Manicure Mucked Up AKA Crackle Fail?

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have a new Wet n Wild polish and a crackle fail? to show you.

First up is Wet n Wild Fast Dry in Grey's Anatomy. Softy grey duochrome that shifts gold, green, purple, even brilliant pink at certain angles. This polish is pretty sheer, it needed three coats to get it as opaque as it is. The formula is... So-so. Thick, easy to control but it bubbled like crazy and is a bit brushstroke-y. But not annoyingly so. Dry time was decent. I had topped this with Dare to Wear top coat to try to kill the bubbling. I had limited success. After photos, I topped it with Seche Vite which further smoothed it and improved it. I don't know if I like this polish or not. I think I liked it a bit more as I wore it and looked at it. I did like the brush. I am a wider brush girl and this one is pretty good.

 In sun.


In shade.

I think it was Mark Twain who said that golf is a good walk spoiled. Well, crackle polish is a good manicure spoiled. *sigh* This is Kelier brand black crackle polish. It was sent to me by Born Pretty Store for an honest and fair review. And in all honesty and fairness, I don't like it. Now, I am willing to admit that my application could very well be at fault, here. But I have tried working with this stuff four times. And it has been a pretty miserable fail, each and every time. 

The cracks are unimpressive and chunks of this stuff just sheet off my nails as the cracking begins. I had to really hustle to get top coat on before the crackle turned into a complete and horrid mess, as it has in my past attempts to use it. I topped it with Sally Hansen Double Duty to glue this stuff down as best as possible.  I hate Sally Hansen Double Duty but I had a bottle lying around that I received free when I bought another bottle of polish. I like the brush and was saving the bottle for a home for a future franken. No way was I going to risk flakes of this crack polish getting into and fouling my Seche Vite.

If all crackle polishes are as crappy as this stuff, I seriously doubt I am going to waste my very limited polish budget on any other brands and colours. If any of you have used this brand crackle polish and other brands, are the others, such as China Glaze and OPI any better? Or is crackle polish is crackle polish is crackle polish? 


Blech! So not impressed. I am disappointed, as I see such great looking crackle manicures being done with OPI and China Glaze brand crackle polishes. *sigh* Maybe I just suck to the gills at doing a cracked manicure. lol  Yanno... Some of my distaste for this look may stem from the fact that I was raised to believe that cracked, chipped polish equals trashy, tacky girl who doesn't take proper care of herself and doesn't take the time to do her nails and maintain them properly. Perhaps I need to overcome my childhood conditioning. lol  I'll have to wear this a while and see if I change my opinion. 

Allrighty then. 'Nuff about this. It is a gorgeously warm day. A bit windy but so mild and pleasant for this time of year. March is coming in like a lamb. Will it go roaring out like a lion? If so, storms, wind and slashing rain are fine. If there is to be more snow, I shall surely curl up and cry. It is time for Winter to flee. Go buh-bye. 

Thank you so much for popping in. I appreciate each and every one of you who click on the link to this blog, read it and follow along. I am honoured and thrilled every time I see my blog listed on someone's blogroll.

Have a great afternoon and may your polish never bubble.

The crackle polish used in this post was provided for my consideration by the company for an honest and fair review.