I know nail bloggers are giving a collective sigh of despair as Dior are so on the tail end of this trend with their crackle polish. However, Golden Jungle Nail Effect is genuinely a brilliant crackle; probably the best I’ve used because it even gives visible texture as well. If you want a wider, more croc-style crackle, the tip is to use a generous slick of polish, but if you like it a bit finer, more snakey, then use less. I’ve got a bit of a mix of both – I’d like to say by design, but more by luck!

I did notice that it takes really quite a long time to crackle up – about ten to fifteen minutes to be finished with the cracking effect so don’t start this if you’re in a rush!