Posts Tagged ‘Crackle Polish’

China Glaze Oxidized Aqua

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

When I got Oxidized Aqua, a light turquoise shimmery crackle, I wanted to try it out at once. So I applied it on top of the dark turquoise/blue/teal colored Color Club Emerald Depths. I also applied China Glaze Fast Forward on top.  I quite like this combination, it’s both edgy and subtle at the same time.

Photos are taken outside.

Are you sick of crackle manicures yet? Being a shimmer whore I can’t help but fall in love with all the shimmery crackle polishes that have been released lately.

Some Graffiti on Galaxy..

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Before I took Galaxy off I wanted to try out my black Isadora Graffiti polish, Black Tag. It took a while before I got my hands on it and I craved it soo bad! And when I finally got it it just lay in my drawer for over a month.. I guess the important thing is to own it =)

Taken inside with flash. I’d had Galaxy on for over a week so there’s some tip wear going on.

I didn’t apply a top coat as I like the matte finish, it makes a nice contrast to the underlying polish. This polish seemed a little thinner than my Subway Green, so on my right hand it didn’t crack up quite as nice as the layer was a bit too thin. But I’m quite satisfied with my left hand.

What do you think of crackle polishes? Yay or nay?

Graffiti Subway Green

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Once upon a time Max Factor released some crackle polishes, named Nail Mosaics, and I tried the blue one. This was over 10 years ago so I have no memory of what more colors there were. Anyway, I do remember that this polish was crap! It was sheer and pretty flaky so it didn’t stay on very well. I probably only tried it once and then it went to rest in a shoebox. This is what the polish looks like now:

It’s all dryed up into big chunks, I saved the bottle because it looks quite cool, it’s better like this than on the nails =)

Anyway, when I heard about the new Isadora Graffiti polishes that used the same concept I was a little skeptic. But I picked up “Subway Green” because I wanted to try it out. And wow, these are sooo much better! It’s a thick polish and obviously dries quickly, so you have to be fast when you apply it. I applied it on top of China Glaze QT with no top coat:

Please excuse the mess and tipwear, I’d had QT on for over a week by this time. It dries a little matte, but I like that look. And I have to say I’m quite impressed that it doesn’t need a top coat in order to stay on!

The thumb doesn’t look quite as good as the others, I think I didn’t get enough polish on the second brush stroke.

I thought this would be just a plain creme color, but do you see the tiny shimmer in it? I have no idea if it’s just this color or if the other colors have it as well.