Last night I was changing my polish for today, and I decided I'd fulfill my promise and wear Black Shatter one more time so I could forever be done with it. I said I'd try it over a neon pink, but wearing the last Black Shatter manicure for a couple of days convinced me it wasn't for me. I decided to do what I could to make this one more tolerable and got on with it.
I applied three coats of China Glaze Shocking Pink, which I've shown you before. It's a retina-searing, distractingly neon pink creme, and is kind of a PITA to apply in the same way that the China Glaze OMG's and Nfu Oh holos are, but also like those, the color is completely worth the effort. I topped that off with quick dry top coat and while it dried, considered what I didn't care for in Black Shatter and how to work around those things.
The first thing is that I don't like how the tinier cracks look, and the second is it bugs me when my nails aren't smooth. When I applied Black Shatter to Shocking Pink, I used a thicker coat of it so it would make bigger cracks, and I finished it like it was a glitter and used three coats of top coat. As for smoothness, there are still some small bumps from the crackle but they're tiny and now it's very glassy, so that worked out well, and here you can see that the thicker coat of Black Shatter worked too.
|OPI Black Shatter over China Glaze Shocking Pink|
|Black Shatter & Shocking Pink?|