Mar 2, 2011

N♥il Art: China Glaze "Shatter"

Much to my surprise (and delight) China Glaze recently launched their "Crackle" line of polishes - - the perfect dupe for the OPI "Shatter" line. They are currently offering their "Crackle" polish in 6 shades so the color combos you can experiment with are endless and they're available for $4.99 @ Sally's and Ulta locations!

I fought the urge to buy every shade and just got "Black Mesh". I had never tried a shatter/crackle type of polish before and didn't want to be stuck with a bunch of shades that I potentially didn't like.

Using Orly's "Luxe" as a base coat, I applied 1 coat of China Glaze "Black Mesh" to achieve the crackled look. Please note that when using these colors your base coat must dry completely before you add the crackle. Also, the crackle effect works better with a lighter coat. Heavier application does not yield good results so be sure to stick to 1 coat of the polish.

Tip: These shades dry matte so it's recommended to use a top coat to finish your look. I applied Essie's "Good to Go".

*Please note that my nails weren't "cleaned up" in the pics below... I was just eager to share the results with everyone lol

If you've been going nuts looking for the OPI version head to your nearest Sally's and grab this quick. I've just started seeing folks talk about this so I'm assuming that come this weekend everyone would have found out and they'll be sold out. This is definitely a fun way to change up your nails, and with 6 shades to choose from you can really let your creative juices flow.

Has anyone else bought this yet? I'm tempted to go back and pick up a few more shades...
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