Get crackle effect nails with Tip Top and Rikki Brest

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tip Top have collaborated with local model and Chix with Stix drummer Rikki Brest to create Tip Top U Crack Me Up, a crackle-effect nail polish, R79,99.

rikki brest, crackle nail varnish
FYI, Rikki’s also drummed for hot local bands like Evolver…
tip top crackle effect
Tip Top’s U Crack Me Up is available in both black and gold.

To get the look, simply apply your favourite nail colour.

rimmel red obsession
This is Rimmel Lycra Pro in Red Obsession

Once it’s completely dry, slick on a layer of Tip Top U Crack Me Up. It’ll go on in a solid coat, but as it dries, will start to create a cool-looking crackle-effect.

tip top u crack me up
Ta da!

When that’s dry, apply U Crack Me Up’s clear top coat to add a mega-dose of shine (and protect your handiwork from cracking up for real…)

To get your mitts on Tip Top U Crack Me Up, keep an eye out for it in Clicks stores nationwide. 

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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. Maria Meyer

    Would love to give it a try some time

    7 years ago •

  1. Cecile

    Love it, it’s just fascinating looking at it while it transforms.

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    i have the black one and it works well.

    7 years ago •

  1. kunene

    wow i love this nail art,love the black and white cracked look, i tried the snake skin DIY at home and it did not come out too well.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Love Tip Tops U Crack Me Up. Black and silver is my favourite

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I’ve used the white crackle from Tip Top. Works perfectly and can look really cool when used with the right base colour.

    7 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Looks lovely on long nails.Won this in a competition.

    7 years ago •

  1. Bella

    Excellent product. I have all 4 colours.

    7 years ago •

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