Holographic nail polishes are all the rage on most nail blogs. People go crazy to get their hands on them. The verdict is still out for me on whether or not this is a trend that I'm gonna be all over. So before spending a lot of money on a polish that shimmers and sparkles many different colors in the sunlight, I wanted to try out a cheapie. Enters Milani 3D- HD, a silver based polished that is packed with glitter. I purchased 3D at CVS. The formula on this polish was just okay. I had to do 3 coats and it got a little goopy near the tips as each coat was added. There was still some VNL (visible nail line), so I'll definitely layer this shade on another polish in the future. These photos were taken on day 2 (we had some rain and gray skies). You may want to click the photos to see the sparkle up close.
blurred to show the array of colors
I'm still trying to figure out how to use these BM plates...this is the only image that came out well.
I received some tips on buffing my stamper to make the polish adhere better so I'm going to try that out. Back to 3D...I think its okay. I'm not really a silver polish girl, so that may be a part of the problem. I could probably use a few holos in my collection, but it definitely isn't my favorite finish. I'm more of a shimmer/creme girl...but hey...maybe the girls over in the PAA group will convince me otherwise. My students at work already stare at my nails enough...I dont know if some of them would be able to focus with all this sparkle...lol.
How do you feel about holos?!? Are they really worth all the hype?!?