May 25, 2012

Black & White Crackle

This is one of my favorite looks right now, layering a pattern underneath a crackle coat. And of course I did it different on both hands...

These are the polishes I used for each hand:

The first step is obvious; paint your design or pattern.

And add crackle! (and top coat) and you're done.

May 18, 2012

Rainbow Crackle

I'm getting married tomorrow!!! But here's a quick post anyways.

I did this to fool around with all the crackles I have (I don't remember why I left my left pinky bare lol)

These are a bunch of photos of this manicure. I did a lighter or darker shade of the same color underneath the crackle on every finger, with 2 different Essie topcoats over them.

May 11, 2012

Stone French Tips

This is the first french manicure I've tried with only glitter over the white tips instead of a sheer pink, as is tradition. I ended up loving it, and hope you guys will too!

I apologize for the slightly dark, blurry pictures since it was later in the evening I took them.


-Colorshock, white
-Essie, Set in Stones
-top coat

Here are the rest of the photos I took:

May 4, 2012


I really love this design, I did it for a dance I went to with my fiance, and tried to match it to my dress.

I don't have a photo of all the polishes and paint I used, but here's the list:

-Miss B Rainbow, brown
-Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, Gray by Gray
-white paint
-dotting tool
-scotch tape

Basically I painted my nails all brown and after they were dry a couple hours, I put strips of tape outlining a middle triangle and painted it in with the blue. I pointed the triangle on each finger opposite the ones next to it. Then I added white dots around the edge of the blue with acrylic paint and a dotting tool. Top coat it off and you're done!