Date: February 25th, 2013

China Glaze Hologlam Collection: Swatches and Review Part 1

China Glaze Hologlam collection swatches

What can I say. I am a holo addict. :D
The last information I have on the official release date of the long anticipated China Glaze Hologlam Collection is April however a couple of weeks ago the Hologlam collection was already available in Singapore and is also now already available in the UK. Thanks to the fantastic Susan I could buy all twelve Hologlams with her help in Singapore. Thank you so much love! :)

Since the Tronica Collection for Spring 2011 with its sparse holographic shimmer was disappointing for everyone who waited for another OMG like collection there were high hopes for the China Glaze Hologlam collection.
The good news is that the holographic shimmer of the China Glaze Hologlam collection is the same as in our beloved OMG collection however it is less intense.

Cosmic Dust
China Glaze Hologlam Cosmic Dust swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam Cosmic Dust swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

China Glaze Cosmic Dust is a medium dark silver with a tiny bit of a pewter undertone. Cosmic Dust is quite a bit darker than the silver holo OMG from the OMG collection. It reminds me of a holographic nail polish version of my beloved MAC eye shadow Smoke & Diamonds. Next to the less intense linear holographic shimmer another detail makes the Hologlam holos different to the OMG holos: a lot of them – like Cosmic Dust – seem to have a slightly metallic base. Not only metallic looking but also you can see a tiny bit of brushstrokes.

Don’t be a Luna-Tic
China Glaze Hologlam Don't be a Luna-Tic Don't be a Lunatic swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam Don't be a Luna-Tic Don't be a Lunatic swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

China Glaze Don’t be a Luna-Tic is a seafoam, almost aqua holo. It has the same bit of metallic effect like Cosmic Dust.

OMG a UFO
China Glaze Hologlam OMG a UFO swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam OMG a UFO swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

Sadly China Glaze OMG a UFO is the weakest of the first six Hologlam nail polishes I am showing you today. The moss green base, which reminds me a bit of a lovechild of Catherine Arley 803 and A-England Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes), is gorgeous though and right up my alley.

Sci-Fly By
China Glaze Hologlam Sci-Fly By swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam Sci-Fly By swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

China Glaze Sci-Fly By is a baby blue linear holo with the same little metallic effect like Cosmic Dust and Don’t be a Luna-Tic. Sci-Fly By has the strongest linear holographic shimmer of these six Hologlams.

Strap on your Moonboots
China Glaze Hologlam Strap on your Moonboots swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam Strap on your Moonboots swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

China Glaze Strap on your Moonboots is my favorite nail polish of these six Hologlam nail polishes. The dark navy blue base looks beautiful together with the linear holographic shimmer.

Take a Trek
China Glaze Hologlam Take a Trek swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic
China Glaze Hologlam Take a Trek swatch swatches holographic holo prismatic

China Glaze Take a Trek is a gorgeous slightly murky denim blue holo with a tiny bit of a teal undertone.

POST FAQ
Coats used
China Glaze – Cosmic Dust: two
China Glaze – Don’t be a Luna-Tic: two
China Glaze – OMG a UFO: two
China Glaze – Sci-Fly By: two
China Glaze – Strap on your Moonboots: two
China Glaze – Take a Trek: two
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: Nfu.Oh – Aqua Base Coat
Top Coat: -

The application of all six China Glaze Hologlam nail polishes in this post was a bliss. The formula is not too thin, not too thick and easy to work with. Because I always wear holos over a Aqua Base coat I applied the Hologlam nail polishes over one coat of Nfu.Oh’s Aqua Base. My nails naturally have a few ridges and it is always best to apply a holo over a very smooth nail to ensure that the holographic particles can lay as flat as possible on the nail for the best possible holographic effect.

As you can see the holo effect of the China Glaze Hologlam nail polishes isn’t as strong as in our beloved OMG collection but still gorgeous. The size of the holo shimmer seems to be the same as in the OMGs though. :) What I am also missing a bit are brighter colors however I also like to see new additions of holographic nail polish colors like the dark navy Strap on your Moonboots or the denim Take a Trek to my holo collection.

What do you think about the China Glaze Hologlam collection? Are you looking forward to them? :)
I can’t wait to pick up backups of a few or even each of them. ♥

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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90 thoughts on “China Glaze Hologlam Collection: Swatches and Review Part 1

  1. VancouverUSAgal on said:

    I love this collection – already have 4 of them & wanting a couple more. Love your photos.

  2. LaTonya on said:

    Though not as fiery as I like holos, still a striking collection. I will buy! Love your blog and FB page…you rock!

  3. lara on said:

    Found your blog not long ago. Great, great photo swatches. A bit late to this, and guess I’m an odd ball here–but I’m really looking forward to these, precisely bc they’re less holo than the Color Club! I have several CC holos, and though fun to look at on line and I like them in principle, in reality I find the holo effect way too overwhelming for me (yes, I know…), and was hoping for something “less” — so here’s hoping.

    • Jenna C. on said:

      I’m with you, I actually LIKE the toned down holo effect. I grabbed a few of these last night and they’re very pretty. Don’t Be a Luna-tic is especially gorgeous.




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