The instant I caught on somewhat to the crackle craze I knew I wanted a gold crackle. I LOVE the look of lapis lazuil. Gold and blue or gold with any cooler color is one of my favorite combinations hence my RBL Dream Color idea. Needless to say, I was anxiously anticipating a gold crackle. This is where Sally Hansen Antiqued Gold
This sucks. I hate it. Nevermind hate, loathe is more appropriate. Let's start with the color. This is a very pale gold. In some lighting it looks silver rather than gold. This also is more of a sparse particle gold, so it ends up looking like sheer pale gold glitter wash in some spots. I was hoping for more of a chrome-like crackle. The formula in this atrocious. It is difficult to work with. In some instances it's too thick and in others it's too thin. It doesn't crackle well leaving lots of sheer glitter over the base color.
This is purely my opinion, and I must say I'm probably bias. I've been eagerly anticipating a gold crackle, so I had an idea in my head what I wanted it to look like. I'm very disappointed in this sorry excuse for a gold crackle. I'm sorry Sally Hansen, but this sucks!
Tomorrow I will have for you the opposite of today, a great gold crackle! Also, I'm looking forward to the gold and bronze crackles China Glaze is coming out with. Check out The PolishAholic's post to see swatches of those!