This little Italian beauty is something I picked up off eBay for a very reasonable price. I bought it off Profumeria_Shop, its worth contacting them if you want to buy more than 1 or 2 as they did me a great deal on postage. The rest are for someone special 😉 PUPA are an Italian cosmetics company, they do all sorts of lovely make up in a variety of cute and quirky packaging. They can be hard to find in the UK, they were once stocked in Boots, but I’ve not seen them in a while, although I saw some older lines in Harvey Nichols.
This is one of their new line of Holographic Polishes, they also released a chrome/metallic line at the same time. Now first things first, this is a 5ml bottle, so its a lot smaller than you might think from some of the promo images. Just worth a heads up incase you don’t notice. That is probably why I got such a good shipping deal.
038 is a lovely strawberry pink, with a noticeable holo effect on the nail and in the bottle. In terms of formula, it was quite thick and care needs to be taken on application. I did two coats in these images. As with all holographic formulas, drag can occur if you go over any one area twice. Plus leaving a good amount of drying time between coats is a wise move. You can really see the holo effect with the flash on. Top coat does dull the effect slightly, however it does prolong the wear. I got a good 2 days out of this manicure before I got a large chip.
If a good formula is very important to you, you might want to skip these, but if you are after a nice colour with a good holo effect AND you can be patient on application, then these PUPA gems might be a good investment. I’m considering buying some of the Chrome range as well. They are limited edition so if you fancy them, best to move quickly!