Can you remember this particular review Deniz posted on her blog Emerald Sparkled a few months ago?
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Well, I do, I was all ooohs and aaahs over these amazing sparkly, shimmery, crackles and although I must admit I had already crackle OD'd by then, they definitely sparked my interest (pun intended, lol).
Until very recently I was heart broken and had given up on ever being able to purchase them, until very recently because, to my surprise, this is what I came across during my trip to Holland :
Don't they look familiar?
I present to you :
Golden Rose Graffiti Nail Art Metallics in
12 : shimmery dark red with large red, pink and gold flecks
11 : Shimmery warm purple with large purple, green and gold flecks
09 : Shimmery blue with small specks of silver
and their perfect dupes from the P2 Pearl Crackling Top Coat range
030 Red Volcano
010 Violet Fusion
020 Blue Thunder
Here's the Red crackle over Essie Size Matters, can yo guess which is which?
Again, purple crakle over American Apparel Dynasty, this time, can you tell them appart?
And finally, blue crackle over P2 Blue's Time, any wild guesses?
Well, considering they're dupes, it would be really hard to tell them apart.
The Golden Rose is on the middle finger on all the swatches and the P2 on both ring and index.
Formula wise, I found Golden Rose to be a bit thicker and I do prefer P2's more runny base but I really love that they all apply so smoothly on the nail, making "big" cracks and, most importantly, drying "flat". I don't know about you but I am not a fan of thick crackles at all.
I am completely in love with the red and purple ones, a bit less about the blue but I believe these are some of the best crackles released this year.
P2 cosmetics are available in Austria at BIPA and Germany at DM.
Golden Rose is available worldwide but to the best of my knowledge the Graffiti line is limited to the European market.
*some products in this post were provided to me for review*