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SEPHORA by OPI Blasted Nail Colour

What it is:A collection of nail polishes with an effect that appears to blast apart on your nails.What it does:Each Blasted nail dries differently with an unpredictable cracked design that reveals the color underneath. The result is fierce and fashionable and the combinations you can achieve are endless. It's nail art in a bottle!What else you need to know:It goes on easily, like a regular nail polish: no special tools or techniques required. Apply one coat of Blasted over two coats of completely dry nail lacquer. It dries quickly: you'll see the unique effect develop moments after applied. Once dry, apply a top coat to protect the finish. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.
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Question
Which SHADE is most VERSATILE?
6.13.11

Which SHADE is most VERSATILE?

I mean like which shade will I get the most usage out of? (like getting the best bang for my buck).

Since these are very expensive (a lot more money than I'm used to spending on nailpolishes)...I'd like to try just ONE shade first, b4 I go crazy like others...and buy the whole set and spend like more than $100+

I've read that Gold is good for summer/winter, with other shades, etc. I'm thinking of either Gold or Turquoise or Black.

But really honestly, Which SHADE is most VERSATILE?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Blasted Nail Colour
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
Versatility depends on you as a person. Just looking at the color, yes.... black is most versatile as it goes with any color. However, I tend to shy away from it as it's such a strong color. I rather have people look at my face or clothing than my nails, but that's just me. In that sense, I vote for GOLD as it's the shade most closet to your skin color and the gold/silver tends to have a 3D effect so it's less likely to end up looking like you got a messy nail job. And also, since these colors are meant to be paired with other color, the other color tends to give very different looks.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gaiya
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
I'll add another vote for black. I have Blasted colors in silver, gold, and black and experimented with different base colors under each one. From what I have seen, the metallic Blasted colors do not work well with a metallic or glittery base color- just a matte base. The effect seems to get lost with all the sparkle. However, a matte Blasted color looks good over everything, and black is a great neutral.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beachsand
(Daphne, AL)
answer 3
Black, definitely.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ajme
(MH, CA)
answer 4
i think silver would be more versatile but I do not wear alot of gold.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sweetheart1018
(baytown, tx)
answer 5
I prefer black, but if you like dark colors silver looks very nice on top.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
verolm
(McKinney,Tx)
answer 6
It truly depends on the colors you already have. I would say silver, although I have a suggestion for you. The actual OPI website (not the OPI for Sephora webpage) has a 'Try It On' function where you can see how a color would look on your hands AND it lets you try on the different shatter colors over their other colors. OPI for Sephora also has a 'Try It On' function as well, but this one doesn't give you the blasted option. On the OPI website, I would go through and find the colors closest to what you have, then see what colors look the best shattered. For example, I have a ton of pastel peachy-pinks, which looked ridiculous with a black, red, or navy shatter, but they looked better with silver or turquoise shatter. That way, you'll know exactly which color will best match your existing polishes as well as your skin tone.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(LaLa Land)
answer 7
I let me nail color dry completely before applying Blasted ( I use a drying spray). Then after I apply one coat of Blasted, I let that dry (it dries VERY fast). THEN I do top coat. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lolypop120
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 8
I THINK THE SILVER IS THE MOST VERSATILE... COMING FROM A PERSON WHO WENT CRAZY AND BOUGHT THEM ALL...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
shytuffy
(north hollywood ca)
answer 9
Well, i bought the black originally and I love it, then I wanted to get more colors, I have them all except the royal blue and the white one, overall, my favorite is the turquiose one because it's so beautiful and the tone of it changes under certain nail polishes which is great. Also, the gold one is good too because it's so summery and goes with many colors, but get the black one first because it can go with most colors and then try to get the other colors you like, hope I helped.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
starcey
(Florida)
answer 10
If you want the bang for your buck I say go with the black first. I purchased the Gold and I always seem to go back to the black. I'm still trying to figure out what can I wear under the Gold to make it stand out more. Go with the black for sure!
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 11
i bought black because it looks good and cool over every color. i put it over red and everyone loved it. i think black is most versatile because its darker than every color so you can use it over anything
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
siggyg
(san diego)
answer 12
I would say black....It's effect is really cool if you use a bright color underneath. And it dries quick....
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tweak
(durham, nc)
answer 13
Black is most versitale. It shows up well over all colors!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
trendygal
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Is this better then the origianl OPI's Crackle?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
cali95
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Even though OPI's "Shatter" is amazing. I have the Navy, White and Silver Shatters. But it only comes in a few basic colours like Blue, Navy, White, Silver and Black. Blasted comes in Black, Electric Blue, Gold, Indigo, Red, Silver, Turquoise and White. It has basic ones like Black, White and Silver but more amazing ones like Electric Blue, Gold, Indigo, Red and Turquoise. It also stays on longer in my opinion. It looks really similar though. It's also about the same price and made by the same company "OPI".
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
katiekickbutt
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
No. I did not think this product was very good.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dc0929
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I have the original OPI Shatter in silver, and bought the Sephora version in gold. The original OPI does not come in gold (or at least it didn't at the time I purchased the silver). I love them both! The only difference I found, and it seems to hold true for all original vs. Sephora OPI products, is that the brush is more substantial in the original OPI product. The shatter effect on both products, though- AWESOME! And Sephora seems to carry a wider selection of colors than original OPI.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beachsand
(Daphne, AL)
answer 4
I don't if this is better, but I had originally wanted to buy O.P.I's version but I can't find it anywhere. I went in Sephora one day and saw this and went ahead and got it since it was close to what I wanted. I would say that this is a good product if you do not have O.P.I's version or are looking for the "crackle" look.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
britneyrenee
(Greenwood, IN)
answer 5
I believe they are the same, I had it when it first came out and I got this one from Sephore when they came out with it. The great thing with the Sephore one is that it doesn't clump as fast as the first one that came out years ago!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 6
Apply one coat of blasted over two coats of completely dried polish. After that's completely dry then you can add a top coat if you wish.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tweak
(durham, nc)
answer 7
I don't think OPI ever had a "Crackle". But I recently went to Walmart and I saw Sally Hansen CRACKLE (or CRACKLED?) nailpolish.

