Friday, June 29, 2012

Link Up: The Nail Files

Hey y'all! Today I'm linking up with Tara at Fabulous But Evil for Today's post/link-up: The Nail Files!




The Nail Files


A week ago I asked to rummage through my dear friend Elisha's nail polish before we went out on the town. While rummaging through her polish box, I came across a hot pink color that caught my eye. When I picked up the bottle, I was surprised to see the words "crackle overcoat." I knew I had to try it out!


I picked a mint color as the base coat...
(I believe the color was from L'Oreal). The color was so rich, I only needed one coat. Once that dried, I decided to try out the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat. I painted the polish on like I would any other polish, and was a little disappointed when it looked as if I had simply painted over my mint polish completely.

But, to my surprise, The color began to literally crack, and as the polish continued to dry, the mint base started to show more and more from under the hot pink top coat. Within a few minutes my nail was dry and decorated efficiently.

I absolutely recommend this product. The crackle overcoat dries so quickly and works too well to not use it! I love the fact that it can change a set of plainly manicured nails to something funky and unique. I got several comments and compliments on it, from mentions that the colors were "very '80s" to girls asking me where they could purchase a bottle.

I hope to purchase more crackle coats in different colors, so that I can experiment different colors together! You can never go wrong with bright, funky nails in the summer time!

What is your favorite manicure trend? Do you do your own nails or get them done?

XOXO,

Sarah B Texas

21 comments:

  1. Cool product! Wonder how it would look on the toes? Maybe red, white, and blue for the 4th? Cute!

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    1. Lucy, that is an EXCELLENT idea! Pleast let me know if you try it! :-) (I'm so glad you caught this post, as I wrote it with you in mind!)

      I have the crackle on my big toes, as well, and I love it! Be sure to apply it deliberately to your big toe, as it takes a lot of polish to crackle correctly!

      Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  2. Okay, that I might have to try! That looks super cool and easy to boot! Love it!

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    1. It seriously is! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  3. I used to get my nails done, but now I have more fun trying out my own variations! I currently love nail striping tape - I bought a pack of 10 colors for like $3 on eBay...there are so many different patterns you can use! This week I used them to make my "flag" for my 4th of July nails ;)

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    1. Hey Franziska! I checked out your flag nails post--super cute! I am now following your blog :-) I'm looking into getting my own Julep box. Do they color options/style profiles change each month? For instance, will the box change sometime tomorrow since it will be July?

      Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  4. very cool! i've only used the black crackle and i don't like it as much as i like the way other colors look!

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    1. Hmm, I never tried black crackle, but I'm sure that it would be hard to pull off. Black anything that's grungy and not polished tends to give a sloppy look rather than an edgy one ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

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  5. That crackle looks really cool over your mint green.

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    1. Thank you, Alexis!

      Thanks for stopping by my page, I appreciate the support!

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  6. Hey Sarah! Congratulations on winning my Oscar De La Renta Giveaway!! I'd love to have your prize sent off to you as soon as possible, so please send me an email with your shipping address!

    Thanks so much for supporting my blog and giveaway, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    xo, Emily

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    1. Hey, Emily! I've sent you my info via email. You should have received an email from sarahbeacom@gmail.com. I can't believe I won! Thank you so much, I never win anything! Haha :-)

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  7. Ohhhh I love krackle!!! :-)

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    1. Girl, you and me both! :-) A friend above mentioned doing this in red white and blue for fourth of July... how cute would that be?!

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  8. Hi! I'm following you from the GFC Blog Hop! Look forward to reading more! I would appreciate the follow back! :)
    Have a great rest of the weekend!
    -Kat

    http://mom-uncensored.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Kat! So glad you stumbled across my blog! :-) I'll head over and follow you back right now. Thanks for the support!

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  9. I've wondered how good their Crackle polish, looks good on you!

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    1. It's pretty much a risk-free purchase! I love it, and can't wait to try more! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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    1. Don't they? Perfect for summer time :-) (then again, I'm biased towards ANYTHING with mint colors accompanying it!)

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