Hey everyone! I really wanted to swatch my China Glaze OMG! collection today but it was so overcast that I knew the photos wouldn't do the polishes justice. So instead I did some swatches of three of the China Glaze Crackle polishes.
I have been sooooo pumped for this collection! After a while, shimmers, creams, mattes, glitters etc all start to look the same, so to have a different finish nail polish is really exciting!
As you will see, I need a little practice with applying these polishes, but I still love the final look. I was definitely doing better by the third swatch! The key to success is to apply one thin coat. If you use a thick coat it just doesn't crackle!
And just as an FYI, all the polishes used in this post are China Glaze.
Fault Line over Fly - Purple shimmer with crackle finish. This one cracked the least out of the three, and I'm not sure I like it over Fly - but this could be user error! I may not have waited long enough for the base colour to dry, which is essential if you want a good cracked finish. Sorry for the blurriness of the second pic!
Crushed Candy over Recycle - Light turquoise with crackle finish. This cracked a lot better than Fault Line and I love the colour of it! It's like a cracking version of For Audrey! I used a coat of Essie Matte About You over this one. I think I would have preferred using a regular top coat instead.
Black Mesh over Lemon Fizz - Black creme with crackle finish. I think this is the best black crackle I have tried to date! Even better than OPI's Black Shatter..... There, I said it!! It cracked so quickly and looks amazing over the yellow base!
I liked this last mani so much I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow! Not sure how that is going to go down in a conservative legal environment! Ha! What do you guys think?