8/23/12

Beauty // 'Golden Jungle: Crocodile Leather Effect Nails' by Dior

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The 'cracked effect' nail polishes have been among us for quite some time now, but for some reason, I always felt that they weren't my thing. While strolling around at Planet Parfum yesterday, I took a look at the Dior section and spotted the words 'Crocodile Leather Effect Nails'. Curious as I am, I asked the sales woman for more information and she told me that it was nail polish similar to those who cause the well known 'cracked' effect, but that the big difference was that this one would create "the crocodile skin effect" on my nails. I still didn't know what the hell she was talking about, but she definitely triggered something inside of me. Not really sure what to expect, I decided to buy the polishes anyway and asked my mom for help, since my nail polish applying skills aren't the best. 

I found a tiny manual inside - thank God - and here's what I had to do:

1. Apply a base coat. Very important, children!
2. Apply a coat of the gold nail polish and wait a maximum of 2 minutes. The first coat should still be slightly wet when proceeding with step 3.
3. Apply a single thin layer of the khaki top coat. After several minutes, the khaki crocodile leather effect will progressively appear on top of the gold base coat.
4. Add a top coat. Very important too.

And so I did. I applied. I waited. And I freakin' loved the result! 
All I've done for the past few hours is staring at my nails. Yup, I've got a new favorite.

Do you want to see the result too?
Just click, click, click below!

x Krizia

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20 comments:

  1. Wow! supermooi! 'k vond cracked nails er altijd cheap ass uitzien maar deze zijn echt classy. Ik ben fan!

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  2. This is pretty cool! I'm a nail polish freak so I'm going to try this! Do they have it with other colors too?

    XxX A.

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    1. I think they only have these two colors! :)

      x Krizia

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  3. Leuk effect hè! Bourjois heeft ook zo'n topcoat maar dan in het bordeauxrood! (uitgetest op mijn blog, moest je het resultaat willen zien)

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  4. Dit is toch wel de mooiste crackle die ik al heb gezien! Het ziet er echt uit als reptielenleer. Love it!

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  5. I like the colour of the nails but I don't like the crocodile effect

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  6. ik ben niet zo'n grote fan van crackle, maar dit is wel nog cool - heeft idd een beetje een animal/jungle effect

    brunetteblogging.com

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  7. Thanks,for your comment on my blog.^^
    Follow each other on bloglovin???

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  8. Looove those colors,honey!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  9. That's so cool! Moet ik me ook eens aanschaffen!

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  10. Het is een keer iets anders dan de klassieke crackle, en dat vind ik er wel leuk aan.

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  11. Le manucure est super!J'aime beaucoup
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  12. How interesting. I'd love to try this.

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  13. Such a unique look! there are so many steps, you're very patient to have done them all!

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Ik hou van mijn Silver Shatter, hij geeft mijn nagels een instant party-uitzicht. Maar alle andere shatters vind ik er ook cheap uitzien.
    Dit ziet er echt zalig uit!

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  15. De crackle nageltoestanden heb ik eigenlijk nooit mooi gevonden en het bij mij lukte het ook nooit niet echt goed. Maar dit is echt wel wauw, misschien ga ik dit toch ook maar eens proberen :).
    x

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  16. vriend vertelde me dat dior deze had, normaal geen fan van, BUT THIS: niiiiice!

    http://mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

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