It looks similar to the OPI Blasted...which is the cracked nailpolish effect.

These were a couple dollars cheaper than OPI and they also had them in different shades.

I would've bought the sally hansen cracked but the colors i wanted (always) sell out quick! =(

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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
pinkskyy
answer 8
6/12/11

I don't think that "OPI" had a "Crackle" nailpolish. I think you're talking about the nailpolish brand called "China Glaze". I recently went to Walgreens and saw a bunch of "Crackle" shades (black, white, colored, etc.) They were cheaper than OPI's Blasted, by a couple of dollars.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
pinkskyy
answer 9
No! Infact it didn't work at all!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Sephoranista
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 10
they are the same.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mamawinz
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
answer 11
I would not say it's better or worse. They are both made by O.P.I. and work the same.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
peabodyrose
(Plano, TX)
Question
Does this product contain formaldehyde?
Nail polishes often contain formaldehyde -- now on the formal list of carcinogens pulished by the federal government. Some nail polish manufacturers have eliminated formaldehyde from their fomulas. Is this one of those?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
beaulady
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you read the bottom of the description it says that it does not contain that ingredient.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cupcakeluv
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Yes, this product is formaldehyde-free. It says so right on the product description page.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cabellg
(Madison, WI)
answer 3
Nope.
The ingredients (at least of the silver version) exactly as written on the label:
Ethyl acetate, Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sharonie
(Chesterfield, VA)
answer 4
It doesn't have formaldehyde in the list of ingredients, so I'm guessing they left it out of the polish formula.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
namine
(goleta, ca)
answer 5
The description indicates that it excludes formaldehyde.

The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 6
It's in the product description... "ts green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde."
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
svorbuuz
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 7
According to Opi's website, their polishes do not include formaldehyde. You can do a quick web search to find their site and that information.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gradstudentsam
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 8
i don't remember, sorry
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
devomom
(pine hall north carolina)
answer 9
There is no formaldehyde.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sliceolemon
(Windsor, ON)
answer 10
No- OPI brand is "three free"- doesn't contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde. (Got that info right off the Sephora OPI page)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sephoraprincess
(NH)
answer 11
Hi beaulady. Great question! The SEPHORA by O.P.I. nail polish all exclude DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What's the BEST TECHNIQUE to apply the "Blasted nailpolishes" (in order to get the best results)??
What's the BEST TECHNIQUE to apply the "Blasted nailpolishes" (in order to get the best results)??

