Categorized: Crackle

OPI Spider-Man Collection Swatches & Review

OPI Spider-Man is a new limited edition collection that is coming out in May and was inspired by the new Sony Pictures movie The Amazing Spider-Man which comes out in July. This collection features six new shades as well as a new shatter color.

Ever since I was a kid Spider-Man has been my favorite comic book character. I used to watch the old cartoons on TV constantly, so I was excited to see this collection in person.

Let’s check it out.

My Boyfriend Scales Walls
My Boyfriend Scales Walls

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LCN CrocoFever Nail Polish Special Effect Swatches & Review

Hot on the heels of “crackle” polish comes something a little similar but WAY cooler! Croco Top!

LCN’s CrocoFever Croco Top nail polishes are a new special effect top coat that create a crackled effect, but in a reptilian skin pattern. They are definitely different than regular crackle in the way they break up and create the shape. I for one really love these because I am totally into the idea of wearing different textures on my nails. Nail art can be tricky and require artistic skill (which I am lacking) but special effect top coats like this are super easy to use.

You can buy CrocoFever in a starter set, which includes all four of the Croco Top colors as well as a base coat and top coat, or you can get the colors separately. The bottles are small, same size as their magnetic ones (8 ml).

The directions are fairly straighforward, but be sure to follow them completely to get the best effect.


  • Apply a base coat.
  • Apply one or two coats of your regular nail color .
  • Wait 4 minutes. No less no more! Nail polish needs to be slightly tacky for it to work. It won’t work if it’s too wet or dry.
  • Apply the Croco Top in quick, even strokes over your nail color. If you do thinner coats you will get a smaller reptilian effect, if you do thicker it will be larger.
  • The effect will take a minute or two to start working then will be complete in 5 minutes.
  • Apply a top coat.

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RGB Fall 2011 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

RGB has a new fall 2011 collection out with three new decidedly autumn-esque looking nail colors.

  • Camp – medium mossy green creme
  • Seal – deep shimmery brown
  • Vert – super dark forest green jelly

RGB is cruelty-free, big-three free and made in the US.

RGB Camp

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China Glaze Crackle Collection for Spring 2011 Swatches & Review

They’reeeeee heeeerrrreeeee! I have been really excited about China Glaze Crackle ever since I first saw the promo pics. I love all the possibilities with these and the effect is just so cool.

They come in six colors, all being creme except for one which is shimmery.

  • Lightning Bolt – White Crackle
  • Black Mesh – Black Crackle
  • Broken Hearted – Pink Crackle
  • Cracked Concrete – Grey Crackle
  • Fault Line – Purple Crackle
  • Crushed Candy – Teal Crackle

There is no real trick to these but you do have to wait until your polish is dry before applying them. If you do a thin coat you get less cracks, and if you do a thicker coat you get more of a crack effect.

The polishes are a little thick, but not hard to work with. I found that not a lot gets on the brush initially, so it’s easy to get thinner layers, and harder to do thicker ones.

I decided to swatch all the Crackle’s over other China Glaze colors to keep everything consistent. :)

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