Thursday, 27 October 2011

Holographic Nails

Ok, so I will readily admit that I’m utterly obsessed with nail polish, but particularly so with anything glittery and most of all with anything holographic. Holograhic polishes used to be quite hard to come by but are slowly trickling into the shops more and more.

I thought I’d show you four of my favourite holo polishes. Surprisingly enough, they’re actually all rather different.

The first is perhaps the hardest to get your hands on… GOSH’s Holographic is the only ‘solid’ holographic polish I own. There are a few on the market (Swedish brand The Make Up Store make a similar one I believe).
Two coats

It leaves a simply stunning effect on the nails but you’ll be lucky to get it to last more than 24 hours without chipping, even with the best topcoat. Great for a night out, but infuriating if you don’t want to have to repaint daily. I believe this polish is now discontinued, but there are usually a few on eBay.

Second up is Orly’s Shine on Crazy Diamond. 
Two coats over OPI Ridge Filler

More of a topcoat, the tiny glitter particles in this polish go on very sheer, but you can layer it up for a more striking effect. I love this if you’re looking for a more subtle way of wearing holo! I got mine online at feelunique.com for about £8.

One of the more recent additions to my holo collection is Barry M’s 244 ‘Hologram Hexograms’. I’m not actually sure if this is new, or just not stocked in your average Superdrug as I had never seen it before spotting it last week on Topshop Oxford Circus. 
Three coats

It’s more if a confetti, with huge hexagonal glitter chunks. Again, the glitter applies very sheerly but you can build it up. I love this one for parties… It would be a perfect choice for New Year’s Eve! (£2.99 available online and in some stores)

Last but not least, the most recent addition to my collection, and my favourite of all the holos comes in the form of Pop Beauty’s Aquatic Glitz.
Two coats

On a recent trip to the Pixi boutique in Carnaby Street (Pop is Pixi’s sister-brand) I spotted Pop’s selection of glitter polishes and was totally blown away. They have a few variations on this fine holo glitter polish, a slightly pink one, a golden one and this blue-green variation.

It’s the only holo glitter that I’ve found which applies almost opaquely in just two coats. But I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

Beautiful I’m sure you’ll agree! These are only £6.50 too so if you’re in London I’d recommend taking a peek (you can also order them online at PopBeauty.co.uk) I’m so in love with this, the pink version is next on my wish list!

That’s enough holographic awesomeness for one day I think… would love to hear any of your recommendations for more holographic polishes to add to my collection though!
Disclaimer: Gosh was a gift, I bought Orly & Barry M and Pop was a PR sample.
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54 comments

  1. Wowies I LOVE the gosh one! Will be running out and getting that asap!.
    :)

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  2. LOVE the GOSH one.. why they discontinued it i'll never know its so gorgeous. All the others are stunning x

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  3. Pop Beauty’s Aquatic Glitz and Orly's Shine on Crazy Diamond are so so pretty!!

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  4. I have the gosh one and wrote a post on it on my blog. It is very lovely, but perhaps not one I wear day to day! The Orly one looks lovely x

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  5. Love the last two! I've never seen that Barry M one anywhere. Im sure Nails inc has a holographic top coat that's suppose to be quite good.
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    xo

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  6. wowiee, i want one! I have no7's nail polish in sorbet, if you put it over any dark colour it makes the most AMAZING holographic blue, stunning!

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  7. Too bad the Gosh polish chips so easily, it looks beautiful! Love the Pop one too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Definitely going to be getting Pop's Aquatic Blitz! Looks gorgeous!

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  9. That pop nail polish is gorgeous. You should give one away in a giveaway:). I'm sure that the lucky person who will be the winner would really appreciate it.

