Today I have a confession to make. I hope no one loses respect for me as a nail blogger, but I’ve gotta come clean. I wore crackle/shatter polish on my nails for 2 days. And I liked it. Well, if I’m confessing, I guess I need to be completely honest. Dr. Phil always says if you wanna deal with something you have to be completely honest… so, I LOVED it! This was the top nail trend of 2010, so old that it’s definitely out but not so old that it’s coming back in, and I rocked it and was happy about it. I would promise not to do it again, but I can’t do that. I predict I’ll be shattering it up again sometime soon cuz I just really liked it that much. I’m rationalizing it by saying it doesn’t look like the typical shatter polish, but I know that’s just an excuse.
Earth Shattering Confession Nails:
These nails were so easy and I thought they turned out so great!!! Don’t you think with different colors they’re look like a tortoise shell? All I did was apply a couple of coats of Ulta Concrete Evidence, apply a coat of Seche Vite to give me a nice smooth surface over which to apply the shatter, then apply a coat of OPI Superbass Shatter in a zig-zag pattern and let it do its thing. When it was done, I applied another coat of Seche and called it macaroni. 🙂
I have to tell you that the shatter trend was the first time I REALLY got into nails. I always liked nails of course, but when the shatter polishes came out they REALLY flipped a switch and made me get into texture and nail art and stuff like that. It was the first time I realized what a ground-breaking different top coat makes and just really changed my nail polish life. Now, did I think I’d be rocking shatter today? No. But it does hold a spot in my heart 😉 What was the catalyst to your nail obsession? Do you still wear shatter polish or are you going to hop back on the bandwagon with the glitter crackles/shatters coming out lately? Thanks for reading!