Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wheel P4: Crack from Pure Ice and Sally Hansen

For today's Nail Wheel Wednesday, I am skipping way ahead in the alphabetical/numerical order to share some crack, as I know crack's popularity won't last forever, and it'll be a while before it comes back around as a hot new thing.

Nail wheel

(White/black base color is Wet 'n' Wild from Wild Shine line; no top coat)

1. Pure Ice Flash
2. Pure Ice Strobe Light
3. Pure Ice Lightning Strikes
4. Pure Ice Hot Couture
5. Pure Ice Show Stopper
6. Pure Ice All Shooked Up
7. Pure Ice Jet Setter
8. Pure Ice Strike a Pose [I think this didn't crack so well because I glopped too much on trying to even it out]
9. Pure Ice Shattered
10. Pure Ice Catwalk
11. Pure Ice Crushed
12. Sally Hansen Snow Blast [thinner coat on one side of the nail, thicker coat on the other]
13. Sally Hansen Ink Splatter
14. Sally Hansen Fractured Foil
15. Sally Hansen Antiqued Gold
16. Sally Hansen Fuchsia Shock
17. Sally Hansen Cherry Smash
18. Sally Hansen Vintage Violet
19. Sally Hansen Distressed Denim
20. L.A. Girls Blast [the only crack I have from this line, so it worked nicely to fill out this wheel; I got it while traveling and haven't seen any since]

Bottles 1 through 5:


6 through 11:


12 through 15:


16 through 20:


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I'm slightly chagrined that this is nowhere near all my crack; I just haven't gotten around to swatching the other ones on wheels yet. I admit it; I have a crack problem. What about you—like it, over it, never cared for it in the first place?

18 comments:

  1. So many crackles, I'm jealous! :D

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  2. i like crackles, it's a quick way to do 'not so ordinary mani' :-D
    i like numbers 2, 5, 7 and 9, they crackled very well :-D

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  3. CRACK WHEEL. Sounds fun :P

    I really am a bit over them but I still use them here and there bc they are like amateur nail art for me bc I can't do much else, haha.

    LOVING that green #9. The only place I've seen Pure Ice is at the walmart and no cracks!

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  4. That's a lot of crackle polishes! It's weird, but I actually don't own any crackle polishes. I think my favorites were the green ones you showed. :)

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  5. I don't own a bottle of crack ;) haha. I did however try some of the sally hansen and pure ice crackle polishes out and like I stated on a blog that I previously posted that I am not in anyway impressed with sally hansens crackle polish and probably won't ever purchase a bottle of it (the sally hansen crackle polish) unless I am in love with the color.

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  6. That is a lot of crackles! Would you believe I still don't even have one? :D

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  7. You have so many crackles! That is awesome. I have a few. I am not a real big fan of them. But after seeing this, I might have to bust them out this weekend!

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  8. I wish I had all these crackles !

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  9. I'm pleasantly surprised that Pure Ice cracked so well....my fave by far of those you showed anyway. I just picked up the OPI Breast Cancer pink shatter today and the gal said do you want another bottle, its only $5 and I said, nope, I think I'm at my crack limit. I'm happy with the crack I have.....and while I wore it a bit when it first came out or before it was readily available, I haven't worn it too much lately. But that lime green Pure Ice crack is calling my name....

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  10. great post!!
    which brand do you prefer out of the 2?

    <3 BB

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  11. I like the green one, that'd be good for Halloween! Never really latched on tight to the crackles -- I've got a few but just never used them a bunch, though they definitely work out really nicely sometimes

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  12. I fell in love with crackle when I first saw it online and ordered the black OPI Shatter, but I was quickly over it.. the silver and gold Sally Hansen crackle overcoats definitely give the trend a new look- those two are my favorite crackles and the two I think are worth keeping around. I also just gave in and bought OPI's Pink Shatter. I couldn't help myself! :p

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  13. My favourite is 4,10 and 14. I like to use crakle mainly for half a nail or under glitter nail polishes:)

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  14. Sorry Karen-but I hate the crack look and refuse to even buy any of it! As you know, I'm not flashy and live a simple creme life!

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  15. Tell you the truth, I cannot make up my mind around crackles. Sometimes I'm so fed up with seeing them on blogosphere I don't even open the post about that mani and sometimes I love the combination so so much I want to buy the base and the crackle right away (if I don't have them yet anyway). Right now I'm wearing a crackle mani and I worship the combination, it's so poisonously gorgeous. So with a good combination I think crackle is a total win.

    I just don't want any more crackle collections. We have them in all colours possible, it's enough. Still, I need a green one to be completely happy about my crackle collection.

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  16. Great stuff Karen! Comprehensive swatching, I love it! =)

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  17. Thanks for the comments, ladies; crack gets people talking, it seems. :)

    BeautyBehaved, sorry I just realized I didn't answer your question about which of the 2 brands I prefer. I have to give the edge to Pure Ice, I think: it cracks as well as SH and is less expensive & comes in more colors. I do like the SH bottle shape better, and it's more readily available; with coupons and sales it's not too much more expensive than the PI.

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  18. *embarassed* I have probably 20 or so bottles of crack and I've never worn one, because I don't like the look! I am a crack hoarder for sure, though I have no idea why.

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