Wednesday, 23 March 2011

17 Supreme Shine & 17 Crackle Nail Polish - The Good & The Bad

Hey girls, hope you're all okay! Apologies for being a tad absent on the blogging front recently, I've been very busy with uni work so don't have much time to blog (although I could probably make more time - I'm working on it!) Today in Boots I spotted a selection of new nail polishes in the 17 cosmetics display. Now, I DO buy make up brands other than 17, but recently I've been really impressed with 17's new ranges and have felt the need to blog, so apologies if you're not a fan of the brand!

Anyway, the nail polishes in question were the new 'Supreme Shine' polishes and the 'Nail Xtras' Crackle Top Coat. I'd heard a little about both, but was most excited to try the GOLD crackle polish, after loving Barry M's black version so much. I wasn't overly thrilled with the colours for the Supreme Shine polishes (a good range of colours but nothing new) but I was so keen to get the crackle polish I thought I may as well go for it and use the 3 for 2 offer whilst it was on, so got 2 of the Shine polishes and a gold crackle polish. I apologise in advance for the very bad nail polish application, I didn't have time to clean it up! 
Supreme Shine Polish in 'Wave'

Supreme Shine Polish in 'Miami'

First up - the Supreme Shine polishes. Well I'm not going to rave about them or tell you they're anything new or exciting because they're not, really. They are very shiny (although aren't most polishes) but I think they're selling point is that they CLAIM to last for 'up to 10 days'. I will be testing them out and seeing how long they last, but at the minute I'll say they are really good, opague polishes, not dissimilar to Barry M (although no where near as pretty colours). I bought 'Wave', a bright turquoise blue, and 'Miami' a bright pink. They are priced at £3.99.
Crackle Top Coat

Finally, the Crackle Top Coat. As soon as I heard 17 were bringing out a gold crackle polish I jumped for joy - although brands like Models Own and OPI are bringing out crackle polishes in a plethora of colours, I was yet to find a gold alternative, and I LOVE gold polish. Therefore I was really pleased with 17 for bringing one out, as I'm a fan of the brand and knew it would be affordable. Affordable it is, at only £3.99, but to be honest, I'm really disappointed with it. It didn't seem to work as well as Barry M's crackle paint did, kind of bunching together and not making enough crackles (this COULD have been bad application but I have used Barry M's version several times and not had any problems) but my main disappointment with it was the colour. I really wouldn't describe it as gold - I was expecting a really true shimmering gold, but ended up with a dull, pewtery, silver gold. It's very matte which is another reason it disappointed me, I really expected it to be a lot shinier (maybe this isn't possible with this kind of polish - who knows) but overall I wish I hadn't bought it, and definitely won't be using it again. I hate posting negative reviews, especially when I'm such a fan of 17, but I'm really disappointed with this product and wouldn't purchase it again.


What do you think to 17's latest nail polish offerings? Let me know!
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31 comments

  1. Im not to keen on the crackle look, I didnt really like the Barry M but omg I need those first two colours! They are beautiful! x

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  2. I really love these colours and can't wait to try them out! The crackle polish looks good too, I love the Barry M one, so this should be quite exciting! :) xxxx
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  3. The first two colours are so gorgeous! Im definitely going to have to go get them both, they're perfect for summer :D

    Like you said though, the colour of that gold is so disappointing :( It might as well be silver!
    xxx

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  4. i'm glad you posted the gold crackle polish review, i was going to try it but i'm not gonna bother now. will have to wait for the models own version! x

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  5. oh no i got all excited when i read about the gold crackle polish too, also a massive fan of gold polishes but it doesn't appear to work that well at all and i definitely wouldn't classify that as gold. how disappointing :( x

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  6. Oh when I read gold crackle I was thinking wowwww but it needs to be much a deeper yellow-gold colour doesnt it? Still love the first two xo.

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  7. "miami" is pretty- i love it!

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  8. The first two have a lovely shine, I quite like the colour of the gold one, subtle! It could have been more of a yellow gold though xx

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  9. Glad you posted this thought it was just me getting crap results, ive found the only way to get a decent result is to put quite a matt (Think cheap) polish underneith.

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  10. Love the colours of the Supreme Shine polishes. I've never tried a crackle polish so was very excited to see that 17 were bring one out - shame to hear that its not very good. x

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  11. I love the green, really lovely! xx

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  12. ahhh i love them all!! So pretty and perfect for this season! xxx

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  13. You need to clean up your cuticles from polish, darling! Use a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover. The colors are nice, though. I want that crackled polish.

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  14. Anon - Haha yes I know, I usually tidy them up but couldn't really be bothered as I took the polish off straight away to apply another colour. I know it looks a bit messy but you get a look at the colour and the finish, which is the main thing!

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  15. I like the green and the pink nail varnishes so nice but Im not a fan of the crackle nail varnish

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  16. I absolutely love the pink nail polish - gorgeous colour!

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of nail varnish, it makes me feel like my nails cant breath, but i definately agree with you, that cracking effect isn't as effective as the Barry M one!

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  18. tut tut at your messy nails ;) i love peeling off excess polish. love the colours, i haven't even seen these yet! still not a fan of crackle polishes but its better than black! xo.
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  19. Thats very true, the color is all that mattered, just couldn't resist throwing in my two cents!

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  20. i love that pink colour! x

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  21. The crackle polish looks so cool, I have been lusting over the black Barry M one aswell. Love the pink colour as well, would be so perfect with a tan in summer!
    Great post girly!

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  22. another company jumping on the crackle bandwagon then!! I do like the colour of this one, but you're right to be disappointed- it's not gold at all, just a sort of generic metallic colour.
    My vote remains with barry m's one atm! x

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  23. Ooooh these are gorgeous colours, i love that teal blue, its stunning xx :o)

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  24. Yehh the crackly one doesn't look great but the others are quite nice colours I guess
    izzy x

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  25. Love them all! The blue is so lovely and reminds me of the sea :) xx

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  26. I love the first two nail polishes, but yeah that crack effect does not look good. I think everyone (companies are on the crack effect nail polish) I think models own one will be a lot better. I love that purple colour you used underneath :)

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  27. I love the first 2 colours, they're so pretty x

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  28. Hi, just discovered your blog! I am a new follower-great post! Not sure about that crackle topcoat either, doesn't look as good as the Barry M one! I'd love it if you'd check out my blog too!

    xoxo Amie

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  29. Also just realised I'm your 800th follower! Wow thats amazing, well done! xxx

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  30. what colour is under that shatter polish!x?

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  31. Just googled Supreme Shine in Wave as I bought it yesterday and wearing it out tonight, just wanted to see how it looked :) Looks very pretty on you! xx

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