was actually pretty disappointed with this. For the price you pay, it didn't seem worth it for me. Cheaper versions work just as well, if not better.
I remember trying to find this crackle nail polish when it first came out and it was real hard to find! I had to call salons and everything just to get a bottle of the good stuff!
So once I got my hands on the black crackle nail polish I took the time to watch tutorials online just so I don't mess it up the first time.
Application is easy enough just make sure that the base colour (the colour that will show through the cracks) is dry. At least dry enough that it won't move around when you put the crackle on top. It's a good tip so you don't mix the colours.
For a more crackled effect try using one to two light coats. For a more pronounced not so crackled look add one to two thick coats.
It's a good product nonetheless and I'm glad they came out with more shades!
After so much searching in stores this summer, I finally was able to find OPI's special crackle nail polish. (You could tell its been popular because the display only had one left) Although I found it pricey for a polish, I knew OPI has always been a good brand. I put a layer of hot pink and then the black crackle on top. It starts to crackle as soon as you apply it so you have to cover the entire nail quickly and heavily. Or else it just swipes off weirdly. But it turned out exactly how I wanted and will continue to use it a lot with different colours. Love it!
I read the reviews about crackle before trying it (was going to buy & try myself not matter what :)), and saw noted you apply 1 coat before your top coat. Directions, on bottle confirmed and I felt pretty confident about the process and just went with it. I struggled a bit to not put too much or too little but after a little bit of time (and I highly recommend applying a shiny top coat), and in the ray of morning I think they look HOT! The few nails I thought may look funny around the edges, look fine :) I applied the black crackle over OPI's Tickle My France-y, but next time trying over mint green :D
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