Liquid Lacquer – OB2001

A bit of an oldie for you today – I was sent this by my polish picking friend in the US and I’ve used it a couple of times since I got it.  I do love a nice holo and the sunny weather is a good reason to crack them out.

This is OB2001 from Liquid Lacquer

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Its a lovely pale-ish green shade, I probably wouldn’t have picked it myself but I love the freshness of it.  Formula was also excellent, this is three thin coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  I topped off with my G&G HK Girl which apart form being awesome, does not dull or reduce the holo effect in any polish I have put it over.  No exception here.

Love it!  What are your favourite holos?  Let me know in the comments


Pure Ice – Sheer Luck

Quick post today, been playing with some of the glitters in my stash.  This is Sheer Luck by US brand Pure Ice.  I was sent this by a buddy in the US a few months ago.  This is a mix of green glitter with small purple and blue holo diamonds in it.

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As you can probably tell, I wore this over black to bring out the colours in the glitter.  In this case its two coats of Color Show Black Onyx (a surprisingly good black) topped with one coat of glitter.  I based with G&G Stuck on Blu! and once the glitter coat had dried a bit I topped with G&G HK Girl.

Would probably look good over a green shade too or even a dark blue.  Glitter concentration in the clear base was good, no fishing required for the diamond pieces either which is always a bonus.  From what I understand (ie what the internet tells me) Pure Ice Polishes are available exclusively in Walmart in the US.  I have seen them on eBay too.

What colour would you were under this?  Let me know what you think!

NerdLacquer – Hocchhh Kssshhhhh

Hocchhh Kssshhhhh from the Star Wars Collection is probably my second favourite Nerdlacquer, its gorgeous and amazeballs.  I love its description on the website.  This polish ‘is sheer black with black hex, black square, black bar, and black micro glitter, finished off with big charcoal holo hex. The micro holo shimmer scattered throughout is The Force. Do not underestimate it. This polish might enable you to asphyxiate your enemies from across the room, but no guarantees.’

This is one SERIOUS polish, check out the pics.

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I used my Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Base Coat, a good thick coat of that over a thin coat of Nailtiques Formula 2.  Then two coats of Hocchhh Kssshhhh over one coat of Wet N Wild Creme Black.  The formula appears slightly gloopy, but it was then that I realised that there was black bar glitter in it, this makes it a bit clumpy on the brush – but thankfully not on the nail!  Glitter dispersal was great even though there was a fair bit of glitter stuck to the outside of the bottle taunting me.  Then I finished with a thick coat of Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer High Gloss which dried to an amazing glassy finish.

My word, what a complex polish.  Small holo glitter catches the light to make it shine and pop like very few other polishes.  As I have mentioned before I am exceptionally fond of these Essence Studio Nails products, seriously impressed with them.  I know Glitter polishes can wear like iron but after three days of hard core nail wearing I didn’t even have so much as minimal tip wear.  Nothing.  Nada.  I really didn’t want to take this one off…. but I did and I was sad 😦

Information about Nerdlacquer can be found on the website including info on any restocks. Nerdlacquer is also on Google+ so check that out for forthcoming restocks too.  There was mention of April 15th, but do check  Google+ for the most up to date information.  Retail is $10 and shipping is also available for us international polish lovers via Nerdlacquer or if you are fortunate to snag any of the Harlow&Co NL editions.

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A England – Dragon

I just bought my first ever a-england nail polish and boy am I one happy camper.  There are already a large number of blogs highlighting the amazing new Legends collection, including Fashion Polish, The Swatchaholic, Scrangie and Vampy Varnish.

Dragon is a beautiful green shade, a holographic delight.  Its not been very sunny around these parts over the past few days and I am itching to see this glisten in the sun.  Formula wise, this was completely flawless.  Smooth, easy to control and self levelling.  No issues with smell from the polish.  And it dried so quickly!  I was able to base, paint 2 coats and top coat within 25 mins.

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In the images above you can see the colour it looks under normal lighting conditions.  Its a darkish, bottle green and you can see a hint of something wonderful.  Under artificial lights, POW! This baby comes alive.  Above I took a shot with a flash so you can see the multidimensional appearance.  I’m quite a fan of the colour full stop and in fact had two comments from colleagues on the richness of it.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some more!!