Monday, 3 October 2011

NOTD and Review- Pink and orange with 17 Crackle Top Coat

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 A few months ago I promised Eyelining Obsessions (check her page- she’s one of my favourite beauty bloggers) that I would show how I use Boots 17 crackle polish. My nails are a mess at the moment due to cutting down conifers and digging up weeds but here you go, pink and orange with gold crackly divide.
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 I got Max Factor Nailfinity Disco Pink a few years ago as a GWP and I love it. It’s a creamy hot pink and it lasts for ages on fingers and toes. It applies without streaking or drag and is opaque within 2 coats on a normal nail. Using it this way, it covers over the orange in a single coat. I heartily recommend buying it.
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I bought the orange Mememe Laura polish from Poundland. You’ve got to love those Famous Brands bags although I feel a bit of a cheapskate rifling through the rickety and dishevelled displays. Mememe’s Laura isn’t available anymore, as the brand has recently gone through a rebranding. This is a bright tangerine orange cream, very vibrant. I can’t say I’m overly impressed beyond loving the colour. It stains, even with a basecoat. It also chips and peels within 24 hours. However, the colour is lovely and it perfectly complements the hot pink. I hope the Mememe rebranding has including improving their polishes.
 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Polish is a gorgeous colour- a pale cool toned shimmery champagne gold. However, that is where the good stops. For a start, it doesn’t crackle as much as other brands and tends to obscure the base colour. It seems to cling to the wide brush so it’s hard to get a thin coat. Because of this it tends to wrinkle when the top coat is applied. I can only get it to work as a colour partition as the amount it crackles matters less and it doesn’t seem to wrinkle with a small amount on the nail. I much prefer the MUA Nail Quake and the W7 crackle polishes but it looks very pretty here. If you are having trouble finding ways to use your crackle polishes, try it this way!

Max Factor Nailfinity Disco Pink costs from £2 if you shop around.
Mememe Laura costs £1 from Poundland (if you can bear to hunt through plastic packets)
17 Nail Xtras Crackle costs £3.99 from Boots
Nail Decorations cost £1 from Poundland


Claire@Eyelining said...

Fab mani hun! Love the pink and orange combination. And thank you for the shout out :-) x

Anitacska said...

I really love this! Never thought of using the crackle polish like this. :)

Demonicsmurfette said...

Thanks ladies. I thought it was good to show that crackle could look good on just part of the nail. Just wish my nails looked better. Roll on winter when I don't have to do the hateful gardening.

Amyteee said...

Thankyou for your kind comment, I really appreciate it :) I love that orange shade! <3 Those little packets in poundland are great, got some awesome almay face powder and a dark wine sally hansen lipstick out of some :3 x

Demonicsmurfette said...

I'm hoping to find some Almay. I sulked for weeks when they stopped selling in the UK.

How was the Sally Hansen lipstick? Love to see some pics!