Friday, 2 September 2011

Kleancolor Crackle in Black

*Caution, contains massive Kleancolor Crackle fail*

Morning everyone,

Today I'm going to show you a polish I bought a little while ago on a whim. I'll show you pictures first, just to get those all over with.

Let's start with the fail.
If you plan on buying any of the Kleancolor crackles, it's probably a good idea to try them out first until you get the hang of it. Application can be tricky if you're just starting out. The key to these is to apply them to polish that is still somewhat tacky. I have a lot of trouble with this, cuz' I have a tendency to get over excited and apply it a wee bit too early.. and when it's too wet, the crackle just kind of pulls itself together and leaves ginormous random holes on top of your chosen base polish. All of these trials above failed. I suppose the green turned out alright, but the crackle still kind of made this strange ruched pattern, which isn't that pleasing to look at.

After you get the hang of it, you will hopefully be able to achieve something like these:

I bought this because I really prefer this cracking pattern to the "standard" crackling seen from OPI, China Glaze and a lot of other crackle polishes that are being released. When it's done right, it can look pretty sweet, but I haven't managed to get it working 100% of the time yet (that's why these are on a nail wheel) and it's pretty frustrating.

Okay, enough of that.. I also chose to show this on a nail wheel because this is a pain in the butt to remove. I haven't perfected a removal technique (besides scraping it off your nail if you apply it and want to take it off right away), and even with pure acetone, this sucker is seriously hard to remove. I put it on the first day I got it and I wanted to take it off.. and it took me forever scraping the darned thing off my nails.

Maybe one day I'll give it another chance.. but for now it's going to just sit in the nail polish bin.

If any of you have tried this crackle and can offer me any tips on perfecting the application and removal.. PLEASE leave me a comment or tweet me.. at this moment I can't justify buying this polish. :(

Thanks <3


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