Sunday, April 17, 2011

First Crackle Manicure

Today I was lucky enough to get a bottle of Black Mesh, the Crackle by China Glaze, and it will take some getting used to. I also got three other polishes today, the one I used for the Crackle manicure was China Glaze, Awakening. I bought some Poshe top coat and wow, am I impressed. I will be getting a bottle of Seche Vite to compare it to the Poshe, but this top coat looks wet even when dry, it’s amazing!

To be fair I think it takes some careful application to get the crackle effect to really come across, so you really can’t see it that well on these photos, but it is there. I got the first one perfect, and the rest were just too thick of an application to get the right coverage for maximum effect. I will have to redo this manicure in the future, but next time I will be doing the China Glaze color, Flying Dragon underneath the Black Mesh.

I really love the way this top coat applies and dries so quickly. It’s really glossy and is the best I’ve used yet to date. The best trick I know for maintaining a manicure is to reapply top coat every couple of days, and so I will reapply the Poshe polish to my nails Monday or just redo them altogether if I have any chips by then. I will probably be going by Sally’s again to buy three more China Glaze polishes, they have a sale this month where you buy two and get one free, and I joined the Beauty Club today because I wanted to get a few polishes and it was well worth it.

I don’t know what three colors I’ll end up with but we’ll see. I really like the Flying Dragon color and can’t wait to see that on my nails, it’s got some tiny glitter in it and is such a pretty purple, I think it will look better under the Black Mesh Crackle. When I had the Awakening polish on by itself it was lovely, I should have snapped a photo but I was anxious to see the Black Mesh in action. Next time though, I will take time to shoot a couple of photos. That’s all for now! Thanks for reading!


  1. OMG I know! It's the coolest! Thanks for posting TheNailAddict!


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