OPI Black Shattered Accent Manicure

I know a lot of you probably don't do "crackles" or maybe even "glitters" because let's face it we're not in our teens anymore (or maybe you are and then enjoy them!) and they could be easily judged excessive on a daily basis.
Well, as for now, I'm lucky enough to have zero boundaries when it comes to my manicures, that might change in a few month when I'll start my new job, I definitely hope not... But I'm not an extravagant person by nature and sometimes I like to tame all those wild colors or glitters of mine with an accent manicure.
For those of you who don't know what that is, it's just a regular manicure with a different nail polish on one finger only, usually the ring or the thumb.

So here's what I used :

for the full manicure :
  • lllamasqua Boosh, my favorite "one coater" / "super glossy" black nail polish
  • 1 coat of Seche Vite 
and for the accent :
  • 1 coat of China Glaze Millenium, a must have fast-drying, brushstrokes free metallic silver
  • 2 coats of Essence Nail Art Twins Glitter Topper in "Romeo and Julia" that I recieved from the best Dutch nail polish lover ever!
  • 1 coat of Opi Black Shatter, I'm so happy I got a back up for this one.
  •  1 coat of Seche Vite

You know Glitters, they only photograph at about 10% of their sparkle but believe me when I say that the Essence Nail Art Twins Topper is crazy packed with round, hex and square holographic glitters!

Essence Nail Art Twins Glitter Topper in "Romeo and Julia"
Accent Close up

And as a bonus today, since I've had a crazy week and couldn't post as often as I would have wanted to, I have an extra picture to share with you.
I was swatching the China Glaze Crackle collection and while experimenting with Lightning Bolt, just before moving on to the next crackle I did this design to show my daughter... well because she loves funny nail arts :

That's it for today, I still have a huge amount of swatching to do, I hope I'll have more time this weekend...


  1. OMG I love the nail art! The crackle just gives the perfect texture for that! Amazing! :)

  2. Trop cool !!!!
    Tu as du voir que les nouveaux Dior rock sont sortis ! J en met un ce soir ou demain sur mon blog !!!

  3. Love the mummy mani, awesome idea with the crackle

  4. Wow! This is really chic! And your daughters manicure is very cute :)

  5. Awww, the mummy mani - how cute! What colour did you use for the eyes?

    Love that accent nail too; I've got "Romeo and Julia" as well and it is definitely a wonderful glitter.

  6. Your accent mani is to die for ! I absolutely love it ! I love black polish so much, I had to try this mani ;)

  7. Now THAT'S the way to do shatter!!! I am not a fan of the crackled look but would totally rock this mani. Awesome :)

  8. LOVE the accent nail look- I agree, I've been staying away from shatter because it's just too much for a 26 year old in a corporate environment. LOVE.

    Cute nail art, by the way!

  9. Linking this on my blog... love it!!