Looking and hearing so many people talking about the shatter nail polish, I always wanted to have one but never get to buy one because it’s expensive. Don’t want to spend too much money on nail polish.
Few weeks back, was feeling down and I decided to go on Ebay to see if there’s any nail polish colour that I want to buy to cheer myself up. I’ve been using the same colour for month and wanted a change.
Found shatter nail polish listed in Ebay for only USD8.75 (inclusive of postage). There’s so many colours to choose. I ended up choosing Serena Glam Slam RED. It finally arrived last week.
Did not know how to use it the first time. Found it a bit hard to use. Messed up everything. So I went online to find how to apply it. That night, I tried it again. BINGO! Got it!
The base colour I’m using is Maybelline Forever Strong +Iron in MAUVE ON & ON. The top coat is Express Finish.
It took me awhile to get used to this shatter nail polish. It looked horrible when first applied but the more I looked at it, the more I like it but not on all 10 fingers. I’m having it on all 10 fingers now and kind of regret applying to all of them. I prefer to have it on alternate fingers.
How to apply?
One layer of shatter on top of our base colour is enough. Try to cover the whole nail in one stroke. The brush is enough for me to cover the whole nail in one stroke albeit giving me all the messiness but at the end of the day, those not on the nail can be easily remove. Use whatever you have on the brush instead of getting rid of the excess at the rim. It’s not like normal nail polish. Let it dry thoroughly after applying and you’ll see the magic. You have to be really fast too. Don’t have to worry about the imperfection as once it cracked, it makes no difference. Once it’s fully dried, don’t forget the top coat, it’s a must! Also, make sure the base coat is really dry too.
It will take multiple attmepts to generate the desired effect. Practice makes perfect. Thick layer and thinner layer will have different outcomes.
Those on my fingers, I considered it a success, this is the second attempt. While those on my toes, it’s not what I had expected it to be because I experimented it on my toes after failed the first fingers application ;p
All right! Exam tomorrow. Then I’ll have my holiday (not really a holiday, just study break, still have to work, need to do the project back home that I need to continue and also casual work here to earn extra money for my Korea trip). Less than a month, I’ll be in Korea! Will get to experience snow!! WEEE!!!