Has anyone use crackle nail polish, and what is its result?
I have 1 Sally Hansen and 2 China Glaze ones. The SH one is crap. It was the silver crackle and it never cracked. I have not tried the China Glaze ones yet. I was thinking of getting a couple of the China Glaze Glitter Crackles but still on the fence.
I have it in silver and I have used it like 3 times. It is pretty and the third time I used it I did it when my manicure wasn't new to cover up chips in the corner lol it worked great!
I have several, think OPI is the best we tried.
here's a pretty one, with tips, from All Laquered Up:
By now you probably are aware that I’m not the biggest fan of the
crackle nail polish trend. I’m not hating on it per se, I’m just not
fully on board. Something about the first sets of crackles didn’t thrill
me. They were chunky looking and felt dated. However, I find myself
crying “UNCLE!” ever since the metallic crackles started to pop up. They
are definitely a fun twist on an old look and, well, I usually give in
to anything sparkly.
Case in point, the China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals. Foil metallic crackle polish that comes in six colors? Okay, okay I give. It does look pretty cool. See for yourself.
Formula & Application: China Glaze Crackle Glaze nail polish is 4-Free (including Formaldehyde Resin) and free of camphor, which can be an irritant. The Crackle Glaze polishes come in the same bottles with the regular thin, round brush.
Unlike the first set of Crackle Glaze polishes, the Metals have a
thinner formula which makes it easier to apply but still not perfect.
The only downside is the brush doesn’t want to fan out in this formula
so you need multiple strokes. Since crackle polish needs to be applied
thin to get more cracks, it’s not as easy to get a really broken up
pattern. I found myself trying to cover bald spots and I end up with too
much polish in one spot and no cracks appeared. I know crackle polish
is all about the randomness but that’s so against my nature. I want each
nail to look uniform.
China Glaze Crackle Glaze Oxidized Aqua is a seafoam
style blue that looks slightly greyed due to the silver metallic pieces
intermixed with the blue. I layered it over a jet black matte, SpaRitual Mind, since mattes dry so fast and you have to apply crackle polishes over completely dry nails.
Bottom Line: Even though I wish it had cracked more,
I love the metallic finish and the contrast with the black. If I played
with it more or added just a drop or two of thinner I could probably
achieve the look I desire. And yes, you can add a bit of thinner to
crackle polishes to get rid of the goopy texture. Just add it very
slowly and roll the polish a LOT before adding more.
365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: I dig the color and the finish so I’ll STASH this one.
China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals should be launching in July 2011 though I don’t have a definite date. You can find China Glaze polishes at Sally Beauty and ULTA stores and online at SallyBeauty.com, TransDesign.com and Head2ToeBeauty.com. Nail polishes retail for $3.50-7/ea, depending on the retailer, for a .5oz bottle.
Thoughts on the metallic crackle polishes? Do you prefer
the metallic, shimmer or creme crackles? If you are still anti-crackle,
what’s keeping you from trying them?
Disclosure: A product sample was provided by China Glaze. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.
I have used Sally Hansen, China Glaze and Salon Perfect. The Sally Hansen is crappy. The Salon Perfect worked pretty good, the China Glaze was by far the best.
This is the only crackle photo I have, it is China Glaze broken hearted over a silver metallic.
I 2nd this, but if you want to give it a try China Glaze seems to be the best brand. I order CG polish from 8ty8beauty.com.
Quoting Trixi.VonLace:I have not, I don't really like the look.
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