Tuesday, April 23, 2013

China Glaze HOLOGRAPHIC Collex: My Picks

When you already have 101 holographic polishes (randomly generated figure plucked out of the air as I actually refuse to count my polishes), you tend to become a little picky when it comes to your holographic shine.  Not just any old slight rainbow shimmer is going to cut it.  So when China Glaze announced a release of holo's that were similar to their OMG collection....well, I knew I would wait to see it before I believed it.
It turns out, I was a little disappointed as the rainbow flash isn't quite fabulous.  In fact, it's hardly there at all.  Even under artificial lighting.  After studying online swatches and realising this, I only purchased 3 and here they are:
This is my favourite of the 3, When Stars Collide, 2 coats.  The color as a holographic is original, especially in a general branded polish and I really, really like it.

Cosmic Dust, 2 coats.  This is about the 6th different silver holo I now have but we must own ALL the silvers.  Out of them all, this is the least holo in my collection.

Strap On Your Moonboots, 2 coats.  If you have been spoiled by DS Glamour then this baby is just going to make you want to cry.  It's a nice, dusky dark blue but not the rainbow blinding polish you want it to be.  As you can see, out of the 40 photos I took these were the ones with the most rainbow flash.

Did you guys get a different reaction to the new ChG holos?


  1. I did the exact same thing, only bought the unique colours because they weren't holo enough :( Funnily I got the same as you (except not the silver, I'm not that in to silver holos, I love the nudes, warm skintone you see).

  2. They're all lovely IMO, especially the silver - there's always something about the onset of warm weather again that puts me in the mood for metallic polishes.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. I'd get Moonboots and Stars Collide just for the color alone, so pretty! And then whatever little holo there is would just be icing on the cake. I also really like the particle size on these, for some reason that was something that caught my eye immediately.

  4. I was a bit disappointed in the holo, but thought as standalone colours they were nice, but not amazzzing. The Color Club Halo Hues are far superior on the holo front IMO.


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