So far, my favorite Holographic polish from the Color Club new line, Holo Hues. I have featured a few colors from Holo Hues 2012 and Cosmic Fate is from Holo Hues 2013.
The formula is great at first, only one coat for full coverage which will make this an awesome stamping polish. However, after couple of nails, the brush started to dry out and the polish got a little gloppy. I had to close the cap and give it a few seconds to refresh. The upside, the dry time is almost instant and so does the linear effect.
This color is my favorite because even though the rainbow effect is strong, I could still see the color of the polish. For the rest of this week I will be featuring a few colors from the China Glaze HOLOGLAM 2013 and a few other holo polishes.
Today I bring you another green holographic polish, Color Club Angel Kiss, from 2012 Holo Hues collection. It is so reflective that is is painful to look at in full sun.
Crazy liner holo right? But can you tell its color? The rainbow effect is so strong that you can hardly see the sea foam green that Angel Kiss suppose to be. This photo came the closest as you can see at the center of the ‘rainbow.’
Compare to Nubar Reclaim, Angel Kiss is all linear and hardly any color left. Where as Reclaim is vibrant green and very subtle linear effect. I actually prefer Reclaim over Angel Kiss because I love color and Angel Kiss simply lacks coloration. But if you prefer HELLA HOLO… well, Angel Kiss is a good choice.
The color is a pinkish peach. I cannot say that I like it because of two reasons. When it is in the sun, the holographic effect is so strong, all I could see if the linear rainbow. In the shade, the Spectra Flair grey out the color so I really couldn’t see the ‘peachy’ color. Here is a picture that I could get closest to what I see in the bottle.
The formula was smooth and full coverage in two coats. Just make sure you give enough time for the first coat to settle and dry before you proceed with the second coat. Other wise, you will get bald spots.
p.s. If you are interest, you can see the other older nude holographic polish by Color Club, Love ‘em/Leave ‘em.
Birthday parties are getting fancier every year. I remember as a kids, birthday means spending with family and friends, plus lots of candy, cakes, candles and presents. But now a days, it is Chuck E. Cheese, bounce house venues, and yesterday, we experience Safari Run, a indoor jungle gym with slippery flooring and very fast tunnel slides. The scenery at the Safari run is today’s inspiration.
I went with a half moon manicure, but next time, I am going to do a semi-sheer base so the lunula of the nails aren’t so apparent.
**Warning – very pic heavy**
Color Club Harp on It is a silver linear holographic polish and here it is shown in three thin coats and no base coat. I cannot contest on wear because I am layering glitter over it. It dried fast like most holographic polishes. The application is easy and very minimum on bald spots, a big plus. You get MAJOR linear holographic even in low light.
Here is OPI Spark De Triophem over Harp On It in the shade. You can see the champagne gold glitter mixed in with the various sizes of silver glitter. Wonderful formula for a glitter polish, lays down smooth and drys fast. Here is only one coat over Color Club HOI. I would use this as layering polish and if you want to use it alone, you need at least three coats for full coverage.
I hope my manicure cheered you up and you enjoyed the reviews of two awesome polishes. I also did my tape manicure challenge over this combo and the result was incredible depth and contrast between rich black and sparkling silver.
This was a second try on this challenge. I started with a Target inspired bulls’ eye manicured but I couldn’t quite get the clean concentric circles using hole reinforces so decided to do-over with stamping.
I started with a untried Color Club red that came in a box set so it isn’t labeled. The formula was really great and it took two coats for full coverage. The red leans slightly magenta. Dry time is good, first coat took no time at all.
The formula was a bit gloppy but the bottle I have is used. It came with a lot of yucky dried polish on the neck and lip, so I think it is a bit dried out because of poor up-keep. I had to do a second coat on some nails because the polish was so thick that I had to do a second coat for some of the tips. I might try thinning it out a bit, once, I am able to get some good polish thinner. (I will do a post on the Dior brush, it is very interesting. So more later.)
Of course, it isn’t nail art until I jazz things up a bit, so I am using another untried, Color Club Magic Attraction, a very faint lilac holographic glitter polish. The application is very good on this one, goes on easy and here you see it in one thick coat. It does dry a bit rough so I added a coat of Jessica Brilliance to smooth things out.
Cuz Mel was in town and she wanted something beautiful, classy, and long lasting. So we did a blue and gold foil combo for her. Zoya Guilty topcoat really adds a lot of durability to the manicure.
Two coats of no name Color Club royal blue and one dabbing coat of Zoya Guilty 18k Topcoat. Finished with a shiny Seche Vite. The manicure is stunning but the blue wasn’t as dark as she was hoping for. Any suggestion for a rich blue so dark that it is almost black?
This month is all about matte, suede, and textured polishes/nail art. Of course, I have to try this DIY Velvet Manicure, as I am way too cheap to buy a Ciate Velvet Manicure kit (But I did get a Ciate set during my “leg-stretching” walk during my Twilight Marathon. You will see very soon.)
So I stop by my local craft shop and bought a container of Pixie Pink Fun Flock for $2.99, used for scrape booking, and I matched it with one of my random Color Club pinks (no idea the name of it.) Here is what I came up with.
Totally fun and my kids think this is the coolest “nails” that I ever done. I have to say, it is a lot nicer looking than I imagined. I thought, it would be like “shag carpet” on my nails but it is pretty stylish. I am actually going to keep it on tonight and see how it wears.