Friday, February 24, 2012

Carrots on Crack

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of crackle finish polishes. They look like your nail is falling apart. That's great if you want zombie nails, but that is not usually what you are trying for. But I decided to try out the new crackle polish duos recently released by Revlon. I saw these at Walgreens, so I picked up two different shades. One has orange crackle (pictured here), and the other has gold crackle.

And I added a carrot. Why?! I think because it kind of matches the orange crackle, and because I really loved the evil carrots I did back in October. They were so fun to paint.

Here is the base color. It is called Steamy. The companion orange crackle is called Affair. Steamy Affair. So clever.

Then I painted my cute little not-so-evil carrot using acrylic paints and my small nail art brush. The small brush and thinned down acrylic paint really allow me to get fine details. After this pic, I added the crackle and then I had to wait a bit for it to dry before I sealed with topcoat. 

Here's the polish duo. I have to say, it is rather awkward to use, and the brush ends up being really top heavy, and prone to spills. I bought this one and the duo called Killer Instincts. And I will be honest, crackle is probably not a good choice for anyone whose skin is starting to wrinkle. It just accentuates the wrinkles. I may be too old for crack. Which is fine, because crack is whack.

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  1. it looks great on you!
    Nice orange crackle!

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    1. Aw thanks! I hoped that the orange color would be fun, even if it is crackle polish.

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    1. Now that just sound really inappropriate! Ha ha!

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  3. Hahahahaha, crack is definitely whack and those names are absolutely ridiculous. BUT I have to say that even though I really don't like crackle at all, it doesn't look too shabby with the carrot motif. :)

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    1. Thanks Rach! It was cute with the little carrot. I don't think I will wear crackle on it's own unless I can pair some kind of art with it.

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  4. The name made me laugh, and the carrot is super cute. xD

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    1. Ha ha, thanks Quixii! I love that carrot.

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