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Monday, 12 November 2012

Nailed it

The crackle effect has become somewhat a phenomenon in the beauty world and the first time I used Rimmel Crack your colour Crazy top coat in 010 black graffiti I had high expectations. I've loved Rimmel nail polish before and the bottle is decorated with a zebra pattern so this was the effect I expected from the polish.



I first used it over a glittery gold Floozie nail polish (I don't know the name of the shade-it was from a Christmas gift set). I was quite disappointed to say the least. I did put a little too much on by accident at first so my nail went completely black. Too little though and no effect was there. The black blended more so with the gold rather than creating a top coat, even though I had left it a good half an hour between coats, creating a metallic black, which was good but not the desired effect.


I used the product again over the top of Topshop nails Ice crush (a clear glitter polish). The second time I used this I did prefer it to my previous use. As I had already applied the product I knew how much to use. However, the effect was not that of a zebra, it did create a crackle affect but it wasn't the most consistent product on nails as while one would have a great crackle, another would look mainly black with a few cracks in it. One advantage was that for a dark colour it did come off easily.

Verdict-Rimmel, I love you and your products but this is not the best one for me. My application was far from great I'll admit but this product was not what I expected. I will probably use it again (although I will be very careful with application. I'd stay stick to the Barry M crackle effect polish-I payed £4 for the Rimmel one but I'd rather pay a few quid more for the Barry M one.


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49 comments

  1. Thanks for testing this and giving your honest opinion!

    LUXESSED

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  2. I know this post is about the nail polish, but I adore your big, green ring.

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  3. WOW, Love it :D

    XoXo
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  4. Nice post ! Love your blog ;)

    Would be great if we followed each other, don't you think so ? :)

    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

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  5. Love this! :)

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  6. Love it!!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know or you can follow me and I will follow you back!
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  7. What a pretty colour and I love that big jade ring!

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  8. That's a shame it's a bit rubbish, it's really annoying when nail polishes are a let down because I don't know about you but I get a bit excited when I buy one haha! I'm surprised because I quite like Rimmel polishes...their matte topcoat is the best xxx

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  9. Pretty nails! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you. It'd make my day if you followed back :) xoxo

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  10. Beautiful cracked effect and I just love your ring! <3

    xoxo

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  11. How cool! Love the ring, too!

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  12. rock chic! love the ring too..thanks for visiting earlier..we follow now *GFC..like to follow back? thanks girl..xoxo

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  13. looks so cool! the crackle over the glitter!!
    xx

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  14. ring is stunning :)
    following u :)
    kisses

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  15. Pretty nails ^^ I like the result

    XoXo

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  16. great post! really cute blog! would you like to follow eachother? xx
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  17. hello dear, thanks for your lovely comment
    nice blog just followed you on GFC no103 and bloglovin no16
    hope you follow back on both
    kisses

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  18. Pretty nails! Great post. :)

    If you have time, please come by and check out my blog! And maybe follow?

    xo - Sheila
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  19. Beautiful Mani! Love alse the Ring ,amazing Jewellery!

    kisses :)

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  20. Love your nails!
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    S xx

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  21. very xmassy colours

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    xxx

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  22. Lovely review - thank you for this post! x

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  23. Lovely nails!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) would you like to follow each other?

    Xoxo

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  24. gorgeous color love!

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    Kristin
    xxx

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  25. Thanks,for your lovely comment,dear.^^

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  26. I've always wanted to try crackle nails.

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  27. Crack polish is best when it's metallic! Like gold or silver :)



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  28. Too bad this polish didn't work out.

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  29. Woow! Cool nail art, dear~!

    xxx

    Tatiana

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  30. yeah i've experienced that too, a lot of crackle polishes (even good brands) don't work properly. i love essence though, best crackle polishes i've ever tried and also really cheap! xx

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  31. Great thanks to You for dropping by my blog and checking out my post! Nice post, thank you for share!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alex
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  32. Cool post dear!! Love your ring =)
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    xx
    K.

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  33. I really love your ring! Too bad that the nail polish wasn't that good.. but I like the effect!

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  34. Looks really good!
    I must try it
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    S xx

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  35. I have this and found if you apply it quickly and thickly in a few strokes (1-3), then blow on it lots as it dries, it cracks pretty well

    HANNAH †
    [londonroseblog.com]

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    1. Thanks for the tips-I will have to try it again. Us students can't afford to trhow a polish away haha!! x

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  36. love first skirt the first look !

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