Who remembers a couple of years ago when the blogosphere went mental with GOSH’s holographic nail polish, shade 549, Holographic Hero? It was a shimmering delight that everyone loved, but alas, it only lasted one night or so and didn’t really work unless you used the right base coat. Well, fear not holo fans, you can now get a new and improved version from Orly which ticks ALL the boxes.
In it’s bottle it looks like a weird pearly grey with tiny flecks of holographic glitter in, yes it’s pretty but in its line up against the other glitter polishes in the collection for Christmas I don’t think it’s easily noticed, you can’t see its appeal until you get it on your nails.
It’ll take two coats to get this level of coverage but as with all other Orly nail polishes I’ve tried, it’s great quality and applies really easily. I’ve shown it below with and without the flash so you can see the full extent of the shimmer and sparkle. From a distance and in low light it doesn’t look that exciting, it’s like it looks in the bottle, a pale shimmering grey. The low-fi colour is pretty, quite elegant but doesn’t have the wow factor for me, it’s when it hits the lights that it gets exciting…
SEE!! Isn’t it amazing!? It’s a solid panel of glorious holographic shiny. I’ve been wearing it for three days with Nails Inc Kensington base coat and top coat and so far, no chips and no sign of any problems so it’s already kicking the ass of the GOSH version. I’m pretty sure this is the most unusual, sparkly nail polish that I’ve ever seen. The chunky bottle and rubber grip make it super easy to work with too. I can’t wait to try this over a colour for some snazzy nail art.
What do you think? Have you found a better holographic nail polish? Comment, share or tweet me @JayneKitsch
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