Mid-Week Manicure: Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Antiqued Gold
I usually reserve my Midweek Manicure posts for nail care products that I’m currently loving. But my recent experience with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Antiqued Gold, $6.99 was so awful, I feel compelled to share my thoughts. Now, I haven’t used a Sally Hansen products in ages, but I was glad to see that the brand was releasing a crackle polish. The OPI and China Glaze versions can be hard to find, and I thought this would be a great, budget-friendly alternative for those who want in on the trend. So I grabbed a bottle on a recent drugstore visit because I knew people have been curious about them!
Well, I gave it a whirl last night and was less than pleased at the results. I paired the crackle polish with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On, which I picked up on the same trip. My mani got off to a rocky start when White On gave me problems. It was super thick and glue-like, and I had the hardest time getting a clean, smooth application. I never usually have to do post-polish clean up, but my nails looked like I’d dunked them in a bottle of white out. Once White On was dry, I got set to apply the Antiqued Gold Crackle Overcoat. I opened the bottle and was greeted by a huge clump of chunky, dried gold polish around the neck of the bottle. I could tell this wasn’t going to go well.
I went ahead with the manicure and tried the best I could to get an even application, but it proved to be very difficult. The polish just would not go on evenly and actually went on in clumps. Then it barely crackled. It just looked like thick lumps of gold piled on top of my nails.
I mean, did I get a bad bottle or something?! I just can’t believe that this is how this polish is supposed to perform. I had planned to buy a couple more shades of these since they’re on sale at Walgreens this week, but I’m skittish after this. For now, I’ll stick with OPI and China Glaze, which I’ve used with great results.
Have any of you tried Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat? How did it work for you? Please let me know!