Lets start by seeing the manicure in question then I will fill in all the gaps:
Yep just your average crackle manicure. Or is it? As you guys know one the reasons I don't have long nails is I play guitar, but what you might not know is that my boyfriend plays too. In fact he has 7 guitars and a few months ago he let me customise one of them for him. Of course I had to bring my nail polish obsession into it, so along with adding stickers I did this:
And a close up:
I decided to paint the pick-up covers (they were originally black) in metallic nail polish and then I had the brain wave to add crackle! I love the result and so does my boyfriend!
So today's manicure matches! How cool is that?
So this manicure uses Barry M Gold and Silver Foil which I alternated on my fingers. These foil polishes are great, they are super pigmented which means that they only require one (two at a push) coats to reach opacity (this also means they are awesome for stamping). I chose these polishes originally for the guitar because they give a 'brushed' metal effect which I really wanted for the guitar pickups. After they were dry I used the Barry M Black crackle to create this cool effect. I added a coat of seche Vite on top, which really brings out the black of the crackle (it dries to a matte almost super dark grey colour if you don't add anything on top) and makes this manicure look shiny and prettyful.
So there you go. I hope you enjoy today's post, It has been fun telling you the little story about something polish related that doesn't involve my nails. Have you/ do you use polish for other stuff? I would love to know! Don't forget to check out the other manicure's posted as part of the week of challenges!