Create ‘crackle-effect’ nails like Katy Perry

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Pop star Katy Perry teamed up with OPI to create her very own nail-polish collection. The set includes an exciting black ‘crackle-effect’ polish called Black Shatter, a top coat that dries to create a crackled effect.

To get the look, simply paint your nails using your favourite nail polish.

Once dry apply either OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Shatter, R128, or Tip Top NailChic’s new ‘U Crack Me Up’ black crackle nail polish, R79. As the polish dries, the crackle effect will kick in.

Mooi, ne? Dankie Tip Top, we love a good OPI dupe.

Once your nails are totally dry, apply a top coat to seal the deal. (Tip Top’s ‘U Crack Me Up’ is actually a double-sided polish – one side contains the black crackle polish and the other a top coat, making things even easier).

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Tasha

    I have been stragling with my crackle. Seems like the small ridge appears just next to cuticules – where there is no cover… I though I was doing something wrong.

    7 years ago •

  1. Hima

    Loving the tip top color..shades of pink are my all time favorite..

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Ooh, going to try this. Hope I get it right and it looks as good as Katie’s!

    7 years ago •

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