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January 26, 2013

China Glaze Hologlam Collection swatches (Spring 2013)

So I just collected these babies today (bought the whole collection from Tammy) and did a quick swatch of all the shades in this collection this afternoon. Most of these are about two coats, some are one coat swatches. They apply very well and the formula is very smooth with no streaking. I did not apply any base coat or top coat for these swatches. The dry time for these is amazingly fast and I found that you don't really get to see the holo effect until the polish is dry. I took these pictures in my room with natural light coming in through the window. 

If you are looking for super bling-bling in your face kind of holo, they're not it. There is a slight rainbow effect, but it's not blinding like the Color Club Halo Hues type. It's a totally different kind of holo finish.

On to the swatches:

STRAP ON YOUR MOONBOOTS (midnight sky blue)

TAKE A TREK (cool denim blue)

SCI-FLY BY (light silver blue)

DON'T BE A LUNATIC (turquoise aqua blue)

COSMIC DUST (silver metal)

OMG A UFO (warm moss green)

GALACTIC GRAY (warm gunmetal)

WHEN STARS COLLIDE (warm maroon)

INFRA-RED (warm magenta pink)

ASTRO HOT (soft baby pink)

GET OUTTA MY SPACE (powdered violet)

NOT IN THIS GALAXY (bright warm coral)

So what do you think of them? My favourite ones out of the lot are Strap On Your Moonboots, Galactic Gray, When Stars Collide and Infra-Red. I know many of you will think that it's an underwhelming collection and will want comparisons etc. In any case, I hope the swatches helped you decide if you want to add them to your polish stash or not.


Can't wait to collect my set too! And thanks for your swatches, the shades look real pretty even though the holo effect is a little disappointing. It's okay, we can leave that to Color Club, because 6 new Holo Hues are coming out this year!

posted by

this looks amazing! i really like galactic grey and strap on your moonboots hahaha so temptinggggg!

posted by

OMG! your swatches are really beautiful!

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