Freitag, 24. Februar 2012

NOTD: Black & Gold Croco Effect

I've had this polish for a while now but never really used it. I was too afraid it would look like those crackling polishes which I usually dislike. Well it doesn't!

This is the black Go Magic Croco Coat Effect Polish from Alessandro. The set came with a silver base coat and a special(?) top coat. I've seen the Croco Coats without the sets these days and they have some pretty great colors to choose from. But black is perfect for a start.

I chose Stargazer Chrome polish in Gold as a base coat and I guess you could use any nail polish you like. You have to pay attention to two things though: The base coat should not be completely dry when you apply the Croco Coat. Otherwise nothing is gonna happen. And you should only apply a thin Croco coat over your base coat. Don't worry about it being sheer, it worked just fine for me!

Afterwards I applied one coat of the Alessandro top coat. I'm not sure if you could use any other top coat. I guess it would work though and I'm definitely gonna try it since this top coat resulted in pretty bad shrinkage (I repaired it with black nail polish for today). I added two coats of BTGN Top Sealer, one to even the surface and one after repairing the shrinkage.

I like these so much more than the crackling polishes!


  1. whoa, that polish is really pretty! :O

  2. I need this alessandro polish too it looks really better than this normal crackling top coats! Nice finish :3.

    lg Neru

  3. This is probably the first crackle polish that I actually really like. The pattern is really unique and pretty!

  4. Aww you have such pretty nails! This is my first time here :D
    I don't like crackles very much, but I think this croco one may be the one that's gonna change my mind someday!

  5. That looks soooo great! ♥♥♥

  6. i hated crackles but this i love!!! I NEED TO FIND THIS!

  7. Wow this is so cool! I'm in the U.S. and I just ordered it off eBay U.K. Lol! I got it in the brown because I think it would look like giraffe print if you put it yellow :) Thanks for sharing!


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