Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Burst Crackle Polishes From Victoria Nail Supply
Victoria Nail Supply recently started carrying a line of crackle polishes called Burst Crackle. There are 12 shades available, which you can view here. These retail for $3.75 and are the standard 0.5 fl. oz. bottle size. They dry to a matte finish and if you're not crackled out by now, you might want to give these a try. I found the formula to be very workable--thin and fast-cracking. I put a lot on the brush for Hot Spot above just to see what kind of crackle effect I'd get, and as you can see, a lot is not better!
As far as color comparisons, Aqua Marine is quite close to China Glaze Crushed Candy. Pretty-In-Pink is similar to China Glaze Broken Hearted, but the Burst brand is more fuchsia than pink, with richer pigmentation. Obviously, Blizzard and China Glaze Lightning Bolt are both straight white shades. The other three Burst shades I got are all orange/coral tones, which I don't have anything similar to. I will mention that Hot Spot (when applied thinner!) is more similar to Orange Delight than they appear to be in the bottle next to each other, as you can see above.
Of the Crackle polishes that I have (old Cover Girl, OPI Black Shatter, China Glaze Crackle Glaze), the Burst polishes have the best and easiest formula to work with. The bottle is nice and heavy--they remind me of the Del Sol bottles--and the brushes are well-made. The formula is on the thin side but very pigmented, and they crack very quickly. The fuchsia shade and the 3 orange/coral shades are very bright and almost neon.
I keep thinking I don't need more crackles, but when I saw these I was curious about them, so...you know how it goes! I'm sure I'll probably pick up a couple of the Sally Hansen ones too when they come out. Are you cracked out yet or are you still enjoying this trend?