China Glaze When Stars Collide

August 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.





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18 Comments

  1. i love your nails and pictures *___*

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  2. your nails are amazing. i completely skipped this collection, they left me underwhelmed.

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  3. Can't wait to see if the stamping works!

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  4. Wow your swatches are so pretty! The colour looks amazing, but definitely not the strongest holo effect I've seen.

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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  5. Безумно красивые фото! И лак и ногти просто потрясающие!

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  6. Du hast wundervolle Nägel :) Und der Lack ist auch wunderschön

    Thumbs up :)

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  7. Amazing shades. Look so good on you (:

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  8. лак великолепен!! а ногти еще лучше)

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  9. your nails are amazing and this color looks great on you.

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  10. This color is very flattering on your beautiful nails and hands.

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  11. I'm not the biggest fan of China Glaze, but that is a beautiful color.

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  12. Best swatch I've seen of this color, thanks for sharing. =)

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  13. Hi, I hope you don't mind me posting this here - I couldn't see another way to contact you. I recently bought your Russian nail stamping plate and I absolutely love it! It stamps so well and the patterns are so intricate and different. I love it! :D

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