Thursday, 5 May 2011

Watching Paint Dry

Bored of your usual manicure? But without the funds for a weekly trip to Wah Nails? Or the time to try and doodle on stripes/polka dots/leopard print onto your digits? Then you need to try crackle nails.  Instead of giving your nails a high gloss shine, crackle nails goes one step further and enhances your nails in a very different way. 

Applied in a thin coat on top of a base colour, crackle nail polish shrinks and retracts as it dries which causes the polish to shatter, revealing the base colour from beneath your contrasting topcoat in the most aesthetically pleasing of ways. Unsurprisingly, due to the growing popularity of this trend, many different brands have released there own crackle topcoats, with versions available from Models Own, Barry M, Nails Inc and W7.

W7 Crackle Effect nail polish in Earthquake Black is a good starting point when it comes to trying out this trend, as at £2.95 a bottle, it’s not only incredibly affordable but also very effective.  And as it comes in three different colours, there are endless manicure combinations to try out this summer. Available from here.

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