Friday, May 20, 2011

China Glaze Crackle NOTD & Review

I know that China Glaze Crackle polishes have been all over the blog world for a while now, but if you haven't tried this stuff out you definitely should. It's really fun to apply and it crackes before your eyes. Plus, I find that it makes me want to actually wear nail polish, whereas before I could care less if I had something on my nails or not. Here's my nail of the day.

Hot pink w/ Black Crackle

My Review - Black Mesh and Lightning Bolt:
Black Mesh - Out of all the crackles I've seen, I like the black one the most. I just personally think it's the most versatile. Also, I find that no matter what nail polish I apply it over it works beautifully and crackles perfectly. With crackle polishes in general, you have to work with them quickly and when you apply it try not to go over the same area twice b/c it will kind of mess up the effect a bit. The most important thing to remember when using crackle polishes is that the base color you have on your nails must be COMPLETLY dry. It won't crackle correctly if the color underneath is even the slightest bit damp.

Lightning Bolt - I really love the white one and I thought it would be perfect for the spring and summer time when I like to use lighter and pastel-like colors. However, I find this one to be a little hit or miss. It works well over some polishes and not so much over others. It also doesn't crackle as nicely as the black one. I find the white one to be a little more splotchy looking when it starts to crackle and it can end up looking a little goopy. Maybe I just got a bad one so I wouldn't discourage getting this one.

I plan on getting Crushed Candy and Cracked Concrete next. Do any of you have these? Which ones are your favorite?


Nora said...

Can you believe I STILL haven't tried the crackle polish?? I seriously need to.
That hot pink with the black looks so prettty!


Catalina said...

I have Black Shatter by OPI but
I also want Crushed Candy as well, but its always sold out :(

Love the nail combo you did =]

Jen said...

I've always wanted to try the crackle! Where do you get them from? <3

MaviDeniz said...

Thanks Nora :)

Catalina, the crushed candy is kinda hard to find. It's always sold out everytime I go too.

Jenwoonani, I got mine from Sally's Beauty Supply.

Andee Layne said...

ok i think i need to break down and finally buy this polish ;)

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