These Crackle Nail Polishes can be bought at Ulta or Sally's. I have been hesitant about buying these because of the price. Like the OPI polish, China Glaze polishes also cost $8 and I think that's a little pricy for a small bottle of nail lacquer. However, I recently found out that Sally's sells these for $5.99, and if you have a Sally's Beauty Club Card they cost $4.99! After finding this out, I had to have them! Each one of these polishes cost $4.99 for me since I have a Beauty Club Card. I definitely recommend you guys go out and get these polishes at Sally's if you've been interested in getting them!
COST: Ulta - $8; Sally's (www.sallybeauty.com) - $5.99 (without card), $4.99 (with card)
These crackle polishes come in 6 colors (black, gray, white, aqua teal, pink, shimmery purple). All are matte shades except for the purple polish. I recommend using a shiny top coat over these polishes to enhance the color. So far, I've only tried 3 of the colors:
- Make sure your base color is completely dry before applying one coat of the crackle polish
- Apply the crackle polish quickly because it dries fast
- Use a thick (more opaque) coat of the crackle polish to get thicker cracks (this will cause you to have less cracks)
- Use a thinner coat of the crackle polish to get fine-lined cracks (this will cause you to have more cracks)
The China Glaze Crackle Polishes are similar (if not the same) as the OPI Shatter polishes. For a cheaper alternative, make sure you purchase them at Sally's! Also, China Glaze carries these polishes in a wider range of colors. Overall, I definitely recommend getting these!