Monday, August 11, 2014

Ellagee ~ Rainbow Syrup



Ellagee ~ Rainbow Syrup
holographic topcoat

I’ve been testing out a few holo topcoats, but I haven’t really found ‘my’ one yet. So I thought I would try out Ellagee’s Rainbow Syrup.

I tried it out on two different polishes. The first one is a lilac packed with silver shimmer from Coolcos. It hasn’t got a name but it’s number 03. I applied a coat of Rainbow Syrup, which applied easily and dried fast.

Here’s the effect I got out of it:


Pretty rainbows, yes?


Just allow me to enjoy the holoness for a sec, will ya? ;)


Here’s the polish I applied it over:


This may not be the best polish to show the effect over, so I tested it with another one as well. This time I chose another Coolcos, a lovely green with teal shimmer, number 10.

Here’s one coat of Rainbow Syrup over the green:


This one shows off the effect much better. The silvery shimmer in the lilac kind of drowned some of the rainbow effect.


*swoon*


Here’s what number 10 looks like on its own:


Verdict:
One of the reasons I wanted to try out another holo topper is because the ones I’ve already tried greyed the colour underneath a lot. I’ve learned that the stronger the holo effect, the more greying out of the base colour. I have to say that Rainbow Syrup is the best holo topper I’ve tried so far. The greying of the base colour is minimal and the effect is still good. I love the formula and the drying time too, so I can’t really see anything but wins, wins and more wins here!

Number of coats: One. Two for stronger holo effect
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Holographic goodness in a bottle
Overall impression: Great holo topper! Great quality, great everything!
Buy again: Yes, definitely!

20 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous holo top coat! I think it looks nice over both colors but I especially love it over the green.

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    1. I like it the best over green, because it shows more of the beauty :)

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  2. Gosh rainbow syrup is the first holographic topcoat I have seen which doesn't gray out the base colour too much. Good score. I'm gonna hunt for that one.

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    1. I am impressed too, that's for sure. I might even get myself a backup bottle because I think I'm going to use this a lot :)

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  3. Wow, that green is gorgeous, and it looks even more stunning with the holo top coat! Swoon indeed! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. I love it when you swoon over a polish! :D

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  4. Sounds good! I don't yet have a holo topper.

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    1. I have a few but this is my favourite :)

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  5. It looks very well. Today I posted Flormar that can be used both ways, as a topper and as a regular nail polish but it greyed the color base...

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    1. I will check that out shortly for sure :)

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  6. WHOA! You know I'm already in love with this!!! LOve it!

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  7. I looks really nice and it probably would show even stronger rainbows over darker colors, but it's cool over the green!

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    1. I really like it over the green. I wasn't in the mood for darker colours :) I tried over pink but the pictures weren't good enough.

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  8. It's beautiful! Must have for sparkly nails :-)

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  9. What a gorgeous topper! I love it :-)

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  10. glad to hear this holo topper doesn't grey your base color! I haven't actually tried a holo topper yet I still have one sitting in my untrieds!

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    1. Really? You should try it soon - while the sun is still out :)

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