Thursday, December 18, 2014

A2Z Challenge: H is for Holo


HOLODAY! Oh yeah, let’s make every day a holo day!

My biggest challenge was to figure out which polish to actually use, since I don’t buy much non-holographic polish at the moment.

Since Christmas is near, I chose my new favourite red: The Alchemist from Darling Diva.

I remember when holos suddenly got very popular, and when Brazilian nail polish companies came out with the most beautiful holographics ever! I had two swapping partners from Brazil to fulfil my greedy need for pretty holos. I was always on the lookout for a red, and I was really happy when I received “Ares” from Hits in a swap. Wow, it was amazing. It was almost the red I had been looking for. Since then I’ve tried many red holos, but never really found the one until recently, when I saw The Alchemist. It looks beautiful on the pictures, so I ordered it. And girl, my heart almost skipped a beat when it arrived: It was just as beautiful in real life. Oh, be still, my heart!

Anyway, enough of the talking – The Alchemist is my base colour of this mani:


The stamps are from two different XL stamping plates: K Holiday Design, and H. I stamped with my faithful Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White, and Black from NailNation 3000. I dotted red and green on the Christmas tree with The Alchemist and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Jumpin’ Jade”.


I love the goofy looking reindeer! :D


The Alchemist is also beautiful in low lights. Score!


The challenge next week is inspired. I’ll see if I can find something cool to inspire me!


Please take a moment to take a look at what thest talented and cool girls did:


18 comments:

  1. I have to order The Alchemist!! So beautiful! I have some holos from Hits too and they are really gorgeous! I should wear holos more often but I would also need more sun for them :D It's snowing now <3

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    1. The Alchemist is amazing for sure, and you should definitely buy it. I love all my Hits holos.
      It isn't snowing here yet, but we had a lot of rain lately :)

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  2. So this is your favorite red holo - a good choice :)
    I love the accent nail!

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    1. Thank you :) I was so happy with my choice :)

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  3. Wow, what a pretty red holo, I love it! And the nail art is lovely!

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    1. It's sooo pretty :) And thank you so much :)

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  4. A lovely red and great festive nail art

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  5. This red has such a special and beautiful holo! Love it!!!

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  6. Love the choice of the holo polish, but that accent nail, is divine!

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    1. Thank you, I am so happy you like it :)

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  7. Ooo that's a really nice red holo. I've been searching for a nice red holo. I think I might of just found it. I love the abstract tree on your feature nail, really cute. You knocked this one out of the park girl!

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    1. woohoo!! That's fantastic, thank you! :)
      This is definitely my new favourite red holo - it's just as amazing in real life as the pictures suggest! :)

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  8. Gorgeous holo and I love the nail art :-D

    I would be happy if everyday was a holo day - as in holo polish day ;-)

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    1. Thank you :)
      I love holo days, they're the best :)

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  9. That is a stunning red. And I love the holiday theme! This a a perfect holoday manicure :)

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    1. That put a big smile on my face, thank you :)

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