Yesterday’s blue crackle manicure was a lot of fun for me to wear and I loved it! So I took it off and did another. (Yup, this only makes sense to those of us who are obsessed. Because a normal person would KEEP their manicure on if they loved it.) But, I digress…..
Two manicures in a row using the same blue polish? That’s right! Out of all my ‘special’ nail polishes, this previously-untried electric blue crackle is a surprise favorite. I love when a nail polish comes outta nowhere and knocks your socks off!
This time I started with a hot pink base color. This is hot pink is hotter than hot and I love it. It’s Zoya Ali. Then I added my crackle- Electric Blue Blasted from Sephora by OPI. Except for my 2 ring finger accent nails which I painted off-white using OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then I added a butterfly wing diy decal that I made. How did I make the decal? I used my MoYou Pro stamping plate and… ummmm… well, I’m sure I’ve explained it a bunch of times before! I really should just do a tutorial so I can just insert da link ! For now- here’s Indian Ocean Polish’s tutorial which is great!
Here’s a side by side comparison of yesterday’s and today’s blasted nails. One blue nail polish, two looks. It’s funny that the pics came out almost identical and I didn’t plan it. Which do you like better- the orange or pink mani? I’m not the biggest fan of how mix-match manis look on me sometimes… so I’m leaning towards the orange. But dang, that hot pink!!! What do you think?
Check out my blue crackle nails! I’m wearing my most-used nail polish my base- AVON Orange Creamsicle. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve used this orange for nail art on this blog. Then I topped it with a thin coat of Sephora by OPI’s crackle nail polish (they call their crackle line BLASTED) in Electric Blue Blasted. The blue and orange combo looks rad together! I’m also very impressed with the formula of sephora’s blasted. It’s not as thick and clumpy as other brands and application was easy. I also love the way it crackled. Win! Now I’m wondering what other colors to pair under this blue. What do you think would look nice? A light purple maybe?
I wore this polish the other day and received a lot of compliments on it! It’s called Mojito by a Filipino brand named Bobbie..
Bobbie Mojito has a nice subtle rose-colored holo that looks so luxurious on the nail. I really enjoyed wearing this polish… it felt kind of fancy for some reason. Even my mom who only wears creams grabbed my hand for a close-up view and was like WHOA this is pretty! Mojito applied well and had a nice silky formula. Shown here is 3 easy coats with one coat of seche on top.
After a day of wear I paired this manicure with some crackle-finish accent nails just for fun. I love crackle polish and I’m sad that I don’t wear it enough. I have a bunch of bottles of crackle and I’m gonna try to wear them more! Show below is China Glaze Tarnished Gold on my ring fingers…
Have you ever heard of this brand Bobbie? I have a few more that I can show you on the blog. I got them in an awesome swap that I did with Rach, the Nailinator. Bobbie brand is made in the Philippines and you can see more of their stuff on their website here: Bobbie Nail Care
Today I’m wearing Sephora by OPI ‘Thyme for a Mani’ and China Glaze Crackle Glaze in ‘Luminous Lavender’.
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?