June 7, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Metals Collection Swatches!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys the Crackle Metals from China Glaze! I know I know, more crack/shatter/blasted/fractured/whatever. I have to say, even though I'm kinda getting over crackle polish I was pretty excited for these ones, a few of them are ones no one else has given us yet.  I'm pretty impressed with these crackles, if you remember back to my post of the original set of crackles China Glaze put out you might remember that I didn't love them. A few of them hardly cracked and they were a bit hard to work with. Good news, these are much better! I didn't have any huge issues with these cracking, a few were a little bit tricky but overall I like them!

For consistency I layered all of these crackles over OPI Black Onyx! I used a medium coat of the crackle polishes for all of these swatched, thick coats of crackle didn't work out to hot for me.

Cracked Medallion is a copper/bronze. I would call it the color of a penny. Love this one...the color is gorgeous!
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Haute Metal is a pale pink metallic. I didn't think I would like this but over black it was awesome!

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Latticed Lilac is a pale lavender. I thought I would actually like this one more. The purple was a little bit too pale for me. Over black it didn't really look purple, perhaps the purple will come out more over other shades!

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Tarnished Gold is a gorgeous honey gold! Love it! I've been wanting a gold crackle polish so badly! I tried the Sally Hansen gold and wasn't too impressed with it so I was pretty happy that Tarnished Gold worked out better for me!

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Oxidized Aqua is a light blue. By far my favorite of the collection! I can't wait to layer this one over more colors!

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Platinum Pieces is the silver crackle! I've gotta say, I think that OPI Silver Shatter cracks a little better than Platinum Pieces, but maybe I just need to play with this one more.



 These should be in stores sometime this month, but I don't have an exact date!

56 comments:

  1. wow! it's beautiful!
    amazing idea!

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  2. I like the colours. I am wondeering can crackle polish be worn alone? ,really like the shades. Nice post.

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  3. Wow I love them all so much I hope I will be able to get these as China Glaze is not in Ireland and have to buy online. :(

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  4. These are so pretty! I tried to convince myself that I was kinda over the crackle thing, but apparently I'm not cuz I want almost all of these!

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  5. wow they're all really gorgeous but I definitely love the copper one :)

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  6. While Ashley says she's tempted again with these crackles, I am not. I am really tried of the trend and was not a huge fan to being with. These colors are pretty however look a bit thick which has been a problem I see with a lot of the crackles/shatters even when one uses a shiny top coat. That said, I like these shades better than most other crackle colors I have seen.

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  7. @aaminahs mom

    You can't put it on a naked nail but if you put a coat of clear or a coat of top coat and let it dry you could put the crack polish over that!

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  8. Sooooo excited about the gold and bronze. I was also disappointed with the SH gold, the ChG one looks just like what I was looking for!

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  9. @Ashley Tiernan

    It looks like Transdesign will have them, I'm sure the other etailers will also! Hope you can get them!

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  10. @o0SerenityAngel0o

    I love that one too, it's such a gorgeous color!

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  11. @beachgal

    they aren't thick, not sure why they give that appearance off in photos

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  12. @StardustStephanie

    I remember seeing on twitter that you didn't care for the SH one either. I was so excited when this gold worked, I hope you like those 2 as much as I do!

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  13. Oxidized Aqua and Tarnished Gold are my favorites! Great swatches!

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  14. Thanks for the swatches!!!
    I wish these were smoother like chromes...a chrome crackle polish would be so hot.
    But these are still nice...I really like the bronze and green one. I think the purple one is pretty too.

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  15. I NEED! Great swatches. I was thinking about just getting the gold, blue, pink and violet, but of course now I need the copper too!! Thanks :)

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  16. Wow! They are amazing!!! U are lucky to have them all, im jealous! Just kidding 

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  17. They're pretty, but really, I'm over the whole crackle thing. It's cool, but who NEEDS this many colors? I'm probably alone in that, but I thought I'd put in my two cents anyway.

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  18. Oxidized Aqua looks awesome and I couldn't be happier about that. It's the one I've been wanting since I saw the promo pictures. Either that or Latticed Lilac, but it's not as purple as I wanted it to be. Let's hope I can actually get my hands on a bottle this time. Their first crackles sold out so fast and I haven't been able to find them anywhere.

