IsaDora Graffiti Nail Topcoat: All City Brown
Hi, good morning, afternoon, evening, wherever you care. I bought the IsaDora Graffiti Nail Topcoat (gasp, pant,wheeze) when I saw a stand that had 70% off everything. It originally costed €7.95 and I got it for €2.
I chose to put it over Barry M's Matte Nail Paint in Rhossili because I thought the look of matte on matte would look cool. It's a neutral brown crackle polish that could easily be mistaken for black from afar.
|1 coat over Barry M's Rhossili|
The formula is very thin which is why there are more vertical crackles. I'm more partial to the thicker formula which gives more chunky crackles. But I always think it's easier to have thin nail polish that will thicken up over time. The crackles formed very quick (within 5 seconds of it going on dry polish) so you don't worry about denting the polish while waiting for it to dry. That's probably due to the thinner formula.
Something I have noticed is that the longer you have the crackle effect the more it wears. By that I mean the crackles become soft and almost peely. The colour goes away and you are left with a clear (invisible) crackle. This started happening at the 5 day mark and by day 7 it's apparent on all the nails. Yikes! Not a good look.
It's a nice polish and it works well (if you change your nail polish frequently); I think I will always have a soft spot for crackle nail polishes over any other nail trends. On the other hand I only bought this on a whim because there was a sale. Would I have paid €8 for this? Probably not. Barry M's crackle nail polish costs €5.99 and you get more product (10ml vs. 6ml).
*Insert semi-deep rant*
Nowadays I don't even usually look to O.P.I for nail polishes any more unless they are absolutely unique. And I think it goes to show that more affordable brands are equally good if not better in terms of nail polishes. Something that costs €5 can be just as good or just as bad as something that costs three times as much. Been wanting to say that for a while. Any opinions? Thanks a bunch for reading, have a lovely day.
Until we blog again,