OPI Serena Glam Slam Polishes & Giveaway

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!! :)


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  • Jenna

    that looks wicked cool!

  • Joanna

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

  • Rahne

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

  • http://www.kaitlinwehlmann.wordpress.com Kaitlin W.

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

  • Lily

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

  • Cassandre

    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!!!

  • Angela

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

  • Danny

    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

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

      • BeccaLynne

        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

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.o.huth Rachel

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

  • Lauren

    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….

  • Sarah

    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 :)

  • dani

    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!

  • Sandy

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/mfstephnc Stephanie

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

  • Tara s

    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!

  • Alexa

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

  • http://iHeartSimon.ORG Jenn

    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! (:

  • zee

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

  • Ashley

    LOVE! This is too cool!

  • Angela

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

  • Cynthia

    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.

  • Jinx

    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).

  • Maria

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

  • http://makeupassion.blogspot.com shaimaa

    They look great , love the effect

  • christine

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

  • Sarah S.

    I love that color green!

  • kimberley

    ooh i love the way it looks!

  • :)

    how does the black shatter polish apply ?? :)

  • Rachael

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

  • Laura

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

  • Amber

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

  • ariel

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

  • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ HovercatMittens

    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


  • http://www.sundayhat.blogspot.com vera.c

    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*

  • http://beautymarked921.blogspot.com Samantha

    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!

  • Fox

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

    • Leesha

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

  • http://Venomouskissx.blogspot.com Emily

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

  • elysia

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

  • Purplelicious

    I love the shimmer!!!

  • http://bellezzabeautyblog.blogspot.com Tamsin

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

  • http://www.socialitedreams.com/ vonnie

    cool giveaway, thanks

  • http://www.blog.mandyemais.com Mandy

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

  • Susie

    So gorgeous! Thanks for doing this giveaway Leesha :)

  • http://expatinfos.com/ summer jobs abroad

    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.

  • http://..... Natalie

    Love! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  • Farah

    Thanks for the giveaway!(: It looks amazing.

  • http://adiabraun.com Adia

    It looks so awesome!

  • Amber

    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

  • Sunny

    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.

  • Sam


    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!