Sally Hansen • Crackle Overcoat in Fractured Foil • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this from Ulta when they had the 50% off sale for these. I loved the look of the black and silver over it. I tried it with a black base (NYC polish in Black Lace Cream) and it worked quite well. This crackle polish unlike the other Sally Hansen ones you can actually leave out the clear polish over it. It is matte but the shimmer doesnt make it look like it. But I'd still suggest a clear top coat to make the crackle last longer. I also tried this over a pink and I couldnt get it to crackle. It seems like it works best over light colors.
The key is to let the base coat dry to where if you touch it you are not messing it up. Then apply the crackle with 2 strokes (3 at most) without going over areas you just painted. If I run out of this color, I personally wouldnt buy it again just b/c I'd want to try others that may work better. But for the price..and esp if you can find a sale or coupons then it is worth a try.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I don't agree with all the negative reviews. I think it works pretty well for a drugstore polish! It takes a few practice tries to learn how to make it work the best, but I like it.
1. Take off the stupid plastic wrap on the lid!!! It slips around the lid and prevents you from tightening it properly.
2. Put on the polish JUST THICK ENOUGH for it to be opaque, and no thicker. If it's too thick, a drop or two of polish thinner will do the trick!
3. Quickly apply it (in vertical sections of the nail if you need to, so you don't go over the polish as it dries!)
4. Letting it set for an hour or two if possible before overcoating allows it to crack a little more.
5. A cheap clear polish over the top helps it last!
I really like it! The silver looks great over any deep colors like purple, deep green, black, or red.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I don't know if it's me or the polish but this did not work at all. Did not crackle. Went on thick and gloppy. Caused my base polish to run. I even tried using a Sally Hansen polish on other nails to see if that was the problem but it still didn't work. Took it back to Walgreens for my $6.99 refund. Will pay more for something that works.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love Sally Hansen's Crackle! I wish the brush was a bit fatter so it could cover the whole nail in 1 stroke. Fractured Foil is lovely over any color! I rated 4 stars for packaging only because I had a hard time opening the bottle because of the plastic that's covering the cover. Sally Hansen's Crackle is better than OPI's Shatter in my opinion. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I did end up with really good looking results with this, but it took some practice because the polish is SO hard to work with. For me, the trick was to do only a thin coat on top otherwise it gets gloppy and doesn't crack. Also, you have to work quickly because it starts cracking really fast and there isn't any time to play with the polish once you stroke it on. I'm really happy with the end result, but for the trouble I don't think I would buy it again. Curious to try the OPI version.
I also got the white crackle by China Glaze. Not sure if it's just the white color, but I CANNOT get this to work. It is so thick and gloppy I can't manage it. Like trying to polish with partly dried out White-Out. I do like the Sally Hansen better than this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like this product a lot, but as with all the shatter/crackle metallics, it's a little tricky to work with. Although the cream shatters/crackles seem to work best when applied thickly, I find that the mettalics perform best when applied thinly and from side to side rather than up and down. I have also heard that the metalics work better over nail polish that is not completely dry, but I have not tried that yet. For me, the key is a small amount applied sideways, and I get a beautiful, evenly cracked finish.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product is a no go for me. My nail tech had been using the crackle effect since last summer (even before OPI came out with it). The were using another brand that was unmarked (I guess so we could not go out and try to purchase it ourselves). It looked lovely and I got lots of compliments because it looked so different. I tried the OPI verison and it looks great. I decided to try the SH version because I saw it on the way out of Walgreens. I purchased the Fractured Foil and the white color. This has to be th emost difficult polish to work with. I tried using it over several polishes from OPI, China Glaze, and Avon...to no avail. It probably would work better with SH polishes, but I do not like SH polishes. It doesn't crackle nearly as much as the OPI or the brand my nail tech uses. I like the major shatter effect where this formulation only gives the appearance of huge blotches. You have to apply it lightly and only in one coat. If you swipe the same area twice it will not shatter. I wish I still had the reciept. Luckily I caught this on sale because $6.99 is too much to pay, especially when OPI's verison is only $3 more.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Some people are saying that it's a waste of time and it doesn't work, that's probably because they didn't use a Sally Hansen Base Coat if the base color isn't a Sally Hansen color, then it won't work, so if you have all the products you need then you're set, this works really great and I use it all the time
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hello! I am confused by all the bad reviews. I had great luck with this product. I am wearing a Sally Hansen silver metallic polish and I applied the white crackle overcoat and it looks awesome. I crackled beautifully. I also bought the gold and silver metallic overcoats and they worked great too. All it took was a real thin coating and it turned out amazing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have the crackle glaze and the Opi black shatter so I have mastered the technique of crackling my nails . Because of the limited availability of these products I was excited to try the sally line .What a huge disappointment . This product is horrible . I got it in the black , pink and purple . Save yourself time and money and. Don't waste either on this garbage ! Doesn't crack and looks like a thin polish topcoat .... Thumbs down Horrible disappointing WASTE !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked this one best I bought two, Ink and Foil and honestly foil is the only one that worked kinda like it was supposed to but not nearly the way OPI works.
I hate the brush its so thin I can barely use it and the formula is very gloppy.
I wish the price was lower I know they are on a trend and all but at 7.99 I can buy OPI or china glaze for a dollar more...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like nail polish. I like Sally Hansen. I like the "shattered" idea.
This product however, I do not like. Let me start off by saying that the crackling does depend on how much of the overcoat you apply. My first time: My nails were perfectly dry with hot pink on it. I applied a pretty thick-ish layer of the polish. Waited till it cracked, and my results were HUGE cracks. On my thumb, I had just a line straight down the middle and the Fractured Foil was on both sides. I could barely see my original polish color! The second time I attempted to apply a pretty thin average layer. It turned out better, but still it did not look like the OPI shattered polish! I am very unsatified with this polish. It's Sally Hansen for crying out loud!!! And this product is EXPENSIVE for it's terrifying results! Horrific nail polish. It's such a thick and gloppy nail polish. The bristles of the brush separated. Ughhhh it's just horrible! I hate this! I cannot believe I WASTED $$ on it! I could have used that for some good quality, like OPI. I will NEVER buy this product again. Thank you very much :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have been seeking the OPI silver crackle and failing, so I found this one at Walgreens. I paid $6 for it, but honestly was really disappointed. I have a bright pink under it and it didn't crackle at all. Instead it just looks like I have a thin layer of silver over pink. I've worn it one day and can't wait to get rid of it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
What fun! This is my first crackle polish. It works best if I do a thin coat starting from one side of my nail and over to the other (instead of starting in the middle). A thicker coat or layers will result in fewer splintery cracks and more like a fat chasm. So far I've applied this metallic silver over OPI Stranger Tides and Essie Sand Tropez. I can picture me wearing this over other pale colors for a fun but not too shocking effect.
Also, the bottle shape is finally one from SH I can appreciate. No weird triangles or bulky bottles. It's a gently rounded rectangle. The brush is not the firm one from the CSM bottles. It's a typical skinny brush.