Tuesday, September 3, 2013

China Glaze ~ When stars collide

China Glaze ~ When stars collide
Deep plum holographic

Every time the sun shines it’s holoday!

I want to show you another polish from the Hologlam collection from Spring 2013, namely 'When stars collide'. I wasn’t sure whether I should buy it or not when it came out – I was wondering if maybe it would be too brown for my likings. Well - I can reveal already now that it isn’t! :)

I used an aqua base coat, because I’ve heard that this polish works best either with that or with no base coat at all. My nails are still yellow after a green polish that decided to leave its colour on my nails – through basecoat and everything, so I’m definitely not ready to make out with a new polish without using some form of protection!

Anyway, the formula is great – a bit on the thick side, but I don’t mind that – and the drying time is no less than fantastic. The pigmentation is also really good: with thicker layers I might even be able to get away with just one coat. I applied two coats, because then I’m sure that I give the polish the best conditions to show off.

Here it is in direct sunlight, my dear ladies, in all its glory. Two coats, no topcoat:


It’s in the sunlight this polish really shows its beauty.

  
I really like it in the shadows too, and I think that this is one of the holos I actually get to wear during the winter! I like the colour and it’s a great base for some cool nail art. I made my nail art really simple today, because I wasn’t in the mood to make a big deal out of it. I applied a sticker on the ring finger and one on the thumb. The stickers are from Essence and I bought them in Germany way back.


Here’s how that looks:


I quite like the simplicity of this! The polish is elegant, in my opinion, and invites you to decorate with something simple.
I wasn’t quite done though! :) I decided to add extra holo effect, so I applied a layer of Treasures by Tan “Oasis”, which is a spectraflair topcoat. It dulled the colour some, but I actually found it to be okay, since the base colour is so dark in itself.
Take a look at my final mani:


I really like When Stars Collide. I like it because it looks great in the sunshine, but I also like the colour of the polish itself. It’s so easy to be blinded by the rainbows in the sunshine, but I want my polishes to look good all of the time!

So you like this polish? Have you got it?


Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Buy again: Yes

16 comments:

  1. I like the colour but I wish it were a tad more holo.

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    1. Yes, me too. I wish that for the entire Hologlam collection :)

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  2. I didn't get this one, thought too it might not be a color for me. But it looks great. I'll probably have to buy it. :-)

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    1. I was unsure to begin with as well, but I'm glad I bought it :)

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  3. It is such a pretty polish - and very lovely for fall :)

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    1. I agree - even though I try to wear all colours all year round :)

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  4. When Stars Collide looks super pretty! And it seems the holo effect is quite strong :)

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    1. It is strong in direct sunlight, yes. :)

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  5. This is very very pretty polish! LOVE!

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  6. This color is so special - I really like it!

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    1. Me too, I don't think I have anything quite like it :)

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  7. You got that righT!!! Holo day when the sun is shining!

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  8. That's really pretty, especially paired with those cute nail stickers! :)

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    1. Thank you - I am pleased with it too. Those stickers were a good match! :)

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