First up, is Broken Hearted, the pink crackle. I used Color Club Almost Famous as my base. I'm not keen on Almost Famous, it's streaky and... well, yellow. So yeah. I had some issues here, I got weird dragging. I think because it took three coats for AF to get the colour I wanted (I should've layered it over white) and it didn't play nicely with the topcoat that I chose.
That's the nail that crackled the way I wanted it to, anyway. Sadly, I swiftly forgot what I did to get that to happen, so... yeah.
I wanted to use a really contrasting colour again, so I chose China Glaze Bing Cherry, which is actually pretty nice. For a red, I quite like it.
Sadly, I couldn't get the hang of Crushed Candy either. It sort of worked the way I wanted it to on my pinky but I will sort this one out because I love it! I have to keep the little crackle tag on it, though, it looks exactly the same as For Audrey in the bottle!
Again, I think my pinky nail crackled the best.
Here's the one that I liked most! I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac as the base, then Cracked Concrete over top.
Bah! I love this picture except for that stupid white hair! I hate those damn "lint free" wipes, they're never lint free at all. :( The hair was so tiny that I couldn't even see it on my camera screen but now I see it, so frustrating!
All of these pictures have the polishes as they are on the pointer and middle fingers and a topcoat on the ring and pinky. I'll keep you guys updated on how my quest to use these properly goes. I'm going to keep trying until it works the way I want it to!
My post on Monday will have a challenge for you all... I thought it would be a fun thing to ask people to do and a little way to brighten our days up a bit/give us some inspiration. It does involve unmentionables but psh, we're all grown ups here!
I got to do the other three from the crackle collection. For all of my pictures I wore a topcoat on my index and ring fingers, and the polishes were left matte on the middle and pinkie.
Anyway, Black Mesh is a lot like OPI Black Shatter. It goes on a lot more thinly than Black Shatter though, I found.
In the end, these polishes all have the potential to be really awesome, they're just going to take a bit of tweaking and a lot of trial and error.
Which one do you like best? Do you have any tips and tricks for any of the ones that we had problems with?