China Glaze Crackle Collection Swatches

I remember crackle polish from way back and the China Glaze Crackle's are so superior to those! I had no problems at all with applying them or removing them. They dried wonderfully and they weren't too thick or too thin. I prefer Black Mesh to OPI Black Shatter. I found the OPI to be a bit thick and it took a bit longer to dry. With Black Mesh I was able to apply a really thin coat or a thicker coat depending on what I wanted. It's going to come down to preference but the China Glaze is my pick.

I bought these from Transdesign and I'm so glad I got them. Remember to apply these to dry polish and wait just a bit before applying a topcoat. You can play with pattern by applying it in different ways to see what you get. You can put a thick layer, thin layer, apply it in horizontal strokes, diagonal strokes or put dots. Such a great polish to play with!

Now if China Glaze would make a green, red, silver, gold and a glitter crackle that would amazing!

Lightning Bolt (white creme) over Orly Iron Butterfly. I wanted to see what would happen if my base color wasn't dry before applying the crackle. It looks more white washed and I didn't get as much cracking.

Cracked Concrete (grey creme) over OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia.

Broken Hearted (pink creme) over Essie Playa De Platinum.

Fault Line (purple shimmer) over Nubar Barricade.

Crushed Candy (Tiffany blue creme) over Misa Jasmine.

Black Mesh (black creme) over China Glaze Cherish.


Rachel Marie February 16, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I'm so excited for these!

Unknown February 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I really like these. Will be getting backups to try and franken other colors :)

AmyGrace February 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I actually don't like crackle polishes, but the pink one is quite nice! I'm surprised =)

Nail Noir February 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM

These kick OPI's ass lol.

Ulmiel February 16, 2011 at 2:09 PM

I *hate* the fact they're sold out on transdesign!! Hate it hate it hate it!! Hope they bring them back. :( Suprisingly my favourite out of these is the pink combination, you really nailed it with it! Although I won't be getting the pink one (if I'll get any anyway), purple, mint and black are awesome too!

Rory February 16, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I really like the mint one. I hope I can find this at Sally's...I don't want to have to pay EvilBay prices. :(

KarenD February 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Great combinations!

PerdyClaws February 18, 2011 at 12:56 PM

I love that this purple actually looks purple on the nail too! :) Depend doesn't. :(

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