Saturday, 7 May 2011

Spring candy crackle nails

I bought the new Barry M instant nail effects in '314' (the pink one) recently and thought id give it a try with this lilac colour i already had by 17 'lasting fix nail polish' in the colour 'parma violet'.
It's suitable for spring and summer, could also be used in winter months to brighten your day!
i love how it turned out :)

I painted my nails with two coats of parma violet first. Let that completely dry, then paint over it with the instant nail effects. The trick to doing the crackle right is to do it fast! I did a thin coat as I like bigger cracks, you can do a thicker coat if you prefer smaller cracks. The crackle will dry matte, so I suggest using a clear top coat to get it nice and shiny. I used GOSH 'F3 top coat'.

The pictures aren't that great, but i'm looking for a new camera to take better pictures. Comment if you have any suggestions :)


  1. hows everyone doing those nail design i love it but can imagine how to start lol x

  2. Its a special effects nail polish by Barry m, you can get them from the Barry m website or a shop that sells Barry m, like boots or superdrug :) They have them in black, pink, blue and white x