Sally Hansen

Crackle Overcoat


Jillian S.
Photo of product included with review by Jillian S.

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.

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Holly H.
Good at Cracking but HORRIBLE brush!
Photo of product included with review by Holly H.

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 ...

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Octavia B.
Great for the price

I dont know why everyone hates it, I think it works great for the price,the thickness is what makes it work.All you have to do is whip the access off the sides of the bottles and not put so much on.

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Divinity L.
I Love it

I have it in Antique Gold. I have seen the mixed reviews and have to say it's great! I came home and put it Sinful Colors' Rich in Heart an it looked great!

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Dominique W.
Works great !

I don't know why everybody hates this . I love it . It took a while to get used to and get it perfect , but it works great . I like the thickness makes a great crackle !

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Meg M.
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.

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Victoria F.
Very Good at Crackling. Works just as good as O.P.I. in my opinion :)

These polishes come in a great variety of color. They crackle pretty well too and in my opinion work just as well as O.P.I. or China Glaze. The only drawback is that the formula does thicken very quickly, so I find that I have to shake the bottle every couple of nails to thin it out. Other than that, lovin' it <3

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Victoria D.
Not bad

I have a few colors of this, white, black, and gold. They aren't too bad! They crackle pretty well, but they are super thick and fast drying. Which can be good and bad mostly. The gold is a little sheer, but the black and white are very, very opaque. I'm happy enough with them.

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Kailyn D.
better get it on fast!

The color is great! Takes practice to get the right technique for the best crackle! Also it dryes super duper fast and can get clumpy in the bottle! That happened to my sister luckily i can paint super fast and i haven't had my bottle dry up!

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Selina T.

I love this stuff, but it's really hard to know how much to put on. Put too little, and it doesn't look nice. Put too much and it doesn't crackle. I also wish it didn't try so fast because sometimes I dont have time to over my whole nail!

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