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Crackle and shatter, what’s the difference?

Crackle and shatter, what’s the difference?
Is there any difference?

Well, yes, in a sense. I’m going to put this as it would come out of my mouth;
Crackle: Stays as a piece, but has cracks apart.
Shatter: Separates into individual pieces.

If that makes no sense, I will show you with photo’s :)

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Here’s (from L to R) China Glaze: Lightning Bolt, Barry M: 316, MUA Nail Quake: Jailbreak, Barry M: 311, Beauty UK: Goth.

China Glaze: CRACKLE
MUA Nail Quake: CRACKLE
Barry M: SHATTER
Beauty UK: SHATTER

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Little Finger: CRACKLE, Ring Finger: SHATTER

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Middle Finger: CRACKLE, Index Finger: SHATTER

Quality and Performance:
Lightning Bolt is really opaque and thin.
Barry M 316 (White) is also opaque but very gloopy. (I added thinner)

Beauty UK has a OPI like brush, but is even more gloopy than Barry M.
MUA has a thin brush, and gives a really even application, this shatter seems very shiny and jelly like.
Barry M 311 (Black) is opaque, but is the same as the white in consistency.

Hope this clears up the Shatter/Crackle issue.
ps. many thanks to my mum for letting me use her as a hand model!

Paige
xx

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newspaper nails tutorial.

i keep attempting to read my nails and try and make sense of them.
these are dead easy to do.

you will need:

-white nail varnish, well a plain colour, like ‘greige’ even
-10 pieces of newspaper larger than your nails
-a shot glass worth of vodka UPDATE: you can also use whiskey i have learned.
-a topcoat

Firstly, paint your nail, the colour you want it,
i went with white

then soak your nail in the vodka for 1 minute
place the newspaper on the nail and press down firmly for 30 secs
peel off gently+add topcoat…
voila :)
click to enlarge it, it looks a lot nicer close up.
also, this was pre-cleanup, excuse the polish on my cuticles.
Paige
xx
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