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  19. great review and swatches sweetie. i'm not feeling this collection like i thought i would though...hmmm.

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  20. Haute Metal and Cracked Medallion are my (expected) favorites. I think the last one would look awesome on a vampy shade!

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  21. Hm. I really didn't get very into the whole crackle thing. I have 2 OPI shatters I use once in awhile but I don't feel like I need any more colors. I do like the bronze one though, it looks very pretty. I just don't know if I would ever wear it.

    Thanks for the pictures!

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  22. I agree, the OPI "silver" is much better! Great post!

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  23. OMG I NEED ALL of these except for the silver since I love my Sally Hansen Fractured Foil! Thank you thank you for these swatches!! I am so not done with crackle yet, I LOVE it!!

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  24. Beautiful . They don't look like they crack as much though .

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  25. I love your swatches!
    You have amazingly beautifully long nails which is perfect for polish(:
    Anyways, where do you buy China Glaze? I can't seem to find it anywhere but online.

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  26. If I can't find them here, I will surely die. Would you believe the previous China Glaze Crackles made it to my town TODAY??? TODAY...June 7. What the flagnard, dude?

    Beautiful swatches, Jen!

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  27. Wow, great swatches! I'm looking forward to these. Even though the shatters/crackles are available in some form or fashion in almost every nail brand/line, China Glaze is doing a good job of keeping us interested with cool colors, imo. I LOVE Cracked Medallion. Thanks for the post!

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  28. @ChaosButterfly

    that would be awesome if they were the finish you are describing! Though I do love the bigger shimmery particles, it gives it a bit of depth!

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  29. @thenailaholic

    Thanks! I love that you like so many of them! The copper is awesome!

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  30. @Megan Harmeyer

    nah, you aren't alone in that feeling! I'm like the opposite of you, my brain goes *need need need* and I end up with 100 bottles of crackle polish lol

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  31. @Melissa

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! I know the first batch was hard to find in stores, hopefully distribution with this collection is better!

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  32. @kelliegonzo

    thanks girlie! Bummer that you don't like them as much as you thought, maybe in person you will like them better!

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  33. @kelliegonzo

    thanks girlie! Bummer that you don't like them as much as you thought, maybe in person you will like them better!

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  34. @Deborah

    Totally agree with you about the last one, I'm looking forward to trying it over a bunch of shades!

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  35. @Tierney

    I like to wear them on my toes...it gives me more use out of them since I don't change that polish as often as the polish on my fingers!

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  36. @Toyomi

    I think they will crack more depending on the thickness of the coat of crackle! Just gotta play around with them a little more. I think that the big shimmer particles have something to do with the less cracking also

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  37. @Anonymous

    Thank you :)

    If you live in the US these should be at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply soon!

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  38. @Polarbelle

    good lord! That first set did take forever to get to you! If you end up coming down to Comoprof we'll have to go polish hunting and find these for you in Vegas!

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  39. @Nail Polish Anthology

    Thanks!

    I agree with you, I love that China Glaze has given us something different. The market is pretty saturated with crackle polish right now but I haven't seen all of these shades yet!

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  40. Holy Crackle! love these. Especially the lilac and copper shades. beautiful! Although I'm getting over the trend, this makes me want to keep it going!

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  41. I'm really loving the blue one. Can't wait to get my hands on these pretties. I like them better than their first collection of crackles.

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  42. I love it =)
    Kisses
    Monique

    http://unhaspintadasecia.blogspot.com
    Brazilian Nail blog =)

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  43. I was hoping they had more cracks like the OPI shatter, but like them anyway!

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  44. Great swatches! I really like the color of the gold one.

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  45. thank you so much for sharing, the designs and the colors are really amazing,thanks again.

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  46. metallic crackles?!?!?! I'm in love with these. they look so good with the black underneath.

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  47. I recently purchased the Haute Metal and I feel like thick coats of this don't "crack" right and thin coats don't "Crack" at all. Have you, or anyone else here, had any trouble with the metallic shades like that?

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  48. I don't recall having a big problem with any of these. Maybe try thinning it out a little with nail polish thinner...also make sure your base polish is completely dry.

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