Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I was planning to do a green gradient for today's post but it just wasn't working for me. I tried all morning to make it look decent but all I ended up with was what looked like leprechaun puke. Since this week a crackle polish found it's way into the house I was like okay, plan two. I'll just play with that. I then learned the very hard way (through about 4 cleanings and reapplications) that crackle polish really just wants a completely dry base coat. So in anticipation of said crackle polish (and really I was just sick of polish smell at that point) I decided today would be a swatch day. Since the crackle I got is a metallic gold I went with a brown for my base color. It's really rather dark for spring/summer but whatevs, it will be mostly gold soon anyhow. In the meantime, enjoy this lovely dark brown shade. (Please ignore any smudgy parts, it's my cuticle cream that I accidentally got on the polish and it refused to go away.)

Meet Sally Hansen Bittersweet. This is a really nice creme with a smooth application. It could almost be a one coater if you went thick enough but these pics are all two coats. In person the bottle color is a bit of a lighter chocolate color but it applies darker. I was actually kind of disappointed at how dark it went on but I really should have known better since I have another of this type of Sally Hansen color and it also is darker than the bottle would have you believe. Oh well, lesson learned. All in all I really love the formula and how rich the color is.

Polishes used:

  • Sinful Colors base coat / Seche Vite top coat
  • Sally Hansen Bittersweet
I think my cuticles are almost starting to not look horrible, yay!  Now to work on the photography. Stay tuned for some crackle fun later in the week! Thanks for reading!


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    1. It was actually kind of hard to photograph, in person it applies pretty dark. I was glad the brown showed up!