L.A. Colors Color Craze Hex Glitter Polish {Review}


Rating: 4/5 stars
Price Tag: ~$1 USD
Weight: 0.44 fl oz / 13 ml
Where to Buy: In Family Dollar, Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores

For this mani Monday, I have a review on the L.A. Colors Color Craze polishes, specifically the glitter versions. I really like the glitter polishes that L.A. Colors produces. One of the best things about them is that they are super affordable at only $1. Another is that they’re widely available at Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree.


The glass, OPI inspired, bottles have LAC molded on the top of the matte, black plastic handle, along with a narrow brush. The label is printed in white on the bottles and features the product line, weight, and ingredients. Newer Color Craze polishes have the shade name and barcode on a sticker applied to the right of the product name.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polish in Candy Sprinkles, Cupid’s Arrow, Fruity, Glam, Speckled, Spring Flirt, and Blue Icicles

I’m really not a fan of the brush. It’s short and narrow and I find that makes applying the polish bothersome. The brush doesn’t have to be as wide as my favorite Wet n Wild MegaLast polishes, just something a little more substantial.

Closeup of the brush


The glitter polishes have formulas that are hit or miss. I do a lot of cleaning and cooking that takes a toll on my hands, so in general I’m tough on my nails. The polish usually lasts a day or so on me before it starts to chip, but that’s about the same amount of time I usually get with any nail polish. Occasionally some polishes have begun to peel off the day I applied them.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polishes Spring Flirt and Candy Sprinkles

The other issue I have with the polishes is the thin formula. While this is not the case for all, one particular polish takes a whopping five coats before the base color begins to show properly. I’ve found that very thin coats with many layers is the best approach to applying the Color Craze polishes.

I’m personally willing to deal with more problems due to the budget-friendly price, but be aware these are not exactly long-lasting polishes. I’ve heard that a good top coat can help extend wear time.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish display at Dollar Tree


I think I’ve purchased every hex glitter polish I’ve seen so far. I’ve realized that I neglected the metallic hex glitters. At this point, the review will focus on the non-metallic hex polishes and leave the others to future revisions.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polish in Candy Sprinkles, Cupid’s Arrow, Fruity, Glam, and Speckled

Candy Sprinkles

A light pink shade with lots of smaller, rainbow hex glitters. It takes about 2-3 coats for total coverage. It’s one of the better polishes, in terms of opacity.

Cupid’s Arrow

This is a dense glitter top coat with various pink and white hexes of all sizes that has fairly good coverage for what it is. You can get a good glitter look in 2-3 coats.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polish in Fruity, Glam, Speckled, Spring Flirt, and Blue Icicles


This odd glitter top coat has large hex glitters in pink, yellow and lime. You’ll get a nice glitter effect in two coats.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Polish in Merlot, Palm Tree, Blue Icicles, and Glam


A dupe of NCLA’s Bullion in a Bottle. This amazing polish is filled with gold micro glitter and blue, pink, green, and purple, small and medium hex glitters. It’s one of my favorite polishes. You’ll get full coverage in 2-3 coats.


This new addition to L.A. Colors glitter polishes is a glitter top coat with tons and tons of hex glitters in white, pink, blue and green. The glitter sizes range from very small to quite large. Speckled has the largest glitter of the bunch.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polish in Fruity, Speckled, and Cupid’s Arrow over So Famous

Spring Flirt

I was excited to find Spring Flirt because it reminded me a lot of Candy Sprinkles, but in blue. It has small and medium hex glitters in pink, aqua, and purple. Spring Flirt is much less dense in glitter than Candy Sprinkles, there are more large glitters in the former, and most importantly, it takes at least 4-5 coats for adequate coverage in Spring Flirt. Kind of disappointing, but it’s pretty if you can get enough coats to be opaque.

Swatch of the L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polish in Blue Icicles

Blue Icicles

An interesting blue polish with lots of blue and white hex glitters, as well as blue bar glitter, the only polish of the bunch to include it. The consistency is thin, so you can expect to get coverage in 3-4 coats.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Budget-friendly, widely available, pretty shades
Cons: Small & narrow brush, thin formula, chips quickly & easily

If you’re willing to deal with some sub-par performances, the wide variety of L.A. Colors Color Craze Glitter Polishes are definitely worth their budget-friendly price tag.