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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crackle Craze

So crackle polishes are everywhere now, and I'm thrilled. I know some of you just don't like the effect, and if you don't, you can skip this post and maybe tomorrows, lol. I just love the look. You also know how much I love my Funky Finger polishes, especially their glitters. Since I had finally received my China Glaze Crackles, I had to play, and like I mentioned, tomorrows post might be a few other manis I did with them. For this mani, I used China Glaze Cracked Concrete and Funky Fingers Blitzen, from the 2010 Holiday collection.

I started with 2 coats of Blitzen



Then added Cracked Concrete. This is pre SV


Now with SV

I actually kind of prefer it prior to my top coat. I think the effect and look is really cool!

31 comments:

  1. This is amazing, I love the glittery funky fingers polish, I don't think we get this in the uk :-( I would love to try and track it down though. Great post. x

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  2. Don't like it, sorry. I usually like crackle polish, but this color is just not my type hahaha

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  3. hm i don't like it :s
    i like the glitter polish solo, but that looks very dirty :@ i think a black crackling would be better !! maybe you can make an update with a black one...i think that would look great :)
    that's the first mani of you, that i don't like so yeah, don't even notice me...all other manis are beautiful :D

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  4. I like this but I think because it's on top of such a bright, glittery green it looks a bit drab, on top of another colour i'm sure it will look great! I literally just bought barry m's crackle polish and am about to try it out! :)

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  5. oh gosh! now i feel so regretful for not getting this! but i did get(ordering) the black and white crackle! :D

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  6. perfect for your paintball excursions--camo crackle! they'll never see you coming. wait--isn't your camo pink?

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  7. i do like it--i think it would look aweseome with my sequin camo tank.

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  8. IsaDora has 10 crackle polishes. But they are called Graffiti.

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  9. I agree with whoever said it up there ^^ Try it with a matte finish-- I love it!

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  10. I love the crackle hype thats all around us!!! Been dreaming about someone making a crackel polish for years :)
    As for your mani I think its awesome! and creative as usuall :) I agree with the others who think that matte top can be just perfect here.

    I didnt buy any of the new crackels yet, but I did got a black one from a local company (It's was way cheaper) and I LOVE it.

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  11. i'm not a fan of the crackle effect but i love your choice of color combo!!

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  12. Love the CG Blitzen but have to say the crackle colour doesn't inspire me!

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  13. Man, you really got it to crackle into big pieces! You must've SV'd it in between, huh? I didn't do SV in between my holo and crackle and it didn't work as well as yours. Great job!

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  14. I love how the crackle seems to "float" on top of the glitter polish!

    Have you heard of a "newspaper print manicure" or "newspaper manicure"? A user on the MUA nail board (lisasaurus) posted her mani, and I thought of you! This is the video she shared, although she used rubbing alcohol instead of vodka. XD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQOj8dXLa0&feature=related

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  15. Thanks you guys, I def know the look isn't for everyone, but I should have tried matte over top. Oh well, maybe next time.

    Annelise, yeah I used SV before I used the crackle :)

    Cammy, yeah I have heard of that, it's cool, but I'm just not drawn to it. Maybe one day I will give it a try :)

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  16. Looks like cracked mud. Kinda neat! :)

    Also, gave a shout out to you on my blog... I pulled off a scotch tape mani! :)

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  17. i dont care for the gray crackle but i have to thanks you for posting a funky fingers polish (=

    i own most of them and im completely nutty about about them LOL i feel like a full time sales rep because i only have good things to say! no one ever swatches them though! must be the availability?! im giving away 8 this next month in hopes of spreading the bargain polish cheer :D

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  18. I discovered Crackle nail polish for myself not too long ago. I LOVE it! I actually have my nails crackled right now! lol

    P.S. I got a blog just to follow you. You're awesome!! I just ordered my Konad starter kit today. THANX!!

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  19. This makes me actually like the crackle effect! Lol x

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  20. Thanks girl!

    Amber, aww thanks!! I will be sure to check it out!

    Cathryn, I love Funky Fingers. Yeah I think the fact that Five Belows aren't located everywhere kind of leads to mnay not having access to them. I wish everyone did, they are great. Although they are made by the same company as Color Club, so quit a few are the exact same as Color Club colors. I too, have a few lined up for a give away I'm planning.

    Nelli, awww that is so sweet, thank you!! YAY, I hope you love the Konad set! It's so much fun

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  21. Wow I love that sparkly green :) I will have to look up this color as I don't think we have it here in Ireland.

    ~Ashley~

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  22. Thanks Ashley!! I do know you can find it on eBay every so often :)

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  23. Oh, man. I *need* Blitzen. My continued survival is in jeopardy if I do not procure it.

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  24. Haha, Blitzen really is so amazing!!

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