Color Club Holographic Nails Reviews
HOLO NAILS // Color Club - Harp On ItThursday, March 20, 2014
Holographic nails! Remember the infamous Gosh Holographic nail polish? I say infamous because it was so damn near perfect, yet so far...
Remember the infamous Gosh Holographic nail polish? I say infamous because it was so damn near perfect, yet so far away. It was absolutely beautiful, but I remember having to apply three coats to make it completely opaque. Not only that, it only lasted a day. Three coats, one day. The longevity is so bad, it turns out Gosh have rebranded it as a 'One Night Wear' polish!
Anyway putting Gosh to one side, I've been hankering after some holographic nail polish for a long, long time. Problem with that is there isn't really all that many decent ones out there, so I bit the bullet and purchased Color Club's 'Harp on It' from eBay for £8.99. I'd never purchased a Color Club polish before, so it was a mini-adventure in to the unknown.
And now you see why I adore holograph so much! From afar, it appears to be a solid block of grey, but as you close in on it a mosaic of rainbow coloured specs appear like magic. I love that concept for two reasons: firstly, it reminds me of Manchester. The perception of it is a dull, grey, rainy northern city of gloom, but if you look closely you see a bright, vibrant city. And this is similar for people too, there's more to an individual than meets the eye. Check me out with my little philosophical ponderings... I'll shut up now!
So back to the polish, and the first thing to note is the application is like a dream. Effortless. The brush is the perfect size so there was no need for a clean up operation on the cuticles afterwards. It took two coats to give it an opaque look and I must say I love the finish, leaving a glass-like shine that wasn't dulled by my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat.
The colour is to die for, it looks like a plain, yet super shiny, metallic silver from afar, but just like when it's in the bottle, the closer you get, the more you begin to notice the little specs of rainbow magic.
Cue show-off shots...
Yes it applies well and yes it looks stunning, but how about longevity? Unlike Gosh's feeble attempt, Color Club have got it spot on and I was really impressed. The photos above were taken on Day 3 and not a single chip in sight, you can just about make out that the tips are beginning to fade but that aside, it's still pretty good. The first chip arrived on Day 5, which is good for me as I've been slacking with Nail Polishes lately. I've gone from doing my nails every other day to once a week.
I've spotted a couple of other holographic nail polishes by Color Club on eBay, it's oh so tempting aand might just get back on the wagon...