Spotted: New LA Girl Holo Nail Polishes – Display Photos & Swatches

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LA Girl 3D Effects Holographic Polish

Black Illusion // Sparkle Ruby // Purple Effect // Brilliant Blue // Teal Dimension

 I spotted an exciting new display earlier today at Rite Aid – LA Girl Holographic / 3D Effects nail polish. It seems that holo polish has now truly hit the mainstream!   The polishes were $4.80 at my Rite Aid; prices will vary by region, and you can purchase them online at Cherry Culture for $4 each.

Here’s the display – it was on the lowest shelf, so I couldn’t get a good angle to photograph the whole display in one photo:

LA Girl Holo Polish Display - 3D Effects

LA Girl Holo Polish Display - 3D Effects-2

Note that the display photo makes these look they might be linear holos – I was skeptical – these look to be scattered holos in the bottle.  The collection has eight shades; I purchased five, and have nail wheel swatches for you of those shades.  First, here are bottle shots of the other three – I think the color is still a little off in these (sorry!) – I couldn’t quite adjust it to be right.

LA Girl Holo Polish - 3D Silver

3D Silver

LA Girl Holo Polish -  Dazzling Pink

Dazzling Pink

LA Girl Holo Polish -  Electric Coral

Electric Coral

And the swatches of the five shades I have in some different lighting conditions:

LA Girl Holo Polish Black Illusion // Teal Dimension // Brilliant Blue // Purple Effect // Sparkle Ruby Swatches

Natural indirect light: Black Illusion // Teal Dimension // Brilliant Blue // Purple Effect // Sparkle Ruby

LA Girl Holo Polish Swatches - 3D Effects-2

Flash: Black Illusion // Teal Dimension // Brilliant Blue // Purple Effect // Sparkle Ruby

LA Girl Holo black teal blue purple ruby swatches

Direct Sun: Black Illusion // Teal Dimension // Brilliant Blue // Purple Effect // Sparkle Ruby

Clearly, these are scattered holos – and not particularly holographic at that.  Black Illusion and Purple Effect are the most holographic – you can really see the rainbow of color in both of them. Teal Dimension has a faint rainbow in some lights.  I can maybe see a hint of rainbow in Brilliant Blue, and I see no holo / rainbow effect in Sparkle Ruby at all.

That said – these are all gorgeous polishes, even the ones that aren’t holo.  I love the depth of the color; they’re basically holo jellies.  The quality is fantastic too – they were almost-but-not-quite wearable at one coat, and one coat of polish was very even – not even a hint of unevenness or streaks – they just needed the second coat to be fully opaque.  I’ve worn several of them now, and wear time is great – longer than average.

EDIT: I went back to buy the orange, Electric Coral – here’s a swatch, both in focus and blurred to show sparkle.

LA Girl Electric Coral Swatch

Electric Coral

I’ve also been layering the polishes; since they are jellies, they layer quite beautifully, bother over cremes and with each other.  Here are the teal, purple, and red over a black creme:

LA Girl Layered Holo Swatch

LA Girl Holos – layered over black

And here is the purple holo over the blue one and the teal holo over NYC Apple Fizz:

LA Girl Layered Holo Swatch-2

Purple over Blue, Teal over NYC Apple Fizz

So, overall, even though these range from not holo at all to weakly holo, I would absolutely recommend them as beautiful, high quality polishes, and I’m very happy to have purchased the five six I did!

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  • http://twitter.com/GodChild81MA Icequeen81MA

    like them they are another kind of holo

  • MakeupWithdrawal

    Lovely! The black and purple remind me of the Zoya holos. The blue and teal are really unique! I’m definitely going to have to hunt them down.

  • nail_loopy

    Pretty :) The display picture is a bit deceiving though lol ! The purple looks like a Zoya Aurora dupe !

    • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      It does to me too, but I don’t have the Zoyas to compare :)

    • Sarah

      I compared them, they are an exact dupe!

      • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

        Thank you, this is great to know!

  • Robin

    As soon as I saw your headline, I thought “I’m there!” but I am glad that I read the review because I am looking for something much more linear. I was so disappointed in the Layla polish I bought! I went on to read your comparison of Nude holo’s and plan to go to the beauty supply store and check out the Color Club line! Thanks Emi!

    • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      So glad I could help! I’d call the beauty supply store in advance though – they Color Club polishes can be hard to find in person (they’re available online w/ free shipping from Enospring.com – that’s where I got mine).

  • http://twitter.com/So_Nailicious SoNailicious!

    Teal Dimension is pretty amazing. Wish we could buy them in Australia too… hmm.. maybe EBay?

    • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      If Cherryculture gets them in, I think they ship worldwide :)

  • Bright Moment

    Just bought the silver holo at my Rite Aid. So glad I saw your swatches before I bought anymore! I’m definitely looking for more linear holos, and those colors just don’t cut it. I’ve already used it and I can tell you it’s like a large particle linear holo- if that makes sense. Not as smooth as the well known linears like Layla or Color Club, but not as scattered as the rest of the collection. Thanks for your swatches!

    • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      This is great to know, thank you. I actually do love these – they’re fantastic for layering too – but they’re most definitely scattered, not linear!

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