Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My 1st Holo Experience ~ Milani 3D - HD

Milani 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer Cyberspace 512, 0.45 oz (Pack of 3)
HD
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?!?

10 comments:

Olivia C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm also more into the shimmers and cremes. But this looks great on you!

Barbie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want a holo so bad, but haven't been able to find the one I want!

In terms of stamping, I've found that if you roll over the design pretty fast with the stamper, it gets on there better than rolling slowly over the design.

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Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love holos...but prefer a linear holo over the scattered holo that the Milanis have. I have two of the Milani holos, though.

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies!!!
@Olivia...I'm sure they'll be way more shimmers/cremes swatches to come than holos lol
@Barbie...thanks for following! I really want to try one of the OPI DS holos. The swatches are amazing.
@Kristine...I like the look of linear holos in swatches too. I think I may need a holo that's in a warmer base shade for my skin tone.

StardustStephanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice holo! I think holos are worth the hype, but not all of them are worth the price. I must say holos were made better a few years ago, but they sell for insane prices on ebay. OPI DS holos are probably my favorite because they are fairly easier to find and have a great holo effect. They are a bit pricier, but nothing like those scary prices one bay for the older China Glaze holos!

Head MILF in charge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pretty =)

TraceFace said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like it! I think it looks nice on you! :-)

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies!!!
@Steph...I definitely agree that a lot of them aren't worth the price. Some of the prices on ebay are RIDIC!!! A nail friend is sending me DS Signature, so I'm hoping to like that one a bit more.

Nailderella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I didn't know there were some VNL with this polish...but at least it's very very pretty!

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Nailderella! Yea there was a little...it didn't appear as much in person as it did in the pics though.

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