I recently ordered 3 of China Glaze's crackle polishes in the shades -Black Mesh, Fault Line and Crushed Candy. And yes that is my camera cord in the shot but it was also my best one so just ignore it please lol.
I had a very feeble first attempt with Black Mesh
After this I wasn't sure what to think... apart from DISAPPOINTED. So I decided to do an experiment. Being a complete nerd I have swatched a lot of my colours on nail wheels and I decided to sacrifice my Ulta 3 one for the cause.
Notice how much better these turned out... I sure did! I am actually wondering if cheaper nail polish underneath is better because ALL of these had more crackle than my fingers and they were all applied by brushing from middle to edge. It also gives a great insight into what the base colour needs to be for the crackle to really look good. My favourite is 4th from the right - purple with orange polish underneath.
Has anyone else been enjoying crackle time? How have your creations worked out?