Despite being kind of over the crackle trend I, along with many others, got quite excited to receive a full size OPI crackle polish in my December Jolie Box. The nail polish is a gorgeous gold shimmer which would look lovely without the crackle. Imagine my excitement this morning when I read on Fee’s post that if applied on a bare nail the crackle effect won’t take place. I had to try it immediately.
I decided to use the crackle on my accent nail over MUA Shade 2 and paint OPI Gold Shatter directly onto my other nails, finished with Sally Hansen Diamond Shine top coat.
If you are using this as a crackle be warmed not to apply it too thickly. I first applied it as I would my Barry M crackle polishes but it didn’t crackle very well at all.
I removed this and applied a very thin coat of the crackle, this achieved the desired effect.
The Gold Shatter polish dries quite matte, this looked too dull for my liking.
I applied one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Shine over the top which instantly brightened my nails up and transformed Gold Shatter into a gorgeous all over nail colour.
The only downside to using crackle polishes as a block colour is that it tends to peel off quite easily so may not last as long as your usual nail polish.
Massive thanks to Fee for this tip!