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OPI Serena Glam Slam Polishes & Giveaway

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There has been a lot of hype about what seems to be the latest trend in nail polish: polishes that create a shattered effect on the nails when applied over another color. OPI has one, and I know China Glaze is coming out with one soon!

The OPI Black Shatter polish came out with both the Katy Perry Collection, as well as with a Serena Williams polish. Today We’ll be talking about that one!



opisimplysmashing.jpgSimply Smash-ing! alone. Nice pretty yellow-green.

opishatter.jpgWith Black Shatter on top. The style of the shatter will be completely different on each nail, but I have noticed that the thicker the coat of the Shatter polish, the bigger the shattered pieces will be. Notice my ring finger versus my pinkie, huge difference!

opishatter2.jpgIf you want the shatter to be really small, like on this pinkie, do a REALLY thin, see-through, splotchy coat of the Black Shatter. You’ll want to make it an even coat, but trust me, it’s going to break apart anyways, and that’s the easiest way to control the shatter piece size I’ve found.

Black Shatter kinda dries to a satin finish, so if you want it to have a high-gloss, vinyl looking finish, apply a top coat. (These photos were taken before top coat was applied.)


I happened to buy an extra set of these, so enter below for your chance to win!! :)




  1. Jenna

    January 30, 2011 at 5:47 am

    that looks wicked cool!

  2. Joanna

    January 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Been looking for black shatter everywhere. Looks extremely nice on your nails!

  3. Rahne

    January 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Oh wow! This is the first time I’ve seen that kind of nail polish, that shattering effect is so cool! Totally entered. :D

  4. Kaitlin W.

    January 30, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I didn’t expect to like the shatter polish that much, but I do! :) Thanks for the review.

  5. Lily

    January 30, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I’ve been looking for the shatter polish everywhere, but it’s all sold out!

  6. Cassandre

    January 30, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I just got all my Katy Perry polishes in the mail yesterday and the shattered is awesome!!! It looks sweet on hot pink nails!!!! Gonna try it on white next!!!

  7. Angela

    January 30, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Omg that is the craziest thing I seen I love it I really would love to win them

  8. Danny

    January 30, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Krackle Polish is amazing :’3
    I’d love to have one in a silver color though! I wonder if anyone has made that version?
    Probably not, the glitter might remain on the rest of the color so I’d doubt it.

    • Leesha

      January 30, 2011 at 5:57 am

      oooh like on the top of the bottle? thatd be awesome

      • BeccaLynne

        January 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

        I was looking around online and came across this brand:
        There are 12 different colors of this crackle style polish! The colors are basic but they look really cool :)

    • Liz

      January 30, 2011 at 8:16 am

      I saw a sliver crackle polish on a blog a couple weeks ago. I searched google and I can’t find it again. But I know it there was one at some point in time. I thought I saved the pic, but I can’t find it.

  9. Rachel

    January 30, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Yay! Glad to see you finally tried it(I’m the one who commented on your FB wall the other day) =]

  10. Lauren

    January 30, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I ordered mine from trans designs along with the katy perry collection. I had to order the serena williams set and the mini bottles of katy perry’s collection. The black shatter is really cool. I was playing around with it last night. I prefer a top coat over it, cause I think on it’s own it looks dull….

  11. Sarah

    January 30, 2011 at 6:09 am

    it’s like the crackle paint! my mom did her end tables in green with white crackle. haha awesome to see it in nail polish :)

  12. dani

    January 30, 2011 at 6:30 am

    i have been looking for the shattered nail polish since i heard about it and i can’t find it anywhere! your nails looks amazing btw!! i love it!

  13. Sandy

    January 30, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I cant find that shatter polish! I would love to win t

  14. Stephanie

    January 30, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Have you tried the Barry M Instant Nail effects. I know it’s pretty similar. Was just wanting to know which one was better?

  15. Tara s

    January 30, 2011 at 7:55 am

    That is so freakin awesome!! I’m gonna see if I can find this nail polish!! It’s so hard to find things in Alaska!

  16. Alexa

    January 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Soo cool, i`ve been wanting one of those but we don`t have it in my country ..it looks amazing!

  17. Jenn

    January 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Wow! That looks cool. I’ve only seen it once before, but it’s great to get up close pictures. Please include me in the giveaway! (:

  18. zee

    January 30, 2011 at 8:52 am

    wow! that’s freaking gorgeous, love the combo. i wasn’t really sure what “crackle” polishes were but now me want. lol

  19. Ashley

    January 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

    LOVE! This is too cool!

  20. Angela

    January 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I love that it dries to a satin finish, it goes so well with a shiny, sparkly base coat.

  21. Cynthia

    January 30, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Would love to win the polish! The shatter polish is out of stock at my Ulta. And that’s the only local place that carries OPI.

  22. Jinx

    January 30, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The shatter looks cool but Barry M Cosmetics have been doing a similar nail varnish here in the UK for MONTHS! Has the same effect and is £4 a bottle (don’t know what that would be in dollars but thats fairly cheap for the UK).

  23. Maria

    January 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thst is so cool! I’ve never seen anything like it, it looks great.

  24. shaimaa

    January 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

    They look great , love the effect

  25. christine

    January 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    awesome! i’ve never seen anything like it before :)

  26. Sarah S.

    January 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I love that color green!

  27. kimberley

    January 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    ooh i love the way it looks!

  28. :)

    January 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    how does the black shatter polish apply ?? :)

  29. Rachael

    January 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I found that the shatter doesn’t go om that easily. Kinda hard to put on? Did u have that problem?

  30. Laura

    January 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’d love to win one!

