Thursday, June 9, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Metals


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China Glaze Oxidized Aqua

Aqua metallic crackle over China Glaze Electric Pineapple

I'm pretty stoked on this one, it is definitely one of my favorites of this collection. I love that it's fairly opaque, even over the brightness of the China Glaze Electric Pineapple. I think this color will be most beautiful in the winter, it totally reminds me of frosty icicles!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 3 coats of China Glaze Electric Pineapple.


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Silver metallic crackle over China Glaze Heli-Yum

I'll be honest, this one fell short for me. It's far too sheer to effectively block out the color underneath, which to me kinda defeats the purpose of a crackle. Maybe it's just me, but I preferred the Silver Shatter that came with OPI's Pirates collection.

Opacity scale (1-5): 1.5

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 2 coat of China Glaze Heli-Yum


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Pale pink metallic crackle over China Glaze Cha Cha Cha

As you all know, I'm not a fan of pink, especially pale pinks, so I really wanted to make the color combination something unexpected on this one, so I paired a crazy acid green with this delicate metallic pink. I think the result gives it that little nudge to push me over the edge into loving it! On the nail (at least in my experience) the color seemed a bit lighter than in the bottle. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 3 coats of China Glaze Cha Cha Cha


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Gold metallic crackle over China Glaze Ingrid

This is your typical gold metallic, except for the fact that it crackles. I decided to step away from the summery color combos and try something for fall, since to me, gold is totally a fall color. I used the gold-tinged brown, Ingrid as a base to really kick the gold up a notch. I totally love this color combo, and I think that this gold would be a fabulous combo with any number of autumn colors!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 3 coats of China Glaze Ingrid


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Lavender metallic crackle over China Glaze Below Deck

Definitely a gorgeous sparkler, this purple metallic would look good with plenty of colors, but I chose to do a muted color combination to really show that these awesome crackles can definitely be kick-ass as well as work-friendly.

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 2 coats of China Glaze Below Deck


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Coppery bronze metallic crackle over China Glaze First Mate

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this one, it's far and above my favorite. I love that instead of leaning to the goldy bronze side, it leans more to the coppery side, and copper is an awesome metallic color that I don't really see that often for nails. I really like the choice I made in the color combination for this one, it really makes the crackle sing. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Use for Konad: Not a good stamping polish, because it dries too fast, and because it crackles, duh. :-D

Finish: Metallic Crackle, 1 coat over 2 coats of China Glaze First Mate


What it really comes down to...  

These Crackle Metals did NOT disappoint. Each one of them sings in their own way, the only one that kind of let me down is Platinum Pieces, but honestly, I don't even hate that one, I just wish it were more opaque. These are going to FLY off the displays!

China Glaze nail polishes can be found online at several online retailers (such as SallyBeauty.com, 8ty8beauty.com, Amazon.com, etc), as well as in brick-and-mortar stores like ULTA and Sally Beauty Supply. Visit the China Glaze website at http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow them on twitter at @chinaglaze

Products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer for review. 


5 comments:

  1. These look awesome!! I especially love the last combo you did :)

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  2. This is an awesome review. I love that you put them over other coloured polishes! Much better than just black like I have seen everywhere!

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  3. Thanks for this review - I've been really excited for these crackles. The silver disappoints, but I'm digging on the blue.

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  4. Wow i want these so bad I love china glaze nail polish. I hope I can find them online as Ireland does not have china glaze. :)

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  5. can't wait til these come out

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