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!!!



Danielle said...

Awesome swatches, i have all of them except for fault line and broken hearted, i'm really regretting not getting broken hearted now :(

I'm currently wearing crushed candy of pelican grey, is that the same combo you have on your pinky with the crushed candy swatches? it's subtle, but awesome :)

Lucy said...

You've done a fantastic job with these crackle polishes. I haven't been able to buy these yet. They're all sold out online. How are you feeling? Take care of yourself. (((hugs)))

L said...

Looking awesome, sis. Your nails look great.

Shayla said...

Lovely to see you back! (sort of, haha) Thanks for the swatches, they gave me some neat ideas for color combinations!

Unknown said...

I loved this review, thanks for showing all the options!

kellyskolors said...

These look awesome!
I've only just recently bought these and saw your blog. Some good inspiration there!

publishingmaniac said...

Just love this nail art option :)
You have them all?

Unknown said...

Great crackle swatches! It's fun to see how a different base color change the whole look of the crackle nailpolish!

little dreams test said...

What is the name of that neon yellow polish? I love it!