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Barry M's Crackle varnish
The title of this post is actually a Take That track which I randomly thought of whilst I was painting my nails - thanks boys!
Back on to the actual topic of this post, crackle varnish. I have to say I have been so slow in jumping on the bandwagon with this, but I am glad I finally did! I love nail art and to be honest I haven't always got the time to sit there and paint leopard print on (like I did here), or zebra stripes (like here). Its nice to just slap on a coat of this and watch the magic happen!
I have a couple of tips which may be useful to those who have/want the crackle polish:
1. Patience is a virtue! Make sure you wait until your chosen base colour coat is completely dry before you paint on the crackle glaze. If its still a bit tacky you tend to get less crackle effect and more huge separated chunks of black (see my thumbnail).
2. For a better crackle effect blow on your nails whilst the polish is drying. I have tested it out a few times and I find that if I blow on it the finished effect is better for some unknown reason. Has anyone else found this? Or got any more tips involving crackle polish?
I am massively looking forward to Models Own new line of 'Smash-up' crackle polishes!
The darker blue colour really appeals to me and so does the purple. Decisions, decisions! According to the Models Own blog (here) they are being released in Boots from the 20th of April, can't wait!