Hey Everyone!!! How was your weekend? I finally got my hair done after hemming and hawing for months. The cut is perfect and I love it but we attempted to add some pastel green panels in there and it didn't take quite the way we wanted. As my awesome hair lady said I don't love it but I don't hate it. I played with one section yesterday and tried to add some more green to make it more vibrant and it somewhat worked but still not on par with what I want. The good news is I can either change the color to a darker color that will take better or I can go back and get it lightened even more and see if the green is more cooperative. Either way I am happy that I finally got some color in there though even my mother who is very anti crazy colored hair agrees we need MORE color! If I can get a picture of it I will post it but right now the green doesn't stand out the way I want and is not cooperating when I try to take pictures.
So I have only one blue mani ready to post and it is one of those failed mani posts. I meant to do a blue mani but I couldn't stand the thought of taking off my Incredible Hulk mani. I will have that one for you later this week.
Today I have proof that the world knows when I wear holos and decides to dampen my plans. Literally. It pretty much rained the entire day and if it wasn't raining it was dark and cloudy.
This is China Glaze Take a Trek from the 2013 Hologlam collection. I used three coats.
I was able to get a tiny bit of sun for these pictures but it wasn't enough to show off the full holo power. I guess I pretty much need to take what I can get.
The sun literally only lasted about 5 minutes. It was taunting me.
I know a lot of people were disappointed in these holos because they are more scattered and a subtle holo as compared to what people wanted and expected. The polish is pretty but there are other polishes that are way more holo on the market right now.
I don't mind the more subtle, scattered holo but I did mind their price and application. I got most of this collection on clearance because I was not willing to pay the insane retail price on these especially when I can get much more holo polish for just a little bit more. My bottles have the black cap but being that I paid so little for them I don't care. I refused to pay the extra $6-8 per bottle just so I could have the silver cap. I do wish that they would keep the entire collection uniform with the same caps no matter where you buy them.
The application on this polish made me quite angry. It behaved like a holo polish that needs a special holo base coat. I had to put a thick coat and be very careful because it was very prone to dragging and clumping. Being that China Glaze never put out or mentioned a specific base coat being needed the application added to the disappointment and made me even more happy I waited to buy these. I don't hate them, not even close, but I also can't rave about them.
As you can see I had quite a lot of chipping going on too. This mani just wasn't meant to be. I will actually wear this one again and get better pictures because it is a very nice polish despite it's flaws.
This was the sky when I was on my way home from work. How does it know when I wear holos?
My mani by the time I pulled in at home. I searched through my box of bases and found a bonding base coat that I am trying. It worked really well on my last mani so I am hoping I may have found a solution though I think it is discontinued which is of course my luck!
That's all for now :)