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China Glaze Crackle Collection

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

I was sure there would have been a thread on this already, but I can't seem to find one?




Temptalia just posted up the collection: http://www.temptalia.com/china-glaze-crackle-collection-for-spring-2011


What does everyone think?


I actually missed out on the OPI crackle polish, but now I'm kind of glad I did! I love all the colors. The promo pic with the blue over black looks amazing. I can't wait to try out all kinds of combos. I just ordered all 6. 



post #2 of 36



I ordered the set, and a Seche Vite top coat (first time to try)


I have the Barry M crackle and love it

post #3 of 36

snap! i love all of these and i shall be buying the set too! i already have my seche vite though! best top cpat ever! i love that china glaze havent just gone with black like everybody else! they rock!

post #4 of 36

Thanks for the links, Nikki :) I've order the white and the grey (Lightning Bolt and Cracked Concrete), but I had already ordered the OPI Black Shatter, so I'm just waiting for it to arrive now! :) I also ordered Sea Spray from the Anchors Away collection to pair with these - I think it'll be gorgeous!!! :) I would have loved the other colours as well, but I had to make a choice! :)

post #5 of 36

The colours are gorgeous, aren't they? Definitely tempted to get a few (or all lol!) but I've heard that they don't crackle as well as OPI's black shatter?

I don't think it would put me off though haha!

post #6 of 36

If I could find themt I would order but they are all sold out on my usual haunts. Bummerebay.gif

post #7 of 36
Thread Starter 

I was going to link you to head2toebeauty where I ordered mine from the day I posted this.... but it seems they are sold out now! Sorry ohboy.gif

post #8 of 36
Originally Posted by dxgirly View Post

I was going to link you to head2toebeauty where I ordered mine from the day I posted this.... but it seems they are sold out now! Sorry ohboy.gif

Yeah, I went to transdesign, Victoria beauty supply, head2toebeauty and 8ty8beauty. I wasn't on the nailboards, so I missed the word that they were up and selling, oh well. But I do have the old Covergirl Crackles in a royal blue and green thing, so I am not completely without.

post #9 of 36

i got the barry m shatter glaze, it works quite well

post #10 of 36

i go black shatter the other day and i really like it.


then i heard about ChG and i ran out to Sally's and bought all the colors except black mesh and the pink one!

post #11 of 36

i want the green one so bad! hope this comes to the uk soon!

post #12 of 36
Originally Posted by banana1234 View Post

i want the green one so bad! hope this comes to the uk soon!

yeah me too! the more i see of these the more i love them! i hope they come out in the uk next month!

post #13 of 36

I just tried this last night and I am in love! heart2.gif 

(I want to buy them ALL, which is rare since I usually get my nails done at the salon instead of doing them myself at home.) My tech mentioned that they didn't buy OPI Shatter since it only comes in black.


*Tips: Apply 2 coats of your base color, but make sure it is completely dry before applying Crackle. For the best results, don't try to be precise or cover the entire nail. Swipe it on quick, because it will start crackling immediately. One coat is all it takes; anything more will detract from the crackling effect. Let it dry completely, then put on a clear top coat.


This is the Black Mesh over Color Club's Get Your Lem-on:

China Glaze Crackle

post #14 of 36

^ awesome! thanks for the tips and picture! it looks great!

post #15 of 36

I just got mine yesterday and I loveeeeee them! I ordered them off of Amazon.com from a lady who sells all 6 for $25! After tax and shipping, it cost me $32.09 (If i bought them at Ulta, it would have cost me around $50 icon_eek.gif! Anyways, haven't tried them as of yet, but the colors are beautiful and if I'm not mistaken, the aqua one looks like For Audrey (<3) but crackle form! I think I'm gonna try that one first!

post #16 of 36
Thread Starter 

Mine are set to arrive tomorrow!! I paid $31.51 for all 6, so I'm super excited. I can't wait to try them! I think I'm going to use Crushed Candy first over a black nail polish, like in the promo picture. yay! yahoo.gif

post #17 of 36

I'm late to the party and had no clue that China Glaze came out with a Crackle as well.  I'll have to hit up my Sally's tonight and see if they have them.  It's awesome to have colors other than black, too :)

post #18 of 36

I would love the blue one and the grey, I never got the OPI shatter but a nail supply place near me sells another brand in black that does the same thing. I have that one and I love it.

post #19 of 36

Yayyy, I got mine in the mail today, faster than I thought! :) I got the white, the grey and the blue - which I thought I had decided to skip and was sad about!!! :) They are super pretty - I haven't tried them yet, though. I need to get my nails removed and a manicure done first, and that won't happen until I get better! :( My Black Shatter from OPI also came in the mail the other day, so now I've got a bunch to play with!! :)

post #20 of 36

enjoy your polishes guys! i cant wait to get my hands on them!

post #21 of 36
Thread Starter 

Mine came in the mail today! I'm painting my nails right now! yahoo.gif




*edit* Here's how my first shot came out!



post #22 of 36

I managed to find a Sally's in my area that had them available.  I bought all of the polishes in the set.  It's late and I'm tired but, here's one photo:





I'll have the other pics posted in my blog tomorrow.

post #23 of 36

very fun!  I saw they are sold out in the Katy Perry/OPI version around here.  Just for your amusement: my mother-in-law saw them and commented on how the crackle furniture finish use to be all the rage and how it works by having different dry times. lol. re-purposing old technologies - ingenious!

post #24 of 36

i want the pink, purple and gray one!

post #25 of 36

I ordered all of them from Amazon- 28 bucks shipped, Best deal, evar!


I have a gel overlay (think solar nails with out the tip) on top of my short natural nails.


The first is CG Pink Voltage ( I should have done three coats to get the neon effect I wanted) with Black Mesh. I topped with Seche Vite and while tacky fluffed on with a fluffy es brish MAC Teal Refelcts and Very Pink Reflects. Then one more Seche Vite.


My next looks is Cosmetics Arts polish in Neon Green, with the Fault Line over it. Topped with MAC Crystalized Lime glitter and Seche Vite.








I find that the MAC reflects are nice on top of these, they are fine enough. I did try polish with glitter, but it just wasnt fine enough. Also, I have the OPI, it is noticbly thinner and easier to use. But The CG is colorful! So shake it up and use THIN coats, YAY.

Thanks for looking,

post #26 of 36

I only have the pink so far and I have yet to do my nails this week. l plan on putting the pink on top of a light grey base. If I can get my camera to work I'll post pics.

post #27 of 36

Here is the Black Mesh polish.  I have pics of the other colors in my blog: Blog Link


Black Mesh Crackle

post #28 of 36

it´s awesome!


thanks for the swatches!!!

post #29 of 36

Oh all the swatches look great!:) Really want to get some soon!

post #30 of 36

Here's Sea Spray from the Anchor's Away collection, then the same colour with a coat of Cracked Concrete on top! :)


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Photo on 2011-03-04 at 21.20 #2.jpg


Yes, I've been in the same spot all day. I got bored and crackled my polish. LOL!

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