|In artificial light|
|Croc over OPI Green-wich Village and Barry M Matt White|
|Croc over Zoya Posh, Orly Luxe and Essie Blue Rhapsody|
GOOD TO KNOW:
Type of polish: Croc polish (cracks up in a crocodile pattern).
Colour: Black (there's also a burgundy croc available from Barry M).
Alternatives: Ciaté has croc polishes too but only available in two-packs with a normal polish.
Opacity: One thin coat gives the best result.
Drying time: It takes quite a while for the croc effect to appear but it's so worth the wait!! Also notice that the croc polish must be applied on a merely touch dry polish! The base polish cannot be completely dry because then it won't crack up. Full instructions come with the bottle.
Formula: Thin, but this is because a thin coat gives the best result.
Brush: Thin. A wider brush would have been more preferred.
Shine: It's shiny on it's own but a top coat is recommended to seal the croc effect and and to avoid marks. After six hours I can still make a mark in it with my nail = you need a top coat!! :)
Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Black is black. What you see is what you get ;)
I hate crackle polishes but I really like this croc effect polish! :D
I noticed that the faster a polish dries, the smaller the crackles get. In my test this means that the blue polish (Essie) dried the fastest and the gold polish (Orly) dried slowest.
I think it looks best over bright polishes. What do you think?