The 'cracked effect' nail polishes have been among us for quite some time now, but for some reason, I always felt that they weren't my thing. While strolling around at Planet Parfum yesterday, I took a look at the Dior section and spotted the words 'Crocodile Leather Effect Nails'. Curious as I am, I asked the sales woman for more information and she told me that it was nail polish similar to those who cause the well known 'cracked' effect, but that the big difference was that this one would create "the crocodile skin effect" on my nails. I still didn't know what the hell she was talking about, but she definitely triggered something inside of me. Not really sure what to expect, I decided to buy the polishes anyway and asked my mom for help, since my nail polish applying skills aren't the best.
I found a tiny manual inside - thank God - and here's what I had to do:
1. Apply a base coat. Very important, children!
2. Apply a coat of the gold nail polish and wait a maximum of 2 minutes. The first coat should still be slightly wet when proceeding with step 3.
3. Apply a single thin layer of the khaki top coat. After several minutes, the khaki crocodile leather effect will progressively appear on top of the gold base coat.
4. Add a top coat. Very important too.
And so I did. I applied. I waited. And I freakin' loved the result!
All I've done for the past few hours is staring at my nails. Yup, I've got a new favorite.
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