Editors Note: I was having a really hard time deciding between crackle nails and ombre nails. I know, life's major decisions. I was so inspired after seeing the Tea & Tips party over at Glitter Guide that I wanted to put on the kettle, bake some cookies, call over my girlfriends and paint my nails red...ombre. But sadly the hustle and bustle of everyday life took over and I didn't have the time to host the party, plus I was super excited to try the crackle nail polish too. I'm still loving ombre though...stay tuned, I have an exciting & unexpected ombre post coming up soon!
What do you think of this new crackle nail polish trend? I was a little hesistant at first, after all remember when it was popular in middle school? But, I started seeing more and more of my favorite blogs post about the look and when I was in the US recently I noticed crackle nail polish everywhere from nail salons to Wal-Mart. So I finally decided it was time to give myself a crackle manicure at home. I was so excited to get started and then reality hit and I remembered I don't live in America anymore and my current host country is not exactly known for its trendsetting ways so I was a bit worried I wasn't going to find the polish. But alas, after a few demonstrations, hand gestures and a good laugh, the sweet lady at my local Claires-meets-Beautyco type boutique handed me a bottle of the crackle polish! Score! And, it was a lovely shimmery ruby color. I was set. So, I came home and decided on a coral/pink color as the base.