Monday, September 26, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat review

I was super excited to receive the full line of Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat polishes. I had heard some mixed reviews and I wanted to try it out myself to see what I thought of it. 

The first two times I tried it I was VERY disappointed with it. It was just a huge mess and there was no "crackle" effect, there was just a blob effect.  I have always liked Sally Hansen, and have never had an issue with their products. I could not figure out why they would sell a product that claimed one thing and did NOTHING like that. 

I researched their help forums and found this (left side) How to Video. It was like magic...following the how to steps and guess what it worked. I guess it is better to follow the directions on some things. So watch the video too, but this is how you should apply it:

  • Apply a base coat (I liked using the Sally Hansen Xtreme colors since they are so bold)
  • Apply the Crackle overcoat in quick sweeps. Just sweep in on once and than DO NOT TOUCH IT
  • Let dry and let the "Crackle" effect take place
  • Apply a clear top coat to lock in place and to also shine it up, the Crackle is sort of a matte finish
  • Ta da super sexy nails!!

So if you are willing to follow the directions, than I would totally recommend these polishes! There are so many choices, my favorite is the Vintage Violet! I honestly recommend watching the video, and that practicing a couple times until you get the correct sweep down. 

Hip-T Review

For you moms out there, did you use a belly band while pregnant so you could wear your pants a little longer, and just to hold everything together? I did, and after I had my kids they no longer fit right. They were also made of an annoying fabric that rode up and rarely stayed where it should. 

I got the chance to review the Hip -T, and was very excited. It is a layering accessory that is great for NON pregnant women! It adds layers, with out a full shirt (where is may get too hot than and add bulk). It also is great at controlling a "muffin top" too! I got the Black lace, and plain white to review and was very happy. I got a Medium in each, and while the black Medium was a perfect fit, the plain white was a little tight, but I am not one to waste, so you can also use it as a tube top to cover cleavage under a low cut shirt! Problem solved!!

I mentioned earlier that the pregnancy bands I had tried did not stay in place, the Hip-t did! I wore it while running errands and carrying my son around and it stayed in place and was very comfortable. It just felt like an undershirt! 

There are a variety of designs and colors to choose from, check them out here! I think the Hip-t is a great way to add layers, keep every thing in check, and to just add a little extra to your every day outfit. I would definantly recommend these!