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Crackle / shatter nail polish top coats. Cool or trampy?

(21 Posts)
Meglet Sun 25-Sep-11 22:44:15

I've been looking at the crackle top coats and can't make my mind up about them.

The plus side is that chips won't show up very fast I suppose.

Has anyone tried them yet?

OtterBjitch Sun 25-Sep-11 23:18:37

They were free with 'Shout' magazine about a month ago.

DD loves them.

Does that answer your question? grin

CurrySpice Sun 25-Sep-11 23:19:52

Hmmm...I think they are a great idea. But I think they look a bit....erm...common blush

Grumpla Sun 25-Sep-11 23:20:15

Oooh I used to have a blue one that went over gold, was AGES ago though! I loved it.

LDNmummy Sun 25-Sep-11 23:24:46

I personally wouldn't, in my mid twenties now and can imagine myself loving them ten years ago which for me means its a no go. Unless for something like a festival or rave.

meltedchocolate Mon 26-Sep-11 00:53:48

Exactly. Daytime no. Party time yes smile

toody Mon 26-Sep-11 01:21:22

Loved these when I first saw them few months ago but now think they are trampy, sorry no offence to anyone just my opinion.

Buddhastic Mon 26-Sep-11 05:45:22

My 15 year old neice wears them so not trampy just very young.

SueNarmy Mon 26-Sep-11 08:36:38


ceebeegeebies Mon 26-Sep-11 08:40:31

I bought the black one when it first came out and it was cool and got loads of comments but now, I am afraid to say that I do think it looks a bit 'teenagy' and I haven't used it for months.

I have just bought a silver one though which I have currently got on over bright pink and I don't think that looks quite as common (hopefully) grin

Meglet Mon 26-Sep-11 12:47:46

Shout Magazine blush.

I've gone off them now.

Stilla Mon 26-Sep-11 13:09:53

Not keen on the crackle but I like the effect with the magnetic ones.

gregssausageroll Mon 26-Sep-11 13:13:28

I have the grey magnetic one from nails inc which is lovely. Not crackly but sort of wavey.

PastGrace Mon 26-Sep-11 13:16:53

I have black and silver OPI. The black one I don't like as much, but wear for parties. The silver one I love and use quite a lot.

The OPI one doesn't seem to shatter as much as other ones like Barry M, which I think makes it look a bit more grown up? Sounds like more like Greggs wavey nails inc one [clutches at straws]

LeBOF Mon 26-Sep-11 13:17:11

Why would you want to make your nails look like distressed antique furniture?

southeastastra Mon 26-Sep-11 13:18:55

some of the nails inc ones look great,to me it would depend on the colour. magnetic ones look weird!

ceebeegeebies Mon 26-Sep-11 16:18:53

Those of you with the Nails Inc magnetic one, does it not chip very quickly?? I followed the instructions to the letter including base coat and top coat and it had chipped tons the next minute shock It did look great though but I am wondering if that will become 'trampy' in a few months wink

Stilla Mon 26-Sep-11 16:40:13

I did mine yesterday afternoon - and they are all chip free.

Wimminsinit Mon 26-Sep-11 17:36:37

No, I think any kind of 'nail art' is best left to teens.

ujjayi Mon 26-Sep-11 18:41:41

Not trampy but definitely a look best left to those under 19 smile

grumpypants Mon 26-Sep-11 18:46:01

I love mine - very short nails, dress soberly for work, jazz up my hands with yellow under black, or silver and black - it's just like wearing quirky shoes or soemthing (unless you have talons, inwhich case i take it all back. My research has shown OPI nails works and lasts well, Barry M does a good effect but goes gunky after a while in the pot, and No17 is rubbish.

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