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China Glaze Crushed Candy: Swatches and Review

Edit: This post has been changed since it's original post date. I have updated the pictures and added a few extra tips and thoughts. My opinion still remains the same.

I've been in a bad mood lately and was in desperate need of something to cheer me up. So what better way to do that than to play with crackle?

China Glaze Crushed Candy is part of their new Crackle Glaze Collection, which is currently quite limited in supply. Here I applied it over China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint once it was completely dry.

Crushed Candy is a unique matte aqua teal polish that cracks as it dries.

Application is the tricky part. If you apply too much, it will not crack. One thin coat gave me a nice crackle effect. The formula was thick, but still worked perfectly fine. 

I was afraid that the cracks would look funny on my nails since my nails are not long, but after applying it, I realized I was wrong.

My favorite thing about applying Crushed Candy is that it quickly started to crack, after about 5 seconds, I could literally watch it as it cracked.

Tips and Tricks:

When applying this polish, I found that waiting for your base color to dry completely gave me the best crackle effect. It also helps to wait for the crackle to completely dry, then add your top coat.

Apply a topcoat with this polish, do not skip this step!

Work quick! This polish starts to dry quicker than you can blink.

To show how important it is it wear a topcoat, here's Crushed Candy with no topcoat--bumpy, chalky, and rough looking:


  1. Very pretty color combo! I just purchased two crackle polishes they are so unique!

  2. @Amber- I agree, I'm glad I got my hands on them before they sold out.

  3. i like crackle on short nails! i can't decide on a favorite though, they're all so cool.

  4. @Amanda
    So true! I think I may go back and get more.


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