Like what is the EXACT STEP-BY-STEP directions on how to apply the "blasted" nailpolish ?

- Should I apply "Blasted" over completely DRIED NAILPOLISH? (after the 2 coats of regular colored polish)

- Or should I apply the "Blasted" over completely DRIED TOPCOAT (after the base coat & 2 coats of regular nailpolish & 1-2 coats of clear nailpolish)

- How many coats of Topcoat (clear nailpolish) should I apply??

- Is 1 coat enough or 2 coats or 3 coats (like some reviewers suggest)??

- Should I WAIT (in-between coats of nailpolish) TO DRY?

- For example: do I wait after the basecoat? after the 2 coats of nailpolish? after the blasted nailpolish? AND after the topcoat over the blasted?

- Has anybody found the BEST TECHNIQUE to apply the "Blasted nailpolishes" (in order to get the best results) ?!?

6.13.11
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I apply a basecoat, my 2 coats of color then I let the color dry completely. I apply the blasted on top of the dried nail color (without any top coat), let the blasted dry, then I apply the top coat. You are only supposed to use 1 coat of the blasted over your nail polish for the best effect. If you apply the blasted in a thick coat, you get less cracks, but more of the blasted color. A thinner coat gives you more cracks, but less of the blasted color. I usually check after 1 layer of top coat is dry to make sure my nails are smooth. If they are, I just leave it. If not, I apply 1 more top coat.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jmoxcey
(South Portland, ME)
answer 2
Apply one thin coat, preferably using one stroke. It dries very fast so don't leave your bottle open for a long time, put the brush again in the bottle immediately or the color will dry on the brush.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
verolm
(McKinney,Tx)
answer 3
I applied 2 coats of regular nail polish, in my opinion a non OPI brand color works best. The crackle affect seems to be better with a different brand of polish vs an OPI brand. I have not tried just a clear coat or nude color, the blasted works best with a color underneath to make it pop more. Then waited til the base coat was completly dry then applied 1 thick coat of the blasted over the base. It dries ver quickly. It takes about a few seconds to a minute for the crackle to appear. I let it dry for about 3 minutes or so then applied 1 coat of top coat to give it a nice clean shine. A top coat isnt necessary, it took me about 10 mins with nail polish remover to get it off so the crackle is a very thick polish.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kyleeta
(Rochester, NY)
answer 4
Apply after the base color because that way once you add the top coat, it will lock it in to last longer and look shiny.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
starcey
(Florida)
answer 5
Paint your nails whatever color you want them to be and let them completely dry first before you paint the blasted on top. Once completely dry paint with the blasted! The Blasted Nail polish drys fast, once dry put a clear coat on top and it will have them shining!
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 6
It is best to wait between coats. You can use Blasted over quick drying polish too. You apply Blasted just like normal polish. Brush one generous coat over the base coat. It sets quickly so once you begin, keep going. It's really neat and fun once you get the hang of it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mjolly
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 7
Use 2 coats of nail color and make sure it is absolutely dry before going on with the blasted nail color. When your regular polish is dry, apply the blasted color and apply VERY LIGHTLY; 3 strokes is all you need. If you blasted color does not act or look like shattered glass right away, then your regular polish underneath was not dry enough--try again. Follow up with a clear coat of polish when the blasted is dry. This all takes quite a bit of time but is well worth it!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
herbie
(South Dakota)
answer 8
I got good results when I applied the black blasted over a completely dry, very bright color. I used one coat of base then one coat of color and let it dry completely. I then applied the blasted and it dried very quickly. I followed with one coat of a high quality clear top-coat and it has been 2 weeks without a chip
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
katietbee
answer 9
This is how I did it:
1) applied OPI 3 in 1 base/top coat, allowed to dry;
2) applied one thick coat of Caught With My Khakis Down, allowed to dry;
3) applied one thin coat of Blasted Silver, allowed to dry (it dries SUPER quick);
4) applied one coat OPI 3 in 1 base/top coat;
5) sprayed with OPI quick dry.
Tips on Blasted application: the Blasted begins to "goop up" on the rim of the bottle if you brush against the sides to remove excess polish. So, you will need to make the decision - if you want a thick coat, don't brush of excess. If you want a thin coat (which I think looks best), shake the bottle in between application of polish to each nail or every two nails. :) Good luck!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kiie
(Somewhere CA)
answer 10
1. clear base coat. let dry.
2. color - 1-2 coats, depending on your polish. You could even do 3, if you like. Basically, do what you normally do with the color. let dry COMPLETELY!! I wait an hour or two.
3. blasted single coat. thin layer if you want small, leopard-like look or think layer if you want a bolder look. Let dry completely. (approx. 30 min)
4. top coat. one should do it. let dry.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tuejones
(Orlando, FL)
answer 11
Apply over 2 coats of completely dry nail polish. Then follow up with a clear gloss coat, because the blasted polish is a matte finish. It looks so much prettier once you put a clear gloss coat on top. Mine has been on my toes for a couple of weeks now, and still looks awesome!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
