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China Glaze Hologlam Collection Swatches

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Hi guys, hope you all had a good weekend. Today I have swatches of the China Glaze Hologlam Collection to share with you! I’m sure most of us have been waiting and waiting for these to finally come out, I know I have! Hologlam is 12 new holographic shades form China Glaze, I think they must have gotten tired of all of us asking for them to re-release the OMG Collection haha! I was a little worried about getting my paws on these, luckily I ended up receiving them for review…I’m sure the guy at my local beauty supply is happy that I wont’ be calling every other day now asking if he’s gotten them in yet!

For all of these polishes I would suggest using either an aqua base coat (like Nfu Oh’s Aqua Base) or a ridge filling base coat. I found that with regular base coat these showed every imperfection in the nail. I didn’t really care for the formula on most of these, some of the darker colors were ok but the majority of polishes in this collection were tricky to apply. I had a lot of issues with them balding if I went over a spot twice. If you have any of the OMG Collection polishes they are much improved from those in the formula department but not nearly as nice to apply as the holos Color Club has been putting out. They were better with an Aqua Base but still not as nice as I would have hoped for. I tried several of these with top coat and didn’t have any issues with it dulling the holo once the top coat was completely dry. All photos in this post are without top coat and in direct natural sunlight.

OMG A UFO is a golden green. This is another one of the stronger holos in the collection, probably my favorite of the bunch! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Strap On Your Moonboots is a dark blue. This reminds me of denim, I wish I had some holo denim pants…that would be pretty sweet! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Overall I’m not as thrilled as I thought I would be with this collection. The holo is pretty weak in most of the shades and even the strong ones aren’t *that* fantastical. Maybe I’m just spoiled because there are so many great strong holos available from brands like Color Club, Layla and several indie sellers…these just don’t do much for me. The retail price for these is $14 a bottle, much higher than normal China Glaze due to the pigment used to make these. For that price I just couldn’t justify buying these, I’d rather spend the extra $1 for Layla or spend $4 less for Color Club.

If you don’t want an in your face linear holo then these will probably be your cup of tea but if you want cray cray rainbows like whoa these won’t be something you’ll want to spend your money on. I do love that China Glaze listened to us and gave us more holos I just wish they were stronger. My picks from the collection are OMG A UFO, When Stars Collide and Galactic Gray.

The Hologlam Collection will be available in stores in April, however it’s already online at places like Sally Beauty Supply, Nail Polish Canada, Amazon etc…

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!¬† Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable ūüôĀ Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.¬† The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my¬†Indie spam¬†post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with¬†Tartofraises¬†somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog¬†here.¬† The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of¬†The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.¬† If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog¬†here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with¬†Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post¬†here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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