Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I tried it ... China Glaze Crackle

Sugar High from China Glaze's Up & Away Collection

Fault Line Crackle Glaze
I am going to start this review by saying I am a bit biased when it comes to nail colors. The one brand that stands tall above the others, in my book, is China Glaze. I have always thought highly of this color line ... the pigments are striking, the enamel goes on smooth and rich and the wear life seems to be longer than most others. The shine and luster of these products are amazing, and the durability is outstanding! My nails always seem a bit stronger when I wear China Glaze. Plus, all China Glaze colors are free from DBP, Toulene and added Formaldehydes.
I was so excited when the fabulous people at China Glaze sent me these two colors for review. To be honest, I have not liked the look of the crackle trend. I had never tried it on before this review, but was excited to try it out, especially since these colors were bright and girly! I applied a base coat to my nails first (Essie's Fill The Gap) and then applied 2 coats of the bright pink shade of Sugar High. This color alone is gorgeous! I then gave about 5 minutes for the coats to fully dry, then applied one layer of the purple crackle Fault Line.
For those who have never applied a crackle glaze before, it is kinda cool to watch. You gotta be quick, paint a layer on, then within seconds, watch it separate! If you go too slow, or add too much, it can get goopy.
I waited a few minutes for dry time, then added a top coat (Essie's Good To Go) for extra shine. My overall review ... I kinda like it! Would I do this color combo again? Probably not. Only because the bright pink base with grape purple reminds me of the 80's. However, I am excited to try this crackle over some of my other favorite colors!
What do you think? Are you a fan of this nail design? What are your favorite colors and brands that you adore?


Unknown said...

I absolutely love the end result!! You're nails look fabulous doll and great review girl!


Cris said...

I love OPI so I guess I'm a little biased, but I preferred OPI's shatter to China Glazes' Crackle.
I think the Crackle was too flakey for my liking, but I love that color!

sprinkles said...

me likey, me likey!

Anonymous said...

I like the two colors separately, but don't know that I'd like the crackle look.

Molly said...

The white crackle is super cool, I've done that with bright colors under and it looks way cute!

Shelley said...

Oooo I like the pink color!!

TLF said...

I'm not a fan of the crackle.. I think it looks so messy.
I like clean and poise. LOL

My current favorite polish brand is Essie. I have a review coming soon. ;-)

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