Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cracked Hearts

I like the crackle polish, but I'm not a huge fan of the entire nail crackled. So I wanted to play around with a few designs. One design I tried this week was the heart. It is super simple to paint on and cute.

I used a base coat and two crackle polishes for the hearts. What I really enjoy about this design paired with the crackles is the fun. It gives it a rustic look. Almost like it has been there and now starting to fade. Awesome for spring!

Mix and match colors as well as designs and share!!

Step one: Apply base coat
Step two: Apply Design.
HaVE FUN!!!!

Color Combo Cards

Since I picked up a ton of great new nail colors for spring along with some discounted crackle polishes, I wanted to figure out what the crackles would look like over the new colors. Last time I painted each finger a different color with a crackle over it, but wasn't so fond of the multi-colored nails! haha

So this is what I came up with.

A while ago I picked up a few storage boxes that had some large index cards that I had no idea what to do with. Finally found a use for them!

1. Make 1 card for every base color you want to try

2. Paint slots of base coat for as many top coats as you want to pair the base with. In my case I wanted to try my 5 crackles. 

3. Next to the base coat I labeled the top coats I was gunna paint over the base.

4. Finished painting the top coats of crackle on my base coat samples.