Monday, July 25, 2011

Mahoganie Crackle

China Glaze Mahoganie was one of my first lemmings once I started to get more serious about polish. I love this baby! Mahoganie is a chocolate brown jelly with holo glitter and different shades of brown shimmer. I don't have a pic of how awesome this glitter is, but it's fab. It's just blingy enough from the holo without being crazy.

 

 Sunlight

Then I thought pink crackle (ChG Broken Hearted) would go cute on it. Pink and brown, right? I still haven't figured out the magic of crackles, because this looks like crap. I hate how it covers up so much of the brown. 



I think the crackle ruined it. What do you think?

13 comments:

  1. I love Mahoganie! Its so pretty. I don't know what's up with the CG crackles -I just posted a fail with the gold metal one.

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  2. This is so much prettier than I thought it was! WOW

    The crack... maybe the base wasn't dry when you put it on? With the cream crack you can use it over SV to make sure everything is dry. The foils don't work that way though. Sorry you're having so much trouble with them!

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  3. I <3 Mahoganie!! The CG Specialty Collection is seriously one of the best! I was quite happy to kill this lemming myself while dusty hunting!


    Not really a fan of crackle though...it is so hit and miss!!

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  4. I hate when crackle messes up a perfectly awesome mani!!! Mahoganie is great though!

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  5. What cool glitter! Definitely different. :)
    I've noticed that with the crackles (the creme ones at least) you have to wait for the base polish to dry completely (I usually add the crackle the day after I do my base mani, but obviously you don't have to wait that long, lol) and then put on a thin layer of the crackle polish. The thinner it is, the more it will crackle and show the polish underneath.
    Hope that helps! :)

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  6. Love the glitter! I think the pink metal crackle would look good. I've had hit and miss with the crackles as well. I did the crackle metal copper (Cracked Medallion) over my top coat of my mani that I did yesterday and it worked great. I think doing them over top coats works better than over just polish.

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  7. Thanks for all the comments ladies! Mahoganie is totally one of my favs.

    I think what I did is do it over SV. It dries the polish underneath, but I have heard that it doesn't do as well over a top coat as it does directly on the super dry polish. My black crackle toes I did recently seemed to work pretty well. I didn't do that one over a top coat.

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  8. Did you give the crackle a good shake, swirl, roll or whatever before applying? Also really thin layers like the other ladies said and be sure everything is super dry!

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  9. I love that Base colour Megan so pretty :) not got a clue what happened with the crackle though, it just seemed to not want to crackle at all :(

    shel xx

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  10. I have that beauty on the way to my house as we speak :). I guess though the crackle did NOT want to crackle.

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  11. I haven't tried the China Glaze crackles yey, but I used Seche Vite under a Sally Hansen crackle and had no issues -- it actually worked better that way than when I tried it without a top coat on the base color.

    Try starting even thinner, maybe? In any case, that Mahoganie polish is gorgeous; it's almost a sin to cover it up!

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  12. Is the china glaze mahoganie a HTF?

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