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China Glaze – Holgraphics – Mix of OMG and Kaleidoscope Collection

Thursday, 25 February, 2010

I love holographic and duo chrome nail polish…so I was particularly bummed when I discovered that China Glaze has discontinued their Kaleidoscope and OMG line.

I went to my least favorite nail place in Mesa, AZ, a few weeks ago and on whim I checked to see if the guy carried any of the OMG/Kaleidoscope line – imagine my surprise when I found Octa Gone Wild – one of the more difficult of the Kaleidoscope colors to find. Well, it’s been difficult for *me* to find. I bit the bullet and paid his price of *weeps* $6 – there went my lunch money.

I found the biggest difference between the Kaleidoscope and OMG line is that the OMG line’s holographic nature is far more prevalent than in Kaleidoscope. K is more subtle. OMG is all bling blang in your face LOOK AT ME! kind of thing. Application was a bit difficult at first because Nubar’s  Reclaim had me mega spoiled in terms of coverage and flow. CG’s formula is one that dries super quick so you have to know what you’re doing or hope you can make up for it in the 2nd coat. Hope I am making sense.

Anyway, here is Octa Gone Wild and some others of the OMG line I was able to procure.

A lovely lilac…absolutely gorgeous!
This was a fun one, too. However, I think it was a bit too warm toned for my skin.
It was hard to capture this one. I tried different angles and it was hard catching the prism effect…you can almost see it on my middle finger. Out of the 10 shots in direct sunlight, this one was the best for the holographic to shine through.
Ok, I loved this. Someone said LOL was too ugly a purple…I completely disagree! It’s freaking GORGEOUS!!! Look at this! I didn’t even have to try to find the right angle to take the pic. It just totally jumped out from whatever angle I had the camera at.
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China Glaze – Kaleidoscope collection

Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

I am missing a lot of colors from this collection – there are 12. I am loving this collection that has recently been discontinued.

Rated Holographic – Outdoors, setting sun
A cool toned, rose based holo  

He’s Going in Circles – Indoors, with flash
Cool minty green based holo

It’s My Turn – indoors with flash
Warm, gold based holo

Kaleidoscope Him Out – Indoors, flash
A cool, blue based holo  

Let’s Do It In 3D – Indoors with flash
A grey/charcoal based holo


Spin Me Round
A warm, bronzed base holo


Visit Me in Prism
A lilac/silver holo
I am digging this formula! It’s thin and dries so quickly. It was a bit hard for the first coat, but I caught on pretty quickly. Definitely one of the better ones out there.