Sally Hansen - Crackle Overcoat

Sally Hansen

Crackle Overcoat

  • Overall rating: StarStarStarStar-disabledStar-disabled

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat gives a crackle effect on coloured polish providing a unique pattern on each nail. The overcoat is applied after the base coat and nail colour, and sealed with a top coat. Available in four shades: Snow Blast, Fractured Foil, Fuchsia Shock and Ink Splatter.



Priceline, Target, Kmart, Terry White Chemists, My Chemist, Coles, Woolworths, Big W and independent pharmacies nationally. Miracle Gel is available at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Target, selected pharmacies and selected Myer doors.

Consumer Hotline:

1800 812 663

Web site:


beautyheaven awards five loyalty points for each review we publish on our site. Both positive and negative reviews are published. Each review must be your own words and clearly demonstrate your experience of the product. Read our reviewing guidelines here.



Rating: StarStarStar-disabledStar-disabledStar-disabled

a little undecided

I got a black and white top coat and found they were both too gluggy and the crackle effect didnt work that great. I have tried it a few more times after the first attempt but still not as thrilled with the results so I think I might be leaving this one alone.



Rating: StarStarStarStarStar-disabled

Works great for me

The first shatter/crackle effect nail polish that I owned was from Sally Hansen. I have the purple overcoat (Vintage Violet) and I just love it. First, the packaging is interesting, where the nail polish lid showed the crackle effect. Second, the colour is great and it looks good with a white or black or sometimes even a vibrant undercoat. Third, it is easy to apply (one coat or more) and it dries quite quickly. The effect of these polishes may sometimes be uneven or a bit messy, but that is just one part of its charm that I like.

I would have to agree with others, that the colour for these nail polishes are not as vibrant or as rich as the other brands, e.g. OPI. But overall, this was a great find for me, and I had a lot of fun experimenting with it!


Use a top coat to make the nail polish look shiner.
Perfect for events such as parties and going out with friends, as it stands out against many colourful outfits.
A reminder, like all nail polishes, this one smells quite strong, so if you don't like the heavy nail polish smell, then I would not recommend this product.



Rating: StarStarStarStarStar-disabled

so cool

This is an awesome and easy way to have an effect on your nails, I had bought the Silver one which goes with so many of my dark colours. Just one coat of another coloured nail polish and put this one on. Just wait in seconds the crackle starts to appear


You do need to put a thick coat to get maximum effect but a thin coat will give another thickness in the effect, so play around with it to get what you want.



Rating: StarStarStarStarStar-disabled

Interesting novely product

I have this in the black overcoat. I find that it is a good "novelty" polish however the cracklr effect can sometimes not look very even across all nails... leaving some nails looking blacker than others. One definite plus was that the overcoat dries fairly quickly and the final crackle application requires a top coat to smooth it over. Definitely a novelty/phase product that is mostly on the way out now I feel but it was kinda fun whilst it lasted!



Rating: StarStar-disabledStar-disabledStar-disabledStar-disabled

Rubbish staying power

I have Distressed Denim (royal blue) and Fuchsia Shock (hot pink) and they're passable. I find it hard to get regular polish to last 2 days on me without chipping, so with the odd formula that allows the colour to "crackle", crackle polishes last less than a day on me. They crack just fine, but no amount of base or top coat can prevent the polish from chipping and flaking off within the hour. So I'd say that the shades technically do what they say on the bottle, but good luck in getting your mani to last beyond the night. :(



Rating: StarStarStar-disabledStar-disabledStar-disabled

Hard to get an even result

I bought this crackle overcoat in black. I have also used OPI shatter which I prefer. It is very tricky to use any sort of crackle overcoat so I can't blame the brand entirely but every time I use this some nails look great and others just don't work at all. You only get one shot at painting your nail as you can't add more because it immediately goes gluggly and clumpy. For me, this means sometimes the coat is really thin, so where there should be solid black the base colour shows through, reducing the impact of the crackle effect. When it works, this crackle overcoat looks amazing, especially with a really bright vibrant colour underneath. However, there is always at least one or two nails I am really unhappy with. I guess practice makes perfect though!



Rating: StarStarStarStar-disabledStar-disabled


I love the crackle effect of this silver but sometimes I find it hard to get the amount of crackle I desire. It is easy to apply just like regular nail polish but sometimes I wish it would crack differently, it is hard to control the outcome. This crackle looks great over pinks and I am a fan of it but not sure if I would buy it again as it did not live up to my crack expectations. Overall it gives a fun look though.



Rating: StarStarStar-disabledStar-disabledStar-disabled


I purchased the Silver crackle and was sorry to have parted with my cash. The product (despite shaking for a solid 5 minutes) was thicker than I expected, and the crackle result was uneven - some places were very, VERY thick chunks of colour, others not so much. I understand the result is meant to be random, but a couple of nails didn't crackle at all. I wouldn't recommend this one at all - the OPI product I have works much better.Because of the thickness of the product in some areas it took longer to dry, and the top-speed drying coat can be a bit hit-or-miss if applied over the top (if I'm in a hurry I need to dry nails fast).
Also, the packaging does make it difficult to handle. The shrink wrap on the brush handle does make it awkward to try to open - which means I'm more likely to spill it :(



Rating: StarStarStarStarStar-disabled


I bought a few of different colours. I used it only a few times and it clumped up and dried out. I couldn't do anything to make it un clumpy. But overall it was fantastic.



Rating: StarStarStarStarStar-disabled

pretty and works well

i brought the silver crackle nail polish and i thought that it worked great. i loved having pink underneath the silver! it really stood out and was effective.


I love wearing the crackle nail polish to parties! it really stands out and always looks great with my outfits.

Ideal for

overall i think that its a great product and i would definitely recommend it to my friends.

Write your review

Only reviews that demonstrate your personal experience of this product will be published.

You need to log in or become a member to post a review.