Still continuing with the crackles here! 😉 Now, beware, this post contains my stained nails and a sheer polish. Just in case you don’t want to see that.
I used two polishes — GOSH’s Vanilla Ice for the base and Depend Crackle Effect No 5007 for the crackle top coat.
Vanilla Ice is a super sheer polish — flecks of silvery shimmer/glitter in a milky base. It’s a cousin to China Glaze’s White Cap, but the shimmer is whitish-silvery instead of golden.
I used three coats here and as you can see, this is still very very sheer. You can also see how yellowed the tips of my nails are, which kinda changes the colour of the polish. 😛
I wasn’t worried about the sheerness, though, as I added the Crackle Effect No 5007 — a baby blue with heavy silver shimmer.
with top coat
without top coat
I kinda like this. I think it crackled well (though I’ve never had a problem with that) but it’s a bit too much. Too much shimmer, that is, and not enough contrast. Next time, I’m gonna try this crackle polish with either a creme polish or something darker underneath. Just a little too sweet this is.
p.s. Vanilla Ice makes for an amazing sparkle top coat! 😉