I started with a basecoat of Sally Hansen Double Duty, then I used two coats of my new Wet n Wild Fast Dry 184.108.40.206.Orange - a gorgeous glass-flecked, well, duh, orange! Two coats still left a visible nail line, but since I knew I'd be adding crackle over the top, I left it that way. Plus, I kinda like it.
Outside - cloudy day
Next, I added two coats of Claire's green-ish, very sheer, glow-in-the-dark polish which has some glitter in it. In T's Nails, we discovered that two coats of this polish are needed to get a good glow-in-the-dark. The picture shows the two coats. Some of the glass-flecks are a little dimmer, but it still looks really pretty, I think. And it now glows in the dark!
At this point, I put on a topcoat because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to put topcoat over crackle without messing up the crackle effect. Then...the crackle....
Indoors, before clean-up
Outdoors, after clean-up
After all was dry, I added another top coat. Have you been counting layers? That's a EIGHT-LAYER SALAD of polishes! (base, orange, orange, glow, glow, topcoat, crackle, topcoat) I'm loving this! Did I mention it GLOWS?! The crackle blocks out parts of the glow, so just the cracks glow - SO COOL!