Nothing for ages and then two posts in one day. It must be a public holiday here! (It is).
I follow a stack of nail polish blogs and these days, since becoming the proud mama of an iPad, I follow by RSS feed using River of News. Its such an easy way of reading all the blogs I enjoy in the one place. Whilst catching up on my reading this morning, I came across Inky Polisholicious’s post about a holoographic polish challenge entitled Holothon so without waiting for an invitation I decided to join in:)
I love a good holographic polish or glitter as much as the next lacquerhead and since getting the polish bug I’ve aquired quite a few so this challenge seemed like a good opportunity to try out a few of them. Again this challenge is my sort of challenge because it isn’t an epic everyday affair but rather it’s up to us how often we post. So I’ll be aiming to post at least once or twice a week which for me will be quite a lift in frequency:).
Anyway on to the polish. I’m a lazy lacquerhead so I opted to give Girly Pits Hocus Pocus a try. Hocus Pocus is a silver holo and I reckon it could be used on its own since it is quite opaque but I gather that it is kind of intended more as a top coat. Now for the lazy bit – I opted to use Hocus Pocus as a top coat.
This is one coat of Girly Bits Hocus Pocus layered over my existing mani. No top coat. It’s quite a strong holo which is why I think you’d only need a couple of coats for an opaque mani by itself. In the bottle it looks a wee bit more subdued than your typical silver holographic polish.
The existing mani that I layered this over is two coats of YLS Bleu Majorelle with a base coat of OPI Matte Envy and a top coat of Seche Vite. Bleu Majorelle is such a gorgeous polish. I bought it on eBay during a crazy blue period I went through a couple of months ago. YSL like Dior have the fabulous flat shaped brush which combined with the great formula makes for very easy application. I’ve been wearing Bleu Majorelle for the last couple of days which for me is unusual since I’ve been changing my polish almost daily of late but with Bleu Majorelle I simply didn’t want to take it off. The edges near my cuticles are a bit untidy because I didn’t clean up before applying Seche Vite which I did in a real hurry since we were running later for dinner at a friends’s place. Here’s a pic of it before I added Hocus Pocus (excuse the scratching and the tip wear:).
EDIT: I think there’s something a wee bit strange going on with my inlinkz text below as it only shows myself and the lovely girls at Inky Polisholiscious who organised this challenge. However, I know that there are a number of others doing this challenge whose links are not showing up below for some reason. You can get to them, however, by following Inky Polisholiscious link. I’ve tried to correct it but I’m at a loss as to what is going wrong:(