Wednesday, March 2, 2011

China Glaze Crackle - Review & Pictures

Hey ladies (and gents).  Welcome back!
I'm sorry it took so long to get this review done.  I was able to find the China Glaze Crackle polishes at a Sally's in my area.  Now, it did take a little bit of detective work to hut these down (I had to call a few of the stores before finding one that did have them available).  This was my first experience with the whole "crackle phenomenon".  I must say, I did have to read the directions (that are listed on paper tag wrapped around the polish) because I had no idea what to do.  I was so curious how this stuff worked that, I swatched one of the polishes on a bare nail (not realizing until later that I should have applied some type of "color" underneath to get a better effect!).  Even though I didn't use a color initially, I was amazed at how the polish began to "crackle" on my nail.  Later that evening, I got home and tried out each polish (along with a colored polish).

Keep reading for more pictures!


 China Glaze Crackle - Black Mesh

 China Glaze Crackle - Broken Hearts

 China Glaze Crackle - Cracked Concrete

 China Glaze Crackle - Crushed Candy

 China Glaze Crackle - Fault Line

China Glaze Crackle - Lightning Bolt

One thing I learned is that you need to be generous with the crackle polish.  If you don't apply enough, it won't crackle well.  But, if you apply too much, it also might not crackle that much.  You have to practice to find that happy medium.  I'm looking forward to experimenting with different color combinations.  So, have you tried any of the crackle polishes?  What's your take?

Thanks for stopping by.  Be well.

1 comment:

  1. I only have the black mesh crackle but I LOOOOVE it over a white polish. I did notice if you put too much it wont crackle well. LOVE the polish though so I think I'm going to go find the other colors. I definitely want Fault Line and Cracked Candy