China Glaze Chrome

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Swatches

Friday, January 24, 2014Nail A College Drop Out


Press Sample First swatches of 2014 and I've got 3 of the 6 Crinkled Chromes from China Glaze. They're designed to add a "contemporary edge and sense of novelty" to your nail beds, so let's find out how true that statement is.

The formula on these are the same so I'll leave the final review for last.

First up is Wrinkling The Sheets 


Out of the three Crinkled Chromes I have, I like the name of this one the most. Why? Well I named my blog Nail A College Drop Out so of course I enjoy a bit of sexual innuendo.
Wrinkling The Sheets is a metallic, light sea foam green texture shown above in one coat.

Next is Don't Be Foiled

Don't Be Foiled is as a soft teal, but it definitely leans more blue. Above is two coats.

And finally, Iron Out The Details

Iron Out The Details is my actual favorite color of the three shades. It's a cool metallic icy blue shown above in two coats.

Overall review:
-Each shade is opaque in one coat, I just decided to try two coats for Iron Out The Details & Don't Be Foiled to see the result.
-Unlike other texture polishes, these don't start out as a creme and dry to a textured finish. In fact, the actual texture effect is just white bar and small circle glitters.
-These were surprisingly easy to work with. All three went on without problems and had a very smooth application.

Are you into this kind of texture polish?
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.
Press Sample

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12 comments

  1. I'm not too sure about these although your swatches are nice. I just might have to try one and see. Which do you prefer to wear them one or two coats?

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  2. I'm glad the formulas were so easy to work with! I'm not personally a huge fan of this collection, but I'm so intrigued with the polishes!

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  3. The names are cracking me up! I'm not sure how I feel about the finish, but you pull it off well!

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  4. Very different - but I kind of like them!

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  5. Honestly, I love these on you. You did a great job applying them, and the chrome finish is LOVELY! I'm not 100% sure about the texture, but they are kind of fun!

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  6. These are intriguing to me. Thanks for the swatches - I was wondering what they'd look like next to darker skin :)

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  7. I'm still on the fence about thee myself but I prefer one coat

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  8. i lol'd the first time i read the label on wrinkling the sheets

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  9. Cosmetic SanctuaryMarch 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I really love the names of this collection lol

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  10. Great swatches but I don't think this kind of texture is for me!

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  11. i feel the same way! i love the chrome finish but i'm not too keen on the texture within them.

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