conradverner asked: I'm not sure if you've mentioned this before, but have you tried any of the crackle nail polishes? I bought two from Sally Hansen (black and pink)... I used the black and it was amazing. I tried the pink and it came out terribly. Then I used the black again and it looked AWFUL. I don't know if I'm just derping or if the product just sucks, haha.
I have! I bought the black shatter nail polish from Sally Hansen, and it was beautiful and glorious in every way the first few times I used it. It started to get kind of clumpy though, and now it’s really hard to use because either not enough is on my nail so it looks stupid, or too much is on my nail and it’s just weird lumpy black nail polish, lol.
I tried the red one from Sally Hansen next, and while it looked FANTASTIC over colors like white or silver (Sally Hansen Celeb City ftw!), it looked so stupid over anything dark. The color isn’t strong enough to stand on its own over a dark color like black, which is a bummer.
I also tried the white Sally Hansen one also, and that one was pretty great too. I used it over a pretty bold turquoise color and it looked fabulous. I also used it over navy blue and it looked like snow, so I’m definitely going to break that out for some winter-theme nails :)
I haven’t tried anything by OPI, or any of the other multitude of crackle nail polishes there are now, so I don’t know if the clumpiness is specific to the Sally Hansen formula, or if that’s just the nature of the beast.
But yeah, it’s a kind of difficult thing to use, and it doesn’t seem like the bottle has a very long shelf life (I don’t even know if my black crackle is still good, I’ve only had it for about 3 months or so, but last time I used it, it was so hard to put on). So yeah, I think either Sally Hansen’s product is weird, or just crackle in general is odd. You’re probably not derping, at least not when it comes to nail polish, haha