Posts Tagged ‘Holographic’

They’re here! China Glaze Hologlam Haul

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

I preordered eight of the twelve polishes from the new holographic collection from China Glaze, Hologlam, and they arrived earlier this week. This is a collection that many of us have been waiting for, but I’ve tried to keep my expectations low. The colors I chose where the following:


L-R: OMG A UFO, Don’t Be A Luna-tic, Take A Trek, Strap On Your Moonboots


L-R: Cosmic Dust, Galactic Gray, When Stars Collide, Infra Red

I love the color of Infra Red. OMG A UFO and When Stars Collide are really unique colors in my collection when it comes to holos. It’s going to interesting to try these out!

So, the big question is: Do they live up to the expectations of the now legendary OMG!-collection? To get an idea of the holographic effect I swatched two OMG-colors and two Hologlam colors that where somewhat similar in color.

From left to right you have: QT, Infra-red, L8R G8R, OMG A UFO. After looking at these in different angles in the sun you do see a difference in the holographic rainbows. The particles seem to be of a similar size, but the holographic effect is over a smaller area in the new colors, and also a little more diffused.




Speaking of the colors, Infra Red is like a deeper version of QT, so if you have been lemming QT I think you can be quite happy with Infra Red.

So, what do you think? I think they look really good actually. If you wanted the mega holographic rainbows like the Color Club Halo Hues you might be disappointed, but compared to the old China Glaze collection I think they’re really nice. It’s way better than that Tronica collection, there’s not much action in those!

Color Club – Angel Kiss

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Yay it’s time for Skimmerskuggan’s Holo Friday again! Today I’m showing you my favorite from the Color Club Halo Hues 2012 collection, the light green Angel Kiss. I applied three coats and didn’t use a top coat. I totally fell in love with this and wore it for a whole week. When I wore it I found it more turquoise than the sea foam green that I excepted, but it was gorgeous nonetheless.




I also took a photo after six days, as I was quite impressed with how little tip wear I had without top coat:


Not that I do much work with my hands, being a lazy geek, but still… =)

Color Club – Cloud Nine

Friday, March 1st, 2013

I thought I was back in business again with my blog, but it’s been a bit too quiet lately (again!). I really suck at keeping it up! And I still haven’t posted my faves from last year.. At least I try to hang on to Skimmerskuggan’s Holo Fridays, there’s nothing better than ending the work week with some good holo =)

This is the light purple Cloud Nine from last years Halo Hues collection from Color Club. The sun was making a short appearance so I hurried to capture this one. I love the formula on these polishes, they’re easy to work with and dry pretty quickly. This was two coats and no top coat. If I’d been wearing it for more than a day I’d probably go for a third coat.




The last photo is taken with the sun behind some clouds. I think you can tell that it’s a pale light purple, but it’s really similar to the pink Halo-graphic from the same collection. I guess it would be enough to own one of them, but I just had to have them all.. =)

Color Club – Kismet

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Yay, it’s Holo Friday! I haven’t even tried all the Halo Hues from 2012 before I’m all over the new ones. Today I have the light (lime?) green Kismet from Color Club’s Halo Hues collection from this year, which I’m sure you’ve all seen already. I had no light for these photos either, so these are taken with flash. I applied three coats and there where no problems at all with the application.




It’s a beautiful shade that I think will be fun for Spring and Summer.

Have you bought any of the new Halo Hues polishes? I will soon have all of them, I just couldn’t resist them!

Milani – Hi-Res

Friday, February 8th, 2013

It’s time for Holo Friday again! I don’t remember if I’ve worn Hi-Res before, so I figured I could show it today. It’s a light purple with a scattered holographic effect. These Milani polishes are pretty sheer so I applied four thin coats. What I like about Milani’s 3D polishes is that they work well both on their own and for for layering.

The sun was disappearing when I took the photos so the holographic goodness isn’t as prominent as it could have been.



I wish you all a wonderful weekend, I’m going to eat my Friday tacos now and have some Fredagsmys! (best translated as Friday cosiness) =)

Color Club – Cherubic

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Finally I have a new manicure to show you, and as you can tell my nails are quite shorter now. I think it’s nice for a change, I haven’t had this short nails for a couple of years so I’ve forgotten what it was like =) This Holo Friday I have Color Club Cherubic to show you from the Halo Hues collection, it’s a neutral beige with a superb holographic effect. This is two coats, with longer nails I probably would have done three as usual.



Please excuse the the stuff on my ring finger nail, I had just violated them with my nail file…


I love this polish, it’s perfect when you don’t really know what color to wear, but want some holographic goodness.

China Glaze – IDK

Friday, January 18th, 2013

These photos have been lying around since last year, probably since I didn’t think they’re that good (evil dry hands!). But they’ll have to do now, I’ve missed Skimmerskuggans‘s Holo Fridays’ a lot lately and I want to show something today. This is the light purple IDK from China Glaze’s OMG-collection. This is one of my faves from that collection, being the purple lover that I am. This is probably three or four coats.



I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this collection, it’s fantastic!

I know I’ve been quiet on the blogs lately, I hope to get some time to catch up this weekend.

Color Club – Blue Heaven

Friday, December 28th, 2012

I almost forgot it was Friday today, but thankfully I still have some unpublished photos of holographic goodness. Today I’ll be showing you Color Club Blue Heaven for Holo Friday. It’s a very pale and light blue, so if you see it on its own you might think it’s just a silver. This is three thin coats and the formula is terrific.


I’m in love with these rainbows!


I can’t believe it’s just three days left of this year! I still have loads of unedited photos from the past year, so something tells me you will get to see some old stuff well into next year. Better late than never I guess? =)

Glitter Gal – Not Another Red

Friday, December 21st, 2012

So, Friday before Christmas, I figured I would show you the only red holographic polish I have to date. Glitter Gal Not Another Red is a pinky red polish from their 3D Holographic range. It’s my only Glitter Gal polish so far and after trying this I’m definitely getting more! This is two coats and it was really easy to apply. The holographic effect isn’t super strong, but you get nice scattered rainbows in the sun.

The last photo is taken indoors in sunlight, the color looks a little deeper there.

I can’t believe that it’s Christmas in just a few days, I haven’t really had time to stop and think lately. But I do know that I look forward to having some time off!


Depend – 2036 Ocean Green

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Today I only have some photos shot with flash to show you for Holo Friday, but I hope they will do anyway. This is one of Depend’s holographic polishes, number 2036 with the name Ocean Green, though I think it looks more aqua/blue. I know I’m quite late to the party with trying these out, but I just haven’t got around to it until now. It was pretty sheer so I had to use four coats, next time I’ll definitely be using it for layering.

I love the color of this polish, and the holo effect is really nice:

I have been a bad blogger lately, work is still taking up a lot of time an energy for me so the photos I’ve taken are just stacking up. I hope I’ll get around to produce some more posts soon!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!