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Valentine's Day Manicures - with Crackle!
February 12, 2011
Featuring our favorite new Crackle Glaze shades, along with some classic China Glaze shades, try out these fun manicures for Valentine's Day! Check out the descriptions before for instructions on achieving the look! 1. For a simple, classic and empowering magenta tinted red, choose China Glaze Red Pearl. 2. For a sheer pink glitter, apply three coats of China Glaze Mrs. Clause. 3. Capture the romance of the holiday by layering 1 coat China Glaze Red Pearl + 1 coat China Glaze Mrs. Clause top coat. 4. Now for some crackle! Apply 2 coats of Mrs. Clause. Allow base color to dry COMPLETELY before applying China Glaze Crackle Glaze Broken Hearted pink shatter nail lacquer. Here, we used a single coat of the crackle. 5. Switch it up! Apply a coat of Red Pearl and allow it to dry completely. Apply one coat of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightening Bolt white crackle polish. 6. For a thoroughly romantic look, stick to rosey hues. Apply two coats of Red Pearl (for a nice deep color) and, after it dries completely, apply a single coat of Crackle Glaze Broken Hearted. Have fun girls! Don't forget to order your Crackle Glaze polish here!
China Glaze CRACKLE Glaze - Swatches!
February 11, 2011 5 Comments
You've heard of OPI's Black Shatter polish, which is totally flying off the shelves. In response, China Glaze has released six new shatter-like crackle polishes with all of the creativity and quality of China Glaze behind them. Like the OPI Black Shatter polish, each Crackle Glaze color should be layered on a completely dry contrasting color for optimum effect. Swatches are below!
We tested out the Crackle Glaze top coats using a variety of base colors. The Crackle Glaze coats on the right are layered over China Glaze Recycle, pictured on the third chip from the top. The colors on the left are layered over China Glaze Empowerment (pink), Red Pearl (red) and Up All Night (navy). Note the dramatic effect achieved when the colors are contrasting. We had so much fun trying different combinations - you will too!
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Check back tomorrow for custom Valentine's Day swatches, to help you get a killer manicure ready for your big date!