As you guys know, I don’t ordinarily showcase commercially available polish colors on here, since there’s so many other folks doing swatches of new collections so fantastically. I’ve always prefered to mix my own shades, but every now and again, a polish comes my way that I can’t resist! In this case, it’s the new China Glaze Hologlam collection. I have two shades to show you today- both pinks.
In a side note, I’m sorry for the ugly watermarks I now have to put on, but unfortunately people out there are stealing my photos, cropping out my watermark, and then adding their own. If you’re selling something, take your own darn pictures! Grr! Thus, I now need a bigger, uglier in-your-face watermark. Boo.
Without further ado, here’s Infra Red from the Hologlam collection:
It’s a mid-tone fuschia with a nice, if not super-obvious holograph finish. It shifts in the light nicely and provides some interest, but is not too in your face. I prefer a bit more obviousness in my holo finishes, but then again, I’m pretty tacky and not ashamed to admit it.
And here’s Get Outta My Space, a pale cool-toned pink.
The holo in this one has almost a silvery, metallic finish without much color shift to it. It’s also quite subtle, in my opinion. Kind of reminds me of moonglow, which is probably in keeping with the space theme of the collection.
The formula on these was very nice- two coats and it’s smooth and opaque with very little streaking. They need a topcoat to look their best. Despite the fact that the holo is pretty subtle (at least in my bottles), I do like the collection and will probably pick up the remaining shades in the collection. There is no way I’m aware of to franken a holo, except to maybe tint a silver holo with a sheer polish to make a new shade. It must be some kind of light-reflecting particles of some sort, but I don’t know exactly how it works.
What do you guys think? Will you be picking up any of the collection?