Showing posts with label Crackle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crackle. Show all posts

May 1, 2014

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait & Distressed Denim


This is the sort of combination I can wear for days. Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait topped with Sally Hansen Distressed Denim when my manicure started chipping. I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

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April 

April 8, 2014

Elizabeth Arden & Sally Hansen Crackle

Here we have the very pretty Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather topped with one coat of Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle. You can find both of these polishes for sale in my store, such a lovely combination! 
 

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April

March 8, 2014

Zoya FeiFei & Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle

Zoya FeiFei sure is beautiful! I decided to try out another Sally Hansen Crackle polish & found another winning combination. This is Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle, a royal blue jelly crackle that looks great over sparkly polishes.
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

Thanks for reading!
April 

March 7, 2014

Zoya Daul & Sally Hansen Cherry Smash Crackle

Sally Hansen Cherry Smash is a deep red jelly crackle that looks fantastic over sparkly polishes. I'm in love with this combination of Zoya Daul topped with Sally Hansen Cherry Smash!
 
 
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Cherry Smash for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

Thanks for reading!
April 

February 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold

This is Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. So delicate & pretty! The gold dries to a matte finish and the crackle effect works great over still wet polish. 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

Thanks for reading!
April

October 22, 2012

Scary Monster Nails!


I wanted to try out my new Sally Hansen Crackle, Cherry Smash (love that name!) so I did a quick layer over the amazing Pomegranate Curator. Cherry Smash seems to be a crackle jelly. Is that a thing? Anyway it applied nicely & cracks best over dry nails.


I didn't really like the results at all so I had to come up with a way to save my manicure. I really loved the skull nails I did last month & they are very easy so I tried them again. So scary! They look like some sort of demon or burned, bloody monster. I love them!
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April

March 1, 2012

Flakie Crackle Heart Nails


I added some simple hearts in my favorite crackle polish La Rosa Maroon Red to my Zoya Chloe nails. I meant to post this before Valentine's Day but it got lost in the bustle of moving. Super easy & effective. I love the color combination.
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April

February 16, 2012

OPI Pink Shatter, Two Looks

I still love crackle polishes & I probably always will. I rarely keep my nails the same for more than 3 days in a row, but occasionally I just don't have time to completely start fresh. If my nails are looking chipped or have tip wear & I'm in a rush, I always reach for a crackle. They dry quickly, are virtually foolproof, & easily cover any wear that I want to hide.

That being said, OPI Pink Shatter didn't win me over on my first try when paired with The Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous. It dried matte & just seemed kind of weak & washed out. The formula was fine but very sheer for a crackle.
I wanted to give it another try before I gave up on it & I'm so glad I did. I layered it over Maybelline New Year's Blues with almost no expectations. The results were quite amazing. I think this combination would be a good start for some galaxy nails which I still haven't successfully done yet.
 
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April

August 17, 2011

Ashley's Nails: Zoya Trixie & Nail Polish Paris Crackle 21

 
This is 2 coats of Zoya Trixie with a coat of Nail Polish Paris Crackle #21 on top. Gorgeous!!

My sister, Ashley loves crackle polish over shimmers. She usually prefers creme polish over most everything else, but something about this combination appeals to her. I agree that it's my favorite way to wear crackles too. I know many of you are over the crackle trend but I love them for days when I need a fast fix for a chipped manicure. I just throw a coat of crackle on top and the problem is solved!
Ashley has the coolest jewelry!


Thanks for taking pictures and Ashley & thank you all for reading!
April

June 9, 2011

Zoya Faye & La Rosa Maroon Red Crackle


I prefer using crackles over shimmery polishes for some reason and I decided to try a crackle over my new love, Zoya Faye. I used La Rosa Maroon Red Crackle which is a really nice crackle polish with blue microshimmer. You can see the shimmer best in the last picture. Overall, I'd say I prefer the gorgeous Faye on her own, but this was fun to try and I still think crackles are a lifesaver when your old polish is starting to chip but you just can't find the time to start from scratch.



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April

April 15, 2011

La Rosa Crackle Maroon Red



This is one coat of La Rosa Crackle Maroon Red over Finger Paints Yellow Bikini. The formula is nice and I like that it separates a lot, allowing the base color to show through.

I went looking specifically for a burgundy crackle so I could match my nails to these roses that Will brought home recently. The La Rosa is much more purple than my roses, but you get the idea. I love these pictures! It was a pretty crazy combination for every day wear though.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to shop the clothing at my store. A few of you have gotten some super good deals! I also have $4 Essie polishes in the old bottles, discontinued Elizabeth Arden polishes and more.
April

April 10, 2011

Born Pretty Kelier Crackle Black & A Giveaway Winner


Here we have Kelier Black Crackle over a few different polishes. The brush is the wonkiest I've ever seen, but it really doesn't matter with a crackle polish. These sell for around $4 with free shipping and no minimum order. The Kelier crackles have a very different effect than the China Glaze Crackles & the OPI Shatters & the crackle I showed you yesterday.

I wanted to try it out as soon as it arrived. This is one coat over Zoya Dove. It looked pretty cool so I've used it a few more times since then.


I really wanted to try it over a red polish because I thought it would look like cooling lava. Again one coat over Color Club Feel The Beat. I love it! Sorry for the messy clean up. The Kelier is REALLY difficult to remove, even from skin with acetone.


I didn't have any untrieds for about a month and I couldn't decide what to do with my nails. I asked Will and he suggested the Kelier over a glow in the dark polish. Great idea, but almost impossible to photograph!


Last I used it as an accent nail over my beloved Maybelline Khaki Fringe.


The winner of my Medusa's Threads giveaway is M. Bhow. Random.org chose her #43 out of 239 entries. Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll be starting a new giveaway soon.

Thanks for reading!
April