Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crushin' Prisms

I don't know if you're sick of Crackle Glaze by now... but I'm sure not! I couldn't wait to experiment with it some more. I have never owned a crackle polish before this collection, so I just can't seem to get enough of it!

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.

7 comments:

  1. This really looks beautiful. :) I really like for audrey although I think it doesn't look great on my nails. :/

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  2. Can there be too much Crackle? I love your color choices!! Thanks for tips on using I just got some and will be trying it soon! :)

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  3. Thanks, Jess! When you try it out I'd love to see :)

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  4. Love the title for this blog & the color combo! Very hot! I tried a crackle over ChG DV8 and loved it. The crackles seem to do so well over a smooth, shiny holo polish. Didn't realize VMIP has a semi-matte finish - but I agree, that's why you'd have less of a crackle effect. I think it looks pretty good & crackled, actually! ;-) I did a little experiment with different finish base coats + crackle coat on top (after the base was dry, of course! ;-) & found the smoother the base coat, the more crackle. Very rad mani here, keep 'em comin! & Where are you getting all these matching rubber balls? They're great. =D

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