Monday, May 14, 2012

Pure Ice Vinyl Remix

You all know I like crackle polish, so it will come as no surprise that I grabbed the chance to try out a new twist on the trend from Pure Ice. It's called Vinyl Remix and consists of a white base packaged with a crackle polish and a cute record-shaped emery board. The set I got has Glam Rock crackle paired with the Platinum Magic Base Coat.



The magic refers to what happens when you apply the crackle on the white base: color appears in the cracks. In Glam Rock's case, the color that appears is pink. Here's one coat of Platinum Magic Base Coat followed with Glam Rock, no topcoat; you can see the crackle dries on the satin side.



But Karen, you may be saying to yourself, I could get that look with black crack over a pink polish. You could, I agree. But you couldn't get three colors on your nails with that combination, whereas with the Vinyl Remix, you can. I did my index and pinky the traditional way, but on my middle and ring fingers, I left some of the white base showing (and this time I added topcoat, which seemed to make the pink more vibrant).







I should have used more than one coat of the white base to even it out, but I didn't want to use up the magic too fast--if I used two coats of base to one of the crack, I'd run out of base before I ran out of crack, and that wouldn't do. Or would it? I did a few quick experiments on a nail wheel and found that the magic is in the crack, not the base.



Left to right above, that's Glam Rock on top of Pure Ice Free Spirit, Pure Ice In the Mood, and Wet 'n' Wild French White Creme. I can see having a lot of fun trying this over different things, or in combination with other Vinyl Remix colors. There are six sets of these being released, this pink, plus green, yellow, blue, orange, and purple. You can see peeks of all of them on Vinyl Remix page on the Pure Ice website. There's also a video there to show how they work. I haven't seen these in stores yet; they're supposed to be at Wal Mart this month, but I didn't spot them when I ventured into one last week. I checked the Bari Cosmetics site but no sign of them there at this point (they do have the regular crackle duos, so perhaps one day they'll get these, too). When I do see them, I will be scooping up at least a couple more colors because I want to experiment some more.

The Vinyl Remix polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.


19 comments:

  1. Well well well, I guess they came out with another great idea! I really like the fact of having 3 colors even doing the effort of applying just 2. I'd like to see the other set, but this one already seems very appealing to me! :) Great post!

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  2. This is cute! I've never seen crackled stripes! ^.^

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  3. I like how you can make the crackle go in different ways and have 3 colors. Nice post.

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  4. That's pretty cool. I still think I prefer crackle to magnetic polish :-)

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  5. That's a fun novelty, and you used it in a very clever way, it looks really great!!

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  6. Just what the world needs-more crack! Still not a fan sorry!

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  7. That's a very interesting idea, I kind of wish they came out with this earlier, before every single company put out so many crackle polishes and shatters.

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  8. The possibilities with this could be endless! Interesting!!!

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  9. I've never seen anyone use crackles this way, and I've always hated them, but this manicure's making me reconsider because it looks so cool with the color blocking you did!!

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  10. Yay! These really are interesting to play around with :D

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  11. Very cool! Instant nail art!

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  12. That looks awesome! Great investigative work with the color being in the crackle- people have been saying it's the base! :)

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  13. i have a crack like this,, one of the cheap ones,, i throw it out thinking theres something wrong with it,,, hehe :) now i want to get it back,,,

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  14. That's really interesting! I love the take on it with leaving the base colour without crackle. Cool!!

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  15. What an interesting twist on crackle. I think it looks cool!

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)