In conjunction with the previous post, I wanted to do a comparison of other brands' crackle polish.
First up: black crackle polishes.
OPI Black Shatter; Retails $8.50 at Ulta & select nail salons.
China Glaze Black Mesh; Retails $6.49 at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply & select nail salons.
Sally Hansen Ink Splatter; Retails $6.99 at Ulta, Walgreens & other drug stores.
Mia Secret Black; Retails $3.50-$7 on eBay & possibly in salons.
I swatched these all over OPI Alpine Snow nail polish. I accidentally hit the China Glaze crackle while it was wet & couldn't fix it, so that blob is my mistake :P
The Sally Hansen is my least favourite. It has the smallest brush & that can make it a pain to apply the product quickly & before it starts to crack. I'm not sure I could pick a winner on this one, because as you can see, there really isn't a HUGE difference within any of those. The OPI & Mia Secret had the biggest brush, so I guess it's a tie between those two, simply for convenience with application.
OPI Silver Shatter; Retails $8.50 at Ulta & select salons.
Sally Hansen Fractured Foil; Retails $6.99 at Ulta, Walgreens & other drug stores.
OPI Silver Shatter is the definite winner here. I felt the Sally Hansen crackle had a weak opacity & just didn't like it in general. Again, the brush on the polish also stinks as it is simply too small & too narrow.
Here are all the crackles together with a clear top coat;
I hope this was helpful & I hope the crackle phase never ends. I would love to see more unique colours!