Hey There Polished People!
I have been doing some fun nail art lately, but then last time I shared that wonderful polish that is Mystic Glacier by Ninja Polish so now I guess I’m on a swatching kick again. Not to worry, because I have more nail art coming up, but there are a couple polishes (all blue, interestingly enough) that I’d like to share with you first. The first one that I want to share belongs to the China Glaze Hologlam collection. There was a little controversy with this collection because the holographic effect was said to be pretty weak, but actually now that I’ve seen more pictures and tried this one myself, I think they’re ok. Not blow-your-mind holographic like the Jade ones, or even some of the Layla ones, but they’re definitely “good.” Let’s just see the pics and then I’ll share my complete review.
China Glaze Sci-Fly By
China Glaze Sci-Fly By is a light blue linear holographic polish. As you can see in these direct sunlight photos, the linear holographic effect is quite strong in the sunlight. I actually love how this looks in bright sun, but indoors it’s kind of just a frosty blue metallic. This indoor/outdoor discrepancy is common for holographic polishes, but it’s still kind of a downside to this, and all, holographic polishes.
Yikes, watch the dragging on this one. If you so much as touch a spot that you’ve already painted even just a second later, you’re going to drag the polish right off that section. Now, to be fair, I did these nails while on vacation at my Grandma’s halfway across the US so the humidity was different from at home and stuff, but still, it was kind of ridiculous. I am a patient person and I found myself getting frustrated and wondering if I was going to be able to make these look good or if I was going to just have to take it off and throw the bottle away. After the first 2 coats dragged a lot, the third went on fine and as you can see I ended up with a nice smooth finish, but just be prepared to put on your patient panties for the first coat or two.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
I’m up in the air about ChG Sci-Fly By. A lot of people are all cuckoo for coco puffs over holographic polishes, but I’m honestly not one of them. I like them just fine when the formula is good and they do look pretty cool in the sun, but I kind of have a hard time deciding what to do with them without hiding the holographic finish, and I find the formula on so many to be inconvenient at best. Also, the frosty metal look indoors just does nothing for me and I like my nails to look good everywhere, not just outside. That being said, this blue is really pretty and I felt like it made my skin look really nice, and the polish photographed well so there’s nothing “wrong” with it, just nothing that spectacularly “right” either. So if you’re a lover of holos- Yes, Please. If you’re kinda whatever about them- you’ll probably live without this.
Are you crazy for holos? Are you hard to impress like myself? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, just out of curiosity- how much are you willing to work to make a polish look good? Are you mostly willing to dab, or fish or re-coat nails to make them look good or does dragging and evasive glitter send you reaching for remover and your nearest trusty creme formula? Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