I have pics of Glitter Gals new Tart Yourself Up and their Galaxy Holo Top Coat along with... Gloss Boss! Where to begin. I have some nail art tomorrow for you using Tart Yourself Up. Tart is a fabulous true blue creme. Formula is spot on but the reason for this post is to show off their Galaxy Holo Top Coat. The top coat is packed with holo glitter, and we all know that Glitter Gal knows how to do a great holo. I topped it over a random red for you to see, plus it's Christmasy in case you want to add it to your wish list for Santa. I topped it off with the Gloss Boss super shiny top coat which, as you notice, does not dull the holo effect at all. This means you can wear it over all of your Glitter Gal holos and still have that color shift sparkle that turns heads. The holo topper retails for $11.95 and Gloss Boss for $14.95 (it's a large bottle)
They have out new cremes, holos and the Gloss Boss top coat... more info HERE.
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Hi Monkeys, today's challenge was to do a new technique... I chose a drip mani. I'm not sure this is a technique but it sure is a new type of mani for me and I'd call it a technique because I'm not that great at doing designs with my dotting tool. I started with three coats of Color Club's Harp On It, a silver linear holo (picture taken in light box and you can still see the awesome). I then did just black drips on my nail using Milani Black Swift but then decided a black holo drip look would be better so I went over the drip part using Color Club Beyond. I think it's holo overload but would probably be pretty cool in the direct sunlight. Be sure to look at everyone else's manis who participated!
Hi Monkeys! Today's challenge theme was the color I own the most of... purple of course. I did two coats of Color Club's Eternal Beauty- an amazing linear purple holo.. Top picture is in direct daylight bulb and the bottom is in my light box with diffused lighting. Even with the diffused lighting, you can still see the great holo come through. I stamped BM315 fish netting design using Milani Black Swift then added some fun silver and black pyramid studs. Not a huge fan of the studs because I like functional manis, but it looks cute. Be sure to look at everyone else who participated!
I love a nude holo and there's really no better formula than Glitter Gal. I have for you today Nude and it's awesome. I did three coats over a naked nail and you can see tippage making it look like a champagne holo french mani-cool effect! I also put it over a nude polish (OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons) with just one coat, that would make your bottle last much longer. The bottle size by the way is the new 10ml larger bottle so you get more manis but why waste such a great holo pigment. The 10ml sells for $11.95 AUD (approx $12.50 USD). There are more fabulous holos you could see in the press release but Here's a bit about all the new holos Glitter Gal has out:
Glitter Gal Holographic nail polish
· Australian Made
· Two sizes to select either - 15ml which are beautifully boxed in premium packaging or our 10ml size
· Glitter Gal uses the highest quality, most extravagant ingredients to offer our customers the most superior polish on the international market.
· Long wearing polish, chip resistant, quick drying with a full gloss finish (These give a true linear holographic finish - “multidimensional”)
· We use “true and premium” holographic small particles in our formulation
· We believe our holographic polishes are the best on the market.
Today's mani is one of my recent favorite holo stamping jobs. I started off with two coats of Essie No More Film and stamped from the Konad M85 plate using Ozotic 509. No More Film is quite the blurple, it looks really navy here but it really is a purple that has super strong blue influences. Ozotic 509 is a silver linear holo that is amazing. I have never stamped a holo over a dark color so this was a bit of an experiment. I blurred pictures so you could see how it really looked.. love it! I did a top coat of SV as well and the holo is not dulled. Application of No More Film was great. It seems to me that Essie's formulas are better than when all they had were an array of pinks in their arsenal.