  31. Amber

    January 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    It wont let me sign up for the contest, it keeps saying I have an invalid email… :(

  32. ariel

    January 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    this is nailpolish is awesome i looks prettty neat , plus the gold is beautiful :D

  33. HovercatMittens

    January 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    sweeeet! I hopped on over to the store to find the shattered np but they sold out so I grabbed 3 of the Katy Perry ones instead. teeheee when you don’t find what you’re looking for, buy 3x of something else. Good lesson! :)

    Is this giveaway open internationally?

    • Leesha

      January 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm


  34. vera.c

    January 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Leesha!

    I’ve been following you on youtube for quite some time now, you are one of the few people that can actually do a make up tutorial without it looking dirty, i’m sorry, but for the most part, the tutorials i’ve seen have always been sort of messy, like michelle phan’s and that kind of turns me off a lot on makeup.

    i do think some people look great with it on, but i’ve never been able to pull off even one lipstick. i guess in some people it just ages them and makes them look weird. i cannot pull off makeup, stilly my love of fashion has made me want to try and learn some stuff. i’ve just recently finished university and am currently doing wedding photography albums and layouts so i can save up money to build my photography equipment, that’s what i’ve just finished studying for. so, in order to start building some projects and being that the fashion photography area is really a big interest i was wondering about learning a few things to do on my models, since there is no money for professional people to do it.

    i am more interested at the moment at finding easily acessible and more cheap products since i don’t see the point in investing in something i know nothing about. still i don’t wanna ruin no ones skin.. so if you could please help me as to what a begginner shoud buy that is not to expensive but not bad quality..

    i’m sorry for the rambling…

    have a great sunday! hug*

  35. Samantha

    January 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Where can you buy OPI nail polish online? I’ve been looking everywhere for a reliable site, with no luck. if you know, please let me know!

  36. Fox

    January 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hmm I wonder does the black shatter polish work on top of any other nail polishes other than it’s OPI counterpart?

    • Leesha

      January 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      yup, the base polish has nothing to do with the way the shatter polish works. it will work on top of any nail polish

  37. Emily

    January 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, that looks so cool! I really need to try and find this now.

  38. elysia

    January 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    That black,crackle polish is dope. Thanks for the giveaway

  39. Purplelicious

    January 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I love the shimmer!!!

  40. Tamsin

    January 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    wow this is sooo cool :) would love to win it x

  41. vonnie

    January 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    cool giveaway, thanks

  42. Mandy

    January 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Very nice! Let’s see if I have lucky this time!

  43. Susie

    January 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    So gorgeous! Thanks for doing this giveaway Leesha :)

  44. summer jobs abroad

    January 31, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for the post. I’ve been following you in YouTube for quite some time now; you’re the best tutorial ever. I’ve been looking for a reliable site that could help me in repairing my nail polish. Where can I buy such OPI nail polish on line? Please let me know. Keep on posting such useful information.

  45. Natalie

    January 31, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Love! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  46. Farah

    January 31, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!(: It looks amazing.

  47. Adia

    January 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

    It looks so awesome!

  48. Amber

    January 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i just bought the katy perry collection online i cant wait to get the shade” the one that got away” i dint get shattered tho :( …. i will soon enough cuz i like the texture it gives

  49. Sunny

    January 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Leesha,

    That looks awesome.
    Are you going to get any more of the Katy Perry Collection?
    If so could you swatch them please?

    Oh & plus if you’re looking for a way more affordable version of the Shatter Polish I suggest you try the Barry M Nail Effects Polish it’s really great but a little hard to get hold of.

  50. Sam

    January 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm


    These are super cool, but I’m not totally amazed. I’m actually a little surprised that this hasn’t been around for a while. I’ve used paints that do this and they’ve been around for years and years.

    Still, the effect is pretty cool!

  51. Elise

    February 1, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I love this way it looks, it’s an awesome effect. I also love the gold on it’s own. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    • PinkCharm

      February 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

      I loveeee your blog….It’s so useful and sparkly. Love these nailpolishes! Keep up the great work

  52. Victoria

    February 1, 2011 at 5:23 am

    The shatter is so Interesting. I have been looking at buying one to test out.

  53. Jodi

    February 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    i’ve seen a few other people review this too! and i would LOVE to have that shatter polish! thanks for doing the giveaway!

  54. Charisa

    February 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    that looks really cool and unique. what a great idea, props to OPI :)

  55. Steph

    February 2, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Oh wow, that’s how you know the 90s are back in full swing! I remember the CoverGirl ones being -really- popular in the mid-90s, and they were actually pretty awesome. Hope the news one live up to them!

  56. Lindsey

    February 2, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Have you tried any of the other Katy Perry nail polishes?? I have Last Friday Night, Teenage Dream, and The One That Got Away and my favorate is definatly Teenage Dream. Whats your favorate?

  57. ClaireBear

    February 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am so interested in the black shatter!
    It is such a cool, new idea!
    I really want to go and purchase that soon!
    Thanks for the post<3

  58. Tiffany

    February 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    O wow, that crackle looks really good with that gold! How many coats of the gold did you have to use to get it that opaque?

  59. Lauren

    February 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    ahhh ): i want black shatter sooo bad

  60. Wendy

    February 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Oooh, I’m in! I don’t have any crackle polishes yet, so I’m very curious about it..

  61. Deda

    February 15, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Ever since I recently found your blog I have been hooked and can’t stay away.

    I definitely would like to be entered in the giveaway. The polish looks excellent.

  62. Katie

    February 17, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I wonder who won the extra. It’s so cool! :)

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