My swatches of these aren't spectacular as I was fighting the sun. As I was swatching the sun kept going in and out of hiding so the holographic effect in some pictures is stronger than others. I'm planning on wearing these as my manicures this week, so I'll have additional (and better) photos of these later on.
To start with - the formula on these is hands down A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They are all easily one coaters! I'll get to more of that later.....
My camera does holos no justice. These are insanely holographic in person, and each of them is equally holographic (in my opinion). The following photos show 2 coats of each polish with no top coat.
Harp On It (silver holographic, also shown above in the 1 coat photos)
|Much more holographic in person!|
|The holo is much stronger than this in person.|
Angel Kiss (green holographic)
Cloud Nine (pink holographic, the lighter of the two pinks from this collection)
To start - I was planning on buying the entire collection originally, but then when I saw they were going to retail for $10.00 I was completely put off. I have so many bottles of nail polish that I've been very strict with myself lately. Before I walked into the store this morning I had in my mind that I was buying the one or two that I loved the most. Upon seeing them in person the holo was so strong that I needed to buy all 4 that 8ty8 had in stock.
Now, on to the formula. Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post the formula was literally amazing! There was no cuticle drag, streakiness, etc. The formula is completely opaque in one coat, so there would be no need to layer these to save polish. I did notice that the polish was a little thicker as I lifted the brushe of the edges of my nails but it's completely self leveling. Plus, a holographic polish that I don't need a special base coat for? Yes please! Each polish was equally holographic and dried extremely quick. The best part? I have already given myself a full manicure with Cloud Nine and Seche Vite did not dull the holo!
With that being said, I feel $8.00 that I paid at 8ty8 Beauty is a fair price for this. I think the holographic effect in these is very similar to the Laylas and they are cheaper, you are still getting the full size product (0.5 Fl Oz) and the formula trumps the Laylas. I no longer have the Laylas to compare these against though, sorry!
If you like holographic polishes I think these are totally worth it. You can buy them from Color Club's website for $10, or you can get them from 8ty8 Beauty for $8.00.
Is anyone planning on picking these up? :)