I have great love for anything holographic. I love glitter and sparkles, and anything shiny, so holographic nail polish is at the top of my list. To this day, I am still searching for a bottle of GOSH Holographic polish that isn’t marked up to an insanely ridiculous price. Today I have the China Glaze Hologlam Collection, which is new for 2013, and I was very excited for these naturally. The last holographic China Glaze polishes I remember are from the OMG Collection, and I still have them in my stash to this day. I’ve got swatches of the new collection inside,
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The formula on all six of these was absolutely amazing. They were super smooth, opaque, and pigmented in just two coats. None of them were too thick or too thin, and they applied quickly and wonderfully.
Now the bad news…these just aren’t that holographic. I have so much love for China Glaze, and so much love for holographic nail polish, and these just fell short for me. The holographic effect isn’t very noticeable on the polishes unless you really look at them in the sunlight or use the flash on your camera.
Get Outta My Space is a light lavender shade. It had a tiny bit of holographic shine to it when held up to the sunlight. I was expecting some really nice, bright, noticeable holographic effect on these, and it just never happened.
Take a Trek is a medium blue, and this is actually one of the stronger ones of the bunch. I don’t know if it’s the darker shade that makes the holographic effect pop more or what, but it is more noticeable in this one.
Cosmic Dust is your average silver holographic polish. Again, we see a very subtle linear holographic effect.
Don’t Be A Luna-Tic is a baby blue. Remember that these all have a metallic finish to them, so you can see brush strokes, particularly on the lighter shades like this one.
Infra Red is a hot fuchsia berry shade, and I actually really do like this one. The holographic effect, again, looks stronger on this one because of the darker, brighter color. I apologize about the massive cut on my middle finger cuticle…that is what happens when you spend the weekend gardening. Yikes!
Astro-Hot is a light lavender pink shade. It’s similar to “Get Outta My Space” but more on the pink side.
Above is a macro shot of the holographic effect of these in the sunshine. You can see that it is a subtle linear holographic effect. It’s definitely a pretty, shimmering, holographic effect, but if you’re looking for strong holographic nail polish, this collection will disappoint you.
The China Glaze Hologlam Collection is limited edition and available at Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta stores nationwide. There are twelve polishes in this collection in total, so this is only half of the collection. If you are interested in purchasing these online, you can buy them from an online discount shop like Victoria’s Nail Supply, who has these for $6.25 USD each. I’ve personally used Victoria’s Nail Supply a lot, and I love their customer service (no affiliation).
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