Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Search For The Perfect Black Creme Continues..

After you've been in a relationship for a while. All the things you used to love about your significant other can start to feel- less exciting. And all of their flaws start to look... much more obvious.
Of course I'm talking about my relationship with my Wet N Wild Black Creme polish. Yes, I take my black creme seriously. After a few bottles I can honestly say that this polish has lost it's magic on me. I started to stray when Manic Panic's black creme polish came into my life. How much thinner and smooth it was to apply! But the brush gave me a very odd line at the cuticle.
I tried thinning my Black Creme but it really didn't help. Since then- I've been trying to find a black creme polish that will fit all my needs. I've decided to make a list of the things I expect from a black creme polish.

Rachel Marie's List of Expectations From A Black Creme Polish
  • Must be a one coater
  • Must have a great brush for application
  • Must have a good consistency. Not too thin OR too thick
All in all, I think it's a pretty fair list!
If you know of a black creme polish that fits my needs- please suggest it in the comments!

This is 2 coats of OPI Black Onyx.

Black Onyx met two of my three needs for a black creme polish. It had a great brush for application (look how clean my cuticle line looks!) and it had a good consistency. The problem was- it wasn't a 1 coater.
And the search continues....

I did end up with this layering combination. I used my Nfu Oh blue knock off polish and a layer of Dusk blue glitter,

I actually got a lot of compliments on this mani. It really lit up in the light.



19 comments:

  1. Have you tried Sinful colors? I had pretty good luck with it, even if the one coat was a little thick.

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  2. What do you mean by Nfu Oh knockoff polish?!

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  3. What about Wet n Wild Black Creme (in the wild shine line)?

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  4. Perhaps if you decanted the W&W black creme into a bottle with a decent brush? I do also enjoy Color Club Where's the Soiree.

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  5. So pretty! I love chunky blue glitter over black. I'm able to work with Wet n Wild, but if something better comes alone I'd be willing to defect, haha.

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  6. I'm a fan of Misa's black creme, I think it's 'I will survive' Don't remember if it's a one coater, though. I much prefer it to WnW.

    Their Black Out is a black also, that rubbery look, not a regular creme.

    I've heard good things about Illamasqua's Boosh, but I've never tried it.

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  7. I use Ebony Loves Chris by Wet n' Wild for my one coat black polish. (If I am using it for layering.)

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  8. The best black I've ever owned was a bottle of Sally Hansen 10-day no-chip in Blackberry. One coat and not nearly as thick as the WNW. I know they don't make that line anymore but if I was looking for a new black I'd probably try another Sally Hansen. Does the salon manicure line have a black creme?

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  9. The black I use is Sally Hansen's Black Out. You've probably tried it but it works for me haha. It's a one coater if you apply it carefully enough, and keep it the right consistancy. And the brush is pretty good. And it's cheap. lol

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  10. I use SC Black on Black. Its a careful one coater. Just a little bit of a longer dry time.

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  11. Rachel, have you tried CND's Blackjack? I haven't tried it yet, but CND is the only line that I consistently find "dark" colors that cover perfectly in one coat...give them a whirl :)

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  12. Good ol wet and wild for me. I don't use it that much and it is workable. This is very nice. I love blue glitter! Looks perfect!

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  13. Illamasqua Boosh
    Sinful Black on Black
    Orly Liquid Vinyl
    CND Blackjack

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  14. I'm a huge fan of Sally Hansen's Black Out (Xtreme Wear line). Applied carefully, you can reach opacity in one coat!

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  15. Just wanted to let you know I tagged you in the Butterfly Awards. hope you don't mind if I post the link - http://paintingwithpolish.blogspot.com/2011/08/butterfly-award-xx.html

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  16. I can tell you one black polish to NOT try is Essie's Licorice. :( It's sticky & slow drying & a 2-3 coater. I've used Sally Hansen's Lustrous from the Lacquer Shine line; it works well. It's a 2 coater tho.

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  17. Definetly Insti-Dri Night Flight. Perfect one coater(: love ittt!

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  18. I'm late to the party, but A-England Camelot meets all your requirements. Plus it has an awesome brush for application.

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  19. deborah lippmann's fade to black is the best black creme out there

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