First things first, let's do the Katy Perry polishes with black shatter. Starting with Teenage Dream since it's the prettiest of the lot and worth buying (I purchased a full size of it because it's made of awesome):
This was 3-4 coats of Teenage Dream plus one quick swipe of Black Shatter.
Next is a ridiculous number of coats and still no blue colour pay off. This is Last Friday Night with Black Shatter.
Next we have Not Like The Movies with Black Shatter. These have no top coat so you can still see the matte finish of the black shatter.
Lastly we have The One That Got Away with Black Shatter. So you can see the Black Shatter finish is different every time and you need to be quick as it dries so fast! Two coats and you'd probably not get a shatter effect. Too thin and it turns into vertical stripes. I find it really annoying to apply actually. I don't know why it's so hyped up :-/ Especially since China Glaze is releasing coloured versions of the shatter formula. Let's look at some other polishes with Black Shatter since I was having fun playing this week:
China Glaze Snow with Black Shatter. I thought this would be a nice contrast and it was my first attempt at using Black Shatter. It was a bit of a fail :-S
Next I was looking for a cheetah kind of colour scheme so picked out Ignot O2m in 631 and added Black Shatter. Then I accidentally mangled the thumb!
And lastly I tried it over OPI's Austin-tatious turquoise. Honestly I'm just shattering everything I paint my nails with lately :-D I hope you enjoyed the swatches and if you're keen on getting this polish, good luck finding one if you're in Australia. I suggest pre-ordering asap! Until next time...