In the nail polish world, crackle polish is as prevalent as Bieber fever at an eighth grade dance, with no signs of breaking (un-crackling?) any time soon. China Glaze’s latest crackle polishes, Crackle Glaze Metals Collection, take a metallic twist on the trend. (See our review of the cream crackle nail polish shades here.)
The newest crackles are available in six shades: Tarnished Gold, Platinum Pieces, Haute Metal, Cracked Medallion, Latticed Liliac, and Oxidized Aqua. I was fortunate enough to test out three of these nail polishes, which I applied over a deep navy cream shade, First Mate (part of the Anchors Away collection from Spring 2011).
For the best crackle effect, I found that you really need to stick with putting a very thin coat on top of the already-dry underneath layer of nail polish. If you apply it too thick, it just kind of globs and separates rather than coming out sharply crackled. But with a thin coat, you’re golden (or silver…).
Of the three polishes I tested, Medallion was my favorite because it has an extra sparkle. Are you into the crackle trend? How do you think these new metallics stack up?