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|
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! ;)