Friday, July 5, 2013

China Glaze ~ Infra Red



China Glaze ~ Infra Red
Dark magenta holographic

Infra Red is from the Hologlam collection from Spring 2013. I bought the darker shades from this collection, and this is the second one I’ve tried on. It was one of the colours that I definitely wanted. It’s a rich magenta – and you know my passion for holos!

I used my aqua base coat for a start. Then I applied two layers of the polish. The formula wasn’t as thick as the first Hologlam I tried (Take a Treck) but I must admit that I found the application a little bit tricky. It dries really fast, so there wasn’t much time to correct small imperfections. It covers really well though – I think I could have got away with one coat.

Here it is in direct sunlight. Two coats, no top coat:


I really like this colour, I just wish that the holo effect would have been stronger. It was hard to catch the rainbows on camera, but here’s another attempt:



Stamping time! It took me a while to pick an appropriate design for this pretty holo, but I ended up using a ladybird design from Mash’s stamping plate Mash-32. I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”, and here’s how it looked before I topcoated it:


And here it is with a layer of Poshé topcoat:


The topcoat didn’t dull the holo effect, which is a big plus. The colour itself looks cool, even out of the sun. I can live with the less prominent holo effect as long as the polish looks good, so this is a winner for sure!

Did you also expect more holo effect from this collection? Am I the only one who thought this was going to be the OMG collection number 2? :)


Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes

10 comments:

  1. I would have loved this if it had been a true red holo.

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    1. Maybe and hopefully next time they come up with a holo collection... :)

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  2. Really nice polish! I love magenta and being holo, is just a great + :)

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  3. Even if the holo effect isn't the strongest, the polish looks very beautiful! <3

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    1. Thank you - I really like this one :) <3

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  4. With such subtle holo effect, I think you did awesome in capturing it in the pictures! I love the final result with the white bug on top... it's such a great combo! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate them! :)

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  5. It's my favorite from that collection - it's so pretty!

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