31 January 2014

Swatches & Review - My 3 picks from the China Glaze Crinkle Chrome collection!

Hi loves! Ready for some.. weird polishes :-P? The China Glaze Crinkle Chrome collection surely got attention when released, and most of it has not been positive. The combination of the chrome finish and the added texture didn't please everyone and I'll admit I wasn't sold on the idea either. But, when putting these on, I was fascinated. I am still not the biggest fan, but I can't say I hate them either! So, ready to take a look?

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome close up macro shot












First, let's talk about the formula, since it was identical for all 3 shades. These are extremely pigmented. Like, you don't even have to be careful one-coaters. The pigment is so amazing I kinda wish they'd be available in non texture too as stamping would be perfect with these! They applied very easy, and the texture is easy to spot, especially the barglitter. You don't want to a second coat as it might clump together and then the effect gets uglier in my opinion.

Removal was easy but I didn't let them harden - just push down a soaked cotton pad and wait a minute or so, it'll slide off your nail easily. Since you only need 1 coat and no topcoat these are done quickly.

Aluminate is a silver polish. Just a straight up silver, nothing special about that, but I think it combines best with the texture effect. Very futuristic.

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Aluminate silver chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Aluminate silver chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Aluminate silver chrome texture


Crush, Crush Baby is a lavender shade. I love the softness of this one combined with the chrome finish.

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Crush Crush Baby lavender chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Crush Crush Baby lavender chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Crush Crush Baby lavender chrome texture
Don't Be Foiled is a soft teal color. I thought I would love this the most but I prefer Crush, Crush Baby over this one!

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Don't Be Foiled teal chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Don't Be Foiled teal chrome texture

China Glaze Crinkle Chrome Don't Be Foiled teal chrome texture

That's it, my 3 picks from the Crinkle Chrome collection! I must say I was more impressed with these than I would have thought before getting them, but I don't feel the need to own the other 3.

What do you think of this collection? And if you had to pick one, which one would be your choice?

16 comments :

  1. These sure are... interesting. I'm not a big fan of texture on my own nails so I don't think I'll be going for these. It's too bad they don't come as regular polishes like you said because they would be awesome for stamping!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think if I had to choose, Don't Be Foiled would be my pick.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just don't like the look of this collection because, to me, it just seems messy looking, but I have to say your swatches of it are the best I've seen. Maybe that's because you stuck to 1 coat? Don't Be Foiled is a fun color, but I don't think I'll be picking this one up.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your pictures are abselutely gorgeous!
    But this collection is just horrible :( these look like the polish went bad :(

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nina Vasilevich31 January, 2014 19:23

    This collection is horrible for me!

    ReplyDelete
  6. If you don't like texture, please stay away from these indeed! You wouldn't love them at all I think.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for your comment Erin :) but it sounds like you don't want pick one at all ;).

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks so much Natalie! Glad you still "like" the swatches even if you don't have a thing for this collection :).

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks my love! And yeah, they are something else haha

    ReplyDelete
  10. :( I sure hope the rest from CG is going to be better this year!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sadly, I just don't like this collection. Thank you for swatches though.

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow they all are gorgeous! but my fave one has to be the 1st and 3rd one! nice post :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you Melissa, your wallet will be happy haha!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you! Glad you like them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm weirdly attracted to these polishes! You make them look amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hannah/Polly Polish02 February, 2014 20:57

    I think your swatches are some of the most flattering I've seen of this bizarre release. They're just too odd for me though I think. I stand by my comments about CG and OPI failing to impress me for over a year now.

    ReplyDelete

Hi loves! If you are seeing this message, it means Disqus has not loaded yet. Please wait a second, as soon as this message disappears Disqus will load and I will see your comment properly :). Thanks ♥.