Hey guys so today I’m going to show you how to do crackle nails. My little cousin wanted me to do her nails like this the other day, so I thought I’d do a blog showing you how to do it using my mum as my hand model. 🙂
I’m going to show you how to do a rainbow/peacock style nail crackle.
what you will need . . .
Firstly, as always ensure your nails are clean and free from any oils or polishes and file your nails into shape. Apply a base coat polish to your nails to protect them from the colours you are going to apply on top of them.
Applying the base colours to your nails. I chose 4 bright nail polishes, nails inc; notting hill gate, spring mews, kensington park road and carnaby street.
Using each of the above colours paint your nails with each colour, (see picture below). You can randomly paint your nails with the coloured polishes in any kind of pattern, don’t worry about leaving any spaces or overlapping as it does not matter once you go to apply the crackle nail polish.
Once your nails have completely dried you want to carefully paint on your crackle polish, being careful not to paint too much on your nails, as they wont crackle or too little as you wont get a good coverage. This may take a little patience and trial and error.
Tidying up, don’t worry if you get any polish onto the skin around your nails. You can remove it with a cotton wool bud dipped in nail varnish remover.
Looking at your nails now you may think they look a bit dull and matt looking but this is why you seal them with a top coat of polish, which will also make them pop.
Links to the polishes used in this tutorial . . .
kensington caviar top and base coat http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/kensington-caviar-top-base-coat-duo/822/ (these can be bought separately)
kensington park road http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/kensington-park-road-polish/1106/
notting hill gate http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/notting-hill-gate-polish/992/
spring mews http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/spring-mews-polish/1067/
carnarby street http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/carnaby-street-polish/663/ also available in a mini bottle
camden crackle top coat http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/camden-crackle-top-coat/854/