China Glaze Rated Holographic was another one of the Kaleidoscope polishes that is very popular. Rated Holographic is a mauve scattered holographic polish. I did three coats of this and I wish that the Kaleidoscope collection polishes were more opaque. This one would be great layered over a bright bubblegum pink to give it a bit more life. The holo effect is not very strong with this polish, but you can see it sparkle, it's just not a linear holo. Other than being very thin and not opaque, the formula was fine, fast drying which is good seeing how you need 3 coats minimum. I also didn't top coat this so more holo would show. I think holos have come a long way since these and hopefully now since we have the stronger linear holos like the Laylas someone will combine that technology to make the formulas better so you don't have drag ... then we'd have strong holos with no drag/chipping and easy application! One can wish right? :)
Hi everyone! I'm on vacation this week and moving once I get home so the next 3 weeks you'll see sporadic guest posts from some fabulous bloggers! I hope you enjoy the change in pace :)
This mani was an awesomely fun one because I'm resistant to doing animal print manis, sometimes I feel they are so cliche. Kaleidoscope Him Out is a light blue scattered holo which I used 4 coats in these pictures (would be much better over a base coat to save the polish). You can see while it's scattered, it's still very pretty and sparkly. I stamped zebra over it using my Fauxnaud (plates you get off ebay) 08. I have to say, it's either zebra or tiger but either way, it's really fun and I loved this mani!
I stumbled upon Sexagon while I was getting a pedicure with a friend out of state... random right. Sexagon is a silver scatter holo with linear intentions. I used 4 coats to get this coverage.. killed me. I much rather have used a silver base color and less Sexagon (I'll note that for next time). Despite being a scattered holo, this polish is super holo. I wanted to jazz it up a bit and I love bows so I pulled out my fauxnaud plate OB5. I forget what polish I stamped with (sorry bout that) but the image is super cute and the one on my little finger looks a little drunk but still, it's fine. I like the pink bows over the silver holo. Next time, silver base and sober pinky.
This is China Glaze TMI from the 2BHOT half of the OMG collection. I want this to have more holo. It's a pink holo that has red undertones... more like a blush red... mauve? I used two coats, which went on great, and used no top coat and took pictures outside for you.. but still.... needs more holo. This is the last one I have for you from the OMG collection and over all this half is pretty great, but there are a few duds. Coming up for you I'll have a make up post, some stamping, a gel manicure and more! I'm changing it up a bit :)
I've had a few of the China Glaze Magnetix for a while now but hadn't got around to swatching them. This one is a charcoal gray/black shimmery base and the magnet I used was the China Glaze one (more on that later). I was talking with Sarah from Samarium's Swatches and we decided to add some holo to our magnetics. I was running low on Spectra Flair but I added some in the polish but it wasn't showing up on camera (top picture) so I added the SF top coat (I had put spectra flair in a suspension base so it never gloops together). You couls see the holo alot better with just one coat. It was still much more holo in person but you get the idea. I think this is a great idea to do with the magnetics. The formula on these are ok, they're a bit tricky. I thin it would be best to do a base of black or gray then a thin coat of the magnet polish. I seemed to have had better results with a thinner coat of polish. This one was two coats of Attraction (show you the one coat method later).
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Can you tell what was in my draft folder lately? :) This is GR8: another China Glaze OMG 2BHOT holo. This beaute is a yellow golden linear holo. I actually really like this one because it has hints of green in it but with no sunlight on the nail, it looks like a medium toned gold with speckled texture. I used 2 coats and no top coat, you can see the awesome holo in direct sunlight. I had no dragging with this one (thank you very much). This may be one of my favorites from the collection just because I don't have another holo like this color. Are you tired of holos yet? LOL I have a few more for you :-)
TTYL is a great pale pink/salmon linear holo from the OMG collection. I used two coats and no top coat on this, the formula was great, like a creme with no drag whatsoever. I also got to swatch it in sunlight for you because at the time, it was sunny... now? Not so much. Quite a beautiful holo polish.
I only have a few more posts in draft for you so there may be a gap in posting while I'm recovering from this horrid cold. Right now the couch is my bestie.
This mani was featured yesterday on Allison's blog. She does a fail Monday mani post every Monday. I used China Glaze L8R G8R, 3 coats (had some drag so the 3rd was necessary). I had this great idea in my head that Kleancolor Metallic Purple would stamp so well and stars would look so cute as tips.... not so much. I had such a hard time stamping my tips, that it smeared. Anyways, I've been sick with a wicked cold so I haven't been able to edit new mani photos, so bare with me, I'm trying.
