NOTD: Smash Up

I realise i’m very late on the bandwagon here, but last week I picked up Models Own Smash Up Black from Boots. As i’ve been off work for a few days I thought i’d have a bit of a play with my nails.

Models Own Utopia, BlooBoo & Jades Stone and Natural Collection’s Antique Coral. 
I would have preferred to have used five different colours, but these are the only four I have with me – the rest of my collection are still back in my old house. I put two layers of each colour onto my nails then left them to dry completely before putting a layer of smash up on top, and this is the final result: 
I wish i’d have bought this polish sooner; I love the effect it gives. I’m going to be on the lookout for the other shades the next time I go into Boots. 
So, what do you all think of ‘crackle’ nails? Do any of you have any recommendations of brands I should look out for? 
  • Peach Crush

    oh wow theyr so nice! i wish to try them. 🙂 great blog im your new follower i hope you’ll follow back

  • Lauren

    Antique coral is my fave colour, I bought it last year and wear it all the time. I have the Barry M crackle polish and I wasn’t impressed its too thick, this one looks nice though xx

  • Rachel

    It looks really good- I bought the black Barry M crackle polish and didn’t find it that amazing to be honest, so I’d stay stick to this! xx

  • Stephanie

    Love those Models Own colours. I’ve seen nails where there are three stripes of different colours on one nail with a crackle polish on the top which looks really good.
    I’ve got the silver OPI shatter, but this black looks really good, great job!


  • Leigh

    wow! i love this-and the models own colors are amazing! i love them-and they are perfect for summer! 🙂

  • Jade

    This is actually the first crackle manicure I like, I think it’s the variety of colours that sold me! They usually look so…bland? x

    Your layout is really pretty.
    I’m a new follower & love your blog!
    Jade By The Sea

  • Katie Elizabeth

    Your nails look so cool! Such fun colors 🙂

    xo katie elizabeth

  • Voe

    I love that effect, it looks really good. You have a wonderful blog, I will definitly check back to read more of your posts. I wish you all of the luck in the world (although I am sure you don’t need it).

    All the best,

  • Penny

    I came to add: look for Barry M but I see all the other girls have written this already :D- oh well!