Sunday, May 6, 2012

OPI- Grand Canyon Sunset with Gold Crackle

Here I have a crackle mani. It seems as if I haven't done one of those in a while. I have OPI- Grand Canyon Sunset topped off with La Rosa- 24k Gold crackle. This colors go pretty well together. I wanted something rather festive for Cinco de Mayo, and these colors reminded me of Mexico for some reason.
Here is OPI- Grand Canyon Sunset on its own before cleaning up. This is only one coat! Usually I do two coats, but I figured the the crackle would cover up most of the shade. Although Grand Canyon Sunset is part of OPI's permanent collection, the one I have has a black label and is the old formula. This is a gorgeous rose shimmer with an amazing formula. One coat looks flawless!
The La Rosa crackle dried REALLY fast. I'm talking faster than any other crackle polishes I've tried before! Usually crackles tend to dry seconds after you apply them to your nail. This was drying while I was painting it on! I took a picture of the finish before I added my Seche Vite topcoat. This had a super matte finish before adding the topcoat. This picture is a little bit yellowed due to the lighting and lack of flash. 24k Gold wasn't like a traditional gold shade, it was a yellow gold and it could arguably be a light orange with some shimmer. This polish cracked pretty well.