I don’t think crackles are dead. There’s a time and place for them. They’re fun to get a little creative with too, like how I incorporated it into my fishtail braid yesterday. Today, I’ve used two different blue crackles to create a gradient effect. I used OPI DS Temptation underneath and OPI Blue and Turquoise Shatters on top. Because you really only have one chance with crackles, I simply brushed them on. Blue at the cuticle and turquoise at the tip.
Are you over crackles or do you still use them in your designs?
Good Tuesday to you all! First off, I want to welcome a few new members to our group: Kelly, Lakeisha and Traci. Be sure to click their links below and give them a warm welcome.
This week we’re doing fishtails. I had to decide if I wanted to do a fishtail or a fishtail braid. I went with braid as you can see.
I have to say, I’m in love with my polish choices for this mani. A creme, a glass flecked and a crackle. Seriously, does it get any better? I used Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, Jordana Purple Bright and OPI Turquoise Shatter. LOVE!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! I hope you’re all celebrating with loved ones and yummy food.
I’ll keep it short today. I chose the colors for this mani based on my chosen Thanksgiving Day festivities outfit. My right and left hand manis don’t usually match, but on special occasions I go with a full ten finger design.
I had something different planned, but when I tested SOPI Blasted Gold with another color to see how they worked together, I learned it’s a crackle. I bought it from a blog sale and had no idea it was a crackle. I already own a gold crackle and never would have given it a second glance had I realized that. Oh well.
I still loved the tone of this gold and wanted to use it anyway, so I changed my game plan. I used Essie Chocolate Cakes and polished SOPI Blasted Gold over the top of three fingers. On my middle and ring fingers I polished with Sinful Colors Mint Apple, sponged on some Blasted Gold and added some Chocolate Cakes polka dots.
I’m completely in love with the results! Especially the middle and ring fingers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! have a wonderful holiday.
I decided to try another crackle mosaic. For some reason, this one really reminds me of a patchwork quilt though.
This time I went with a white base coat rather than a colored underbelly. I also tried to keep my spots of color a lot smaller than the last time. I like version 2.0 better than the first.
I used all of my crackle polishes. I need to add to that rainbow I think; an orange or a yellow. If you’re exceptionally curious about one of the polishes in particular, ask me and I’ll go see what it’s called. Otherwise I’m not going to catalog them.
I recently found a new blog and fell in love with this post.
Hers is a hundred times better than mine, but either way, I love it! I wish I had used more of my crackle/shatter polishes though.
After I painted my nail with Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, I just started glopping them on. I guess they’re not really glopped, or they wouldn’t crack, but I think you know what I mean. I will definitely be trying this one again!
My crackle polishes are OPI Blue Shatter, Sally Hansen Snow Blast Crackle, Jordana Black Crackle, China Glaze Fault Line and the bright pink shimmer crackle is an unnamed Icing polish. It has a label, but there’s no name on it.