Friday, May 6, 2011

BYS Cracked Nail Polish

So a few days ago I shared with you guys the Mood polishes (review here ), Today it's the Crackle's turn! I'm rather mixed on these. I hated them at first and then after wearing them I started to like them more. First of all The kits are nice but unnecessary If you are interested in the Crackle polish just go after that. Why? Well the whites in the kits were both the same "French White" and well it's got that really bad cheap chemical smell to it. I'm not a fan of stinky polishes and I never use them, but to do a proper review I endured through it. Only positive about that is that the smell does ware off after a few hours. On the other hand the neon blue polish in the one kit was not a stinky polish and the application was closer to what the mood polishes were, which they were great! The actual Crackle polish does stink a little but it is almost muted compared to the white polish and top coat, so i didn't mind it as much.

So I used the hot pink first, yes it's super hot pink, I had no clue taking a picture of hot pink was going to be near impossible. The hotness doesn't quite come across in my pictures but I loved the color so much that the next day I had to get all hot pinked out with matching dress and jewelry and I even changed my pedicure to a similar hot pink. I love it when a color inspires your outfit for the day.

 I ended up wearing it for two days, and I have to say one issue with this crackle is it starts to chip after about a day, which isn't too bad since it sorta looks like it's part of the design. I used the top coat that came with the kit on one hand and on the other I used seche vite. The SV after a day or so just wanted to peel off in one piece on almost all the nails, when I say that it was just the clear coat that was peeling not the colored polish. The other top coat didn't do that but it was prone to chipping off. I also wanted to see how the neon green would look over the hot pink, that was a fail, the crackle dried up and just fell off, I've had that happen with the neon pink when I first swatched it over the opi ink suede I was wearing, so I would say this only works when you have a freshly painted base that's sorta tacky for the crackle to adhere to. 

Application: decent, crackle polishes any brand tend to be difficult because you have to try to paint the thinest coat which sometimes can be hard. I did have a problem with the pink crackle, the one over the blue, it was very thick and gooey, I tried to thin it out a little and well BYS doesn't have any metal balls in the bottles which made the polish very difficult to thin out. I had no issues with the hot pink or bright green.

Final Verdict: Fun to wear, but there is no lasting power. I'd say pick up a color or two you like if you're gonna get some of their mood polishes. I've included the links for each color under the pictures so if you are interested check it out. BYS is a brand out of Australia and you can get them shipped to the states, shipping is 15.95 AUD which comes out to $17.27 dollars. They have 15 different crackle colors available now.

Link for BYS Nail Polish Sets
Hot Pink Cracked Nail Polish

Bright Green Cracked Nail Polish

Bright Green turned out to be my favorite out of the three I tried

Pink Cracked Nail Polish
I used white under the neon blue to make it pop more but when the pink crackled it crackled into some of the white, which made for a more interesting look 
 Products were sent to me for review


  1. Hi. I like the pink one very pretty. Here they sell bys nail polishes but not the crackle:(

  2. I am glad you reviewed these Katherine. Thanks for getting this posted! I like the green the best too!

  3. the pink one is my fave!


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