September 22, 2011

Crackle Nail Polish: Yay or Nay?

Today I got to try crackle nail polish for the first time, but I'm still not sure if I love it or not. This is what it looked like on me:

I had a dark nail polish underneath, and then a coat of the crackle on top.

I have known about crackle nail polish for a while now, and in a way I thought it was a bit of a weird trend, because it actually made the nail polish look undone. Or reptilian.

But when it was on my nails today, the crackle didn't look so bad and it actually looked pretty interesting.

Just like with any nail polish, a lot depends on color, and in the case of the crackle, you have to play with two different colors: a base coat and the crackle color, so the possibilities are endless.

A light crackle can brighten up a dark base, make a matte color shine, and definitely give a new edge to your nails.

It's also pretty easy to use: just put a coat on top of your dry base color and wait 5 minutes. You'll see the coat dry and then crackle (come apart) in a very neat way.

I guess I'm a bit into the trend. At least a little curious to try a couple more color combinations before I decide if I love it or hate it.

And you? Have you tried the crackle yet? Love it? Hate it? Share your opinion with us!


Soos said...

That looks good on you! I'm avoiding it. I've been wearing dark colors like plum and bronze, and doing the tips with gold glitter, or using a sticker on one nail (I had a leopard print sample). Fun!

Anonymous said...

I don't like it. It's very 80's and I'm over it. I think it makes the nails looked like they have been chewed and picked at. Just not a fan.

Daisy said...

It looks like a nail infection that requires a ER visit to the dermatologist. But then again there's no harm in trying something new.