Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rainbow Crackle Manicure

Hey guys!

I promised that I would give you an update on my caviar mani from yesterday in regards to its wear time. Well, literally 2 hours after applying the beads, they started falling off, especially around the edges of my nails.

So, I guess the caviar manicure isn't that practical, but it's definitely fun for a night out or a special occasion. However, if you happen to find beads that don't dull when top coat is added, top coat would definitely help to keep them in place longer.

Anyways, today's manicure was unplanned as it was just something I came up with to replace my caviar manicure. You all know that I love rainbow manicures and since I hadn't use a crackle polish in a while, I decided to do a rainbow crackle mani.

I applied a white base to make the neon colours pop and then I hastily did diagonal lines of pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple using just the polish brushes. I waited about 15 minutes and then did a coat of black crackle over everything. For an unplanned and hastily done mani, I'm actually really loving this!

Products used:
CND Stickey Base Coat
OPI - Alpine Snow (base)
China Glaze - Pool Party (pink)
China Glaze - Sun Worshipper (orange)
China Glaze - Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (yellow)
China Glaze - Kiwi Cool-ada (green)
Color Club - Chelsea Girl (blue)
China Glaze - Flying Dragon (purple)
LCN - Black Friday (crackle)
Seche Vite Top Coat


  1. Really pretty, love how bright your neons are!

  2. Very cheeful, I love vivid colours!

  3. This is awesome what a creative idea!

  4. A rainbow/multicoloured background really gives crackle polish a solid place in a nail junkie's arsenal, not just as an occasional trend. I did a neon blue-green-yellow gradient with black crackle not too long ago and it was so cool! Next I am going to try black-grey-white with coloured crackle over it. Plus, it means you don't have to be perfect with your background, any mistakes are covered by the crackle topcoat, so it's awesome AND easy!
    This looks great! The pastel rainbow reminds me of Lisa Frank...

  5. Oh I need to try this! Amazing!

  6. I love this! Again you are so lucky you're pretty and nice otherwise BAM right in the kisser!

  7. This is wicked! Definitely the best crackle mani ive seen yet :) x

  8. That's just awesome! Really well made. :)

  9. I love this!!! I was a little crackled out after the craze last year but I'm really starting to get into it again. Love this mani!

  10. I LOVE rainbow backgrounds with a crackle on top! I really like this!

  11. i always say i really dislike crackle - but i love this!!

  12. Lol I love the name! I'm normally not a fan of rainbow nails or crackle but I actually really like this!

  13. This looks really good! I was actually thinking about doing something like this and it's nice to see that it works!

  14. That looks great! I love crackle and the rainbow underneath gives it this POW! vibe. Well done.

  15. This reminds me of the rainbow posters from the San Francisco bands in the late 60's and early 70's.


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