Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Color Club Fractured Collection Swatches

Hi loves!!

  Not too long ago I received Color Club's Fractured Collection. This group consists of crackle polishes in Six different shades. Now... the whole crackle thing is getting a little out of hand lol but there are some pretties in this group that I really LOVE!

First up is what turned out to be my favorite combo. This is Broken Tokens over China Glaze's Frostbite. Broken Tokens is a bright Silver foil shatter. Compared to O.P.I's Silver Shatter, this one is a much brighter, "cleaner" tone of Silver. The formula for this is easy to work with and it gives you some time to apply as it does not dry uber quick.

Tattered in Gold. This one is a Gold foil crackle. Here I have it layered over O.P.I's Manicurist of Seville. When compared to China Glazes Tarnished Gold Crackle, Tattered in Gold is much more dense and a lighter shade of Gold. The formula for this one is just like that of Broken Tokens.

Kiss and Break Up. This one is a pretty Red based Purple crackle. It has just the slightest hint of shimmer and crackles so nicely. The formula for this one is pretty sheer so when choosing a base color make sure it's not too busy or too dark. Thicker coats are best with this shade to really get a true Purple crackle. Here I have it layered over Finger Pains Aren't you Gladioulous?.

Here is Splitting Image. A pretty Blue crackle. This one also has the slightest hint of shimmer and also crackles very nicely but has the same sheerness issues as Kiss and Break Up. Here I have it layered over $O.P.I Havana Dreams. <333333 This combo as well.

Clean Break. A standard White crackle. This one has a good formula as well. This one is easy to work with and it also gives you time to apply before it begins to crackle. Here I have it layered over Barielle's Decadence.

And last but not least is Smash Hit. This one is your standard Black crackle. Another one with a great formula and crackles nicely as well. Here I have it layered over Orly's Green with Envy.
Overall, I really like these and the formulas are consistently good and easy to work with. I hope they are selling these as a set because if so they are a GREAT buy. They all crackle nicely and the metallic ones have great color payoff and they are bright and sparkly. I think my faves were Splitting Image and Kiss and Break Up, sheer formulas and all. Mostly because they are unique to my collection and I love that slight shimmer that they have and the fact that they crackle so well. 

Now I only have one request of Color Club... More holos, pretty please? :)
<3 Cristina 

(**Color Club Fractured Collection sent for Review**)

14 comments:

  1. Im lovin all of it! I still can't get over crackles! :)

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  2. Make these fractured polishes look so good. I wish I had this kind of skill! :( I love the black over the green!

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  3. I love all of your swatches very cute I especially like the last one with the black crackle over the green polish

    Very cute :)

    Hope you have a great day :)

    http://kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com/

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  4. I still don't think crackle is getting out of hand. I think they are here to stay... for the foreseeable future anyway. As long as companies shy away from duping each other, as this collection did, I think the trend is going to stay strong. Seriously, who can't justify owning both Fault Line AND Kiss and Make Up? Come on! lol

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  5. I'm dying over that gold! That is the first gold crackle I have seen done right. China Glaze didn't do it right, and Sally Hansen definitely didn't do it right.

    Thank you for these swatches!

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  6. The purple one is my favorite !

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  7. I love Kiss and Break Up! So cute.

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  8. These look really nice! I love the purple one, it's a pretty combination with the base color! :D

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  9. Love Smash Hit over Green with Envy. It reminds me of an Andes mint. Yum!

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  10. I really like Kiss and Break Up. Between the OPI shatters, Sally Hansen, and China Glaze crackles I have, it looks the most unique.

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  11. Wow you're really good at applying those fractured polishes! I have been practicing good application of it and am getting a little better :)

    Thanks for the great blogs!

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  12. weird... i've never seen the shimmery pink and blue before! i have Crush On You from the Fractured collection which is a pink creme!

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  13. Wow you're really good at applying those fractured polishes! I have been practicing good application of it and am getting a little better :)

    Thanks for the great blogs!

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  14. I love all of your swatches very cute I especially like the last one with the black crackle over the green polish

    Very cute :)

    Hope you have a great day :)

    http://kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com/

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