Maybe it’s because I’m an ex teenage hand model (it’s true! I modelled plasters once when I was 18!) but I’m a bit of a nail varnish addict. Here‘s the proof.
And despite having an unknown number of bottles and colours, my favourite and most worn colours are red, dark pink or almost black. Occasionally with a matt top coat. And usually a bit chipped…
I’ve seen all of those nail art pens on sale, and as fun as they look, I’m not quite sure I’d have the time to mess about with them. I barely escape a bodged manicure on a weekly basis (must actually let nails dry before attempting to start another task…) never mind dooding leopard print designs on each nail as well.
But I do love the look so when I was given a bottle of W7 Crackle Nails polish in black, I thought I’d give it a little bash. Why not? And if I don’t like it, well that’s easily fixed. Much more easily than the time I experimented with a blunt fringe…(WHY?!)
I started with a white base for maximum contrast and visual impact.
Barry M does a great white. It’s streak free, opaque in just 2 coats and has a Goldilocks style consistency. Not too gloopy, not too thin… juuuuuust right.
Once that had dried, I painted one coat of W7 Crackle Nails in Earthquake Black.
Woweee! The coat I painted on looked a bit thin at first, but as it dries it starts to retract and shrink, which causes the crackle effect and intensifies the black colour. Maybe it’s because I’d had a couple of glasses of wine, but I found it to be compelling viewing!
The effect was a manicure with a zebra-tastic finish! Awesome.
As W7 Crackle nails come in 3 different colours (Black, silver and white) I think Spring is going to see me sporting slightly more than my normal chipped red nails.
Enjoy watching paint dry with W7 Crackle Nails.