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How To: A French manicure with a crackling twist
Tue, 6 December 2011 12:50PM
Nails have come a long way. Your options used to be one shade or a French manicure, but now… well you can have polkadots, mixed up designs, reverse French manis, and even newspaper prints! So much fun to be had. Now with crackle nail polishes making a comeback I thought I’d add another nail art idea to the table: a crackin’ good French manicure.
Instead of a white tip and nude nails, I went for a hint of colour on the nails and a statement tip thanks to a Sally Hansen’s Crackle Overcoat in Fuchsia Shock, $9.95.
Drum roll please…….
To get this look:
1. Firstly apply a double coat of a coloured polish over your nails. Give it plenty of time to dry properly.
2. Next, brush the crackle polish across the tip of your nails. It’s easiest if you turn your hand/nails horizontally so you can paint from top to bottom. Don’t overapply the product or you won’t get the best pop for your crackle.
3. Seal the deal with a clear top coat.
Getting each nail to match exactly is tricky, but crackle polish really isn’t about perfection. It’s about creating a unique design so don’t worry about getting them all even. What you should worry about is how creative you can get. There’s plenty of room for personality: this crackle polish comes in eight shades.
Have you tried this polish yet?
What unique designs and colour combos have you experimented with?
Posted by: Chelsea Tromans