I know, I know…everyone is soooo over Shatter, and I’m right there with you. BUT I had an idea, a sort of attempt to recycle my Shatter polishes. I dug them out of their hiding places and once again fell in love with my Turquoise Shatter. I’m not so much in love with the “Shatter” part as I am in love with the actual color. I wish OPI would have released a non Shatter version of this color because it is so absolutely gorgeous.
Since I hadn’t tried any of my Zoya Gloss polishes yet, I decided to make a jelly sandwich with OPI Turquoise Shatter and Zoya Paloma.
Since Paloma is super sheer this mani took quite a few coats. I started off with a Seche base coat, 2 coats of Paloma, 1 coat shatter, 1 coat Seche top coat (to even out the shatter), then 2 more coats of Paloma, and another top coat of Seche. So that makes 8 coats. Just make sure your jelly is completely dry before you shatter, Paloma took extra long for dry time. Also, Paloma is so shiny and glossy it does not necessarily need a top coat for shine, but I applied one for longer wear. Needless to say I feel like I have glass on my nails its so shiny and smooth.
I really like the effect I got in person. The insane shine and the tone downed Shatter underneath it gave a nice effect in my opinion because you can’t really tell its Shatter unless you look up close. It’s hard to see that in close up photographs, with direct light it goes right through the jelly, but trust my in person the shatter is a lot more hidden. I hope this inspired you to dust off your old Shatters and try a little something new with them. If not, I understand, it’s still Shatter haha.
I originally wanted to try a look with OPI Black Shatter, but it bit the dust and was completely dried and shattered in the bottle. Black Shatter with an orange or green jelly might work really well for Halloween. Has anyone else’s black Shatter dried up? I noticed it got the goopiest the fastest out of my small collection of Shatter/Blasted.