I really wanted to work with Crackle Glaze Crushed Candy. It is the crackle dupe to China Glaze For Audrey. Also, I haven't seen anyone doing crackle over holographic polishes yet, so I just had to try it. Here's my "Crushin' Prisms" crackle/holo look:
I began with a coat of China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat on each nail. Then I added 2 coats of China Glaze Visit Me In Prism. I waited about 5 minutes for it to try before applying the crackle. When the holo polish dried, I put a very thin coat of Crackle Glaze Crushed Candy over it on every finger but the ring finger. It crackled right up (though not as much as I would have hoped). On the ring finger, I used my dotting tool and dotted large to small dots (in opposite directions) with China Glaze For Audrey. I finished with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat. The whole mani took me about 30 minutes. It would have taken less but I was extra picky to make sure the holo dried all the way.
I really like this look. My only problem with it is that the Crushed Candy didn't crackle as much as I had hoped. I think that since the Visit Me In Prism dried semi-matte, the Crackle Glaze had a hard time crackling over it. In fact, the Crackle Glaze seemed to crackle the holo underneath it as well. It really bonded to the holo and I think that's why the crackle effect isn't as great. If you're going to attempt a combo like this, I'd recommend a coat of Seche Vite in between the holo and crackle coats.
Happy President's Day :) I just signed up to run another half marathon (this will be our fourth) with my mom and I couldn't be happier! Cool nails + cool day = AWESOMENESS.
*These polishes were purchased by me at Sally Beauty Supply and on Ebay.