Monday, July 16, 2012

Black Ice

I know shatters and crackles aren't the "it" thing anymore this year but I realized I've never even used this once! It almost feels like a crime for buying something and not using it cause I'm wasting money lol. So, I bought the silver polish from Urban Planet to pair up the two together because black crackle isn't as versatile as I thought it would be; at least not compatible enough with my relatively small collection (compared to the true nail polish addicts out there....my colour selection is kind of...quite...sad haha). The combination came out well and to my surprise, the silver polish has a sandy and rough textured finish. I'm relieved that the rough surface didn't affect the crackle/shatter effect since there is a tendency for that to happen if the surface isn't smooth. Overall, I'm quite happy with my nails ^_^




China Glaze - Black Mesh
Pebble Beach - Platinum Step 1

20 comments:

  1. Great colour combination. I'm still a big fan of the crackle look!

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    1. thanks, i'm glad you like it! :D I'm surprised I still like the crackle after i put it on - i thought my phase was over XD but I'm still lovin' it now

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  2. I quite like this effect although I've never bought a crackle polish before. :) I'm like you though - my nail polish collection is pitifully small compared to some out there! xx

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    1. Hahaha yeahhh....this means we need to continue to expand our collection! :P I'm actually going to go nail polish shopping with my friend tmr, I feel like I shouldn't spend more but at the same time I know I can't help it hahah...oh the dilemma XD

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  3. I also don't have a shatter nail polish as of yet, but this look is quite amazing. It's so fun watching the shatter work its magic and I love seeing the combinations people try to pair it with. The silver accent is compliments well with the black. If you're stuck for some ideas I've seen most people wear it with bright and bold colours for the base. ^^

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    1. Yea the crackle effect is quite amusing the watch. Thanks for the idea; you're right I think bright colours underneath will go well with black shatter but I don't have much aside from a yellow...my nail polish collection is quite pitiful lol >_<

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  4. That shatter polish is really nice! I haven't tried any yet because they seem hard, but yours turned out nice!

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    1. Aww thanks for following!!! <3 I'm coming over to your blog right now :)

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  5. Oooh, it looks great on you! I've never tried the shatter nail polish because I always end up picking my nail polish off, but this is too cute. Great blog and outfits too! Now your newest follower (:

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    1. Awe thanks for following! i'm glad you like my blog :D you should try it, surprisingly i like this more than i thought haha

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  6. great nails<3 love it
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  7. This is a striking combination, I wouldn't have thought to pair silver with black shatter. I like the way that the black shatter has shattered (for lack of a better word :p), it has such a cool effect. Shatter nails are fun, especially to experiment with what to paint as the base coat :)

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    1. hahaha no worries...when i was writing up this post i had trouble finding other adjectives to replace "shatter" or "crackle XD - it's also fun to watch it oxidize in air and watch the effect happen. :P right now, i just need to expand my nail polish collection more to have better base colors for this hehehe :P (perfect excuse to buy more!)

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  8. I love the black and silver combination!! Very cool! I am such a laggard on the shatter/ crackling nail polishes.. black ice sounds like a much cooler name by the way.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. hahaha, don't worry bout it honestly, shatter/crackle is great only up to an extent in time. The effect is cool but not something that people will stick to after the hype died down lol. :P And thanks, glad you like the title hehe. <3

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  9. so many goodies in your blog!!!
    amazing nails too.

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    1. aww thank you so much! I'm following you now as well - you're so pretty! <3

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  10. This is a cool combination :) I actually have a crackle nail polish that I have never worn...I applied it once and it didnt seems to work very well so I just took it off...yours cracked really well though!

    x Courtney from Strawberree Swing

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    1. Which crackle/shatter polish brand did you purchase? I'm not sure about now, but when they first came out everyone told me that the OPI sucked at giving this effect! Even the girl who sold me this polish online told me she was reselling hers and buying the China Glaze version lol so I got pretty lucky.

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