Thursday, May 5, 2011

Playing With Cracking Nail Polish

Remember the Essence Crack Me! White top coat I wrote about a couple of days ago? Well, I liked the cracked effect, but I'm not to fond of manicure combinations with white color. And that's where the ''science of frankening'' comes to life. My dear BF sent me 4 Essence Crack Me! White top coats today... (thank you so much, honey!) and I turned them to this. Well, the grey one is a couple of days old. :)


Yeah, I know I did not invent anything new, but there was a question existing: will it still crack if I add some regular polish? And you know what - it works! :D

I wanted to have my cracking polishes in the original bottles, so I had to pour out some of the content in the beginning. Then I added regular nail polish and 2 mixing balls. Shake, shake, shake and there you have it!

I used Essence Crack Me! Black and a England Camelot to create a grey crackle.


For mint green crackle I used Risque in Verde Esmeralda.


Risque Azul Hortensia was perfect for blue crackle.


Miss Sporty #328 for lilac crackle.


And finally, Risque Love for pink crackle.


So, now I have 5 different cracking shades that I can't buy in store and each cost me less than €2.00. Pretty sweet, huh?

What do you think about these frankencrackles? Which is your favorite?

Thanks for looking!

44 comments:

  1. This is pretty sweet :) Great tip!

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  2. genijalna ideja, i još radi!!!
    siva i plava su mi najdraže, morat ću ovo probat i sama ;-D

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  3. Great idea! The pink is my favourite :-)

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  4. Super ideja! Jedino sto mi se ne svidja kako puca...

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  5. Dobra fora! :) Vsi so mi všeč! <3

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  6. Very smart... :-) I'm so pleased the cracked effect still works after adding regular nail polish.

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  7. zelena!
    sicer pa mi ti laki niso kaj čist preveč všeč, me spominjajo na travo v morju ko je podobne oblike če me razumeš.

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  8. Prvo sam ugledala sliku pomislila: Kad je to Essence izbacio nove Crackle lakove, a ja ne znam za to?

    Odlična ideja, moram ovo probat.

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  9. Dobra ideja. Nikoli mi ne bi prišlo na pamet!

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  10. How utterly awesome. I must try this out, this is way better than plain old white!

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  11. I love the shades, it is so different the way the crackle!

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  12. The Pink one looks very pretty!!

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  13. Ideja za 10!!Svaka čast,morat ču i ja probati nešto smiksati :)))

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  14. looks like the crackle effect mimics the brush strokes... if you were to say, brush it on at an angle, would the crackle follow suit?

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  15. Love the blue and green! That is cool, thanks for letting us know this works :)

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  16. Oooo super ideja! Jutri mešam ... :)

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  17. The colours are great, but I don't like the stripes it makes while cracking :(

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  18. Oh I love the green crackle!! I wonder if I added eyeshadow will they still crackle? I'll have to try it out.

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  19. Omg, great job!!! They're beautiful!
    I actually thought this was a new collection to be launched by Essence! Boy, was I disappointed, haha :-P They'd make a nice collection :)

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  20. oh nicee!!! how creative of you! :)

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  21. That looks great! awesome idea! :)

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  22. so smart! really nice colors! i might just try something like that with my white crackle since i never use it now. :)

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  23. omgosh! i thought before but i've never tried it just in case it didnt work. (;-;) good to know that it works! :D

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  24. Oooh, I like those!
    You did a really good job.
    Will try to find some essence polishes here in the states :)

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  25. pretty color! but I do not like the gray...the lines are too close

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  26. Cool to see different brands and their products. Thanks!

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  27. Wow, I love all of them. Great idea, I'm definately going to do this also! We have here in Bulgaria really cheap crackle nail polishes from Depend - about 1.5-2 euro. I'm really happy that you share with us this.

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  28. kool!!! i love the cracked effect!

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  29. Perfect, all of them! Thanks so much for the idea, I'm sure we'll all try it!!

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  30. Since I'm a green lover you know it's the mint green crack! You did an amazing job with making these. Love the pink also!

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  31. Lord, what a great idea. We can't complain about having only one colour of crackle.

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  32. Meni pa ta efekt izrazito ni všeč. Jaz imam od Alessandro firme in mi je tisti crack žnj-krat bolj všeč, podoben kot pri OPIju in ChG. Tu je efekt nekam špagetast. Dislike.
    Mi pa tudi niso všeč vse barvne kombinacije ... zgolj črno-bela ali pa črno-srebrna.

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  33. I know that I've already posted, just a heads up - I've nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award ;) Great work!

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  34. Super, meni ni še nikoli padlo na pamet da bi ustvarila kaj takšnega, me pa sedaj mika da si kupim bel crackle in ga spremenim v sivega kot na tvoji prvi slikici ;)
    Hvala za idejo

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  35. I quite like the unusual effect... and the fact that these are frankenpolishes :D .

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