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Opi Crackle – Blasted Electric Blue Discussion September 12, 2011

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Today we’ll take a quick break from the Lancôme gift with purchase reviews and discuss polish.

Opi Crackle is one of the most common shattering polishes out there and there are tons of opinions on them. I bought a few of the collection before I read many of the opinions which is somewhat unfortunate.  I love my back and red and silver. There is nothing more to desire from these colors. The navy is okay, but like many other bloggers I am having a heck of a time with the Electric Blue and getting it to work right.

Instead of killing lots of perfectly good manicures attempting to get this right I chose to turn to the sample wheel.

• From left to right the electric blue is placed over:

• Seche Vite

• Sally Hansen 4 in 1

• Essie good to go

• Wet and Wild fast dry top coat

• Borghese top coat

• No  top coat heavy application

• No Top Coat medium application

• No top coat light application

• Another attempt at No Top Coat Medium

• Two coats of it over no top coat

• Opi nail color

• Sally Hansen 4 in 1 with a second layer of the crackle

If you expand the picture you will see that the crackle performed best over other Opi products. I suppose that is to be expected, however it works OK over both the Seche Vite and Sally Hansen 4 in 1.

In the future I’ll pick up some OPI top coat and see if that makes a difference and if it does I’ll update this post.  Opi Crackle coat works just as good over OPI top coats as it does over just plain OPI polishes.

In the meantime I plan to only use this particular shatter with my Opi polishes.

Do you have any tips/tricks with your shatter polishes?

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