I have another holo for you today from the China Glaze OMG 2BHOT collection: QT. QT is a reddish pink linear holo. I used two coats for opacity, no top coat and stamped using Kleancolor Purple Metallic. I used Red Angel RA101 plate for my funky french tips. I wore this mani for only two days but it was sunny those days so it was really great to look at. The formula of QT was good, did not have drag and dried fast, I didn't even have to put SV on it before I stamped over it because it was already dry. Win! As with all of the China Glaze holos, this has become hard to find as well. It's great though and probably worth it if you love holo and pinks.
I have a holo for you today :-) This is FYI from the China Glaze OMG 2BHOT part of the collection. It's a champagne linear holo. I had great sun so all the pictures are outside in direct sunlight and you can see, it's stunning. I didn't top coat it and this was 2 coats. I used OPI base coat and I had a bit of drag on the first coat of FYI, but that's been happening lately to me using that base. Drying time was quick with this as well which was nice because it clearly needed a second coat to cover drag and even it out. I have a few ideas for comparison posts coming up for you in regards to holos, so stay tuned :-)
This is another delicious holo from Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms... Ruby Diamond. It's not quite a red in my opinion, but more pink rosey color. This was two coats for opacity and you can see the linear holo properties- it's awesome! I decided to use my bundle monster plates and stamp presents at an angle for a holo present/christmas theme. I top coated with SV and managed not to smudge the Konad black polish :-) I think this is a cute alternative mani for the holidays because it's not your typical Christmas colors but still has the present element.
News: guess what's getting posted this week... my 1000 follower giveaway! (everything should be delivered by this week so stand by for tons of goodies!)
I've had Nubar Absolute for a while in my untried box. It's from Nubar's Prism collection and is technically a holo. The light teal has a slight holo to it, it is quite faint, even in direct sunlight. I applied three coats for mostly opaque coverage. I thought it looked a bit like water so I pulled out a stamping plate (think this one was a mash plate) and stamped a swan image using konad black polish. You can see it smeared a bit but overall it's a great image that is clear of what it is. I wouldn't say this is my favorite blue holo by any means because it takes 3 coats and is barely holo, but it is a really pretty shade and would probably be great layered over a medium blue. I've been showing alot of my mani previews on Facebook if you'd like to be friends and get a sneak peek :) I'll also be previewing giveaway stuff there too :)
Oh how I love Nubars! This was a mani I wore for Thanksgiving. Nubar Jewel is a cappuccino medium brown with holographic glitter. It was opaque in two coats which rocked. I added a 3D acrylic flower to my accent fingers. It was a solid blue so I added China Glaze Fairy Dust over it to add more sparkle to it and also used a silver foil polish to define the center of the flower. It's a great easy mani the only thing that bugged me was removal. Since it's a micro glitter polish it was painful to remove, not as bad as a glitter bomb but more effort than a holo polish. Totally worth it though because it's a gorgeous color.
News: almost to 1000 followers and I've been coordinating a giveaway with multiple winners and awesome stuff up for grabs, so stay tuned :) The blog's also on Facebook if anyone's interested; I post previews and news and stuffs!
I was able to participate in the Blooming Blogs that Beauty's Bad Habit is doing which highlights up and coming blogs. It's been scheduled for months so I hope you all enjoy it! pop on over, it's a great nail art idea for the holidays!
Another BK polish today, this one is #17 and it's a beaute! It's a raspberry mauve holo, or at least that's what I would call it because it's tone is that of raspberry but it's muted like a mauve. This little bottle of pretty came from Hong Kong in a swap and it includes diamond dust in the polish. Not sure how much that affects the holo, but I'm loving this polish either way :) I used two coats and a top coat of SV. Even though the bottles are small, you could get opaque in one coat with a steady hand, it would really be one of those polishes though that you don't go crazy using for not so special occasions. Savor the holo ;-) I've been trying to get through my untrieds for you, so you will probably see lots of glitter posts in the upcoming weeks LOL (can you tell I've been avoiding them!). But for today, enjoy the holo that is BK 17! If you need more holo in your life, Harri from Trailerhood Chic is having a holo week in honor of her birthday :)