Category Archives: Barry M

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Fractured Foil Review

For those of you who are still following my blog in hopes of some nail related update, here we go. It’s not Konad, but it’s kinda cute 🙂 I picked up a bottle of the new Sally Hansen Crackle in Fractured Foil (which looks very similar to Zoya Trixie BTW and decided to give it a go. I got mine at Rite-Aid for $6.99, but I have seen them at Walgreens and Ulta as well. The instructions says “Do not apply to bare nails. Apply two coats of your favorite Sally Hansen nail color. Once dried, add a thin or thick coat (depending on desired effect) of any Crackle Overcoat shade. Do not leave the bottle open, close tightly when not in use. Allow it to dry and seal with any Sally Hansen top coat.” Obviously, you don’t need to use your favorite Sally Hansen nail color under the Crackle Overcoat nor do you need a Sally Hansen top coat to seal it off. I’m sure most of you know that, but I figured I’d throw that out there.

My sandwich is as follows:

  1. Base coat: American Classics Gelous Nail Gel
  2. Base color: One coat of Barry M Cobalt Blue
  3. Crackle color: One coat of SH Crackle Overcoat Fractured Foil (more on this below)
  4. Top coat: One coat of Seche Vite

I didn’t wait until my base color (Barry M Cobalt Blue) to dry completely before I applied the Crackle and it seemed to have cracked just fine. I basically painted my 10 nails with the Cobalt Blue then went over it with the Crackle. No problems. The application method is a bit different with the crackle. If you want a bolder look, then you need to start with a big glob of crackle, making sure that you don’t make a huge mess. It didn’t really want to crack when I quickly applied two thin coats of Crackle. I think that a one-swipe motion worked better for me.

Enough with the gabbing: here is the result:

Barry M Cobalt Blue with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Fractured Foil

The lasting power is pretty much the same as any other Sally Hansen color that I own. It held up pretty well over the weekend where I did a lot of cleaning, sticker picking (I know I know), etc. By the way, for those of you who has owned the CoverGirl Crackles back when they had those in the mid 90s, this is a million times better!

Bottom line: it’s pretty neat! I would give it a 4 out of 5. I knocked off a point because of the globbing method you need to do to achieve a more opaque look over dark colors. It’s not that big of a deal though.

Barry M Gray Konad

For those of you who like Creative Nail Design’s Effects collection, they just recently came out with the Sugar Sparkle (silver micro glitter). It’s simply stunning!

Barry M Gray and Creative Nail Design Candy Sparkle and Konad m75 with China Glaze Millennium

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Happy Easter!

Pastel colors are awesome! I seriously couldn’t decide on one color for Easter so I decided to go for the skittle look 🙂 One of the new plates (s1o) has a bird which would work for this fun day 🙂 I’m not sure what the “Pi” above the bird is all about so I got rid of it for this ‘Nad. Sorry about the wonky middle nail. I didn’t realize it until I looked at the picture 😦

Thumb to Pinky: Rescue Beauty Lounge Starfish Patrick, Barry M Mint Green, Nubar Lavendar, Nubar Baby Blue, Color Club Vintage Couture with Konad s10 and China Glaze Millennium

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Barry M Gray Konad

Here’s another ‘nad that I decided to show you in a shiny and a mattified version. It’s really interesting how matted colors pop out in such a different way.

Barry M Gray with Konad m72 with Konad Psyche Pink

… and here is the mattified version:

Barry M Gray with Konad m72 with Konad Psyche Pink with China Glaze Matte Magic

The bottle of Matte Magic is .325oz , which is much smaller than their typical .5oz nail polish. I think I like the Matte Magic better than Essie’s Matte About You for Konad. So far, I have noticed that Matte Magic seems a little more forgiving with the smearing.

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Clarins 230 Konad

Sometimes I wonder if I’m dreaming… A lovely Floridian friend of mine somehow got a hold of a bottle of Clarins 230! I was so shocked when I got it in the mail I seriously thought I was dreaming and wanted to pinch myself. Of course, I added the best of all worlds: 230, Green, and Konad.

Look how beautiful it is!!!

Added the ‘nad: Clarins 230 over Barry M Racing Green with Konad m51 and CND Times Square

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Happy Independence Day: Barry M Navy Konad

One of the things I like about 4th of July is that I can go a little crazier with the nail art! I honestly couldn’t stand the red from last entry, so I decided to do a Stars and Stripes forever ‘nad (without red)!

Barry M Navy with Konad m44 with NYX Girls 243 (Opal Stars)

Ironically, Barry M is from London! Hey, at least we can share our love with our International friends 🙂 Hope everyone have a safe and fun 4th 🙂

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