On my Nails: Essence and… China Glaze Crackle Glaze (yep, I caved!)

21 Jul 2011

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Remember how I was saying that I hated crackle (or shatter) nail polish, because I didn’t think it would look good on my super short nails? Well, I take that back! 😀


This is what I have on my nails right now: 42 Dress for a Moment by Essence as a base and…(surprise, surprise!) China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Black Mesh. And I actually like this combo! 🙂

The Essence polish is part of their ‘Colour and Go’ collection and is a soft lilac. It’s creamy and the formula is quite thick and a little hard to work with. The finish is very pretty though! And purple!

On top of that I have China Glaze’s black crackle polish, which is a black that shrinks when it dries to leave a shattered layer. Because the crackle polish dries matte, I applied a regular topcoat (Seche Vite: review here) on top to add shine. This also deepened the black of the crackle.

More pictures below! What do you think?


Edit: If you don’t know how cracke polish works, check out this entry I wrote. It explains how I got my nails looking this way!


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.


  1. DalaLuz Says: July 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Crackle polish is just too much fun not to try 🙂

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