China Glaze Hologlam Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

China Glaze Hologlam Swatches and Review

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!  I just got home from work and finally have a little time to sit down and write up a new blog post!

Today I will be showing you 6 of the 12 new China Glaze Hologlams!  I have been waiting for this collection to release and am so glad it’s finally here!  All of these have a very subtle, fluid looking holographic effect.  They aren’t a super strong holo like the OMG Collection had.


So that I don’t keep repeating myself throughout this post – all 6 of these were done with 2 coats of polish and no top coat.  You have to wait for each coat of polish to dry completely, otherwise the next coat will drag the previous coat.  If you take too long painting a nail, the polish will start to dry a bit and also cause “drag lines” or balding in spots.  All photos were taken in normal indoor lighting!  No flash and no special bulbs to enhance the photos.  All of the Hologlams will be stronger, holo-wise, outdoors in the sun!

Time for some photos!

Infra Red:

Infra Red

This is one of my favorites from the collection!  Infra Red is a gorgeous magenta pink.

3/4 View:

Infra Red  side


Infra Red CU

Don’t Be A Luna-Tic:

Don't Be A Luna-Tic

Don’t Be A Luna-Tic is another favorite, which I didn’t expect it to be.   This is a pale aqua with green tones.

3/4 View:

Don't Be A Luna-Tic side


Don't Be A Luna-Tic CU

I shared this photo on my social media accounts last night and I still love it.

Galactic Gray:

Galactic Gray

Galactic Gray probably had the most noticeable holo effect in normal lighting.  Galactic Gray is a gunmetal gray.

3/4 View:

Galactic Gray side


Galactic Gray CU

Get Outta My Space:

Get Outta My Space

Get Outta My Space is another favorite and it’s currently still on my toes.  Pretty Spring holo!  Get Outta My Space is a pale violet holo.

3/4 View:

Get Outta My Space side


Get Outta My Space CU

I love the closeup of Get Outta My Space!

Not In This Galaxy:

Not in this Galaxy

Not In This Galaxy is a bright and warm coral!

3/4 View:

Not in this Galaxy side


Not in this Galaxy CU

Take A Trek:

Take A Trek

Take A Trek is a denim blue holo.

Take A Trek side


Take A Trek CU

And that wraps up the 6 China Glaze Hologlams I have to show you!  There are 6 more in the collection which I currently don’t have, the missing ones are:

Astro-Hot: soft, baby pink

When Stars Collide: warm maroon

OMG A UFO: warm, moss green

Sci-Fly By: light, silver blue

Strap On Your Moonboots: midnight sky blue

Cosmic Dust: silver metal

Overall, I do like these polishes, but a part of me still wishes the holo was just a bit stronger like the OMG Collection was.  I’m not unhappy though.  I have a TON of holographic polishes, so it is nice to have some that are more on the subtle side.  When I first saw the holo effect, the word fluid came to mind because of the subtlety and movement.  I did not use a base coat for these photos, but I would recommend an aqua base.  Sticky base coats will not work with the China Glaze Hologlams (which is what I usually use!) and will really muck up your mani if you use them.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores
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***Products in this post were provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

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Erika March 30, 2013 - 8:16 pm

You can avoid those “drag lines” with an aqua base coat (or, if you don’t want to spend the money for one, a base coat of regular white glue will also work).

Lisa April 11, 2013 - 11:12 am

I don’t have Aqua Base, but I am looking into getting it for that reason. Thanks!

Jocelyn April 7, 2013 - 8:27 am

i have 6 holographic nailpolishes.

Lisa April 11, 2013 - 11:14 am

I LOVE Holographic polishes!

The Philippines' Electronics Online SUPERSTORE based in Cebu City May 7, 2013 - 6:34 am

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Jocelyn Johnson May 11, 2013 - 8:03 pm

I want all jade holographic nailpolishes.


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