Wednesday, April 20, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Manicure

Yesterday I performed another impromptu manicure, this time using Revlon Black Lingerie and China Glaze Crackle in Broken Hearted. It's always fun trying to apply nail polish in the lounge room with the TV on while my hubby and son are throwing the plane back and forth. They did mix things up by switching to kicking the ball back and forth at one point, probably just to keep me on my toes. But I like a challenge, so I continued the procedure.

First I applied 2 coats of Revlon Black Lingerie. Not very well. Then I applied one coat of China Glaze Crackle in Broken Hearted. In my mind, this was my version of a reverse OPI Black Shatter, where you apply black over another colour. My black was underneath. And now I don't know if it was a good idea. Aah, it's not that bad I suppose.

When applying the Crackle polish, work quickly as it dries fast and there isn't really time to fix anything if it goes wrong. Thanks to the lovely Tara from Keeping Up With Me for this pro-tip. I remember her Skittles Manicure post on these Crackles and that's what prompted me to get a couple (I also have the Crushed Candy shade).

And here are the photos!

I'm not even sure I like it! What do you think?


  1. That would be fabulous with a turquiose or aqua colour underneath

  2. Thanks Amanda!
    And thanks for the suggestion operationhotmother, I might try that next, it does sound prettier than the black :)

  3. Thanks for the mention! This looks great on you. I like dark and light colors together, like you have done here. Good post!


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