With this mani I knew I wanted to use my crackle Luminous Lavender. But what base color would go with it? As a general rule when I use crackle… I always choose a contrasting base shade so the mosaic effect really stands out. So either a dark base color and a light crackle…or a creme base and a glittery crackle, etc. I scanned my polish stash and couldn’t really find what I was looking for to complement my purple crackle. Then I noticed my mini bottle of Thyme for a Mani and it hit me: LAVENDER AND THYME. Yes, I like this aromatic herb theme! Besides, it’s fun to pair polishes solely based on their names lol!
I love the end result…the color combo has a romantic feel…and the purple glitter crackle is extra-sparkly yet demure at the same time. It did soak up all my top coat though. I applied two thick goopy clear coats and it still feels a little bumpy on top. But that doesn’t bother me… I like using lotsa layers!
What are your thoughts on crackle?