(Giveaway, Review & Swatches): China Glaze Crackle & American Apparel Nail Lacquers

Lets be serious, we all love chocolate, but who needs the extra carbs with spring right around the corner? And what we do need is a fresh new look from fingers to toes. Just like a little black dress is a necessity, so is nail accessorizing. And we don’t only mean that in the ring/accessories department.

A new form of art is etched nails. China Glaze has come out with a new line called Crackle; a layering process that gives each nail its own identity. How does this work?

1. A base nail lacquer is applied to nails and left to completely dry.

2. Apply a coat of Crackle Glaze and let your nails dry for 3-5 minutes.

3. To secure the design, seal with a top coat.

Once the Crackle Glaze is applied to the first layer of base nail polish, you can watch magic before your eyes. The polish begins to shatter almost instantly, but I highly recommend wait the full five minutes to achieve the desired look. This is magic at its finest…and nail lacquer like you’ve never seen before. We like to think of it as a Jackson Pollock painting for nails.

China Glaze Crushed Candy Nail Lacquer

Crushed Candy: A powder blue which makes me think of the carnival and blue cotton candy;

China Glaze Broken Hearted Nail Lacquer

Broken Hearted: I love a bright pink like this –it makes me say “I love you”;

China Glaze Fault Line Nail Lacquer

Fault Line: A deep violet, perfect mix of lust and passion;

China Glaze Cracked Concrete Nail Lacquer
Cracked Concrete: A perfect name for my favorite of the six; reminds me of a stone wall;

Black Mesh: (Not Pictured) An opaque black;

Lightening Bolt: (Not Pictured) A pure white;

American Apparel Rose Nail Lacquer

Rose Bowl

American Apparel Rouge Nail Lacquer


A bouquet of colors is the best way to describe Rouge and Rose; polishes from American Apparel Nail Lacquer collection.

Feminine blush tones really set the mood for spring. One coat is all you need; it smoothes effortlessly coating the whole nail with one coat. This makes it perfect for a quick at home mani/medi before a date.

To celebrate spring and the holy act of accessorizing your nails, we are giving away FIVE American Apparel nail lacquers to only lucky winner, in several romantic shades.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us how you like to accessorize your nails!

Nicole Iannitti

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