Showing posts with label Cherry Smash. Show all posts
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Monday, May 23, 2011

My Skittles Manicure with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Swatches and Review

Sally Hansen recently jumped on the crackle polish bandwagon with the release of Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoats in about 8 colors. Here's a quickie photo I made from when I purchased them at Walgreens.

There was also a black that I passed on since I have OPI Black Shatter, and I think there might have been a white? At any rate, I got all the rest.

I thought using all the colors at the same time would be a fantastic way to get ready for the Zombie Apocolypse. I did a manicure of Mac Surf Baby Nail Lacquer in Hangin' Loose, which is a nude on me and I thought it would be a great way to show off the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoats instead of them competing with an underlying color. It's an interesting effect because once crackled, it kind of looks like I crackled on bare nails. I found I really like the look of a crackle over a nude nail.

Here is the Mac Surf Baby Hangin' Loose by itself....followed by what I did with the Crackle Overcoats.

On the pointer fingers, I used Fuchsia Shock. It is a bright pink that is more to the red side of Fuchsia rather than the purple side. The middle fingers are Distressed Denim, a royal blue.

On my ring fingers is Cherry Smash, a bright true red. The pinky nails have Vintage Violet, a violet purple with blue microshimmer.

Oh, let's not forget the thumbs! Lefty wore the Antiqued gold, a shimmering gold.

And on my right thumb is Fractured Foil, the silver.

Fractured Foil was very much like OPI Silver Shatter, which I found to be a bit thinner in application than OPI Black Shatter. The other colors seemed very different to me than the OPI Shatters. They are thinner and the OPI seems thicker, but they worked the same. I don't know how they compare to the China Glaze crackles because I haven't used those ones yet.

My Distressed Denim was kind of thin and runny, and I felt I needed to shake it up and then reapply quickly. So I had two coats of the blue on my finger, but it still shattered just the same as the others.

I applied each of these in a simple vertical design and was pleased with the way they crackled. I like how they look. They've been on my nails four days with a top coat over them and I have no chipping yet of the Crackle Overcoats or the Mac Hangin' Loose underneath. Shatters and Crackles aren't for everyone, but I love them. It's a nifty way to shake up a mani and each time you do it, it's different.

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