It’s day 7 of the Oh Mon Dieu! It’s the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway! Woot woot! The theme is HOLO so day 7 is all about holographic nail polish. I don’t know why, but I had the darnedest time coming up with a design on my own for this one! So I asked the boyf to pick two colors. He said blueish teal and orange- I think he said it’s Aquaman’s colors or something and he thought it would look summery? IDK. But once I had those two colors picked out then the design just kinda happened… I’m calling it a splash design. I think it came out awesome! I don’t wanna take it off! Can I please wear it a lil longer? Pretty please…..
To start off I’ve got two coats of L.A. Girl Teal Dimension. I cannot say enough good things about these la girl 3D Effects holos! I use them a lot and they are just amazing! The formula on this one was great.. nice and smooth and covered well with two coats. Then I made three orange dots on each nail using a large dotting tool and AVON Orange Creamsicle. I hope y’all don’t mind that I use the same polishes over n over again! Then I took a skinny but stiff nail art brush and dragged down lines of polish in a sweeping motion to make the splashes come to a point. I can’t believe how easy and clean they came out! I hope you like it too! It’s one of my faves designs now. Don’t be surprised if I incorporate more of these splashes into my future nail designs. They would make good flower petals too! ~Long live Aquaman!~
View the other holo nail designs here:
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Today is day 2 of Short And Sweet in Texas’ April Nail Challenge and the theme is ORANGE. It was perfect timing for orange since I just picked up this awesome L.A. Girl 3D Effects Holographic Nail Polish at Rite Aid over the weekend! This holographic shade is called Electric Coral and I’m crazy about it! In fact, I went back today during my lunch break to grab another bottle! The display was completely ransacked so I ended up with the last solitary bottle they had- an awesome royal blue called Brilliant Blue. Mine!
If you prefer linear holographics that burn rainbows into your cornia- then this polish may be a disappointment for you. Instead, these ‘3D Effects’ polishes would be considered scattered holos. I’m still in love with them! Electric Coral is super glittery and eye-catching, almost like a glitter polish but without all the fuss of the nightmarish removal! The formula was thick and jelly-like and went on smooth. It was surprisingly opaque- one coat was a teeny bit thin, but two was perfect. I love this stuff! This polish is so glitzy and glam-not bad for $4.80!
To finish off my look I hand-painted some wild tiger stripes on my tips. I used my new Angled Eyeliner Brush by e.l.f. studio (which I found at Target)… and my NYC Nail Enamel in Black Lace. Then I topped it with some seche.
The tiger stripes were a little difficult for me so I’m on a quest to find a good brush for detailing. Please let me know if you have a favorite!
I was digging through my stash of polish and I found this old gem! I’ve had it forever, but I guess I forgot about it. It’s from a special AVON collection called Rainbow Nail Enamel and the shade is named Rainbow Silver.
I’m realizing that AVON may have been ahead of their time with this one! I think this polish is from 2003. AVON calls this a rainbow shade….but by today’s standards it would be considered a holographic. I think it’s pretty cool that they carried holos 10 yrs ago! I was under the impression that the holo craze was more of a recent trend…within the last few years or so? If anyone knows when holographics hit the market, please let me know. Cuz now I’m curious!
Wish I bought more of these back when AVON carried them!
Jade Holographico – Sedução Rosa
This holographic nail polish is gorgeous! It’s like rainbows in a bottle! I picked up this Jade Holographico at www.ninjapolish.com when they had some kind of promotion. They were sold out of most colors so I wound up getting this pink rose shade called Sedução Rosa. The holographic effects are amazing… but on the down-side, the brush is kinda wide and squared off at the end so it was a little hard to apply. And I had to do 3 coats for full opacity. But the holo pay-off is great… so it was worth it! Here’s a close-up….
I think I definitely need to pick up some more holographic polishes! Anyone out there have a fave I should try ?