I have begun to notice that I have a pretty decent collection of holographic topcoats and polishes. Not tons, but a truckload! Reflecting on the brand families on my shelves, I have noticed I have quite a leaning towards the silver holo family. Recently I bought a lovely little number called Masked Affair from the Dark Sides of Grey collection by L’Oreal. I posted swatches yesterday on my Instagram feed. I pulled out all my holos (mainly linear) in the silver family and figured you might be interested in a comparison of the brands I personally own…or not 😉 But just for fun here they are. I might mention, I have linears in greens, gold, lavenders, purples and pinks. At some point I might do a smackdown of those too. First, here are the bottles shot in artificial light. It was cloudy, what can I say?! Then when I was almost done the sun came out but I did a comparison and they all looked the same in both types of light. I did not use my camera’s flash because honestly although it makes for a stunning effect on the nail, it doesn’t always represent a true to life image of what you and others see. We don’t go about using flashes of light to view someone’s polish. And…it makes my skin look like crap! LOL
Here are images I took of each polish (except for the Orly topcoat). The description and grading system is in the caption of each image.
I’d love to hear what you think about the holographic explosion. I love them, but I’m not always in love with the application. I’ve been pretty fortunate to find polishes that weren’t that challenging. Believe me, if I was bothered by a couple of them, I wouldn’t have purchased their sister colors. Have you tried any of these and what was your experience? I don’t often do comparison’s…because I’m a bit lazy and I’ll leave that to the more ambitious bloggers! 😉 I’d love to hear from you! In retrospect, to be a great holo, linear or otherwise, does not have to have an “in-yo-face” linear effect. It can be glossy (however it seems some glossy finishes can degrade the effect, some of them do). I like the ones that shout, “I’m here I’m here I’m here!” And I like the more timid ones that say, “Yeah, I’m shiny, so?” I just love the lil twinklers! Oh, and the prop under the finger! I almost forgot this but it’s an amazing nail balm by Sweet Baby. Link is below.
*The ILNP Mega was provided at an earlier date by the company for review. The Mentality and Sweet Baby nail balm were giveaway gifts. All the rest of the polishes mentioned were purchased by me. All opinions are my own from my own findings and I was not compensated in any way.
As California natives currently living in the Midwest, we have grown to appreciate warmer climates. Islands, beaches, the sea air...we sure miss it! Of course, after experiencing the white sand and clear waters of Florida, we have found a new coast to love. After traveling to the Bahamas, Hawaii and the Caribbean, we knew we wanted vacation property right on the beach, but something closer and more affordable for our guests. That is why we chose the Emerald coast of Florida.
Why the Owner Chose Pinnacle Port
Randy and I love the beach and wanted others share the experience with others. Being on the ground floor and being able to access the beach right out the back door is great! Families with children as well as senior adults appreciate not having to climb stairs, fear balconies or dealing with elevators. Our resort is very out of the way and everything you need is right here. The private uncrowded beach is one of the biggest reasons we chose our condo at Pinnacle Port, a gated resort on the quiet west end of Panama City Beach.
The Unique Benefits of this Condo
Being right on the ground floor and walking right out onto the beach is awesome! Truly a rare find in Panama City Beach, and so affordable for most budgets. We love being able to park our car right out front and no stairs or elevators. Our guarded/gated property is unique in that it is nestled between Lake Powell and the Gulf. Both on our property! Our quiet little corner is just that...QUIET! We love watching the dolphins play as we drink our coffee on the patio in the mornings. Did I mention "with our feet in the sand"? It's great to not have to carry bags and gear to the beach, because we are right there, on the beach anyway!
Welcome to Sand Castle at Pinnacle Port on the Quiet west end of Panama City Beach! This lavishly decorated beachfront condo brings the beach right to your back door. It truly takes your breath away. Step out onto sugar white sand from your ground floor patio! No Stairs or Elevators! We even have Summer Waiting Lists if your desired date is filled. Our return guests can prove it.
Luxurious & GROUND FLOOR-Right on the beach! We are in B3-108. At NO EXTRA CHARGE to you, we've included extra amenities in this unit that nobody else offers! You can’t get a closer view of dolphins playing than right out your ground floor back door! We went all out to decorate this unit with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Please see details for more information. You'll enjoy these accommodations:
• 55" HD LCD Samsung TV - HD/DVR cable upgrade w/ HD & 45+ digital channels added
• 27" HD LCD TV (bedroom)
• DSL Wireless high speed connection in unit
• Brand new living room furnishings
• AC & Ceiling fans
• All new bedroom suite including high quality mattress/box springs
• Hair dryer
• Ironing board and iron, bagless vacuum cleaner
• All new dining set
• New full capacity, heavy duty high efficiency washer/dryer
• All new kitchen appliances, pots/pans, espresso maker, microwave, etc.
• Plus many more upgrades added regularly!
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