This is my wacky accidental Mardi Gras crack manicure. I say accidental because I did not set out for this to look like a crazy Mardi Gras party, but after I sat with the final result for a while, I realized that that is what it reminds me of.
Really I just wanted to pair China Glaze Fault Line with a color that contrasted nicely. Also, I do like purple and green together (those used to be my favorite colors together some years ago when I was a kid). I started with one coat of Nicole by OPI One Time Lime, from the Justin Bieber collection. It looked great in just one coat, Nation!
Then I added two coats of Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada. I really wanted to have glitter under my crack. In the future I think I'll stick to smaller glitter because I'm not sure I like how the bigger glitter looks under the Crackle.
Next I waited for everything to dry. Then I added a coat of China Glaze Crackle Fault Line. It applied pretty well but I do think I'll thin it some next time around (I read on MUA that this helps it behave and crack better). I suppose I need some more practice in applying Crackles because I'm so mad at myself for not getting the purple all the way over the green near my cuticle, most especially on the index finger. :P
I was not sure that I was feeling the over all look, so I added a coat of Zoya Sparkle Gloss to try and make things better.
I have to say that it did grow on me through the day. :) Not a total disaster, but definitely not what I had hoped for when I first dreamed it up.