Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: China Glaze Oxidized Aqua

Crackle. Shatter. Texture Coat. No matter what name it goes by, we all are familiar with these types of polishes by now. Virtually every brand has their own take on the shatter phenomena, so much so that many of us quickly grew tired of the trend altogether. I haven't worn a shatter or crackle polish in ages! But me and the Twinsie Tuesday girls will be dusting off our long-neglected bottles for this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme: crackle/shatter (if you hadn't guessed already). I decided to go with China Glaze Oxidized Aqua, a metallic blue shatter, over Essie French Affair, a light pink creme.

The formula on China Glaze's metallic crackles is probably the best I've ever tried. They go on really smoothly and they don't get all gunky like OPI shatters tend to.

I was surprised how much I actually liked this mani. In fact, the pictures you see here are from day three of me wearing this! I was ridiculously busy moving into a new apartment over the past few days, so I didn't have time to paint my nails, and I liked this combo enough that I didn't mind wearing it a little longer than I normally would. As you can see, it also held up quite well and survived many hours of packing and cleaning without any chips or really even any tipwear either. While this mani may not have filled me with a newly renewed desire to stockpile crackles, it was still surprisingly fun to return to something I hadn't tried in so long.

Will my fellow Twinsies enjoy the crackle nostalgia like me or be reminded of why so many of us ditched this trend in the first place? Check out their blogs below to find out!

Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com/


  1. Cute combination! I really like it.

  2. I love the crackle name! Looks good on top of the pink. :)

  3. I really like this! The pink is what does it for me. It just looks fabulous under the aqua shimmer.

    1. Thanks! I was really happy with how it turned out. :)

  4. The pink and the aqua are gorgeous together! It's like they were made for each other. I really like how this came out.

    1. Thanks! I liked the contrast between the two colors a lot!

  5. Pink and aqua look beautiful together! That's amazing that this held up for 3 days!

    1. Thanks! Yes, it was a surprisingly strong mani!

  6. Cute combo! Too funny...love that comment about the gunkiness of OPI shatter, haha! I have a black OPI shatter that I have long since retired...it always tended to be a thick mess!

  7. I love the CG shatters too. They work so easily!


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