Thursday, June 9, 2011

Republic Nail Golden Crackle Skittles

After I tried yesterday's Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crappy Overcoat. I started to worry that all gold crackles would have this similar formulation. I went into Walgreens, not really looking for anything, and found a end cap display of this random brand of crackles called Republic Nail. They had a handful of colors including gold,silver, neon orange,blue,purple, hot pink, and possibly some others. Plus, they were only $5 which is a good price. I picked up the "Golden" shade and carefully and skeptically examined it. I wasn't convinced this would be what I wanted, but I bought it anyways....

Golden Crackle

Top to Bottom layered over: Revlon Royal, Rimmel Midnight Blue, Essie Smooth Sailing,  & Revlon Grape

Top to Bottom layered over: Cult Nails Captivated, OPI Mermaid Tears, OPI Planks A Lot, & Revlon Mock Snob

Now we're talking! I was pleasantly surprised. This gold was more pigmented. The major winning point of this one is the formula is a million times better than the Sally Hansen! This really crackled, and it was the right consistency. It wasn't too thick or too thin, it was just right :D.

There is a downside to this, it stinks...literally. This smells very chemically, which probably means the greatest stuff isn't in this.That doesn't necessarily bother me, but I know that is important to others. Also, it may not be easiest to find. I only found this at 1 Walgreens out of the 5 closest to me. If there is a Walgreens you count on for good finds I'd check that one out!

Happy Thursday!

12 comments:

  1. I doubt mine will have them but I'll have to look.  Neon orange crackle?  YES PLEASE! 

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  2. I will have to try to find it!  Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love it over Smooth Sailling!

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  4. You'll have to email/tweet me with which Walgreens. :) This one looks divine!!! I'm glad you found one that you love.

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  5. I like it over planks a lot!

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  6. Hey, anything to prove that sally really is a ho. hahaha Seriously, glad you found a good gold crackle that you like and for a much better price. :)

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  7. A Polished TouchJune 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    What a great find! :)

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  8. I am loving that gold! Gold crackles are so pretty!

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  9. You found this at Walgreens! I got to check out my local Walgreens soon, this looks much better than the Sally Hansen's one.

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  10. Gold isn't my color but I like how the effect is different on each nail. I might have to check into this brand. I am wanting some more crackle polishes.

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  11. You found this at Walgreens! I got to check out my local Walgreens soon, this looks much better than the Sally Hansen's one.

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