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What Is Crackle Nail Polish

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What Is Crackle Nail Polish

Discover the Crackle Nail Polish Trend

What Is Crackle Nail Polish
If there is one edgy look for nails that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, it’s the crackle nail polish trend. So what is a crackle manicure, and how can you get the look at home? Read on to find out.

Crackle, or shatter, polishes are a special breed of nail polishes that paint on like any nail polish would, but dry to a broken or shattered finish. The process begins with the painting of two coats of your favorite standard polish, followed by one even coat of the crackle. You will notice immediately that, as the polish starts drying, it starts to separate, creating the unique finish associated with the polishes.

The fun in crackle is that it enables you to customize your manicure in one easily executed step, without the use of any fancy tools. There is also no special skill set or practice required to get the look at home. Finally, a crackle nail polish can take any look and turn it into something that is both fun and unique. No two crackle coats will ever look the same, and the color combinations (base and crackle top) are infinite.

One word of caution with crackle nail polishes: you must work quickly because they dry very fast. Be sure to work with short, even strokes, covering the span of the nail (with no repeating sections) from one side to the other. Generally, a thin coat of crackle polish will yield more of a shattered effect, while a thick coat will create more of a deep crack effect. Both can be fun, depending on the look you are going for.

If you are looking for a manicure with edge, attitude, and that little something extra, crackle nail polish is definitely worth a try.

-Adina Zilberman, Guest Beauty Blogger

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O.M.G.!!! LOVE them!! This comment has been removed.
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I love this look because it's not as noticeable when it chips!! This comment has been removed.
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I like crackle polish but the OPI is bringing me down because it doesnt look like it is suppose to! This comment has been removed.
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Tried orangy crackle polish yesterday :o) It's soooo cute!!! This comment has been removed.
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I've been seeing this crackle nail polish everywhere lately. It's probably time to try it! The effect looks pretty cool. This comment has been removed.
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I love crackle nail polish! I use OPI! This comment has been removed.
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u can get it at cvs or walgreens it but sally hanson it works relly good This comment has been removed.
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@Italiana11: I know OPI does. I was just at ULTA today and saw they had it. But I also think you can buy it at Target. This comment has been removed.
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What brand makes crackle polish? Can you buy it at the drug store? This comment has been removed.
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