In case you didn't know, crackle topcoats are the new nail polish trend.
I tested three shades of China Glaze's new crackle topcoat called Crackle Glaze.
I have gone on record before saying I am not a fan of this trend. I did say I would give it a shot - I've been known to be wrong on occasion.
It's not that this cracked, contrasting colors lacquer look isn't cute.* It's not that it reminds me of the 80's.** It's not that I consider it too "young" of a look for me.***
It's just busier than I think is attractive. And it looks sloppy (hello, chips!).
That said, it's not as ugly as I thought it would be. You've gotta pick your colors well, and I think the white crackle looks too much like a Wite-Out Top Coat (read: yuck). But I kind of liked the pink over the black. And the purple over a shimmery teal looked great in person (but was a b*tch to photograph).
In all, kinda neat - on the right person.****
Of course, since it's China Glaze, the three shades of Crackle Glaze that I tested (Lightening Bolt, white; Fault Line, purple; Broken Hearted, pink) were easy to apply and wore fairly well (4 days).
What are your feeling about the crackled polish look?
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