Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Inverted Crackle

Even though survival rates for some childhood brain tumors have increased over the past 30 years, survivors often suffer from lifelong side effects of treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. -Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation


Yeah, I'm looking forward to that...anyway, my second grey May manicure came about when I realized that not only are China Glaze Crushed Candy and China Glaze For Audrey almost the same color, I also have a regular grey polish that's nearly the same as China Glaze Cracked Concrete - Pure Ice Kiss Me Here. The natural result of this realization? An inverted crackle mani.

indoors, artificial light

Sorry for my gross dry fingers... :( Anyway, even though I really like the way this turned out, I didn't end up keeping it on. I'm not sure why, but I just wasn't in the mood. Until tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. How neat. I own both of those two, but I would have never thought outside the box.

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  2. Excellent idea for the mani! Love it.

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  3. Thanks! You should steal my idea. :)

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  4. Totally love it!

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  5. I love this! It's so funny cuz I was planning on trying this with crushed candy and lightning bolt, and I did something similar using broken hearted and red shatter for my Pink Wednesday mani for tomorrow. Great minds huh? :)

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  6. This was a great idea! I'll have to try it :)

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  7. LetthemhavepolishMay 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Love Love Love!!! So awesome! I hope I can find a Grey close to the crackle grey so I can replicate because this is so cool!

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  8. Love this look--I may have to copy it!

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  9. Thank you! I don't know of any other brand with a grey crackle out, but there probably will be at some point.

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  10.  I did the same thing a few weeks ago! (Although my grey under the crackle wasn't quite the same color as Cracked Concrete). Great minds think alike I guess.  :)

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  11. I love this! It's so funny cuz I was planning on trying this with crushed candy and lightning bolt, and I did something similar using broken hearted and red shatter for my Pink Wednesday mani for tomorrow. Great minds huh? :)

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