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  10. sooooo pretty......!!
    I love glitter nail polishes
    especially during this season^_^!!!
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  11. I love them all, but I definitely want the one from GOSH ! :D♥

    - http://mirafashionista07.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is my favourite holo:

    http://kosmetyczny-kuferek-burn.blogspot.com/2011/04/notd-colour-alike-szara-migotka.html

    It has micro holo glitter in a gray base.Dosen't look good with my skin tone but I love it anyways :)

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  13. The last one is amazing!!!!! Now, I want to go to England to get this nailpolish! :-)

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  14. I own Barry M Pink Iridescent and it looks amazing over black nail polish (and loads of other colours)

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  15. I really like the POP one, think I'll have to hunt this down! x

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  16. I love the OPI one. Forgotten what it's called. My mum has it, and it looks stunning over a Zoya matt dark dark grey or Inkwell by CND. Makes it look like you have space nails. How sheer is the GOSH one...would it be possible to achieve the same effect?

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  17. Fleur, you've just initiated my love for holo polishes
    xoxo

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  18. Wow!! That pop beauty one is gorgeous, I need it in my life right now!!

    Vx

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  19. I love the look of holographic nails or anything with pure bling sprakle! I have the GOSH one and Barry M one you pictured above and love them both! xx

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  20. the nails inc special effects polishes in the new gossip-girl sets are worth a try, the're really very pretty!
    x

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  21. Those are gorgeous, I bet they look even more stunning in person. I need to pick up something holographic.

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  22. these colours are beautiful!
    think I may have to pick some of these up! xx

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  23. that last one is crazy! i love it:')

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  24. The Orly one remind me of snowflakes :)

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  25. Love these!
    http://ficklefashions.blogspot.com/

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  26. Glitter Gal do amazing holographic polishes, but it's an Australian brand (I think!)so the cost/shipping is quite high. Nubar released the Prism Collection quite a while back. I have Spark, Gem and Treasure - perfect if you want a coloured holographic polish. Last but not least, OPI My Private Jet. I love this one for a dark polish with a hint of holo magic!!

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  27. GOSH's Holographic infuriates me! Application takes 4 or 5 coats (and the last 3 are blobbing on polish into the missing patches) necause it does not go on evenly at all. Do I just have a dodgy bottle? Haha. But the final effect is incredible, and worth the frustration haha! Desperate to try the POP range :)x

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  28. The last one looks amazing!

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  29. I really like the orly and barry m one's! x

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  30. Today I spent my No7 voucher on a very similar polish to the GOSH one except it's pink. I am in love!! It's so strong with only one coat too but of course I just have to apply two!

    Love the pop polish here - never heard of that brand before!

    x

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  31. The're all lovely, but I like the gosh one the best :)

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  32. I love the gosh nail polish, well i love them all and need them all.

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    Lucy x

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  33. It looks good, too much glitter for me, but it looks good, thanks for sharing

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  34. I loooove the first one :)

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  35. pretty xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  36. I love the Pop polish! Is it difficult to apply?
    xx Veronica

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  37. wow they are all beautiful!


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  38. i love all these polishes, they look amazing :D

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  39. I love the POP nail polish, it looks amazing!

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  40. Hi Fleur!
    I'm currently loving the Glitter Gal 3D/holographic in Green, it's about the same as the GOSH one but it's kinda expensive for the amount you get. However, it's really good quality and doesn't chip on me with Seche Vite :)
    http://www.sofiabeauty.com/

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  41. i NEED that GOSH polish in my life...:)

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  42. Loving that 'POP' nail varnish!! So Cool!
    http://thebeautyconclusion.blogspot.com/

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  43. Wow, that last one is beautiful! I have some similar from Icing at Claire's.
    gabriellasofia
    www.blogspot.com/hautefuture
    x

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  44. wow the gosh one is gorgeous! i love it xx


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  45. gorgeous - love it
    -Mia xo
    http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/

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  46. omg so glittery gorgeous nail polish the best out of them Pop Beauty’s Aquatic Glitz
    x

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  47. I am in love with the GOSH polish!

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  48. I want the GOSH polish!!!
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