How to Do a Crackle Manicure

Next Video:
How to Cut Your Fingernails Without Cutting Your Fingers....5

Crackle manicures require you to use a very specific type of nail polish in order to get things right. Find out how to do a crackle manicure with help from a licensed manicurist in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Manicure Tips
Promoted By Zergnet


Video Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Joi, licensed nail technician, and I want to show you all today how to do a crackle manicure. So I have my regular polish here and then I have my own crackle polish and what you want to be sure of when you are doing this type of manicure is for one thing you want to make sure that your initial color that you put on is somewhat dry, almost dry when you go to put the crackle topcoat over it and then you also want to be sure that you shake it very very well because these can tend to be a little bit thick. So you want to shake it to mix everything up and then this part here is very important. You want to make sure that when you are applying the crackle coat that you don't put it on too thick because otherwise it's going to end up looking lumpy. So you put that on over the top of whatever color you choose and then as you can see it just starts to crackle and form a really cool pattern okay. So with the second step you don't actually need any drying time in between but you definitely do want to make sure as always that you follow up with your topcoat because this is going to protect the design you just made and it's going to make sure that everything is nice and shiny. Okay, and here you go, a nice crackle design and just keep in mind that it doesn't have to be perfect. Every finger is actually going to turn out looking different, so just have fun with it and thank you all for watching. Have a good day, bye.


Related Searches

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!