Since I already own OPI Silver Shatter and a Sally Hansen black crackle, I decided to venture into the world of color and go with purple! The color you see below is Violet.
Is that not gorgeous or what? For this manicure, I paired it with Sinful Colors Fiji, which is a shimmering deep violet. I thought the colors complemented each other really well! I have on three coats of Fiji, one coat of Violet, and one thin layer of a Revlon quick dry top coat (The Born Pretty Store crackle dries to a matte finish unless you apply a glossy top coat).
Left: Born Pretty Store Violet crackle, Right: Sinful Colors Fiji
If you've ever used a crackle nail polish, you know the formula takes a bit of getting used to- you have to apply it quickly because it dries FAST! You also have to make sure you don't go over the same areas otherwise it messes up the shatter effect. I found that this crackle is a lot easier to work with, though (compared to OPI Silver Shatter). The same rules apply (work fast and efficiently), but the formula is smooth and doesn't dry quite as fast. I also really like how it "cracks" big enough so the polish underneath shines through.
Have you tried any cool color crackle polishes? What about anything from Born Pretty Store? At $5.50/polish with free shipping worldwide, I'm seriously considering buying a few more! I'm obsessed with this trend! :)
And as a special little thing for you guys, Born Pretty Store is giving me a coupon code for 10% off a purchase to share with you. Just use the code below!