Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sally Hansen Cherry Smash over China Glaze Cheers to You - Mattified!

 I have always been tempted to pick up the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoats, but the price always puts me off. I feel that they are overpriced and since I'm sill on the fence on crackle/shatter/fractured/textured polishes, I could never justify the purchase. So, when my husband surprised me with this one, I was super excited to try it out. I do own the Red Shatter by OPI and that one is actually a lot darker, and opaque than Cherry Smash. Cherry Smash is a bright blood red that is quite see through compared to other crackles, but since I don't own any of the other colors by SH, I can't be for sure that all of them are like this.

I used two coats of China Glaze Cheers to You and one coat of Cherry Smash.

This is a sun picture taken while the sun was setting, so the color looks more orange in the picture. In real life, it's actually a bright red.

Shade picture with Hard Candy's matte top coat.

Sun picture with matte top coat.

 I was able to get larger cracking because I used a thicker coat than normal and I also tried applying it in sections on the index finger, rather than long swipes. This created more horizontal cracks, instead of just vertical cracks. I'm still experimenting with my matte top coat, but so far I'm loving the results!


  1. Nice combo! This would be perfect for Valentine's Day (: I want to try one of their crackles too, but I feel like I could just spend a bit more to get an OPI one =/
    Oh, I forgot to mention.. but nice change up with the new layout!

  2. That's my thought process as well. I know the formula for Sally Hansen isn't bad and I actually love them, but I just rather have OPI for that price.

    Thanks, I decided orange was too busy and I wanted it to look a little cleaner. I really want a header, but have no idea how to go about doing one. Yours is really awesome, by the way.

  3. Ah, thank you! I just found a simple image I could work with, pasted it onto MS Paint and added my blog name. Not hard at all (;


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