Monday Make Up & Over: Nailed It – Water Cracked Jade with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat

June 13, 2011


The inspiration for this nail came from my obsession with one of my long-time staple nail colors – OPI’s Jade is the New Black. With two coats, my nails look good enough to appraise! It’s one of my favorite colors and was a jump for me to even try. I’m a Glamazon who sticks to her staples – especially when it comes to manicures and pedicures. After being a loyal fan of Essie’s Midnight Cami (Fall/Winter) and OPI’s La Paz-itively Hot (Spring/Summer), I took a chance on Jade is the New Black and haven’t looked back since.

As a Glamour magazine Glambassador, Sally Hansen provided me with a full set of their latest Crackle Overcoat polishes. Available in 8 shades, you apply a thin or thick layer on top of any regular nail polish. Depending on how much you put on, the formula creates a unique crackle effect that’s different with every color combination! When I got the set, I knew I would have to use my Jade as a base with at least one or two of the Crackle Overcoat shades.

For my Crackle manicure this week, I did two coats of Jade is the New Black and a light coat of Distressed Denim. I applied one thin layer then continued to brush it until I had the desired effect.¬† As it was my first Crackle mani, it was a little bit of trial and error but I love how it turned out. Both colors come out bright and the design is very¬†noticeable. I’m calling it “Water Cracked Jade.” Hope you like!

If you were going to get a Crackle mani, what would you choose as your base color?




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