Okey, it is hard to avoid this trend now with crackle polishes. Isadora has them and that has been a success, China glaze and OPI are coming with them and now Depend has created six different shades that are out in at least Swedish stores now, I bought mine in the supermarket Ica. I love that, some milk, bread, butter, and yeah, I need a nail polish as well.
Wll, I got the red Cracked effect from Depend, because I haven't seen red before. On the bottle it says that I should start with base coat and nail polish and then wait four minutes. So I did.
And then continue with the Cracked effect, wait two minutes and then put on top coat. And so I did.
I followed the instructions, several times actually, but I am not satisfied. First I tried it over a silver foil from Isadora, that didn't work at all, it was just a mess. Then I tried it over Black onyx from OPI. That didn't work either. The crackle polish made the OPI polish shrink as well, so much that I could see the nail.
Okey, what if I let the nail polish dry longer? Said and done. Now I put on an orange polish from OPI and let it dry for over twenty minutes, then I put on the Cracked effect. That worked better, but if I look closely I can still see some shrinkage with the orange polish.
You also have to be very quick with the Cracked effect, there is no time to correct. If you put on a thin layer you get more cracks than if you put on a thicker layer. To get it really red you have to put on a top coat, otherwise it is matte and pale. I do like the mix with red and orange though.
I am glad I didn't spend so much money on this.