NOTD: 17 Crackle Top Coat

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Lately I’ve become hopelessly detached from a lot of new beauty releases because quite frankly, I guess I’ve become a little disinterested in make up recently. But it’s okay girls, don’t fret, this has now been restored, and I’m especially loving all this new crackle top coat craze. The first time I had ever heard of this phenomenon was back in October with the release of Barry M’s Instant Nail Effects which I did a NOTD in that same month which you can look at here. Since then lots of rumours started about other brands jumping on the bandwagon, and actually a lot of those turned out to be true, and now it’s 17 ‘s chance to shine, with their new pale gold top coat. I only spotted this on Friday, but for all I know it’s probably been released for a while, but anyways, here it is, and I LOVE it!

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I actually like it a lot better than the Barry M one because the crackles just seen to be more defined and clear? I don’t know, but to me there’s definitely a difference. Plus it was easier to apply, and didn’t dry quite as quick, so the pattern emerged more slowly which I think is what worked so well with this. I decided to pair it with a dark colour, because the gold is so pale I felt it wouldn’t show up otherwise. I picked MAC’s ‘Spirit of Truth’, which I also featured in another NOTD recently which you can check out here. Here’s two more photos, the first without a top coat, and the second with:

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I think I prefer it without a top coat for once as you can see the 3D crackle detail better! OH and another great thing about pairing it on top of a dark colour is that you don’t have to clean up the polish that much, at least that’s my excuse for rushed, shoddy application!

So what do you all think? Like it? Loathe it? I’m very much looking forward to trying all the other brands now to see how they compare. But for the meantime, this can be purchased at Boots or here for £3.99.

xoxo

17 comments:

  1. Ooooo i love the look of this SO much more than the Barry M special effects! Like you said it looks more defined and clear :) xx

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  2. i think this looks way better than barry m! thanks for posting this, i never knew about it but now really need to go buy it :) x

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  3. Ooh I absolutely love the look of this. I much prefer it to the Barry M one as well. Well done 17! I love that it's so affordable too. Great post sweets :) xoxo

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  4. @ Hayley- Yes! Doesn't it? I mean maybe it was just the one I had, but I'm glad you agree!

    @ Laura- Yay glad you're getting it! Let me know how you get on :).

    @ Jennie- Thank you darling! Glad you agree, and yay for the price tag too. I am now humming the Jessie J song, hehe.

    xoxo

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  5. I prefer this to the Barry M one also! x

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  6. I'm so glad I saw this post, I was told not to bother with this one as it isn't anywhere near as good as BM but I disagree - I think it looks much better! Will be calling into Boots tomorrow! xx

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  7. @ Sophie Isobel- Yay, glad you agree!

    xXxStundonxXx- So glad you're now getting it! I mean I think you can see how different they are from my two NOTDs. This is more even, and the other looks a bit strange in comparison!

    xoxo

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  8. really good price! and it's nice seeing one that isn't black x

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  9. Love the look of that polish <3
    I still haven't got round to trying a crackle polish!xx

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  10. @ Kia- Agreed! Definitely :)

    @ JustLikeJasper♥- Oooooh now is the time lovely!

    xoxo

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  11. wow! i haven't seen a product like that before!

    love your blog, following you now :)

    ashleyborysewich.blogspot.com

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  12. @ Ashley Borysewich- I know it's amazing! Thank you for following lovely.

    xoxo

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  13. Hello! Thanks for commenting on my post. I got the top a couple of weeks ago so it may still be in stores. Cute nails! xoxo

    www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  14. @ pearlslaceandruffles- Hey! Thank you for letting me know, will definitely go to Primark soon :).

    xoxo

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  15. Very pretty, I like the gold crackle, makes a nice change from the black crackle. It looks lovely over the blue! :) xxx

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  16. I went on the hunt for some of this mail varnish last week and everywhere was sold out of the OPI and Barry M versions, so thanks for this post because now I can go and look for this one :) Plus I really like the colour, I prefer paler colours for spring and summer.

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  17. @ Gemx- Yes definitely! I've only tried it over this colour but so far it's all I want to wear it with. Love it lots :).

    @ Sadie K- Definitely! I mean I don't know how good it would look over pastel colours as it's so pale, but I'd love to try it on hot corals and pinks!

    xoxo

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