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OPI shatter polish - mani game changer! ** pic added**

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
oh my goodness, i went out and bought the new OPI shatter polish and it's so cool. i don't know how it works but you apply over any dry nail polish and it gives a shattered effect. i just keep looking at my nails. it's so cool!! ulta was almost sold out and it was supposedly just released today. it's limited edition but maybe they'll make it permanent. serena might have it on here but it's hard to find it on the actual opi website.

anyone else try this? i need to apply a top coat. i wonder how long it will last. awesome!! it's the little things in life, lol...
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,757Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I haven't tried it (never even heard of it) but that is very cool. Love the way it looks.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    omg omg omg my nail polish junkie syndrome is kicking in:lol:
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    nm
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    I want some of that gel polish, tho the ladies at the place I get my nails done say I don't need it b/c I take so great care of my nails, but I wanna see how this is on my nails!
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What would it look like if you didn't wear polish underneath? Just bits of color, like you forgot to clean your hands after painting?
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ninja dog wrote: »
    What would it look like if you didn't wear polish underneath? Just bits of color, like you forgot to clean your hands after painting?

    i thought about that too. i don't know the color i have is pretty nude-like. i just keep looking at my nails. love it!!
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    please recycle, it matters...
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,757Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Lots of it on Ebay. I don't think I can bring myself to spend $13 and up on a bottle of nail polish but there's another brand I might try for about half that. And it comes in other colors besides black. Very cool stuff.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    here are my nails. what do y'all think??
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lots of it on Ebay. I don't think I can bring myself to spend $13 and up on a bottle of nail polish but there's another brand I might try for about half that. And it comes in other colors besides black. Very cool stuff.

    it's $8.50 in ulta and i had a 20% off coupon. between that and the $3.50 off $10 coupons they do i think it's affordable for a little nail fun.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    So cool!

    Also, if you click on the "Try This Color" link at the top of OPI's website, when that hand pops up where you can check out different polish shades, there's a button that lets you see what the color looks like layered under the shatter polish.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So cool!

    Also, if you click on the "Try This Color" link at the top of OPI's website, when that hand pops up where you can check out different polish shades, there's a button that lets you see what the color looks like layered under the shatter polish.

    that is a cool feature on the the site. i didn't know the shatter was on there. this is the most excited about nail polish i've been in awhile, lol.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,757Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Just bought a bottle in black for $6.50, free shipping. If I like it I think I'll go back and order it in blue or red too.
    Hey, winter is boring so I do get excited about nail polish. : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just bought a bottle in black for $6.50, free shipping. If I like it I think I'll go back and order it in blue or red too.
    Hey, winter is boring so I do get excited about nail polish. : )

    cool! can you post the link for the one you bought?
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    here are my nails. what do y'all think??


    amazing!! I'm going to print the coupon at ulta and head down there some time this week lol..hopefully there aren't that many nail junkies where I Live...:goofy:
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,757Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    Just bought a bottle in black for $6.50, free shipping. If I like it I think I'll go back and order it in blue or red too.
    Hey, winter is boring so I do get excited about nail polish. : )

    cool! can you post the link for the one you bought?

    Here ya go. It's listed for $7, I made an offer for $6.50. Who knows if they would go lower than that even!
    ONE - CRACKLE NAIL POLISH by MIA SECRET NAILS - eBay (item 350403863889 end time Feb-10-11 13:21:38 PST)
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    turtles wrote: »
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    here are my nails. what do y'all think??


    amazing!! I'm going to print the coupon at ulta and head down there some time this week lol..hopefully there aren't that many nail junkies where I Live...:goofy:

    the girl at the counter did tell me they had more in the back but the display only had a few left. have fun! post your results. i'd read that a light and bright under polish is better than a darker color to show the contrast. makes sense.

    luvmylocs wrote: »
    Just bought a bottle in black for $6.50, free shipping. If I like it I think I'll go back and order it in blue or red too.
    Hey, winter is boring so I do get excited about nail polish. : )

    cool! can you post the link for the one you bought?

    Here ya go. It's listed for $7, I made an offer for $6.50. Who knows if they would go lower than that even!
    ONE - CRACKLE NAIL POLISH by MIA SECRET NAILS - eBay (item 350403863889 end time Feb-10-11 13:21:38 PST)

    thank you!!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow, that looks PHAT (yes I said phat). Definitely need this in my life like yesterday.
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  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    covergirl did it first, and i was maybe 14 or 15 when it came out. there were a few shades and they did it for halloween, BUT you could only use the crackle one over any covergirl polish, no other brand.

    it was pretty cool.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    so far this only comes in black and i like the black contrast. good thing is with this one you can use it with any polish!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    That is some super cool stuff! If I painted my fingernails I'd definitely be trying it out. Pretty sure this would look like fungus on toes! :lol:
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    S, how'd you think this would do for the shellac/gel aspect? I like mauve... :dontknow:
    I have Opi Mauve Java [sp] on my nails mostly.
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    Let’s just stay together and tell the world to kiss our ass. ~P


  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wile e i think it would look nice. the lighter or brighter the color the more the contrast. i think the only colors that wouldn't look as good (because they wouldn't show up) are the darker vampy colors. those should probably just be left as is.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Got it. Did mine on top of OPI let me entertain you glitter polish

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    the one finger is jacked up I think it took some of the nail polish off...eh.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Love it, turtles! I'm gonna try to get this tomorrow.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    turtles....cute!!

    i think i learned a lesson, if you reapply/overlap on the same nail it will look different. you almost have to do half the nail and then the other half as opposed to center and side, side because you'll get too much on the center. sounds complicated but it's not.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    turtles....cute!!

    i think i learned a lesson, if you reapply/overlap on the same nail it will look different. you almost have to do half the nail and then the other half as opposed to center and side, side because you'll get too much on the center. sounds complicated but it's not.


    my roommate was doing hers, as you see in the background she did brown nails, then the black on top but she did too many coats so her left hand you could barely see ( I mean the brown was too dark but you could hardly notice) and then on the right hand (she's
    left handed) it looked better when she made sure to spread out the brush in a way because yes I get too much polish in the center you really have to do it very thin to get a zebra thinish effect going on, because I did it in the store on my left thumb and the cracks are very skinny and it looks really cool but at home it looks more like a lavaish crackle affect, I still like it, I think it takes practice to get the perfect shatter hehehe.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,757Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Can't wait to get mine! I think I'm going to try it first over Sally Hansen Brisk Blue.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I've been looking all over for this, but it is always sold out. It seems that every woman in Pittsburgh is doing black and gold crackle for the Super Bowl. I found a set of Serena Glam Slam/Shatter online to order. I hope it gets here before the game!
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  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    I've been wanting to get this for my boyfriend's mother who paints her nails and loves animal print... and I want to try it myself.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've been looking all over for this, but it is always sold out. It seems that every woman in Pittsburgh is doing black and gold crackle for the Super Bowl. I found a set of Serena Glam Slam/Shatter online to order. I hope it gets here before the game!

    funny! it looks so good. i know ulta has a bunch out when i went to get some from my mom. it looks good over a bunch of colors!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
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