Monday, March 7, 2011


How was everyone's Monday? I love Mondays because I don't have to work, It's great to wake up and know you have the availability to sleep in a little bit more. I've been wanting to get the new O.P.I. black shatter polish, but it's impossible to find and I don't have much patients to wait for shipping unless I have to. So my first time visiting this Vietnamese nail supply store. I heard from my aunt that they sell awesome polishes for really cheap. So when I got there I was surprised to see their giant collection of O.P.I and China Glaze and other brands for around $3! The guy said they were completely sold out of the Shatter polish and the crackle, but he showed me a cheaper brand that works just as well with a variety of colors.

I decided on black and white to try out just because they're basic. And this works as a layering process so I figure they would be great for mixing and matching since black and white go with everything.These were $2 each. LA ROSA BRAND.

I also picked up two other colors. One from O.P.I.($3.50) and one from China Glaze. ($2.00) They had so many colors I couldn't decide, so I just grabbed these. 
China Glaze's "High Hopes" and O.P.I. "Do you lilac It?"
Step 1: After applying fingernail's base coast. I did a coat first of China Glaze.

Step 2: After the polish dried, I applied the Crackle Shatter in Deep Black. and it took less then ten seconds to crack and dry. I was amazed. I finished with a top coat. 

Step 2: ROCK EM WITH CONFIDENCE! My mom thought there was something wrong with my nails,LOL. She liked them though. 

5 OUT OF 5
  for this stuff! There were so many colors and since they weer so cheap, I'd buy them all. See if you have nail supply stores around YOUR area! 

P.S. I snagged this little set for $6!



  1. That is super cool! I have been hearing great things about this! I think I will need to check it out :)


  2. hey, are they free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalate? Thanks

  3. I believe so, the list of ingredients doesn't show that hey contain those you mentioned.

  4. Hello fellow Vietnamese gal :) I also went to a Viet nail supply store and they didn't have the crackle or shatter so they point me to these too. They work pretty well!

  5. Oh my goodness, is it the one in mira mesa? xD I got the same crackles from a shop in mm

  6. So cool! Why pay $10 for nail polish?? I just ordered the "cheap" crackle and I can't wait for it to come in the mail.

  7. Thanks gor the tip. I ordered white and it rocks. Whats the shop inira mesa called?

  8. @steph_gem,
    i don't know if its the same shop she went to but, i know one called phat's beauty supply that carries those polishes.