Friday, March 18, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Review

Good Morning Lovelies!
Long time no see!

Between going out of town, and fighting this "I'm so lazy I dont even wanna reach 2 feet away to grab a polish bottle to paint my nails" issue I'm having, I've been struggling to have things to post for ya.!

But today I have something that excites me like nothing has in a long long time!

The China Glaze Crackle Glaze polishes!

All the swatches you will see were done as full manis and do include top coat.  Without topcoat the crackles appear satin or matte.

I wanted you all to be able to see the polish over many other colors to maybe spark some interesting combo ideas.  So let's take a look shall we?

Cracked Concrete
Perfect name for this wet concrete color!
You can see the difference that thin application (pinkie) vs thick application (middle) makes.
And please ignore my atrociously bubbly top coat!  It's old and I need new badly!

Lightening Bolt
This one you gotta watch when you apply it!  You gotta remind yourself that it DOESN'T need to look opaque when applied fresh, cause as it crackles and shrinks it becomes opaque.  So be sure to apply thin, even though it seems you will see the base thru the white, cause you wont when it dries!

Am I the only one who seems this layered over pastels as an awesome Easter mani?

Fault Line
The most challenging to apply of them all.  Not sure if it is the shimmer that causes it or what, but this one you really NEED to apply very thin to get nice crackles like in my pinkie nail.

Black Mesh
Absolutely LOVE this over that neon Yellow!  
Great formula, and very easy to apply!

Crushed Candy
Love the color on this one!
It looks great over the black and purple!

Broken Hearted
Sorry about the blurry pic!  I suck!
I had taken this off by the time I saw the pics and for some reason they all came out blurry for this one!

This is another one that you have to be a bit more careful to apply it thinly to get a good thin crackle effect.

I had intended to also grab pictures of all the cool effects you can get from different application techniques, but that will have to be a different post!

I highly recommend these, as they are so much more user friendly than other crackle polishes I have used in the past. 
The two biggest rules to follow when using these is to be sure your base coat is 100% dry and to apply the crackle as thin as possible for maximum crackle effect.

Enjoy lovelies!!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog Sale! UPDATED and Reduced...AGAIN!

Ok my Lovelies, are you ready to buy buy buy???

First, the logistics....

I hate to do this but I am going to have to make this for U.S. residents only.  
I LOVE all my international lovelies, but I just cant swing it this time.  
I certainly hope you will forgive me!

Payment needs to be made via Paypal, and if there are associated fees, the buyer needs to accept those fees rather than pass them off on me please.
Please EMAIL me what you want AND your shipping address to
I will then make a shipping label to get the exact shipping cost and send you back a total amount due including shipping and you can then make a payment via paypal. 
Now that this has been going for a week, it seems 90% of the time flat rate box for $5 is the cheapest way to go.  I still get a quote for each order just to be sure though

Once payment has cleared your polish will be shipped within a day if at all possible.

 All have only been swatched unless otherwise noted.

Ok...on to the pretties!!! 

 $3 each:
Hot Pink (missing label), Hot Fuchsia, Hot Red, Hot Orange, Hot Blue

$.25 each:
Serendipity, Magens Bay Blue, Rubies & Diamonds, Gypsy Pink, South Beach Pink, Hot Lips

 See You Soon $1, Courtney Orange $1, Shausha (new) $2

 Left to right:
Sally Hansen " Gem Charm", 1/4 gone, $1
L.A. Girl RockStar "Supernova", 1 mani, $1
Essie "Material Girl", $4
Rush "Clear",(OLD) ¼ used $.25
Arissa, no name purple glitter, new $.50
Revlon Color Beam Sheer "Bright Sky", $.50

 Left to Right:
N.Y.C. "Love Me Red Crème"(pink shimmer),  new, $.25
Pure Ice "Crimson" ¼ gone  $.50
Nina Ultra Pro "Pink Frost" (blue flash), $.50
Jane "Darkest Hour" (OLD), $.25
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength "Beautiful Blossom", 1/3 gone, $.25
N.Y.C Nail Glossies, no name pink with blurple flash, new, $.25
Hot Topic "Periwinkle", new, $2

Happy Shopping!