I purchased three; Tattered in Gold, Splitting Image, and Kiss And Break Up, or as you see in the picture, gold, royal blue, and fuchsia pink. I thought these were the most interesting and different from the other shatter/crackle top coats that I already have.
Since I was already wearing my Breast Cancer Angel China Glaze Go Go Pink, it seemed like it would be a good idea to apply Kiss and Break Up over it...love, love, love!! Another manicure that matches my phone case!! (Thanks, Kelsy!) I then did some comparison swatches. I found this brand to begin to fragment immediately, which I was a little unprepared for as you can see by my index finger. I had to be much more careful applying the other fingers and used a three stroke pattern. I can't wait to try the other two colors and see if they apply the same, which I imagine they will.
Kiss and Break Up is the most different from any of the other pinks or purple shatters and crackles that are out and that shows easily in comparison swatches. In the following photo, directly on top of the Color Club is China Glaze, a darker purple. To the far right is LA Splash, a dusty matte purple.
In the next photo, on the top is LA Girl Cracked in Fractured, a darker purple which is still different and lighter than the China Glaze. They're all different purple colors. Ah, crackle/shatter/fracture can be so fun!
In the above photo, you can see the blue, (Splitting Image), compared with Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle Overcoat on the upper left and LA Girl Rupture Cracked on top. The Sally Hansen is darker blue and the LA Girl Cracked is more of an aqua color.
The next shot might be a little confusing. Some of the blues look similar, but in person, they are all visibly different. The Color Club looks so similar to OPI Turqouise Shatter in the pictures but it's really not in person. The turquoise is much more teal while Splitting Image is a true shimmering blue. On the top from left to right are OPI Blue Shatter, OPI Turquoise Shatter, OPI Navy Shatter, and Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat. Each of these breaks differently into patterns, and have different viscosities but they are all very different colors of blue in person. And I have to say that the Color Club is my favorite of the blues.
The following is the best picture I have of the gold. It kind of got neglected in my over analysis of the other colors. I can't help it, I just love color and the varying nuances of each hue are interesting to me. Truly, the shades differences in life give me great enjoyment. Look at a sunset and see how many shades of blue, purple, orange, red and gold there are and how they morph from one to another. One of my greatest joys is also one of my biggest downfalls...how many blue crackle/shatter/fractures does one person really need? LOL
So for those of you who aren't sick of shatter, or even if you are, which of these are your favorite of the colors? No kidding, I'm dying to know. Do you find the small changes of tint as interesting as I do?