I randomly saw these polishes about a week ago and though to myself 'Since I love China Glaze Crackle, I may like these.' So I didn't go crazy and I just picked up one in Snow Blast. I immediately went home, filled in my acrylic nails, painted them with Essie's Tart Deco and put the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Snow Blast over it and it crackled fantastically! Then I went online to look up reviews to find that almost everyone hated these polishes! Many people claimed theirs did not crackle while others had no problem. The reviews were extremely mixed. I do find the China Glaze Crackle to be much easier to work with and the crackling is much faster, but if you can't get your hands on them, you may want to try these out and see how you like them.
Cracks just as good as OPI's
Okay this is wayy cheaper then OPI and works just as good. Clearly for the price there are going to be the downfalls. #1 the brush is to small so you have to do half a nail then the other half. #2 it looks and works wayy better if you use a think coats. #3 The consistency is weird but whatever it works. Every few nails I shake it up. I'll take the few seconds to shake it up over the money I save. Also to get a different effects I swipe in different directions on each nails, so half my nails vertically the other half horizontally or something and it looks great. This products does work great. It has not gotten the rating it deserves.
I was given this nail polish as an added extra bonus in a giveaway I won recently from a fellow blogger. I had never used a crackle polish before so I was excited to try this one. She gave me Antiqued Gold and when I saw the bottle, I loved the color. I applied it over Jordana Nail Polish in Boy Oh Boy and I thought the end result was great! The application on the other hand was just eh :/ It was a bit thick and too gloopy for me. I had to keep shaking the bottle after applying it to a couple of nails to thin it out a bit. I did like it in the end, just the application was a major turn off for me. I am interested in trying out the other colors :)
Good at Cracking but HORRIBLE brush!
this crackle made me rethink my previous opinion of crackle polishes. i hated the opi, i wasn't a fan of a china glaze and i never wanted to buy any more crackles. but for some reason i gave in and bought this one. it cracks waaaaaay better than the opi and the china glaze but the brush is just horrible! the brush is the stiffest, thinnest, and most god-awful i've ever used and makes it half a nightmare to use. th i did an entire blog post about this if you wanna know my full opinion in much more detail ... http://misshollyberries.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/sallyhansencrackle/
It was not good for a crackle
It hardly cracks, and is not worth the 6 dollars (In the US) that it costs. I have three of them(Vintage Purple, Fractured Foil, and the coal one I can't think of the name) and I use then as color polishes not crackle. Add two to three coats and it is a fine normal polish, but nothing special as for a crackle
Crackle that doensn't crack.
This Crackle nail polish does not even crackle. The most it does is give a sheer, glittery type of overcoat. Tried it a few times then bought OPI Shatter.
DON'T BUY IT
It doesn't crack at all, it just makes your nails look weird. I first bought a OPI and I was impressed by how nice it was, so I decided to try these one to have more colors (OPI are pretty expensive!) and I've been so desappointed when I apply these ones...
Not so much
I wasn't a super fan of this crackle nail polish. Its definitely not like the other crackle polishes out there and I would just spend the extra money to buy the higher quality brand crackle polish like OPI
Crackles well but dries out...
I've had a black for several months that I've used a few times and no, it hasn't dried out in the bottle yet, but every time I've used it, I have to close it in the middle of doing my nails and shake it up to keep the polish around the top of the bottle and on the upper part of the brush to keep from getting too thick and blocking up the bottle. I also have a coral glitter one that is very translucent and which magnifies that problem further.
Decent at first..
At first i didnt mind this crackle polish it wasnt amazing because it was a little on the thick side so i got OPI shatter instead and this went to the bottom of my collection, 3 months later AT MOST its all dried up.. I wouldnt recommend this and i wont be repurchasing. EDIT: I got another crackle bottle (free gift from purchasing other products) and tried it out of interest, again it was very thick and doesnt apply well..just waiting for it to dry up also!