Genuinely…I think there’d be less glitter involved at a Unicorn’s Rave during Mardi Gra.
Oh. My. Gosh. Systems overload/Critical mass/To-die-for level of sparkles! Abso-positively one of my most faverouristests looks and Holo-Glam is my first “Indie” gel nail mixture – and required many words not in the English dictionary to celebrate (but Yolo is now in the dictionary… so, go figure).
I was getting a little sad with the sparse hologram options for the gels and the really jelly (lol pun), as the standard polish nailartists have quite the selection – to confirm the ones available in gel are fairly … meh at this point. As you can see; the outcome of my Frankenstein-ing pleases me, greatly. I’m feeling a little obsessive (more so than my usual self), to nearly the Lord of the Rings “Preciouses” level. That and my work table looks like I’ve been making finely milled glitter cannon rigs, it’s f#$%&ing everywhere!
So I’ve now got my glittery hologram requirements covered, all I need is: Rose Gold, a few chromes and maybe a thicker chunkier hologram mix – and then I can die a happy
Queen Raptor. Pfft, I ain’t never satisfied.
Moving on – otherwise I’ll write an essay on glorious things I want but can not have or afford – or health and safety reasons! My holo-mix reacts differently with the light depending on what base colour it is applied first, meaning: the sparkle is the same, but whether the darker base tone creates contrast or recedes and enhances the glittering.
Base colours used are visible through the negative striped pattern on all but the Ring finger. Thumb and Pinky are grey tone silver, Index and Forefinger are black and the Ring is white (white vertical studding).
All the nails have the same amount applied; however, due to the white base the Ring finger looks the most dramatic in natural light – to the point of ridiculousness. The halo effect sparkle in this mix is almost too much (and really hard to capture), and seriously a distraction while driving. I’ve had to warn a few clients and I’m going to make a wearable topcoat version – so the holo can be applied thinly over more colours. Then everything will be Holo-Fabulous/Glamourous!
I love this look and have gotten an obscene amount of attention from it and even from people who don’t like/taken notice of nails. Frankensteining my own mixed together, especially a holo – it makes me feel like one of them fancy R.L Stien Goosebump books (you know the ones) all filled with monster creations, holographics and dramatic and sh!t. Very fitting for Nerding-out!
Fabulous, x So what you think, Darling? Share your experiences with creating your own monstrous holographic nonsense. Are you a 80/90’s baby obsessed with everything holo? I’m not sayin’ kids today…