Nail art cracked

By Amy Lawrenson

I have discovered something today that most Americans are probably very familiar with. Cover Girl Crackle nail polish. It debuted back in 1999 and works a bit like crackle glaze does on painted wooden furniture, but on your nails instead.


The original press release described the polish like this, "Cover Girl Crackle Lacquer, which comes in six shades, is based on a patented polymer system that interacts with regular nail polish to create a two-toned "cracked mirror" effect on nails."

You simply apply a base colour, let it dry, then apply the Crackle Lacquer in a contrasting colour for fast nail art. But sadly Crackle Lacquer went out of production a while back. The UK doesn't stock Cover Girl and according to online sources, bottles of Crackle Lacquer are like gold dust, popping up in the middle east apparently.

Does anyone know of a similar product in production? If not I feel a petition coming on - bring back Crackle Lacquer and bring it to the UK.

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