Friday, 9 September 2011

NOTD - Crackle Graphite



NOTD today was born of necessity more than anything else. I had been wearing Graphite, that wonderfully pewter sparkly Chanel number, since Wednesday and the wear and tear was beginning to show. 

Out lastnight and early site visits this morning meant zero time for a fresh mani so needed a quick solution...

Started with a quick Graphite touch up...
And one coat of Barry M Instant Nail Effects in Black

I have had this black crackle in my stash for quite some time but wasn't really feeling it over normal colours and as such had promised it to my Mam. Problem is, Graphite is no normal colour and I'm Loving the pewter & black combination. Soz, Mam. 

Instant Nail Effects can be a bit dull matte when used on their own, so you're going to need a high shine topcoat for proper sparkle pay off here. 

Topcoats don't come shinier than Seche Vite!
And that's it, completely new look nails with one coat & a topcoat. Quick & simple. Just the way I like it. 


Are you a Nail Effect fan? Any colour combos you're loving? 

7 comments:

cornflakegirl said...

Gorgeous, I love the combination.

Moxie said...

I love the way your nails look! Gorgeous! Thanks for the post! x

Helen99 said...

Hi, I think I am in the minority as I am not a fan of crackle but I LOVE Chanel Graphite. I think it needs to be added to my wish list!

CherrySue said...

Thanks, Girls! I'm not a fan of crackle either Helen - well I wasn't :)

Mercedes said...

LOVEEEEEEE this!!!! Wish I could bring myself to actually PAY for a Chanel polish... it was tough for me to think about paying for Debrorah Lippman lol I'm a cheapo with my polish!!!

Boredmum said...

wow that looks deadly over the Graphite, think i have a colour something similar, must try it, and also never put a top coat over the crackle, great idea, I have used the Crackle paint over A mint green BarryM polish and My Rimmell Pink and they were lovely, but waaaaaay prefer this version

Rachelle said...

Nice nails! Given me some inspiration. As big a nail polish hoarder as I am, unbelievably i dont actually own a Chanel one! Might rectify that on a trip through duty free next weekend.