Shattered Rainbow Nails!

Hey Guys & Dolls!

Several weeks back I heard that OPI was launching a Shatter Nail Lacquer with their Katy Perry collection. I got super excited: memories of reading Seventeen magazine and obsessing about this cool crackle nail polish that Cover Girl used to sell came flooding back to me. OH how I wanted crackle nail polish, but I never got it!!! I wanted it so so so bad, but I could never find it! Oh those unfulfilled teenage dreams!

Anyway, for that past 3 weeks I’ve been calling my fave localย  beauty supply to see if they had this in (they get pretty much every collection from Zoya, Orly, and OPI,) and FINALLY it came in, so yesterday I got a shatter nail Lacquer!!!!!! Happygasm! The teen in me squeeled with joy!

Once I got a bottle in my hot little hand it wasn’t long before I started plotting polishes to use under it. Should I do a Holographic? Sparkle? Glitter? I asked my twitter followers but I just could wait for responses, so I tried these and I just wasn’t “wowed” the way I wanted to be. Then I tried a foil-silver under the crackle; it was so totally hot, butย  Silver and Black seemed too obvious considering the label on the bottle. Many of my twitter followers suggested brights, and someone suggested RAINBOW!

What do you get when you mix:

O.P.I Shatter Lacquer


THE COLORS DUKE, THE COLORS! (if anyone gets that joke you’re cool)

From L-R

China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Sinful Colors Cloud 9, MAC Phosphor, Zoya Ivanka, and Orly Lunar Eclipse

It wasn’t long before I was skittle-ing my nails, and reading one of my fave nail blogs Scrangie for Shatter application tips (I’ll let her explain it, since as you can tell by my nail pictures below, I’m no pro nail artist!). I have to say that this would have turned out better if the red and blue had been lighter shades. Also the Virgo in me is coming out and I wish I had a rainbow of colors that all had the same texture (all sparkle like the Ivanka or all shimmer like Phosphor or all mattes, since they dry fast and the polish needs to be really dry for the shatter effect to really work)). Some day!

One thing I’ve noticed it that this polish it goopy- when I do my normal wiping off of the brush around the opening, it just sort of sticks there- not only does that make the bottle gunky, but it means product loss. Not a huge deal but I will have to adjust how I pull out the brush. I might need to go buy a back-up bottle, but I’ve heard that China Glaze will also be doing a version of this. If only there was a place local to me that sold the new CG collections (I hate paying shipping for such a small purchase!!

So what do you think? Are you excited to pick this up, or are you passing on it?

Where to buy: Anywhere that sells O.P.I (here’s their siteย  to find a location near you)

How Much? $8-$9 depending on your retailer

PS- This is my first post using my new camera!!!!!!!


The products shown in the post were all purchased by me; This post is not influenced in anyway by, nor do I represent any company.

The animal testing policies of O.P.I and Sinful colors are unknown, but all other products used are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) to be best of my knowledge. I strive to buy only-cruelty free, but I don’t judge those who cannot. I know that not everyone can has the ability put their money where their heart is, but I do my best to only show cruelty-free options.

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31 thoughts on “Shattered Rainbow Nails!


  • Love it! I’ve been wanting this but there’s only one place that sells OPI here and they’re always behind on new things, or simply don’t get them at all. Such fun, I used to have the crackle one back in the day, and have always been a fan of the look. Thanks for sharing doll!

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  • I JUST got this from ebay and I can not wait to use it!! I had no idea what colors to try with it first but this idea is great because I will be able to see what color I like crackle with best..thanks!!

  • I am not sure about the shatter effect, not too crazy about it, I really thought I would love it but not so much. Might pass on it or might just have to try it out to see if I really don’t like it.

  • I love it! Get the fancy nail art look without all the hassle.

    And I feel your pain about the crackle polish. I had the same kind of teenage obsession, ‘cept it was for Chanel’s Starry Night polish. I wanted it soooo bad but never got it.

    Keep up the fine work Ms. Cora. (b^.^)b

  • Oh my gosh! I was the one that suggested this!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s me! This looks so good, I’m glad it turned out, because I haven’t tried it. Seeing this just made my day ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw on my twitter yesterday that you had replied to me so I had to check it out! I’ll stop babbling now.

  • Thanks for having and stating an animal testing policy – always refreshing to see! If anyone is concerned about this issue and doesn’t want to buy OPI (the products themselves aren’t tested on animals, but the parent company do do animal testing, so your mileage may vary) but still wants crackle polish, then Barry M do something very similar.

  • Hi Cora,
    Just thought I would let you know for any Irish or English gals/guys reading this I got the exact same thing from Boots but it is by a brand called Barry M and only comes in Black it is called Barry M Instant Nail Effects and is only โ‚ฌ5.95 so a bit of a saver as OPI is like โ‚ฌ13.00 where I live. Hope this helps someone. I think I have a swatch of it over China Glaze Classic Camel on my blog if anyone wants to have a look (its a very new blog so please excuse the roughness) xx R

  • I LOVE YOUR SITE! Im currently going to the Academy of Glam for make up & I love browsing beauty blogs im glad I found yours! Very cool! xoxo

  • Hi Ladies!

    I found a great wesite for purchasing OPI at a The site has a lot of my favorite brands…some are priced significantly below retail. Its definitely worth taking a look!

  • OMG i love it, i work at a local make-up store and we have been sold out for weeks….but i have some great news.. Silver Shatter is coming soon, should be around by early march!!! Yay!

  • Mine finally came in the mail yesterday so of course I put it on top of the color I had. Today at work (I work with preschoolers with autism) a boy told me, “Oh no, it’s broken.” about my nail polish, haha!

  • I have to admit I have been WAITING for this to come out and I actually forgot about it until I read your blog! Well immediately I called my local Dillards and they have 2 sets! They dont have just the black shatter but theirs comes with a green and its only $14.00!!! ahhh im so excited!

  • OMG. my little sister & i used to say THE COLORS DUKE !! THE COLORS pretty much constantly (to our parents’ great annoyance) for years after we saw that commercial. um, wow, I am lame.

    this shatter nail polish is also really cool! love the blog!

  • Ok, throw the rotten eggs and tomatoes at me and call me old woman but I DO NOT like this stuff at all. Yuk. There. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy for all those that do however. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ohh I remember getting cheapo crackle nailpolish a few years ago from like party city and it ended up drying really chalkily if that’s a word? Like it was chalky..? No..? Lol well anyways this product loox much much bettar :)) <3 vintageortacky is amaziinnngggggg ๐Ÿ˜€ -meggy

  • Hey Cora, Barry M here in the U.K have just brought out a black crackle polish. I’d be happy to send it to you if you’d like. ^_^ Let me know!

  • I love this nail polish too. I just got my hands on this and it’s AWESOME!!! By the way I love that commercial, my hubby and I are always using that phrase. The colors!!!!

  • Hello! I’ve been doing some research on “Sinful Colors” regarding whether or not the brand was cruelty-free. Well, it turns out that Revlon just acquired the parent company (Mirage Cosmetics, Inc.) — or at least “certain assets” of it — as of March 17th. Being that Revlon itself is considered to be cruelty-free, one would assume that anything it acquired would be as well, yes?

    Here’s my source:

    Please let me know what you think!

  • I’ve been on the fence about the shatters so haven’t purchased any. I’ve seen it on about 20 people so far and in all honesty I’m not crazy about the look so will be passing.

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