Lately I've been going through a blue polish phase. Not sure why, but more often than not I'm finding myself reaching for a blue over any other color. So China Glaze Metallic Crackle in Oxidized Aqua is perfect right now when I do put something else on and still want that blue fix.
Metallic crackle works just like the non-metallic ones. I added Oxidized Aqua to my Icing Blackout mani after a couple days of wear. I like the way the aqua contrasts with the black. I was a bit sad that the lovely multi-color glitter in Blackout didn't show through very well however. Application was good over completely dry polish. I did not add a top coat over the crackle.
Notice the difference in the cracks on my thumb versus the rest of my fingers? There's a reason for it. On my index through pinkie fingers I used one smooth stroke down the entire length of the nail, making sure not to go back over any crackle polish I had already put on the nail. On my thumb though I tried something a little different. Instead of one smooth stroke I started the stroke for a few millimeters then pushed the brush backwards just a bit into the area I'd just polished. Continue this down the length of your nail. I really like this look and will probably use this technique more often.
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