Sunday, July 10, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Metals & Ulta OPI Exclusives

It took me 4 Sallys to track down all 6 from the Crackle Metal collection, but it was worth it =)
Left to right China Glaze Tarnished Gold, Cracked Medallion, Platinum Pieces, Latticed Lilac, Haute Metal, Oxidized Aqua.  I didn't notice until I was taking pics for this post, that the bottles are 2 different styles!  Most have the "Crackle Glaze" bottle, but the silver & teal just have "Crackle" off to the side of the normal China Glaze. Weird.
I also picked up this on clearance at one of the Sallys - I don't even remember which one LOL, and I forgot to include it in the vid:
Finger Paints Amethyst Atelier.
Next OPIs from Ulta - as I mention in the vid, if you want more than one free bottle with their current promotion, talk with your sales rep because it is one free over $15.00, rather than buy 2 get 1 free ... it equals out to the same amount by with the dollar requirement it took 2 transactions for me to get my 2 free bottles:

Top:  Ulta Exclusive Shimmer into Summer collection - Glitter-ally The Best Silver Ever, Sparkle Teal Sunrise, I'm an Aqua-Holic, How You Blue-In?  Bottom:  from the Nice Stems collection - Be a Dahlia Won't You & I Lily Love You.
And from the Born Pretty Store:
I received this Violet Crackle from Laushine to review.  You can save 10% there using the coupon code "CWJ691" through the end of the year on any nail art or nail polish products from their site.
Here's the vid with some swatches & comparisons:
After the fact, I decided I really wanted to see if I could get I Lily Love You & Sparkle Teal Sunrise to look like they do in the bottle with some layering.  And with a colored base rather than plain, or over black or white, I was really quite pleased.
I like I Lily Love You over Be a Dahlia Won't You - maybe they were meant together since they're from the same collection.
For Sparkle Teal Sunrise I tried 4 different base colors - left to right layered over:  I'm an Aqua-Holic, How You Blue-In?, Zoya Charla & China Glaze Watermelon Rind:
I think it is closest to bottle color over Watermelon Rind, but I also really like it over How You Blue-In?  Which do you prefer?
Thanks for reading.
(Some products were sent to me for review)


  1. You have so many different nail polishes... I was wondering how you keep them all from drying up? I have only arround 10 bottles at the same time and I still can't manage to finish them completely before they dry up... :((

  2. i though i was the only one with the crackles that had the bottles all different. okay so i see its not just

    great haul! i love my metal crackles.!

  3. i LOVE that purple from the bornpretty store. incredible!!

  4. Thanks so much for your killer swatch video! I loved watching it because I have several of those crackles and had not tried them. On the camera the lilac and silver seemed really close in color. Are they that close in real life?
    Also, if you're trying to hunt down the Pure Ice Crackles, shoot me a email (not sure if you can see it, but assuming so since you're admin on the blog)! The Wal-Greens right down the street from my house carries them for $3.99 a pop. I picked up the silver.
    Here is a pic of it over Essie Smooth Sailing
    BTW, the Opi Sparkle Teal Sunrise totally reminded me of Sinful Nail Junkie in the bottle! Given how sheer the Opi is, I don't think I'll be picking it up.
    Thanks again for the awesome video!

  5. i love the colors! and your blog!

  6. I love the I Lily Love You by OPI - I have to get my hands on this iridescent sparkle!!

    Please check me out :) at

  7. i love the sparkle teal sunrise over how you blue in? !!

  8. Hey Colette! I'm from Brazil and I just saw your blog on Saturday! I went crazy with your nails, your nail polish collection and your hability and creativity on doing so many beautiful combinations! I loved your blog and I even wrote a note about it on my personal blog ( Keep doing this wonderful posts!

  9. Colette, Could you please show/tell us how close Won't You be a Dahlia is with CG-Ahoy or 108 degrees or maybe with OPI-Let me entertain you
    Thanks Kimmer K.

  10. How legit is it to order from the Born Pretty Store website? Everything on there is quite cheap and it's free shipping too! Is it secure? What's your experience with them?

  11. I really love these polishes !!

    I hope you will be my followers ;)

  12. hey Colette,
    I tried the water marble. But I had did it with neon nail lacquer. it didn't really take.
    then I did it with NYX nail polish. but that didn't work either. maybe because of the one of them was shimmer. also the AC was on. I dunno it went one time on one nail and never after that.
    but does it work with nail lacquer?


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