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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Cracked Concrete

I'm not quite sure how I feel about crackles... they are everywhere (you've seen them) and it's not like they look bad, I just can't decide which side of the fence I fall on.

In my last order of polishes ( I am hooked on getting them from Amazon now, even thought I only know of one seller who ships to Canada) I picked up China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Cracked Concrete. I love gray, so I thought that if I was going to like any of them it would be the gray.

I first tried it over OPI "What's With the Cat-itude?" a light blue shade. I didn't mind it, but I also didn't love it. What do you think? I will say I grew on it a bit more as I wore it, and it lasted a very long time, four days before any wear. That is incredible for me, as I seem to be pretty hard on my nails. Four days was plenty long enough though, as I wanted to see what the crackle would look like on a metallic base.

I used Revlon Speed Dry in Metallic a super shimmery silver polish, for the base the second time around and have to say I liked it. I don't like the way the Metallic wears on it's own, but I do like it with the gray shatter.

The shatter is super easy to use, you just apply it over dry polish and it starts to crack really quickly. I was surprised at how fast it started to do it's thing, so I would advise you apply it quickly. It dries pretty fast, but the tag on the bottle suggests letting it dry at least 10 minutes before applying top coat.

Overall, I don't mind the shatter, but I can't say I'm a full on lover of the trend just quite yet. Have you tried crackle polishes? What do you think of them/ which colour do you like?


  1. So China Glaze came out with cracked polish too? Woaw. I thought it was an OPI exclusive type of thing, I've only seen the OPI brand of cracked everywhere in store the past two months.

    I don't like the grey personally. But that's just me. I would try out the black or pink, or even purple before anyting else. I've been wanting to get the black cracked for my toes, but they are all some 15.00$+ out here, it's kind of ridiculous for a polish...

    Your seller on Amazon, do they have good prices? (I'm in Canada also!)

  2. I'm on the fence with crackle too, it's okay, but I think I prefer normal nail polish. :)

  3. I think this trend is cute but not for me.;D

    ***** Marie *****

  4. @Suteisi ♥
    OPI was the first, but a bunch of brands have come out with sahhter/crackles/effect polish now.

    The seller I use is NailsEtc and they have great prices ($4-5 a bottle for OPI and China Glaze) and shipping is really reasonable as well. I usually order 4 or 5 bottles at a time and pay $5-6 shipping and never had customs issues either.

    I think I agree! I'll use this one from time to time, but I can't see me getting anymore.

    I agree!


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