Monday, 7 May 2012

Rasta - Crackled

So here's the story:  

I needed some nail art ideas and so I turned to my kids.  Rasta colours were suggested.  And well, it didn't take much to talk me into it lol.  A rasta manicure has been on my to-do list for some time now.  Combine that with the fact that I was in the mood to try a (gradient?) sponge manicure anyways and voila!
 Or so the story goes...

While the red and yellow worked beautifully, the green did not.  I blame the fact that I didn't have the right green polish!  In fact I didn't have anything close!  (I'm aghast at this point...)  My 10 year old daughter noticed my 'mood' and was quick to find me a green from her polish stash (oh yes I am creating some sort of polish monster)  

Indeed it was the right colour of green, but I didn't realise I would need to sponge it on a bit by itself first.  I knew to do that with the yellow, which turned out lovely - but well as I said... I blame the lack of green polish in my stash.  (every time I say that it makes me just a bit sick - how could I have let this happen?! No proper greens you say??  LOL... oh man what's happening to me?!)  So I decided to break out the neglected black crackle from my stash and give it a bit of an 'up-do'.  I liked how it turned out in the end and the crackle (though usually unused) did save the manicure imho.  I got a lot of wear out of this manicure too which was great.  

I am definitely going to try this look again soon as I really liked it without the crackle.  And well... <grins>  I'll be using one of my new green polishes...

Of course I used this opportunity to go out and buy some more greens.  And wouldn't you know I happened to hit an awesome sale at Chatters?  Two different locations of course... (I'm thorough lol)...   Sooo... the end of the story features *cough* four new green polishes.  I paid only $3.50 each so I don't feel too guilty... 
...And by the way keep reading for the very best part of the story...

All China Glaze left to right:  Glittering Garland, Holly-Day, Gaga for Green, and Agro.

So that evening while I'm (obsessing?) looking at my new nail polish bottles, I decide to swatch a bit.  And then I decide to spill a bit too!  I had to laugh.  The alternative was much much worse...
Did I mention the polish was all over my hands, pants and socks too? Good times...  

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest adventure!  Thanks for reading :)


  1. These are great, the black crackle makes them really rasta looking somehow! And yay for opportunities to get new polishes! Also, I've tagged you for some blog awards, see my post here!

    1. Oh super cool, thank you for the compliment and thank you for tagging me! You made my day :)

      I like the black too - so I'm trying to figure out another way to add black to the look. ??? Ideas?

      (I'll bet I'll have some ideas when my new stamping plate comes in the mail!!) ^.^

  2. Hey Terra!! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, too! You can click on my name for the link to my blog. Love this mani, by the way, a little rasta never hurt anyone. :)

  3. Hi, I just found your blog through Giveaway Lifestyle's Blog Hop!
    Love this mani!

    1. Hiya :) Thanks for checking out and following my blog. I appreciate your comment on the mani too, thanks!

      *going to go check you out now*