Here are my nails on day 5:
I have had tons of compliments on them and everyone is shocked to know I did them myself. Love that! Who doesn't like a compliment? :)
Step One: Apply 2 - 3 coats of your favorite nail color. In my case it's L.A. Colors, Color Crave from the Dollar Tree, $1.
Step Two: Black crackle. I only did 2 coats of the pink (wish I'd done 3, but time is an issue for me), and the following day I applied the black crackle. In this case, it was one quick coat of Avon's Mosaic Effects Top Coat in Black. I say quick because you'll need to apply the black coat pretty efficiently. The reason being, it will start to shrink and "crackle" right away. $6
Tip - Use promo code CYBER2011 for FREE standard shipping on your Avon order! :)
Step three: Clear coat, clear coat, clear coat. I did one coat the day of and added another coat each day or two. Free...this is an old, but still good, bottle of Wet n' Wild. Usually, $1.
Here are my nails on day nine!! I've only had to touch up one tiny spot on my right hand, on day 7. Otherwise, I'm just adding clear coats in the evening. And remember, add the clear coat to the tip of the nail first, then strokes down the nail.
What else can I say? I love these nails! They were fast, easy, cheap, trendy and compliment worthy...what's not to love!!