even more so

  72. Anna says:

    Can you use a top coat with the OPI crackle? My Ulta finally had it in stock, I have no clue what took so long. Anyways if you use it over Orly Snowcone (its like a ligh sky blue) the crackle effect looks amazing, just saying:)

  73. Amanda says:

    The One That Got Away (on me, it looks different than your pic – i applied 2 coats) looks like an online pic i saw of OPI La Boheme

  74. Woot Woot says:

    OMG! After many days of waiting and searching every single nail polish store in my neighborhood, I FINALLY got my hands on a bottle of the black shatter! I must say, its pretty rad! I didnt think much of it in swatch pictures, but now that I own it, Im in love! I was concerned that there would be some sort of “learning curve” associated with getting a nice even crackle, but I was able to get a phenomenal effect on the first try. The formulation is excellent!

    Im wearing it over a reddish-orange base and although the contrast is a bit subtle, it certainly looks nice!

    I think I have just found a savior for all my “too bright” or “doesn’t work with my skin color” polishes in my collection.

    I cant wait to try it with more bases! I now know why it was sold out EVERYWHERE!

  75. flipflopgal says:

    I found 2 similar siblings for Teenage Dream & Last Friday night, if anyone is still looking for those two. It’s a drugstore cheapie called Confetti, which I found at CVS for $1.99, and the pink is called Pink Confetti (clever, huh?) and the blue is called Party Palace Blue.

  76. tameika says:

    I dont know if i have a bad bottle of OPI black shatter, or am i using the wrong bottom coat of polish but this black shatter is not working for me and ive tried 5x. It looks nothing like the pictures, it looks ridiculous and dirty. Does the first coat of polish have to be completley dry in order for this to work?

    • dana says:

      you have to make sure the polish (base color) is really really dry before applying the shatter.
      Keep trying and you will love!! the effect

  77. jenna says:

    I love wearing The One That Got Away with Teenage Dream over it. I’ve had many compliments.

  78. Sharon says:

    I think an aqua with depth would have been a great color under the black shattered. I totally agree about Last Friday Night not working with the black. Oh well as usual they did not consult me :)

  79. Katie says:

    I’ve been messing around with my polishes tonight, and I think you should know that one coat of TOTGA over black is quite possibly the most gorgeous magentaish color EVER. You should try it :)

  80. Shia says:

    I loveeee the “Teenage Dream” one! It’s so beautiful!

  81. Julia says:

    I love The One That Got Away, but I’m not a huge fan of the rest.

  82. Danii says:

    I put Not Like The Movies under Black Shatter and it looked gray…Before that it just looked plain funky,didn’t look green or anything,but it was from the mini collection and I had to hunt down my Black Shatter,TD,and The One That Got Away.Last Friday Night I won’t be buying in full-size,cause I only like it as a top coat for black polish.

  83. pamelamc says:

    Did anyone notice that there were TWO different “Not Like At The Movies”…One is completely turquoise glittery silver and one has the turquiose but with pink or purplelish pink hues in it…?

  84. Kayla says:

    I received The One That Got Away for a gift. I LOVE IT! probably one of my favorite nail polishes ever. Have yet to try crackle with it, but I don’t really want to.

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