Boots 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat Review

Boots 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat Review

Hi All,

Today, I am going to write about my first ever crackle nail paint that I got from Boots London (through a friend 😛 ). How is it possible that someone has shopped from London or US, and hasn’t ordered a crackle nail polish, a unique and beautiful makeup accessory that is so commonly available abroad at such reasonable rates. In India, Colorbar has launched its first ever black crackle nail paint as we have all read on IMBB and its 300 INR 😐

Boots 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat

According to the Website:

17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat gives you this seasons shattered nail art look. A great crackled finish nail effect.

How To Use:

Step 1- Paint nails with a coloured nail varnish.
Step 2 – Apply a thin layer of 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat over the top of your colour, and wait for the magic to happen as the polish cracks before your eyes!
Step 3 – Finish with a coating of the clear 17 Nail Xtras Double Gloss Top Coat for ultimate staying power.
Result? Fierce and fabulous shattered effect nails!

Boots Crackle nail polish


3.99£ for 10 ml.

My View on the Boots 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat:

I would define it as a super quick and easy way of making a brilliant nail art which a novice can also get with minimum effort and time.

Crackle nail polish

Shade:  A light golden sort of a shade that mostly looks attractive on dark but bright shades like reds and maroons and fuchsia pinks. Well, that is my personal preference as I applied it on top of my black nail paint too, but the crackle effect came more noticeable on bright shades.

Texture:  The texture is thick and gives a glossy finish even with a thin single coat of application. It dries off within 30-40 seconds of applying into a lovely crackle outcome.

Staying Power:  As a top coat, it stays on for 5 days after which it starts fading from the tips. It has not chipped at all and I don’t use any clear top coat on it, which may increase its staying power to 7-8 days easily.

Tips For Application:

I have applied it 5-6 times till now and know now that if one wants to achieve a great shattering effect, then just apply this as a thin layer of top coat on your favourite nail paint. Make sure your base nail paint is totally dry and lastly, avoid layering up of this nail paint while applying. A single hand of brush gives out brilliant crackle effect while if one layers the top coat, then the effect is not so clean.

Summarising, it is a brilliant crackle top coat and I did not find any flaw in it except again, its availability.

On top of fuchsia nail paint.

nail polish

On top of ash black nail paint.


Please don’t mind this messy red nail polish application. It was Diwali and I was in a hurry. 😛

red nail polish

Rest, my snaps speak for themselves.



Do I Recommend:

Yes, of course.

P.S:  How did you find my owl neck piece in the first snap :yahoo:

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35 thoughts on “Boots 17 Nail Xtras Crackle Top Coat Review

  1. nice review nids…i like all the 3 looks but my fav has to be fuschia:-) n i hav d same owl necklace :jiggy1: same pinch….

    1. zeebs… kab se no manicure or even proper care of hands n nails i’ve done…i hav to keep my hands so much in water ki they hav becum super dry… i think u r able to c sum mehndi marks n even the prev removed np ka slight marks on my nails.. 🙁 :((

  2. Niddsss….. i loved the necklace and the nailpaint as well… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .. u r totally rocking this shade…. :woot: :woot:

  3. I saw the colorbar ones last weekend only and yeah bit on the expensive side..but this one is so fab..i love your long and nicely shaped :puchhi:

  4. :woot: :woot: :woot: I really need some more crackle nail paints now. :worship:
    And your nails are so pretty! Very nicely shaped. :manicure: :manicure:
    And :spank: :spank: for you for showing the owl wala pendant. Mere paas no owl jewellery….budday ke liye I will lootofy my Amma and buy whatever I want. Pukka. :phoolan: :phoolan:

  5. he he .. u shud surely get both f these pragnya.. the crakle NP n an owl too.. these days owlieess r the sold out jewellery items.. :woot: :thumbsup:

  6. U paired with nice colors.. I have one crackle nail polish from MUA..
    The owl is really cool, and u r rite, nw a days its so fast moving one in stores… :woot:

    1. i got the owl thru a FB seller visakhi :yahoo: … there also its always sold out … :specs: :specs:
      n thanxx for liking the np..MUA seems to b a gud brand too.. :waytogo: :waytogo:

  7. me likey dis crackling nail poliss and ulloo pendant :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
    but yeh nail poliss kaisi lagaya tune, ekdum guchad muchad kar dia sab 😛

    1. hain.. itni achhi to lagaai hai :teeth .. sun kahan guchad muchad hai nuu… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  8. Wow! np & owl both are cuteeeeeeeeee :teddy:
    and I wish colorbar wala crackle np would be at Rs300. :happydance: but its Rs500 :headbang:

    1. 500/-.. hain :yikes: .. i dont kno.. i got the price info here on IMBB only.. 😐 😐
      but 500 :nonono: :pan: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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