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Monday, August 6, 2012

Shatter Polish Love!

Okay, I have a selection of shatter/crackle polishes.  One of my last posts was with a crackle polish.  But in reality, I have not really liked these since day 1.  The first two I bought were actually Christmas presents for my 11 year old and I was not impressed.  Fun, but there's a lot more interesting things to do that I can control more.  But my birthday was this weekend, and one of the things we did was use deals I had for a lot of beauty places.  I had a $10 of $20 for Sally's so that was our first stop where I found the last few China Glaze Hunger Games polishes I didn't have and a bunch of CG Shatters all clearanced for $0.99!  Up until now, all my cracking polishes were creams and I've bypassed others I've come across since I hadn't been excited by them.  But these intrigued me.  I was curious how they would really come out, would you really be able to see the cracking?  I was wondering if I was just wasting my birthday deal on polishes I would hate though.

The next day, I was very short for time.  I only had enough time for a color change.  No time for art or even proper manicuring (hence my awful cuticles!), heck I didn't get to do any clean up until today, thank goodness the restaurant we went to was dark!  So I didn't have time for much, and I had just spent way too much time on my make-up.  I matched my outfit to my make-up and decided I wanted my nails to match too!  I had green eyes and pants and pink lips and shirt.

I went with Revlon Sassy (this one shows up a lot in my manis, I am a sucker for this kind of green) underneath and China Glaze Glam-More for the shatter coat.  Turns out it works really well!  AND it's a great thing for some interest when there's not enough time for actual art!  I love this way more than the cream crackles I have.  The only downer is that the glitter sucks up top coat like crazy, this is two thick coats of SV and it probably need 2 more. I have read about using a ridge filling base or Gelous between the glitter and top coat, I really need to remember to try that since Gelous is the base I use.  But otherwise, I was really happy with the glitter load, the shatter, and the sparkle!  YAY!!!  I wish I had been able to get a picture of my whole look, but I forgot.  Bummer.

Do you have a favorite quick "cheat" for nail art when you don't have time?

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