I’ve been spending time lately focused on black nail polish designs, as I’ve been sporting mine around town for the last week or so given how obsessive I am about having beautiful nails. What I’m trying to figure out is whether black nail polish is catching on as a plain color, or if the new OPI Shatter line is driving women towards the uniqueness of crackle polish.
OPI Polish Collection with Katy Perry Crackle Polish
So OPI has a ton of blacks – I’ve tried some but not all. The OPI Black Onyx Polish is a classic black in my mind, and of course results in a classy finish on my nails. It retails for about $6, and is part of their classic colors collection [which surprisingly I couldn't find on their web site, but could find it in multiple places such as amazon and local beauty supply stores - not sure what is up with that].
If you haven’t tried black, or the right black, I would start with this and see if you like it. It can form the basis of various black polish nail designs, including being used with a crackle “shatter” polish on top.
The most talked about OPI Polish it seems is of course the Katy Perry Shatter collection – and I have to admit if you are diving into this newest craze of crackle polish then this is a great black polish to start with for a top crackle effect [see my other articles on crackle designs to get a sense as to what looks cool ** under ** it!. The Katy Perry crackle nail polish is one of the more talked about polishes online and in my circle of friends, so be sure and try this one out for sure!
OPI “My Private Jet” polish is a glitter type “holographic particle” polish that a while ago was more black/granite color, but the latest versions of this OPI polish seem to be more purplish, so while a cool nail polish, not sure I’d consider it if you’re going with black nails.
The OPI Siberian Nights Polish is not exactly black, but if you like very dark colors and normally wear black polish you may want to give this shade a try – it is a very very deep, dark purple, and is a fairly unique color that draws attention as it may look black at first glance, but then draws the eye back to it for confirmation and the deep purple hues shine through – I love nail polish effects that cause a double take! Beautiful nails often start with something as simple as a unique color and effect like this polish delivers on!
I didn’t cover any gel or shellac nail polishes in this article, with of course are sometimes called “uv gel nails” as they need an ultraviolet lamp to dry them. However, I do have several other articles posted around gel nail polish that you can check out for more info.
In a future article I will discuss Mia Secret Black Polishes as well as some other brands of nail polish such as China Glaze.