Monday, September 19, 2011

Neon/Gradient/Crack Mani

My lady-love, Jess, gets all the credit for suggesting this idea. She sent me a photo of something kind of like this and asked me to try it, so I did, of course. I used two coats of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy as the base, then sponged a neon orange Sally Girl polish over that (I know it's hard to see because my camera hates neons, but trust me, it's there), then sponged/painted CG In the Limelight and finally painted CG Turned Up Turquoise at the very tips. After that was all dry, I went to grab my bottle of OPI Black Shatter and realized that the damn thing had solidified since the last time I used it. After over half an hour (seriously!) of mixing/thinning/shaking later, I was finally able to get it to a usable consistency. Talk about disappointing.

On the plus side, my Black Shatter has never shattered as awesome as it did today. It turned out so cool that I'm even going to give you a photo of my right hand! I've been informed that adding a few drops of thinner to Black Shatter every so often will keep it from doing this again, let's hope that works!


  1. Love this! it cracked really great!

  2. this is stunning! I love love love your mani!

    And wow, your OPI shatter gives an amazing pattern! I wondered what kind of crackle you used...!!

  3. Nicely done! Great gradient, and the cracks are PERFECT!

  4. I'm not usually a fan of crackle polish, but this I LOVE! So awesome!

  5. ow.. this is one of the perfect combo i've ever seen :)


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