China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals for Summer 2011

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals for Summer 2011

Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection. The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals. Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals. Layer over different base colors to create bold styles. Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect. The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six, limited edition sparkling metallic colors including:

  • Cracked Medallion Bold bronze
  • Haute Metal Pale pink
  • Latticed Lilac Soft lavender
  • Oxidized Aqua Deep aquamarine blue
  • Platinum Pieces Shimmering silver
  • Tarnished Gold Warm, honeyed hue

availability: June/July 2011,

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I am so excited for this collection. I have been holding out on buy OPI silver shatter hoping CG would come out with something like this because I like the CG formula so much more!

I should have waited for this – bought the silver Opi shatter and it looked NOTHING like the display. It barely cracks at all, so it basically just looks like a big mess.

Picked up one of the new Sally Hansen colors, and will now have to go try one of these as well….

I am already over this crackle craze. I have four bottles of China glaze crackle and both opi black and silver, figures that the only one that works for me is the ugliest, the black opi shatter. The overall effect just does not appeal to me, wish the silver did work but it barely cracks.

These colours look amazing but if they are anything like the other China Glaze crackles reviewed on this site, I won’t be buying. Fingers crossed they are better! Best crackle polish I have found is Barry M!

Oh wow, I wish I hadn’t bought OPI’s Silver Shatter. I’m totally picking up the rest of the collection, though. 😀 So excited!

I have a gold Dior polish under a black crackle polish. It resembles a little like a leopard print. I can imagine the reverse looks great also!

yeah, that must be really cute! i usually buy really dark nail polishes, but now that you mentioned the leopard print effect, i really have to have a gold one!

I find opi shatter polishes far more superior since the brush is larger, it’s easier to apply one even coat. I have the cg crackle in crushed candy and it was quite a disappointment.

I hope these are better than their other crackles. I picked up the white and purple one last time and they were kind of worthless compared to the OPI crackles.

Oh no. OPI and Sally Hansen also have upcoming new color crackle/shatters. I wish I wouldn’t have wasted the $ on the entire set of the 1st China Glaze Crackles that I got on Amazon. I’ve only used black, white, and gray.

China Glaze has been killin’ it with all these collections! They have just blown away all their competition this year <3 I can't wait for these to come out..the release date is way too vague for me lol

Enough already on the crackle/shatter thing. It’s been done to death. It’s the worst form of nail art out there. I don’t see folks wearing it. I think it was a collector thing first, a teen try it thing for those who could afford it. It looks like rubber tire tracks ran over a really nice mani. Look at the prices for the OPI black shatter a few months ago when the KP collection came out and it sold out in 1 day retail. Secondary market went goofy. OPI came out with more of the entire Katy Perry and also put it with the first Serena Williams set. I think this one will finally end when collectors stop collecting them. It’s really a tired trend now. Enough. Stop – er make a green one for some of those who have to have a green something to feel OK about their polish collection. I rarely care this much about being negative about anything. But when you can get this polish from Wet & Wild the trend if gone far enough.

Wow lol…I think it’s great that Wet n Wild makes them, more access for people who want to pay less or don’t have Ulta/Sally etc! I have some of every brand I think lol, I think they are fun and I’m wearing silver right now! I’ll be getting 4 of these for sure, and I already have a green even ;-P I like being able to get all kinds of polish trends, keep providing them I say!! Those I don’t like I won’t buy, easy!

I’m probably going to have to pick up the gold. I’ve been wanting to do a black and gold nail look, and I can’t find black crackle anywhere.

Probably the silver as well. I would say ALL OF THEM, but I’m trying to cut back on my polish buying, so I’m only going for shades that are very versatile or shades that I know I’ll wear.

I never really liked the crackled/shatter look. It looks cool in pictures and while watching it YouTube. I’ve heard people who wear it hate the affect. I do have silver shatter though since it came with mermaids tear when I ordered it online (I sound so hypocritical). It’s an interesting idea but I find regular polish just as nice.

The only crackle I care to own is Silver. I just can’t find any OPI or Sally Hansen, so maybe I’ll get lucky and snag a CG. Everyone else can have the other colors.

I want to be excited for this collection but when I went to Sally ‘s to check out the original Crackle Glaze polishes they were all disgusting looking & seperated . The white polish looked like cottage cheese , it was disappointing !

Looks like I’ll be getting this entire collection! Very excited about this finish. Crackles are a fun, easy way to change up a boring manicure. They’ve been done to death, sure, but I still like them. 🙂

Well I might get this set. I have the black and the silver from OPI and both of them are clumpy. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or they were sitting in the hot sun or they need to used on top of OPI base colors *shrugs*. I also have all of the colors from China Glaze. Save the grey and purple, they was much smoother in application and dried pretty fast. But different strokes for different folks I guess. I do loved the LaRosa shatter polish in pink and purple though.

Did I read correct, Wet & Wild has Crackle now? Sally Hansen has a line of their own also. I like the Crackle and can’t wait to try some of these!!!

As much as I love China Glaze, their Crackles were a disater for me. I’m more excited to get the new OPI shatter colors.

I’ve never tried the crackle b/f . I like the pink, purple and silver. But what color do I wear under them? Thanks:)

I love the Crackle/Shatter Effect, I like to pair them with similar color so they don’t look so crazy.. Light blue as a base / Dark Blue Crackle.. it looks very nice!! I like that more companys are coming out with this idea that gives us more to choose from, Im just waiting on a Baby pink Crackle/Shatter, perhaps Mac will come out with I hope someone reads this, I need a light Baby Pink Crackle I don’t know how to describe what I have picture in my mind! But is very pretty!

Im looking forward to this Collection 🙂 , Defo going to try the Oxidized Aqua and the Platium Pieces and Latticed Lilac and the Haute Metal if i can get my hands on them 🙂 , Abby xx

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!