Friday, March 25, 2011

Neon crackle party


Hi everyone! My first crackle mani! The first time I saw the effect of crackle polish I absolutely hated it, I thought it looked disgusting and swore I'd never ever be seen with it! Guess I have to take a few words back, lol. 'Cause I kind of like it, not loving it but without a doubt liking it. In black it has something similar to the leopard print and it looks gorgeous on neons, so that's what I did for this mani. Most of the time neons are very sheer and even reveal VNL after many layers of polish. That's why I always use a white base underneath which gives an opaque finish but also makes the colors so bright that it looks like they're glowing. But being so sheer also gives a funny side effect: you can layer them just like highlight markers which leads to new colors. For the mani I used Color Club's Warhol, Almost Famous and Chelsea Girl, a pink, yellow and blue neon. Caused by the layering you can also see some purple and orange. (Had I used blue and yellow next to each other more often, there also would've been some green.) There's a whole rainbow yet to be discovered! So I'll definitely be experimenting more with layering neons. Oh and by the way, the black crackle I used is from Barry M Nail Effects :)
How are you guys thinking about crackle? Absolutely hating it, totally loving it or starting to?


25 comments:

  1. loveee this! just as lovely as your other mani's.. which are amaze. im diggin out the tape and varnish remover as i type :) good stuff girl! :) xx

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  2. Super nice! This one I have to try sometime!

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  3. I had the same reaction when I first saw the crackle polishes, but they've grown on me and now I keep looking for them every time I'm in the store. I love this on top of the beautiful brights!

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  4. Hey girls, thank you for all the comments :)
    It's really a fun and easy mani to do, and sooo '80s, which I love on my nails :P

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  5. I like the background colors very spring ish:)

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  6. Honestly, I haven't seen a crackle mani that I actually liked until I saw this post. I really really like this. I love neons! *thumbs up*

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  7. Haha lol I also used to HATE crackles but then ever since I decided to try it out i'v been in love with it! Lol and wow super cute mani =D

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  8. Woahhh I love this look ! It's so funky!

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  9. Love it, I love how many different looks you can get with crackles! Can't wait for Models Own to release their crackle polishes in April!

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  10. Love crackle, and love it with neons! This would be a perfect summer mani (: And your idea for layering neons is so neat!

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  11. Thank you so much everybody!

    @déjà vu: Glad you like it too!

    @Sara ♥'s: It's really something you have to get used to, but I'm happy I can finally enjoy them too :D

    @Abby: Thank you :) And this mani really does make me want it to be summer so bad, haha.

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  12. In addition to loving the mani, I appreciate the suggestion of using white polish under sheer neons. I have a couple of China Glaze neons that I don't wear as often as I should, because they are sheer. I wasn't sure if using white underneath would work or not. Thanks for confirming this.

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  13. i have been meaning to do a tye die crackle mani, this looks awesome!

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  14. Love the coloring combination ^^
    Very funky nails! And of course I love the
    cracking effect!

    xx

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  15. @Deb: You're welcome, the white base is so useful, Chelsea Girl normally needed 5 coats and still showed VNL... Now I only apply one or two coats over white.

    @nicnacknails: Tie dye :D That will change it from an '80s kind of mani into a '70s one haha.

    @Ice Pandora: Thank you :) I love funky manis :D

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  16. I am usually not a fan of the crackle polish.. but this, is amazing!!

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  17. I hated hated hated Crackle...until I saw this. I will definitely have to try it again. Thanks for posting this. I LOVE your blog. Your creativity and art are amazing. Keep it up!!!

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