Monday, February 28, 2011

i can't get enough crackle!

Hello to my new followers! I've more than doubled in the last two days.
So delighted :D

Now, I bet everyone is getting sick of seeing crackle, but I am not sick of seeing it on my nails!

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It just doesn't get old to me.
I can't wait for Sally's to restock so I can get the rest!

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I always like to show both hands for designs like this when every nail is different.


I like trying to figure out different ways to use the crackle and shatter to make it a little more original.

I used:
Wet N Wild Shine - Black Creme
China Glaze - Broken Hearted
China Glaze - Crushed Candy

To get the half-n-half look, I let my base coat fully dry and used some technical tape (sort of like electrical tape - it doesn't stick to nail polish the way scotch tape tends to) to tape off half the nail.
With the tape on, I painted one half with Crushed Candy and took the tape off really quickly before the crackling started.
Then I carefully painted the other half with Broken Hearted, no tape this time so it wouldn't pull off the crackles.
Thick coat of Seche Vite and you're done!

18 comments:

  1. I can't wait to get my hands on crackles!! :)) I should try this when I'll have them, looks so cool!

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  2. OOOH!! so cool!!
    http://kiwiwithcrazynails.blogspot.com/

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  3. I like the half'n'half look.. It's good to see different ways of using the crackles :)

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  4. Awesome mani again Rebecca! :o)

    It's weird I have yet to see anyone wearing crackle or shatter, and I have been looking for it.

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  5. That's a fun manicure! I can't get enough of crackles too! Keep doing them! :)

    Love,
    Kim

    http://kimskienails.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks everyone :)
    And I will keep the crackles coming, as soon as I get the other colors you can bet I will be doing a tonne!

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  7. I actually like this look and I don't like the crackle fad *AT ALL*. I'm way too much of a perfectionist with OCD to have crackled polish on my fingers. I'd pick it off right away just like when my manis start to chip! LOL

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  8. I know what you mean. I am a bad, bad picker.
    In fact I rarely use polish remover to take off my manis...
    But yes I think this is a nice different way to use the crackles!

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  9. Hi Rebecca,

    How do you think this will look with a black base and then use the cracked candy and fault line (purple)?

    How about with a fuchsia base (like ChG purple panic)?

    i'm terrible with visualizing these things.

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  10. Hmm, I'm not sure if Fault Line and Cracked Candy would be too good together, where Fault Line doesn't seem to crackle as much as the others and also where it has a bit of a different finish.
    I'm sure either would look good over Purple Panic.
    I put Black Shatter over Purple Panic on a friend once and it was awesome!

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  11. broken hearted was the only crackle they didn't have. :(

    ewww...how about black shatter and lightening bolt over Purple Panic??

    if that is really bad, just know that yes sometimes i have to have help matching clothing items for my outfits lol

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