Twinsie Tuesday - Crackle

Hi everyone!!  Happy Tuesday!  I'm going to be very busy today because my brother's getting married!!!! So excited!  I'll share the mani I did for the wedding with you guys soon ;0).

For Twinsie Tuesday, our job was to do a crackle manicure.  Now if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that this was one that I definitely was not looking forward to.  I am not a fan of the crackle manicure at all.  To me, it looks like your polish is chipping and you need to do your nails over. Just sayin'.  Anyhoo, I must be a team player and participate with my twinsies ;0).

Because I am not a crackle fan, I was worried I wouldn't be able to do the challenge (I have never purchased a crackle polish).  Then I remembered that Carmela over at Polished Indulgence sent me a Revlon Nail Art Break Up polish.  These polishes are dual ended and come with a base coat on one end and a crackle polish on the other.

Fatal is the base coat and it is a berry jam-packed with shimmer.  It has an almost metallic finish.  It applied evenly and was opaque in one coat.  It also dried very quickly.  This is a really pretty color on its own.  It's perfect for fall.  Attraction, the crackle overcoat, is a deep red creme that dries matte. It's nothing very unique, but also dries very quickly.


I used no base or top coat for these swatches.




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I really like that the base coat has lots of shimmer and when it peeks through, you see a bit of sparkle.  I'm not won over by the crackle though.  I'll be wearing Fatal on its own.


What do you guys think of this combo?  Are you a crackle fan?


I'm looking forward to seeing what my Twinsies do this week.  Check out their posts!



Amanda: http://amandalandish.com
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com
Chelsea: http://nailedblog.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.com
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com
Jenna: http://jennafroggy.com
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com
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26 comments:

  1. Major congrats on the wedding!!

    And I've never heard of this duo before. Interesting.

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    1. Yeah, I've seen it around, but not much. The wedding was awesome, thanks!

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  2. I love the base coat. And I love the colour of the crackle :)

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  3. Congrats to your brother! :)

    Love the purple-y shade!

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    1. Thanks so much Tara! I'll pass on the message. After the honeymoon that is ;0).

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  4. OoOoo I like that you did crackle on just accent nails! Smart thinking :)

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  5. Very pretty! I really love the colors.

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  6. Yeah after my let down from OPI crackle idk if I am up to buying more... yours doesn't look bad!

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  7. You know I like my crack. :) I haven't tried the Revlon ones, though--can't deal with those two ended bottles.

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  8. I like 'Fatal' on its own too!!! Not a crackle fan either....

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  9. I still like my crackles, but don't use them very much. I really like the base color you used.

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  10. You are so right about crackle looking like chipped polish!!! i never thought of it that way before, but now i'm going to! lol I typically only use crackle to cover up chipped edges when i'm too lazy to re-paint my nails.

    the combo is eh to me. I'm a fan of black crackle and not colored ones. I loveeee the base though! gorgeous!! Revlon needs to sell that as it's own bottle!

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  11. The base color here is gorgeous!

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  12. Congrats on the wedding, I hope you have fun! What a pretty purple!

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  13. That base color is gorgeous. I have a love-hate relationship with crackle. I find it depends on what color crackle I'm using.

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  14. I used to like crackle but I'm pretty over it now. Just don't feel the urge to put one on. My favorite combo is a crackle over a metallic polish, so I do like this. Especially as an accent nail. And the base color is very pretty!

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  15. Ooh! I like this! The red crackle looks awesome!

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  16. Fun! I haven't gotten any of these because I just don't like these bottles. :(

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