Nails of the Day: Crackled Pink Lemonade


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Ever since I saw the pink crackle from China Glaze, I wanted to try it over a bright yellow. It’s so pretty, its like pink lemonade! I used my favorite bright yellow cream, Illamasqua Wayward, which applies beautifully and is a great taxi cab yellow in just two coats. I wanted to add a bit of shine to show through with the yellow, so I used one coat of China Glaze Lighthouse over the yellow, which is a sparkly gold jelly. Last, I applied the China Glaze Broken Hearted Crackle polish, very sheerly and in all sorts of directions to get the different effects on the nails.
I really liked the way this turned out! Bright polishes look so fun peaking out of the crackles.

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  • Kacee

    So cute! :3

  • Marin

    This is so pretty! Where do you buy your China Glaze from? I’d love to purchase some, but I haven’t seen them anywhere but online.

    • Leesha

      i generally buy online, its cheaper. there are links on the sidebar for nail sites i buy from

      • jacky

        actuallly leesha i did calculations for head2toe, and if u had the nail polish prices and shipping together, and divide by the number of polishes u are buying, u REALLY are paying the same price! lol i swear u can do that calculations urself. i was surprised cuz i also thought i was getting them at a bargain

        • jacky

          oops! i mean “add” not ‘had’ lol

        • Courtney

          I think it all depends on how many you buy though and from what site. Some have minimum shipping charges which could essentially make them more expensive than going to Sallys or buying from a salon. I just got 12 polishes from 8ty8beauty for about 3.80 each including shipping. So for me, it worked out :]

      • Marin

        Thanks Leesha… I just checked out 8ty8 Beauty and bought my first ever China Glaze polish. I’m unreasonably excited! ^.^

  • Ally

    This is so much fun! I love the bright colors.

  • Spectrum Personae

    so pretty! *o*
    gotta try this :D

  • Tiffany Crump

    pink and yellow are my favorite colors together so this is totally awesome!

  • vonnie

    that came out marvelously!

  • Vijaya

    Super cute nails! Love the color combo!

  • jacky

    that looks like what brooke did in her video. were her nails the inspiration for this “nails of the day” because brooke is so creative when it comes to nails =} i wish i had the crackles to make this!

  • Jen

    Pink and yellow! Great combo of colors–one of my faves.

  • Mama Laura

    Super cute!

  • Phyrra

    I love this! It’s so fun and playful.

  • Katy

    That is soooo cute.

  • xin

    wow there is pink crackle? so cute and cool!

  • Ana

    So pretty! I’m wearing Broken Hearted over a navy blue and it looks very cool too :D

  • Aya

    Cute combo! So candy-ish!

  • Emily

    That’s one of my fave crackle combos too. I just bought 4 of the China Glaze crackles today and I was pretty excited:) Right now I have China Glaze High Def with the black crackle over it. So fun!

  • Whitney

    Love it. :) I did this but with the blue crackle and it’s my fave combo so far!

  • Myrolon

    This is so beautiful, I love it !!!!

  • Natalie

    Ugh I wish I would have gotten the pink as well but I didn’t think I would use it! This looks really cute. :)

  • roxcat

    Such a fun and bright manicure! I love it!

  • j

    have you ever tried doing like, a french manicure or just the tips, with the crackle nail polish? If you do, post pics please!

  • Hollie

    I envisioned this same look when I got the pink crackle polish. I have yet to try it.

  • Anna

    I love this. :D Its super cutee. I would love to use those together, its a really nice mix. Makes me wanna drink your nails. waitwhat.

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  • Sweetbsting

    A bit late commenting on this, but I just used China Glaze Papaya Punch with Broken Hearted and it looks similar, but more like pink orange juice instead of lemonade LOL!

  • trouble

    It’s so cool. ^ ^