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Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm back!

Hi Kids!
Although my new mani/make-up/jewelry making area was completed weeks ago, major changes in my life kept me from getting back to my Blog. My dd, Amber, left several weeks ago to move in with her boyfriend, who lives 3 hours north of me. While I'm really happy for her that she's in an area where she has more opportunities, I was hoping  expecting she would stay with me forever. It hasn't been easy for me, and truthfully- I'm pushing myself to Blog today in order to snap myself out of feeling so empty.

That said, I didn't have any trouble picking what I was going to Blog about even though I had 4 things in que...
Crack Polish.
I wasn't a fan of it the first time it came around years ago, and I'm still not. The look is just too deconstructed for my taste, especially if the cracks are large. Today, I'm wearing Color Club Tangerine Scream with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Vintage Violet. I can't decide which is greater;
How much I hate the crack effect of this mani...or
How much I love the color combination the effect produced.

I sure all of you have been witness to a multi-colored Autumn sunset that includes purples, fuchsias and oranges all glowing with the same intensity all at the same time. I have always been drawn to that color combination. For the last 11 years, they have been the decor colors (with a little aquamarine thrown in) of my studio and of my daughter's bedroom...walls, furniture, treatments...everything.  When visitors come to my house, they always comment on how surprised they are to find so much color work so well at being peaceful and calming. The truth is- I'm not the color wizard they think I am... my color combination was stolen from a reliable source, a place where everything works well together- nature.

Sunset Crackle
All pictures were altered with a heavy hand. Please ignore skintone.































I've been out of the loop for a while now, so I'm not sure if the following is old news or new news...
I found that Vintage Violet worked better over polish that was not fully dry. Any area that has not cracked CAN be manipulated to crack. Once the crack polish has skinned over enough to touch, gently place your finger on the patch and daub it in different directions until a fine crack appears. Continue daubing to make it crack more. Fingerprints may be smoothed out with some gentle rubbing.

That's it for today Kids. Still in the editing stage, the next mani to be posted will be a multi-layered fauxnad.

12 comments:

Starlight said...

Wowza! What a pretty combo!

Lyds said...

i like this combination! :) Good to see ya!

Amber said...

Finally someone who feels about crackles the way I do! I hate the look, but love the color combos!

Megan Harmeyer said...

What a great combo!  I like crackle polish, but I've seen it so much over the last few months that I'm over it already. 

Kasy said...

Oh i m so happy u r back!!! Missed you!! That been said...I hate crackle polishes...so to tell u the truth i can;t wait till your next post!!!!!
xoxo

thriszha said...

love the color combi.. i miss ur post sweety...

mrsrexy said...

Can't wait to see the final pix of your renovation...especially the silk!  And more importantly, your fantastic stamping!

AnotherBottleOfPolish said...

I too am having a hard time embracing crackle. I love the color combos people come up with, but very rarely like the pattern...

makeupgirl21 said...

So glad your back and hope it will be regular postings.  Love this combination of colors.  Really pretty.  I didn't hear at all about the manipulation of the cracks.  That's really good to know.  Sorry your daughter moved out but you know that's life.  At least she didn't move out of the state!

Gwen Wijman said...

Welcome back!  :D

Arrianne said...

I think that's how my mom would have felt if she had lived to see me move out. Actually, I know it is. That's really strange and depressing for me to share with you, isn't it?

I can't wait to see your finished stuido and I'm glad that you're back!

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