trendygal
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Availability
Is this product available in Sephora stores or is it online only??
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
liliu
(Honolulu)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Available in Stores & Online
Super Cute!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lindsaylove824
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 2
I got mine at my local sephora, but the didn't have the full range of colors....they only had black, gold and silver. I don't know if they are going to eventually get the other colors (I didn't ask because I wanted the silver).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jmoxcey
(South Portland, ME)
answer 3
I bought mine in a store.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
verolm
(McKinney,Tx)
answer 4
I purchased my bottle of silver in a store!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
miru
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
i looked for it at my local sephora that is inside jcpenny. It was not available there.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
dms8rc
(Park Hills, MO)
answer 6
Hi liliu. Store product availability will vary depending on location. We recommend calling the store directly to confirm. Please visit our store locator on Sephora.com for contact information. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
in stores
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lali10
(Inglewood, CA)
answer 8
I have bought the black in stores, I was told they had had other colors but they sold quickly
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mscamilla
(Tampa, FL)
answer 9
Product is available both online and in stores they also have the gold in stores.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 10
I bought mine in the store. It was on a special display at the register.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mjolly
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 11
Actually, I live in Chicago and I got mine at the Sephora in Water Tower Mall, so yes, it is sold in stores.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
em311
Question
Use by itself?
So I just got this at my local store as an impluse on checkout not realizing it is the blasted kind. I just like the color. (turquiose) So before I open it or take it back can you just use it by itself? What would happen? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
jayjayme
(corona, ca)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think it would turn out well if you used it by itself. There should be a color that pops out from underneath. Although, in my opinion, I did not like these blasted polishes. They didn't seem to work out like they show in pictures.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
mulvr
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
It would still crack so you'd have the blue crackle design with your original nail showing in between.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
smallstar
answer 3
I have the gold and forgot that it was a blasted color, so I tried to use it by itself and it did not work well. I was very frustrated when it kept "chipping" (it was just crackling like it was supposed to), so I put on two more coats. It's possible to use by itself, but it gets annoying to have to apply coat after coat.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
AndiBrooke08
(Callahan, FL)
answer 4
Yes you can....however, your natural nail will show up through the Polish, so it will not have a colored nail look.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
reynasmama
(petaluma, ca)
answer 5
Yes you can use it by itself without a color underneath, but put a clear base coat underneath first--it will help you remove it easier later
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
elly4x
(AZ)
answer 6
You can and it looks super pretty (I did it on my 6 year old sister and she LOVED it!), but I did it on top of silver and it looked AMAZING!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
beyoutyaholic
(Omaha, NE)
answer 7
If you apply Blasted Turquoise by itself, the color will still crackle and look amazing. My sister applied it that way and her nails look great. I hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
carochic10
(Advance, NC)
answer 8
Hi I personally prefer layering the color over a neon shade...it might look bland by itself but you can try that too...it's easy to remove...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
beautybiten
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 9
All shatter/crackle polishes have to be put over another polish to actually work. If you don't want to put another color under it, you can just use clear or skin-toned polish!
answered 2 years ago
MarinaG
(North Canton, OH)
answer 10
Just quickly layer it, don't let it dry and it should work. =)
answered 2 years ago
geonitacka
(BK, NY)
answer 11
it cracks so your nail will show without another color under
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
et1500
(toledo, oh)
Question
Red Blasted
Last week I purchased on a whim the Maraschino Cherry Blasted. What color would look really good under it? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
asiverson
(Chatham, NY)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
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answer 1
Try clear, white, or a black I actually like clear and white the best .
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
risikatt
(Chi town)
answer 2
I love blues with reds, always. Also try a bold gold underneath. I think about outfits and what goes great with red when I do polish layers. Enjoy!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
megsny
(NY)
answer 3
