Let Me Have a Crack-le at it


I remember when I was just a youngin' (think 12,13,14?) and I was just starting to get excited about nail stuff, and Cover Girl had a product out called 'Crackle' which, when applied over another polish (they say it has to be their own, but it doesn't) created a crackled paint effect. Back then, the one I had was a royal blue color if I remember correctly. A while back, I managed to find and snag one from an awesome swapper on Makeup Alley, and today I decided to use it!! The crackle polish I have is an orangey yellow color, and I tried it over turquoise, which in my mind was amazing, but the crackle is super sheer and streaky, sooooo it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but I still think it's rad. :-P It was SUPER hard to clean the cuticle edges up though- that Crackle doesn't even dissolve in acetone!!


I used China Glaze Flyin' High as a base, with Cover Girl Crackle Jack-O-Lantern over top. For the red line, I used Eyeko Coral Polish for Resort Nails, then I used American Apparel Manila for the dots. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

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The Eyeko polish used in today's post was sent by the manufacturer for consideration.


13 comments

  1. I'm not usually into the crackle polishes, but that's really cute. I like that it's just part of the design, instead of the whole thing. Plus, the color scheme is fun! It'd be almost day-glo with a hot pink line instead of the coral line. :D

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  2. I've never heard about crackle polishes but it looks amazing! I love that effect!

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  3. Super cute! My colors! I love the dots :)

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  4. Sweet finish and cute design.I wish they still made crackle polishes...

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  5. Nice! I need to track down some crackle polish.

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  6. Do you cover your cuticles & skin with vaseline (or baby oil) before using nail polish? I use a qtip or small makeup brush to apply it. It makes clean up a gabillion times easier.

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  7. Great design!

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  8. this reminds me of so cal
    the blue ocean and our crackled land xD

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  9. Lovely:) I was wondering if you could one time in the future make a frog design in any way? I love frogs (rarely enough) but have never seen any designs with them on. If that is possible?

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  10. the frog idea sounds great! i got some new opi jade is the new black and rescue beauty lounge diddy mow and i need a fun way to use these green polishes! :) ohh also, sometime you should do some Fimo nail art!! it's so cute :) i just picked up some fruit salad fimo's from sally beauty today.

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  11. The design reminds me of an Autumn (Fall) day, risp blue sky, cracking yellow leaves. Love it!!

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  12. I have never tried crackle polish but I really want to!

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