I was so so so excited to see this new holographic collection coming out from China Glaze! I'm a bit of a holo junkie and I really loved the first swatches I saw of this collection. I about fell over when they arrived in the mail for review!
A lot of people have been comparing this collection to the always loved, OMG collection China Glaze released in 2009. I think it was 2009, please correct me if I'm wrong! The OMG collection was super duper IN YOUR FACE holo and, of course, those polishes are insanely hard to find for a reasonable price. In comes the Hologlam collection!
Ok, ok. The Hologlam collection isn't nearly as holo as the OMG collection was. I've read the holo pigments got crazy expensive and most polish companies couldn't even keep up with making them for a reasonable retail price. So the Hologlam collection has a less intense holo shine but I still love it. In the right light, these polishes WOW! It's still linear and holo but subtle at the same time. A great combo if you're new to holo polishes and trying to figure out if it's something you want to wear or not.
These polishes apply best with no base coat, no top coat, and two coats of polish. For a girl who paints her nails nearly every day, this was stupidly difficult to accomplish!
This post is super picture heavy because I tried to take as many pictures I could of these manis!
First up is Don't Be a Luna-tic, a light dusty sea foam green holo.
|My bottle label was a little crooked!|
Here is When Stars Collide, a dark plum holo. Definitely my favorite from the collection.
Pros- A gorgeous subtle linear holo? Ain't nothin' wrong with that.
Cons- I tried applying these with my favorite Nail Tek II basecoat and it was a DISASTER. Guys, really, follow the directions. Don't use a basecoat.
Overall- I was nervous this collection wouldn't be "holo enough" for me. What was I thinking? Holo is holo and I love it all. Thank you China Glaze for another awesome collection!
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