Here is the manicure I went with after my haul post: Icing After Party over Mattese Elite in Black. I grabbed the Mattese because it was within reach... It's a smooth one-coat black, what else can I really say about it? If you happen to be at a Ricky's, then go for it, it's cheaper than OPI's Black Onyx. Otherwise, go with Wet n Wild's Black Creme and save yourself a few bucks. The application on both was supremely easy. I love how this looks and it was so easy to do! I feel like I'm wearing crushed jewels or glass on my nails! After party, as I may have mentioned before, applies really easy. The clear base is not too thick nor do you have to go fishing out pieces of glitter.
Aaaaaaaand because I cannot leave well enough alone, I threw some crackle over it. It was wearing well but I wanted a bit of change. I applied China Glaze Cracked Medallions on my ring and thumb and $OPI Blasted Silver just for fun (actually because I couldn't make up my mind). I do like how you can see the glitter through the cracks.
All I have to say is, thank goodness I work in a place were my makeup and nails can be as loud as I want, haha.