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China Glaze Hologlam Polish – Swatch of the Day

china glaze hologram when stars collide swatch

China Glaze When Stars Collide

China Glaze is releasing a collection of twelve linear holo polishes; the Hologlam Collection. They’re supposed to come out in April, but my local Sally Beauty had them out yesterday, so I purchased two shades.  When Stars Collide is an eggplant-y purple, and OMG A UFO is an olive-y green.

china glaze when stars collide omg a ufo swatch

OMG A UFO // When Stars Collide

From the swatches I’ve seen, these don’t look very holo – and it’s true that they’re not nearly as holo as Color Club Halo Hues or China Glaze’s old OMG collection – but they’re definitely noticeably holo, and somehow they’re holo in a way that’s difficult to capture on camera.

Note that both photos in this post were taken with my cell phone camera in full sun; by the time I got home to take photos with my real camera, the sun wasn’t as bright, and the holo doesn’t show up as well with flash.  So, if you’re on the fence about these, I think it’s worth buying one shade to check out the holo effect in person – you might be pleasantly surprised, like I was!
*As noted in this review, I purchased both of the featured polishes.  Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 – Holo Glitters Swatches & Review

China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 – A Gift For You Shot Glass

China Glaze has just released their Holiday 2012 collection, called Holiday Joy.  It consists of 12 polishes, and I believe all are available individually, as well as in a variety of sets.  I found them at Sally Beauty yesterday, and purchased the set with the two scattered holo glitters, which also includes a shot glass.   The silver holo is called Glistening Snow, and the gold is Angel Wings.

China Glaze Glistening Snow, Angel Wings

Here is a swatch of Glistening Snow, blurred to show sparkle.  On the left, I have one coat over OPI Dating a Royal; on the right, I have three coats alone. No topcoat – it’s very gritty (more on that later)

China Glaze Glistening Snow 

Here is China Glaze Angel Wings.  On the left, three coats alone, on the right, one coat over Nails, Inc. Belgrave Place.  Again, blurred to show sparkle, and this time it does have topcoat (not that you can tell, it’s so blurry!)

China Glaze Angel Wings

Like I mentioned, it is VERY gritty without topcoat – here is a close-up of three coats of Angel Wings without topcoat:

It takes 2-4 coats of topcoat to smooth it out, depending on how may coats of the China Glaze you use, what topcoat you use, how thick your topcoat coats are, etc.

And, here is my NOTD! This is one coat of Zoya Zuza with one coat of China Glaze Glistening Snow, again blurred to show sparkle. It has two coats of topcoat, but I’m going to add a third, because it’s not smooth enough for my liking.

Here it is un-blurred – much prettier blurred, don’t you agree?

You can see all 12 of the China Glaze Holiday Joy polishes on Vampy Varnish. Will you be picking any of them up?


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