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

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!

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.

Thanks for reading!

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 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. chose her #43 out of 239 entries. Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll be starting a new giveaway soon.

Thanks for reading!

April 6, 2011

Nail Polish Paris Crackle

I found this at my favorite crazy nail store and couldn't resist. I haven't been able to find any of the China Glaze Crackles in town, so I just went for it, even though I've never heard of this brand before. It says Aromapro by France on the label but I can't find any information about them online.
Anyway, I wasn't sure if I would like crackles on me but I LOVE it! It took me a bit to get the hang of application. I put it on a little too thick the first time I used it over American Apparel Butter. I wore this for a full week!!!
It dries matte and a little darker than bottle color. It's shown here with a topcoat.

Next I tried it over another of my favorite polishes, China Glaze Stellar. I really loved this manicure too. I found it to be surprisingly neutral if you wear a lot of jeans. I wore this for almost a week too.

These pictures were taken after I had chipped and repaired a couple of nails. That is one of my favorite things about this type of crackle polish; you can just add a bit more to cover a chip and go on with your day!
My application was better this time, so it didn't wrinkle. This is without a topcoat.

So would any of you be interested in these? I know some of you are having a hard time finding crackles too. They had lots of colors & they also had lots that crack more like the old crackles too. If I decide to put them in the store, they will sell for $11 a bottle.

Are you all crackled out or should I add some to Medusa's Threads?