Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guest Blogger: Alice Snow

I've seen other bloggers having guest bloggers, and I'm happy to join that trend. 

Allow me to introduce a fellow blogger, which I've followed from the very start: Alice Snow. In case you don't know her yet, you should totally check out her blog - she has lots of cool stuff on there!

So anyway, here's what she has to say to you dudettes: 

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So, I'm really honoured to be a guest blogger here on Rainbowify Me's blog :) Personally, I really enjoy reading this blog, so I'll try to live up to the standards, haha!

I remember when crackle polish got really popular back in 2010/11, and I wanted to get with the trend, but I never got into it before later - and I thought it was extremely difficult to find good crackle polishes. And now I'm kind of bored with it. It's hard to find cool crackle manis, but I've seen  this a couple of times and I'm in love! I decided to try it myself.

It's basically a series of stripes in six different colours  and then a crackle polish on top to finish it off! I used blue, green, pink, orange, yellow and purple. First a picture of the finished result: 


The black crackle gives a nice contrast to the soft rainbow colours. It also makes the transition  more blended and smooth to look at. I must say that I really love this manicure!

Now for a picture of the process. I think it's better to apply just a coat of white nail polish underneath, just for the sake of opacity, but I didn't. I just applied one stripe of each nail polish. It's a mess to clean up because you actually sweep the polish across the nail. 


As I said, it's very messy, but you can see that it's also not perfectly applied. It doesn't matter, you won't be able to tell when the crackle comes on. :) After you've applied the colours, give it just one coat of a good topcoat, so it crackles nicely.

These are the polishes I used:
L to R: Bys - Fluoro Yellow, Models Own - Bubble Gum & Models Own - Fluro' Orange
 
L to R: Essence - Break Through, Color Club - The Lime Starts Here, OPI - Fly

I wanted it to be really bright, so I picked as many neon colours as I could. 4 out of 6 - that's pretty good! The colours need to be pretty opaque, so I guess I missed on some of the colour picks. The Lime Starts Here need like, 4 layers to look nice! That's also why you should have white nail polish underneath.

I used H&M's Cracked Black as a crackle. Honestly, it's the best crackle polish I've ever tried! It's only a couple of bucks, and it works wonders!

All in all, I'm very satisfied with this manicure. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I'd love to hear your opinions on it! :)

Love, Alice Snow ♥
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 Cool, eh? Now, go check out Alice Snow's blog! ;)

11 comments:

  1. Looks great! I think I'll be trying that next week :-)

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    1. Thank you! Please do, and I'd love to see your version of it! :)

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    2. I'll also be looking forward to seeing it. :)

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  2. This was the first crackle mani I did way back before Christmas. I loved it!

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    1. Oh cool! I've never tried this myself. :)

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  3. i love the second picture, looks so cute like a rainbow :D

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  4. This looks really good she did a great job

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    1. I think so too - and she did it all for us to see :)

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  5. My last post it really looks like yours! :) I love this look too!
    www.missadelinne.com

    Missadelinne's Fanpage

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    1. What a coincidence. It's almost like a trend. :D

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