22 Feb 2012

MUA Nail Quake crackle glitter nail polishes - review and swatches

Today I want to show you the range of glitter crackle polishes from MUA.  Here I have 5 shades from the range and last time I counted there were 5 fingers on each of my hands, so that makes Pimms o'clock.


I've painted these over a base coat of my favourite pale nude - Jack Wills blush as I thought each of the different coloured glitters would show up well on it.  I'm sure this would work equally well over a really dark or black polish.


Shades L - R - Green - Copper - Blue - Gold - Pink.  There's also a silver crackle glitter in the range.

I already had the green crackle colour and wore it in this post over a green polish for a Christmassy look.

The polishes didn't crackle a massive amount when I used them, but I think this is because I used quite a thick coat - generally a thinner coat gives a bigger crackle effect with these types of polish.  I also quite like these as glitters without the crackle effect and I've heard you can lose it by letting the polish dry out a little - this can happen naturally over time anyway but can also be fixed by adding a little polish thinner.  My tops tips for the day right there ha!

These are such a bargain at £2.99 each compared to the price of some other brands that have brought out crackles, and it's nice to see a different take on the trend with the addition of the glitter.  The gold one is my favourite :)

You can get these in branches of Superdrug and online at http://www.muastore.co.uk
*PR samples

19 comments:

  1. Ooh I love these! They look really good xx

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  3. hello! i found you via bloghop! i really like your blog. i am a follower because i couldn't think of anything better than beauty and baking! YUMMY! :-) and your pancakes look delicious!!

    im not a fan of crackle nail polishes but i think the gold one here would look really good over black. i love black nail varnish, i think i might give this a whirl!!

    kuki xx
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    1. haha yes it's a great combo, who doesn't like lipstick and cake right? =)

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  4. Oh they look really lovely, and so cheap too! Will defintiely give them a try :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  5. That's quite unusual! It's cool because you can use the same colour for the undercoat if you waned to make it match xx

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    1. That's next on my list of things to try out with these babies!

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  6. You can use crackle polishes like a normal polish if you don't use a polish underneath. However, I'm not sure if a base coat would stop the reaction or not. You may have to apply them bare, which with a glitter polish you might not be keen to do.
    I really love the look of these polishes though, I've had my eye on Purple & Gold everytime I pop into Suerdrug. I can definitely feel a massive MUA haul coming as soon as pay day hits :D!

    Steph xx

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  7. The gold, blue and purple look really nice. Might give them ago as they're so cheap! :) xx

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  8. Cute post! Love multi colour polishes like this!

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  9. New follower by the way - via Sprinkle of glitter! x

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  10. Great post-love the gold, blue and pink especially. May have to have a cheek purchase! xo

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  11. They look a lot more vibrant in the bottle than they do on the nails, still pretty though! :)
    x

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  12. I have the purple crackle one and it doesn't crackle that much does it. xx

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  13. I still haven't got round to having a go with these just yet. I didn't do too well with the Barry M ones. I have the gold too xxx

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