I absolutely loved OPI’s black crackle glaze when it came out a couple of years ago. Since then I have seen lots of dupes in lots of colours. I’ve been tempted, but as I’ve only just given up my gellish mani’s, there was no point in buying. As you guys know, I’ve been experimenting with my my own nail looks recently, with much error correcting and retouching. I have been having fun though.
Doing a last spot of Christmas shopping, I spotted a white ‘nail smash’ topcoat in the collection 2000 section, and just had to indulge.
I thought I’d go with a wintry theme, so I paired the white topcoat with a midnight blue George nail polish with a light shimmer that I have had forever. This became apparent as I tried to use it, and found in very tacky. I diluted in with some nail polish remover, and applied.
After drying, I applied the Nail smash top coat. I was a little unimpressed with the finish, which was very chalky, and the crackle isn’t a patch on OPI. That having been said, I will be giving is another chance to shine (so to speak) in another NOTD, as I’m not sure if the quality of the blue varnish may have impacted on the effect.
And here they are, after some topcoat for shine. Please forgive me the nail polish all over my fingers, I’m not the most dexterous of nail painters.
Not quite the ‘frozen pond’ look I was going for, but I have since found another blue in my collection, and will retry this look again shortly. I think it would totally rock with some cute penguins on the thumbs too, but I will have to ask the gorgeous Erika from Eclectic Enchantments to show me how to do those. She is absolutely fabulous at nail art.
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