I gave in and bought a crackle polish, I got the Barry M one in black, I actually got this a while ago but never got round to using it. So I wanted to give it a try.
These are the polishes I used as a base:
Models Own - Feeling Blue
Models Own - Snow White
Models Own - Fuzzy Peach
China Glaze - Turned up Turquoise
Nabi - Bright Purple
This is how each looks with the Barry M crackle top coat:
Models Own Feeling Blue
Models Own Snow White
Models Own Fuzzy Peach
China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise
Nabi Bright Purple
I am very on the fence with this particular crackle top coat.
I quite like the way it looks over Turned up Turquoise and Feeling Blue and no two nail effects are the same. You can get different crackle patterns depending on how thickly (or thinly) you paint the top coat on. On my left and right hand you can see how differently it turned out.
I used China Glaze non chip top coat over the crackle, it dries to a matt finish and I much prefer a glossy finish. The consistency of the Barry M crackle is very thick and I had to work quickly otherwise it can dry before I had a chance to try and paint it evenly over my nail.
I like the novelty, but I won't be buying it in different colours or different brands.
Do you like the crackle trend or are you fed up of companies bringing out their versions? I for one would much prefer a holo trend.