Lots and lots of apologies from me today, very sorry I've been AWOL since... August *cringes*. This Summer has been full of good events (and bad) which I will be sure to blog my experiences about at a later stage.
But today, I have a nail post for you all. After discovering Technic's Crackle Effect Nail Coat for only £1.99 in Semi-Chem, it seemed silly not to blog about it.
The polish comes with a little information booklet which tells you how to gain the desired 'crackled' effect. Basically, you apply your base colour coat, wait for it to dry and then apply Technic's nail coat on top. Simple! Seeing as it was so cheap, I wasn't expecting great results but I was rather impressed by the outcome.
Firstly, I painted my nails with an array of coloured nail polishes (yes, I am a Rimmel nail polish junkie).
From left to right:
- Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 740 Clear
- Rimmel London Lycra Pro Finish Nail Polish in 440 Orange Bliss
- Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 430 Coralicious
- Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 840 Blue Eyed Girl
- Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 230 Portobello Pink
- Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 605 Purple Reign
- Technic Crackle Effect Top Coat in 21106 Black
The thing I love most about Rimmel's nail polishes is that you only really need to apply one coat to get a very pigmented colour.
Next, I applied the Crackled Effect top coat. A word of caution, be very careful not to re-do the black you have already painted onto the nails as you'll ruin the overall effect. Almost immediately, the polish will begin to crackle up.
The polish does dry into a chalky dark grey colour which I was disappointed with, but after a clear topcoat the colour did turn back into a strong dark black.
Technic have four top coat colours:
Lilac, Pink, Black and Blue
Here's the final look. Hope you enjoyed. :)