Polish Pick: OPI Black Shatter

"OPI Blac Shatter"

I stopped in Ricky’s by my job on Friday to pick up some fishnets and lo and behold, they finally had OPI Shatter in… so of course I picked up a bottle! If you are not sure what OPI Shatter is, it’s OPI’s version of crackle nail polish just released with the Katy Perry and Serena Williams Collections. I was going out that night and needed to retouch my nails so I threw on a quick coat of Black Shatter.

"OPI Black Shatter"

I was already wearing 2 coats of Wet ‘n Wild Shield from the Craze Collection and one coat each of Seche Vite Base & Top Coats, so I just applied one coat of Shatter and no top coat. Gorgeous, Gorgeous… Gorgeous!!!

The Shatter polish applied smooth, not thick at all. It dried quick to a beautiful matte finish, but I am pretty sure it will look good with Seche Vite on top as well. Loving everything about this polish except for the price… $13.99? Are you kidding me!!!! At least I had a 10% employee discount since Ricky’s is located in the vicinity of my job. Hmph… rolling my eyes.

*I redid my nails and applied Seche on top, even more gorgeous… looks like Minx!

Here are a few pics I snagged of both the collections, including some swatches…

I hear that this polish is sold out already online and hard to find at local retailers. Were you able to snag a bottle of OPI Black Shatter? Love it or leave it alone?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.



  1. Jess
    01.23.2011 / 2:20 pm

    I cant wait to get some of that shatter! It looks fierce!

    • mzmore
      01.24.2011 / 1:29 pm

      It is definitely collection worthy girl!

  2. 01.24.2011 / 10:02 am

    Hey thats how i did my nails! i used Serena's Smash-ing and shatter. The colors look like yours. you have a really good dupe there.
    My recent post FOTD- A ususally look for me!

    • mzmore
      01.24.2011 / 1:33 pm

      Yeah that is why I opted to get the shatter by itself instead of in the Serena set because Smash-ing looked too dupeable. Shield is gorgeous and only $1.99 girl lol

  3. Chanel
    01.24.2011 / 4:13 pm

    I'm looking for this where I live as we speak….lol.

    • mzmore
      01.24.2011 / 9:24 pm

      Lol did you have any luck finding it?

  4. Niika
    01.26.2011 / 11:26 pm

    omg i love it..so rocker chic

    • mzmore
      01.27.2011 / 2:59 pm

      Girl I\’m hooked. Can\’t stop looking at my nails, love it!

  5. Chanel
    01.27.2011 / 3:21 pm

    I found it at my local Ulta

    • mzmore
      01.27.2011 / 3:42 pm

      Oh ok. I\’m glad you found it!

    • mzmore
      01.27.2011 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you and welcome to The Glamorous Gleam! I’m coming to check you out 🙂

  6. Pammy
    01.29.2011 / 8:35 am

    I can't wait to try this polish!!! I am going to go out looking for it today! Hope I can snag a bottle!!!!

    • mzmore
      01.29.2011 / 3:37 pm

      Let me know if you find it. I\’m hooked! 🙂

  7. Annabelle
    01.29.2011 / 11:10 pm

    I believe there's a similar shatter polish from BarryM, but correct me if I'm wrong….I don't live in the UK 😛

    • mzmore
      01.30.2011 / 12:50 pm

      You are right, Barry M does make a similar polish called Instant Nail Effects. I am glad us US girlies has a version now too as I\’ve been wanting to try it forever! 🙂

  8. 01.30.2011 / 10:00 am

    It looks nice. I got the Barry M one. I do kind of want the OPI too, but I can't find it. They do the same thing so I'm not really missing out.

    • mzmore
      01.30.2011 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks girl and you are right, they definitely do the same thing so there is really no need to have both unless you\’re a collector.

  9. 01.30.2011 / 1:31 pm

    Why did I never think of doing my Barry M Nail Effects over GOLD DUHH!! Nails are looking fabulous babes

    • mzmore
      01.30.2011 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks hon lol. Gold and Black always works! 😉

  10. imsohollywood
    01.30.2011 / 9:34 pm

    Definitely have to try this one, it's so pretty!

    • mzmore
      02.02.2011 / 11:11 am

      Yeeees… get it girl!

  11. 01.31.2011 / 1:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure I got mine for only $8 at Ulta, I’ll double check my receipt though. Price aside this is so worth it!! I grabbed one of the last 3 bottles and “threw some bo’s” as my man put it on Sunday. It is possible in my eagerness to HAVE this I might’ve “bumped” into a teen and her mom while they were oohing and ahhing over the bottle. I didn’t grab any other colors in the collection though, I did pick up some of the shades from China Glaze Anchors Away. This crackle is going to be perfect this weekend for the Super Bowl. Go Steelers!!

    • mzmore
      02.02.2011 / 11:10 am

      You are probably right. Ricky\’s tends to sell stuff at absolute retail or slightly above it so they probably jacked the price up. I\’m over it though since I am so in love with Shatter lol

  12. 02.15.2011 / 5:04 pm

    What Ricky”s were u at because I’ve been looking and calling all over for this polis

    • mzmore
      02.16.2011 / 3:27 pm

      115th & Broadway in NYC

  13. 02.17.2011 / 7:40 pm

    I got the Serena Williams one at Ulta and it was $14.50. Cant wait to wear it!

    • mzmore
      02.19.2011 / 2:31 pm

      I was tempted to get the Serena Williams Collection but the gold was dupeable and Ricky\’s wanted $19.99 for the two. No thank you lol

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