Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Milani Nail Lacquer 3D Holographic Review and Swatches

I have to admit i feel like i was the last one to know about this polish! I have been so wrapped up in MAC collections and the holidays that i have been slaking on cosmetics and this blog in general. Either way, when i saw some of the great girls i follow on instagram with this polish i knew i had to pick up as much as i could of this collection.

This polish can be found at drugstores like Walgreen's and CVS but i had to purchase mine directly from the Milani website since no store by me carried it. The shipping was exceptionally fast and i was able to use a promo code making these just a little bit cheaper than the asking price. As for quality these are about what i would expect from Milani. It takes about 3-4 coats to have an opaque coverage, more if you want a more in depth holographic look. You can always apply a thin coat of white nail polish underneath to use less coats of the holographic polish. I wish this polish was just a little thicker. The color range is nice (silver, blue, pink, green...) and there is a decent amount of holographic pigment in each bottle, i personally would have liked more. Because some of these shades are thin you can pass them off as a light top coat over the corresponding color! These highly remind me of the Sally Hansen holographic polishes of the late 1990's and certainly brought back a slight sense of nostalgia. The pre-teen in me is proud to know she was a cosmeholic before her time!

Anyway picture time!

This polish i had to apply over a white base. I felt this was one of the thinnest.

512- Cyber-Space
I had to apply this over a white base.

This is one of the thicker shades that did not require a white base.

513- Digital-
This shade was also thick enough to pass without a white base coat.

514- Hi-res
This shade was also thick enough to pass without a white base. I found this one to be the best of the above listed.

Overall i find this to be a beautiful collection of nail polishes. For drugstore polish i think these are pretty on point in terms of quality - not the worst but not fantastic. I think for 5 dollars (less in some stores) is decent. They have different uses- alone or as a top coat. Do not chip too fast. Could be a little thicker in terms of how much holographic pigment their is but it is acceptable! If you are willing to put in a little extra work these are great!

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