"Home-Made Crackle"

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Sorry for the clutch of posts tonight...Just trying to catch up, last one tonight, I promise! :)

Grafitti and Crackle polishes are some of my favourites at the moment, so I decided to experiment with a "dry brushing" technique I've seen a lot lately, taking 95% of the polish off the brush to be able to daub polish on with a streaky effect. I did this with a few different shades (I went for a blue palette over silver-grey), and topped off with an irridescent glitter to tie it all together. I'm really happy with the finished results!

OPI - Fort Worth It, Barry M - Pure Turquoise, Nails Inc - Connaught Square, The Serpentine, No. 7 - Twinkle Glitter (2013 Christmas Ltd. Ed).

Firework Crackle

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This is one of my favourite manis I've ever done. And since I did it, I've tidied up and put the rainbow glitter polish away, and can't remember what it is. :S I think it was just a regular old rainbow glitter from Superdrug though.

I painted my nails plain black, then applied the silver crackle. Once that had done it's thing and dried, I went over my nails with a dotting tool, filling in the largest cracks with glitter polish. DEFINITELY one I will do again with different colours, I loved it! So many people commented on it (I work in retail, so lots of people see my nails at close quarters every day!), and wanted to know how I got the crackle to crack in all the right places, haha!

Barry M - Black, OPI - Silver Shatter, Unknown Rainbow Glitter.

Grey Glitter Ombre

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OPI - I Don't Give A Rotterdam!, Nails Inc - Sloane Square (v. thin coat), OPI - Save Me.