This may possibly be my favorite mani to date! Considering my slight obsession with the movies, I was so excited to find out that OPI was doing a POTC themed collection! To start off, I used OPI's Stranger Tides, which is a really unique, murky kind of green. I guess I would call it a dirty pistachio shade. The formula was perfect; the only issue I had was with the little baby brush, but I anticipated this since I bought the mini set. I also knew that it didn't really matter if Stranger Tides wasn't perfect because I was going to be crackling over it anyway!
So after Stranger Tides dried completely, I added a moderately thick coat of China Glaze's Cracked Concrete. It crackled perfectly and after it dried, I added yet another layer (excluding my ring finger on both hands) using OPI's Black Shatter. Then, I applied a skull and crossbones nail tattoo to my left hand ring finger and a Jack Sparrow tattoo to my right hand ring finger (both from a shop on Etsy, search for "pirate tattoos"). Finally, I covered everything with a thick coat of Seche Vite. Bask in it!
You can really tell where the outlines of the nail tattoos were in these photos since they are so close, but the crackle underneath them really helped conceal it in person.
What do you think? Do you love the movies as much as I do?