Anyone Else Who Cannot Get OPI Shatter Nail Polish To Look Good?
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LeoGirl76
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:25:41 PM
I know to put white polish first, and then the dark shatter color over it. I know to only put one coat of shatter to get the crackle look. However, it NEVER looks good when I do it! What am I doing wrong?

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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:45:15 PM
You don't have to put white on first, actually. I have used the shatter nail polish on top of lots of different colors, and not all opi polish, either. you need to make sure the polish is well mixed and then put one THIN layer of shatter nail polish, when the undercoat is dry. At least, that is how we do it, and looks good every time.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:08:51 PM
I knew it doesn't have to be white, I just use white under a very dark color. I wait until white is dry and then put a very thin layer of shatter on, but it still doesn't look that great.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:12:04 PM
Only a thin coat of shatter, but more importantly you should only "pull" it out once. If you keep brushing over it, it won't shatter right.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:15:08 PM
What doesn't look right to you, or why don't you think it looks good?
I still *heart* shatter nail polish and have many colours/brands.






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LeoGirl76
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:21:10 PM
It just looks messy, I can't describe it lol

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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:32:57 PM
It looks wrong on me but I think it's because I have really small/short nail beds. There isn't enough space on my nail for the "shatter" pattern to show.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 6:14:25 PM
You can use any lighter color under it, try to only use two strokes on each nail and be sure to use a top coat.... The top coat makes a huge difference!


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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:17:49 AM

Will this help?

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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:19:50 AM
I've found that shatter polish thickens up in the bottle over time and doesn't give a good result. Get some polish thinner (not remover, but actual thinner). OPI makes it, but you can get other brands at places like Sally's. Add a few drops and shake very well. After that, if it's still too thick to flow easily from the brush, add a drop or two at a time and shake until you get it just right. You want it thick enough to make an opaque coat, but thin enough that the brush doesn't drag on the nail.

I was about to toss my OPI shatter when I tried this and it worked like a charm!

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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:23:55 AM
You need a thicker layer rather than a thin layer. Pull it once across the nail and redip your brush after each nail so your brush is full.

Love my shatters but it took a couple times to get the thickness right. Thin never works.
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