Black polish would look great under the cherry red.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pennstatemomx2
(Groton, Massachusetts)
answer 4
White would go really nicely under that. Black would also be a nice color.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
vicky7
(Fort Washington MD)
answer 5
I've always liked the look over red and gold glitter. Give it a try. if the gold glitter and condense you may only need one coat under the blasted polish. A clear top coat will add just the right finishing touch.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
mzorb
(Philly, PA)
answer 6
try white :)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
ktk4t
answer 7
Black, white or silver would look great. I did the red over a white and it looked incredible. Come Christmas time, the red over green or silver would be festive.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
fireleee42
(Anaheim, Ca)
answer 8
probably a light pink
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
popsinger313
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 9
either black or yellow
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
callmebela
answer 10
I would suggest perhaps a pink or very soft pearl underneath.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jamie322
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 11
I would try white, black or silver. what about citrus like colors before summer ends like lemon or orange?
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
rissaboo
(jville)
Question
what to mix with sticky blasted nail polish
my gold blasted nail polish becomes so sticky that it lost the effect of cracking because it becomes thick upon application. what will i mix with it? tnx
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asked 2 years, 11 months ago
tesbatacan
(Davao, Philippines)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
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answer 1
you gotta use a few drops of nail polish thinner. It will really help to thin it. You can buy it at Sally's Beauty Supplies
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
h3ytheredelilah
(Victorville CA)
answer 2
OPI sells a nail polish thinner for around 10.00.
It brings nail polish back to life & it is a beauty staple for groomed girls!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rockinrover
(Cambria, CA.)
answer 3
Shake it up really well. Only do one nail at a time. Keep the brush in the bottle as much as possible. It starts to dry really fast which is why it's sticky. Good luck. Make sure to blow after two light coats to make the "blasted" better.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lvazquez
(Uniondale, NY)
answer 4
I have read awhile ago in a magazine that if your polish thickens you can add a bit of remover, I'm not sure if it was Regular or Acetone though, but I have not ever tried this myself so be careful how much you add. My personal worry would be that the remover would change the color, especially if using Acetone, making it more pale or a lighter version of the original color. Maybe try it on an old thickened bottle of polish you don't care about or use anymore first to test this out.
I remember this crackle trend came out in the '90's and it was very easy to remove, even just plain alcohol or my face toner would smear and mess it up. Hopefully they have improved this aspect...
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sparklyblind
(That City by The Bay)
answer 5
I've heard you're supposed to add a few drops of nail polish remover to the bottle to thin it out.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bkbishop
(Columbus, OH)
answer 6
a little bit of nailpolish remover should do the trick...
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
theprgirl
(San Juan, PR)
answer 7
i probably just won't use it again. really don't like it.
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
debbee54
(lewisville, tx.)
answer 8
i think it might be a goner. bcuz mixing nail polish remover to thin it out may mess with the properties of said polish, it might not work. time to get a new one and add some vib beautry points to your total.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
wstcstgrl
(pasadena, ca)
answer 9
Not sure about mixing, but I know what you mean about the consistency. I just shake it A LOT before each nail.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jenelles
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 10
tnx for that. but i was advised not to put a nail polish remover instead a nail polish thinner but its not available in sephora. maybe a nail polish solvent is the same?
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tesbatacan
(Davao, Philippines)
answer 11
You can add a few drops of nail polish remover (a few like 2 or 3), then shake it a little.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kattie29
(Traverse City, MI)
Question
Clumpy and dry?
Does this polish get very thick and clumpy like OPI's shatter? I bought OPI shatter in black and loved it the first two times I used it. Then during the third time the polish was so thick and clumpy it dried around the edge of the bottle and I could hardly get the brush in without cleaning it off every time I dipped the brush into the polish. Does that happen with this version as well?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
khop
(austin, tx)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
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answer 1
Nope. Not clumpy at all. Great buy. If they had more colors to choose from, I would purchase more.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
neges
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 2
i had the same problem with this and other brands of shatter polish. it dries fast on your nails, so you just need to wipe the brush off with a kleenex and i used a q-tip to swap out the top of the bottle. then the clumps were gone!

