Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nabi Hologram ~ 15 Dark Purple

Nabi Hologram ~ 15 Dark Purple
Purple linear holo

This Nabi holo is the first Nabi that has caused me problems. I wore my aqua basecoat, like I know its sisters have liked, but that didn’t help against the dreaded dragging at all. I had to apply the polish with the lightest touch, and even though it was opaque after the second coat, I had to add a third to cover up all the irregularities. Fortunately it dries pretty fast, so it’s not that much of a big deal, but I must admit that I find it weird. You would think that they’d all act the same, right?

But anyway – it’s a pretty polish. Check it out - three coats, no topcoat:


The rainbows almost look as if they come from within the polish, I really like that.




The polish looks darker from certain angles too. I like this shot where it flashes purple, pink and blue.


 I stamped on it. Surprise!! I used stamping plate Apipila 01 and a no name white stamping polish. I chose a different design for each nail. I know Nabi holos are bleeders (that just never sounds right, does it?), so I didn’t apply a topcoat, and here’s the final mani: 



I am of course a Hello Kitty fan, as well as fan of both stars and hearts on my nails, so I really like these five designs together.


I think I’ll start using single designs more as opposed to all nail designs. This way I get to see more of the original base colour.

Nabi has made some great holos, I like the ones I’ve bought. I am somewhat puzzled that this one out of them all decided to act like a diva despite the aqua basecoat, but since the drying time is so good, I’m willing to forgive that I needed the extra coat to make it nice and smooth. Like I said, it would have been a two coater if it hadn’t been for the dragging of the polish.


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

18 comments:

  1. I just love purple holos. This is sooo pretty. :-)

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    1. I do too - I am just a bit sad that the sun isn't out that much at the moment :)

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  2. It is such a pretty holo, only I have a slight problem with the smell of Nabi's polishes :(

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    1. I don't think they're that bad, to be honest. And I love how fast they dry! The biggest downside about them (to me) is that they are bleeders.

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    1. Thank you, I definitely think so too! :)

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  4. Purple holo <3
    Uh and I really like the Hello Kitty stamping :D

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    1. I Love Hello Kitty, I just use the stamps with her way too seldom :D

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  5. I like uniformity in nail polish brands and collections. Don't know why this Nabi is weir regarding that lol. But I can see how pretty it is despite the dragging!! *-* Kisses,

    Cristina

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    1. You would think that they should act the same, right? But this purple is a diva, LOL! :D
      <3

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  6. That's such a pretty shade for a holo! Love it! And the stamping you added on top is really cute... the white/purple is a nice contrast. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you! A topcoat would have made the contrast smaller - I should have tried that too, just to see what that looked like :)

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  7. I almost thought this was a Layla Holo polish. The bottle shape looks alike.

    Gorgeous holo polish here btw. Love the nail art.

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    1. Layla and Nabi Holograms look exactly the same, it's hard to tell the difference when they're in their Helmer :D

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  8. I'm told that top coat ruins the holo on this brand as well. Can you try this and let me know?

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