Fashion Deux

NOTD: Orly Halleys Commet + OPI Black Shatter

In Nail on June 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

I bought OPI Black Shatter a while ago, because it was on Katy Perry’s series. Then if I’m not mistaken, OPI released it again as a pair of Serena Glam Slam set with Simply Smashing.

I searched all over the internet, tried to figure out the best way to use this shatter. Almost all swatches just using OPI nail polish as a base. So this time I’m not gonna follow the rules.

This is Orly Halley’s Commet from 2010 Orly Cosmic FX collection. It looks more green in real life, but the camera just made it more blue here. You can say this is turqoise glittery duochrome polish. Definitely has amazing color and worth every penny. I always remember a deep blue sea when I see the color, the difference just this one has lots of glitters in it.

Voila! Love the result.. I even keep staring at it before finally fell asleep 🙂

I was so curious how Orly Halley’s Commet would look like if coated under OPI Black Shatter. Orly itself has a good formula, I just need to wait around 15 minutes before applying the shatter. The shatter gives a great effect of having a nail design, but shatter dries as a matte so it looks best layered over large glitter colors, holos and flakies. Also it will be a good idea to use shatter on top of a worn out manicure if you don’t have time to take it off and do a new one.

OPI Black Shatter dries really fast, so apply it in quick, even strokes. Thinner layer means thinner cracks like leopard print nails. Thicker layer means crappy nails, because the black cracks stand out. And if you apply another layer to correct it, it usually gets very chunky.. phewww.

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  1. Pretty colors.. love it 🙂

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