Friday, April 22, 2016

OPI Shatter Paints

Today I have some oddities I found at a discount store (I think it was Tuesday Morning? I really should keep track better, not that one can count on finding something again at stores like that, with their bins of random polish). These are OPI Shatter Paints, which confused me when I saw them, as I didn't remember ever hearing about them, and you think I would have since I was all over the crack craze when it came back this last time. I grabbed both the shades they had in the store, Pink Shatter Paint and Orange Shatter Paint.



Based on the overwraps on the cap, I first thought these were colored crack polishes formulated to look good over a black base, but no, they are like the Pure Ice Vinyl Remix ones, with black crack that makes its own colored base when used over white. I chose FingerPaints Paper Mâché as my base, and topped it with Orly Sec 'n Dry to make sure it was dry before I put the crackle on. My index and ring got the Pink Shatter Paint, with Orange Shatter Paint on my middle and pinky. I got some wicked shrinkage from the base of my nail on my pinky, but other than that, the crack behaved well.







From what I can find online, these are part of a five-shade collection OPI released in Europe in 2013 (the other colors were yellow, blue, and purple). How they showed up at a bargain store in Michigan three years later, I have no idea. I'm glad they did, as you know I love unusual polishes and these fit the bill. Will I wear them for a full mani? Probably not now, but crack will come back, and I'll be ready.

12 comments:

  1. How have I never ever heard of these ever?!

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    1. I know, right? I picked them up and thought "wha??? are these fakes?" The only thing I can figure is OPI knew we were over crack in the US by the time these came out so didn't even try them here. It's weird.

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  2. Oh my goodness!! I didn't know OPI ripped off Pure Ice's Vinyl Remix polishes. (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) Crack will absolutely come back! We'll both be totally ready. And magnetic! And texture! Okay that's sorta still around randomly... Now I want to dig out some crack polishes. I believe I shall. *nods* I think some of the China Glaze metallic ones would look nice with what I'm wearing.

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  3. These were sold in the US as well. They could be found at all the retailers who were selling the new lines of OPI. Later, lots of them ended up at bargain stores like TJ-Max. I personally never cared for these - the top shrinking coat sort of looked like tar on my nails in the black - or in the colored ones, looked like I got gum stuck on my fingers!

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    1. I have all of them still and probably have duplicates. I have not gone through my polishes for years and years to purge. I even have some OPIs back to the early 90s!

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    2. I just looked at my database I used to keep of all my polishes in Access. The first OPI Shatter came out in 2011 with the Katy Perry collection - the black was the first one released then.

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  4. There are still loads of OPI Shatters floating about the UK. The ones I have seen don't change the base colour though but are dark microglitter shatters and they are lovely. Some people try to charge a fortuna on ebay because they are OPI but you can get them in bargain shop for very little. I do still like them, especially with a top coat. I love your 'colourchanging' ones!

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  5. Those are polishes I would love to have. I still love the shatter look and the fact that they magically crack and reveal the beautiful colors... oh wow! I have never heard of this collection either.

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  6. Interesting! I have never heard of these!

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  7. Those are really cool, I would wear them especially as an accent nail.

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  8. I just snagged 4 of these on Ebay, can't wait to try them out. I dunno,I've been working the shatter lately & I'm loving it. My friends do too!

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  9. I just snagged 4 of these on Ebay, can't wait to try them out. I dunno,I've been working the shatter lately & I'm loving it. My friends do too!

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