China Glaze When Stars CollideAugust 25, 2013
Today's I have a swatch of a lovely China Glaze holographic polish from the recent Hologram collection. There was a big buzz around this collection when it was out, and everyone were curious about these, whether they are as holo as described or not. Some swatches showed them with a glorious and delicious effect, and some were so dull that you could have think there are not holo at all.
I've had this polish in my untried stash for a while, and today I decided to finally swatch it and see how it will look on a sunny day.
China Glaze When Stars Collide is a maroon (or a brownish-plum?) with a subtle holographic effect. Apparently it's holo effect is one of the strongest in the collection, so I'm not sure if I should call it subtle or not, but this wasn't the strongest holo I've tried.
The color is very beautiful and interesting to my eyes, this was one of the reasons I wanted it to begin with. The color reminded me of another holo polish by Dance Legend - Optical Illusion that I've swatched before, but it's effect wasn't even close to DL.
The formula was very good and spread evenly and easily. I used two coats for the photos, tho it was very opaque with one coat. I might need to test it for stamping, I have a good feeling this could be a great stamping polish thanks to it's density. It dried quickly and left me very impressed with the formula.
Overall I liked this polish, but I wish the holographic effect was stronger. On the other hand, if you are looking for a subtle effect, this might just be the one for you.