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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.

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Nubar Baby Blue Konad

Spring is officially here! It’s a bout time! So I figured I’d do something a little fun and cheerful! Plus this pattern is too cool!

Nubar Baby Blue and Maybelline Colorama Pink Pinata with Konad m79

I’m not sure what kind of look I was looking for with the flakies, but I guess they’re kind of cute 🙂

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Misa Radiant Konad

By simply looking this design on the m72 plate, I honestly wasn’t very impressed and I keep turning it down for my ‘nads. I finally decided to use it because I figured I would eventually show you guys all the designs on the plates whether I like them or not. This one was actually a very pleasant surprise! It’s way cuter on the nail than on the plate.

Misa Radiant with Konad m72 and Konad Blue Pearl

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Zoya Miley Konad

Another rave for Creative Nail Design’s Effects. I added it over a soft shade and it just makes the soft shades much more fun. I would say this is definitely a fun work appropriate combo!

Zoya Miley and CND Blue Ice Shimmer with Konad m69 and Color Club Sky Blue

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DrFrankenPolish Stonewash Blue Konad

DrFrankenPolish does it again! I’m lucky enough to have received one of her “non-published” editions of her Stonewash blue nail polish. Totally unique and awesome!

DrFrankenPolish Stonewash Blue with Konad m63 and Revlon Budding Chrome

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Nubar Baby Blue Konad

Since winter is officially a few days away, I figured I would celebrate with a snowflake themed ‘nad!

Nubar Baby Blue with CND Crimson Sparkle with Konad m70 and China Glaze Millennium

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Make your Konad French Tip Plates to a Full Pattern!

One of my readers asked about making requests to Konad for a full-plate of a design of one of the existing French tip plates. I decided to take a stab at making the French tip design to a full design by applying the ‘nad in layers. Here’s how it turned out:

China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le with Konad m56 and Revlon Petal Chrome

It definitely wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s definitely do-able.

Thanks for looking!