Year of the Dragon: Nailing the crackled lacquer look


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If you’re trying to nail the spirit of the upcoming Lunar New Year celebration (which starts on Jan. 23), Bari Cosmetics’ Pure Ice crackle polish duo can help you approximate the red-and-gold lacquered look.

The two-tone crackle effect is achieved in a three-step process that involves applying the base nail color (in this case the gold), followed by a coating of the crackle polish (that’d be the red), and finishing with a top coating of clear polish. (Making sure to let each coat dry before moving on to the next.)


The gold with red crackle Pure Ice Winter Crackle and Ice Duo won’t cost you much gold either, it can be purchased online through the Bari Cosmetics website for $5.98. (Walmart carries the brand in its stores, so if you’re near one, it might be worth checking their stock.)


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