Above & Below: Crushed Candy is a pale aqua creme that is very close to the same shade as China Glaze For Audrey. When I compared the bottles side by side, I found Crushed Candy to be just slightly lighter in color.
Below: My base color is such a lovely deep turquoise, that it deserves a little mention too! This is Ulta Dance Teal Dawn, a charcoal-based turquoise shimmer that has great coverage in two coats. It has a high gloss shine and the micro shimmer just glows. I don't have too many Ulta polishes, but I've been impressed with them enough that I'll definitely pick up more of these if I ever make it to an Ulta again!
After spending some quality time with my Crackle Glaze polishes, I'm quite happy with them. I thought that Fault Line (purple shimmer) was lacking in the formula department because I didn't get a nice finish or a very cracked effect. I do think that the base color you use underneath plays a part in the finished look. I had used a Milani One Coat Glitter originally, but after trying it on some standard drying polishes, I noticed a more uniform pattern in the cracking and a smoother finish on the Crackle Glaze.
These polishes are definitely on the thick side, so you have to use caution when applying them. I put quite a bit on the brush, and then if I notice an area that has a little too much polish on it, I don't go over it to smooth it out, as I normally would. Also, if an area looks like it doesn't have enough polish on it (see above, the left side of my middle finger), I just left it be. It cracked vertically instead of "opening up" and cracking, but it just adds to the pattern. Too much polish applied on top of the polish seems to diminish the cracking ability. When I tried to smooth out areas or add more to thin areas on my first try with Fault Line, I believe that too may have played a part in my finished look. Instead, I now just leave it "appear" to be too thick, and it levels itself out just fine, or if it's too thin--like a dry-brushed look--I just leave it alone. They do dry to a semi-matte finish, so I used a top coat in my photos.