Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Holographics Week: Joss Tantastic Glow, Nail Nation No Rest for the Wicked and Darling Diva Polish Dangerous Driver

There are several indie brands that are producing high quality holographics.  My favorites are Literary Lacquers which I posted here and Enchanted Polish which I will talk about tomorrow.  The Enchanteds I've posted before are Halo, I am the Walrus and Bruised Nutcracker.  I also love Serum No. 5's Holographic Topcoat called Fame.  Today I'm showing you a couple of brands here that I thought had unique holographic lacquers.  Joss, an Aussie brand available through Llarowe, is new to me, but this color is enough to make me fall for this brand.  It looks gold indoors and champagne outdoors.  The formula is great.  I definitely need to try more from them.  I bought Nail Nation No Rest for the Wicked from Maria, a really sweet lady on Facebook that is making many holographic pretties.  I've posted a couple of Nail Nations before, Eve and Lydia.  No Rest for the Wicked is a true black, even in the shade, it does not look gunmetal grey or dusty brownish black, it looks pitch black, just how I wanted it to be.  In the sun it is a whole other story.  I think you can see from the rainbows in these pictures, that this holographic black was very well executed.  Nail Nation 3000 is also sold at Llarowe and I believe Maria just opened up a new website.  So as you see, my point with this post is that, you can find holographics now pretty much everywhere.  There are tons of indie makers, well, making them.  Of the top of my head, there's a Russian indie brand called Dance Legend, that ships internationally, Emily de Molly is making holographics as well.  I know that A EnglandGirly Bits and Amy's Nail Boutique also have a couple of holographics in their regular line.  If you write "holographic nail polish" or "spectraflair" on the Etsy search bar you can find others that I hadn't even heard of before, such as Indigo Bananas, Treasures By Tan, Silly Lily Polish, and the list goes on.  The day when holographics are easy to obtain  is finally here \o/   Oh back to this post, I almost forgot about the last pics in here.  Dangerous Driver by Darling Diva is special in that it has color-shifting microglitter (AKIN to Clarins 230) in addition to the holographic dust.  The other DDP holo that I love is Space Beetle.  I also wanted to take this moment to mention that, jellies look really well over strong holographics, such as the one I used here, Jade Extasy.  If the base color that you use is strong enough, then the jelly will not dull the holographic effect, it will enhance it and make it morph into another color.  In this case, I used a purple jelly (DDP Dangerous Driver) on top of a strong holographic blue, in order to make a periwinkle-lavender holographic.  I highly recommend to give this a try.  Pairing jellies and holographics is a new thing for me, and I since I love layering, I've been having lots of fun experimenting with them.







Layering Order:
2 coats Joss Tantastic Glow
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats NailNation 3000 No Rest for the Wicked
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Jade Extasy
2 coats Darling Diva Polish Dangerous Driver
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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