|Please ignore my sad excuse for hands/nails/cuticles.. I'm working on it.|
|Colours, L-R: Angel 63, Skylar 81, White Crackle 02|
However, I didn't stop with Angelica there: They've got some absolutely beautiful colours, so I had to give in to tempation when I saw 'Skylar 81'. It's a far cry from my last experience with the crackle polish, and works like a dream. One coat is enough, and two is plenty. It dries in a considerably short amount of time, and doesn't chip dramatically for two or three days. That's excellent, for a polish under €3!
'Angel 63' is the latest polish I have bought, and as I've already said, it looks stunning. It's me, in a nail polish! But, it's a little hard to work with.. Sure, two coats is all you need to apply, but it takes a lifetime to dry. And, if you are applying the second coat when the first coat is only almost dry, you'll be sure to have some lumps and bumps. As with the white crackle polish, it doesn't seem to like being applied on top of other polishes. What a bummer..
Overall, I think Angelica has a range of beautiful, affordable polishes to offer. But, having said that, their formulation seems to be very hit-or-miss. If you're thinking of getting one of these polishes, do so at your own risk.. At least you're not paying an arm and a leg for it!
Angelica can be bought in selected Penneys and Primark stores across Ireland and the UK, but if you don't live there and are interested to give the polishes a try, you can also buy online.