a England, Camelot, 1 coat + Essence, Crack Me! White, 1 coat
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica, Nitrocelullose, Isopropyl Alcohol.
As you can see, I used a England's Camelot for a base. Although it says ''step 2'' on the Essence Cracking Top Coat bottle, that doesn't mean you have to use their Cracking Base Colour (step 1) polish underneath. Any polish will work. You just have to make sure it's completely dry before you layer Essence cracking polish over it. I didn't wait long enough and the cracks pulled away my base color as well - hence bad manicure.
This polish doesn't crack like other cracking polishes (Kelier, OPI's Black Shatter, Barry M's Crackle, IsaDora's Graffiti Nails, etc...), the crackles Essence Top Coat creates are more or less vertical. It's still a nice effect and the polish is definitely worth trying.
The application didn't cause me any troubles. Formula is neither thick or thin and it doesn't dry too fast. If you like the effect, then I recommend you to get it. You'll definitely like it.
Price: €1.89 for 8mL/0.27 fl. oz
Tell me which cracking effect do you like the most: spider web (Kelier), giraffe (OPI Black Shatter, China Glaze Crackle, Barry M, IsaDora) or zebra (Essence)?
Thanks for looking!