if it's really really goopy, the same trick works for all old thick nail polish:
add some acetone (nail polish remover with acetone)

it's saved so many of my polishes :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
aRose222
(Wisconsin)
answer 3
Yes it does, I believe they all get clumpy because of the formulation, try using a nail polish thinner so that you can continue using it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
starcey
(Florida)
answer 4
I've had mine for over two months now and I use it every week if you leave the top off to long it will start to clump at the top. When you close it up give it a shake and it will be back to that smooth polish texter you are use to!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 5
Apply one coat of blasted over completely dried polish then after that's dry you can add a top coat...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tweak
(durham, nc)
answer 6
It's like that as well. I didn't purchase the OPI shatter but the edge of the bottle does dry easily and clumps but all I do is close the bottle and shake it and the nail polish should be fine.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
moma808
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 7
I've only used the product about three times since I bought it. Kind of a heads-up for not only you but me too. I did notice the last time I used it that it was starting to get a bit clumpy.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
cscott
(Madison, WI)
answer 8
I've only used it once, so I don't know but did adding nail polish remover to thin it out help or hinder it? I'll be on the look out for that! Thanks
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mirie
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 9
I've used this once and yes, it's clumpy.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mllev
(California, Girl!)
answer 10
Somewhat I suppose... it's not too bad thought because you can just spread it out! It only sometimes gets clumpy on the actual nail, haven't had any issues with it drying out in or on the bottle.. just watch out for when you're done with your nail polishes to close them tight!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
juliaep
(Nh)
answer 11
You can use nail polish thinner to fix the thickening of the polish. I do it to my shatter and blasted every few times. You have to work fast though and close the bottle tightly.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
Question
Is this better/different then opi's shatter?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
prettyugly
(Toronto, On)
on Blasted Nail Colour
11 answers
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answer 1
It is made by OPI so it is pretty much the same quality. This is an excellent product. Needless to say, it is MUCH better than the Sally Hansen line.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
danac108
answer 2
It's the same.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ajme
(MH, CA)
answer 3
I believe it cracks about the same, but the opi brush is way better than the sephora one, the opi one has a wide brush so you can work quicker though it which is good in this case, but sephora does have the gold one and regular opi doesnt, so get from both brands =)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
starcey
(Florida)
answer 4
it is definitely different .. it was not what i expected as with the opi so i took them back.. ;0(
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lali10
(Inglewood, CA)
answer 5
Its the very same! Dries faster and I think you get more of a shatter with the sephora blasted nail colour.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 6
Apply two coats of your color let it completely dry then apply one coat of the Blasted, it will not be very shiny so after it's completely dry you can add a top coat....
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tweak
(durham, nc)
answer 7
I think OPI's shattered is a little better.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
trendygal
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 8
It's exactly the same, but the bottle just says sephora and it's carried in sephora stores, otherwise it the exact same product
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
answer 9
The same! Just more colors to choose from
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
beachgirll
(BRICK NJ)
answer 10
I personally haven't found a difference between the two
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
daniyutaka
(madison, wi)
answer 11
It's similar in look to Shatter, but I think it's even better. It has more depth and texture than Shatter. I purchased this in silver and tried it for the first time over a navy base color: it looked fantastic!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
beautijunkie
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