I'm sure quite a few of you answered yes to both of these. I was excited, but was disappointed to see these were not as holo as expected. Despite my initial disappointment, I was also relieved because then I wouldn't have to figure out how I was going to pay for this entire holo collection! I did spot a few that still interested me and this next polish is one of them.
When Stars Collide
When Stars Collide is a deep maroon purple linear holo.
I really like the color of this one, and it is a unique holographic color for me. Is this an in your face holo? No. This isn't like the China Glaze OMG holos, recent Color Club holos, or Urban Outfitters holos. Is it a bad? Not at all. While the holographic effect did not meet my expectations these are nice holos. China Glaze Tronica collection? Don't get me started on that one again. That collection was a sorry excuse for holos, Hologram collection is 10x better than that!
I want to talk about application on this for minute. These will show every single imperfection on your nail without a the appropriate base coat. It's not pretty...ridge city! Well...unless your lucky and don't have noticeable nail ridges! I used Nfu Oh's Aqua Base coat on this which helped a lot, but it didn't help totally. I still see some pesky ridges! I did find with that base coat the application wasn't perfect either. I found the polish a bit goopy to apply. I have read that it's easier to apply without a base coat, but that's not an option for me and my ridgey nails. :-/
Overall, it's not perfect, but it's holographic and I like this color. I still would like to try a few others in this collection---Strap on Your Moonboots, Infa-Red, Take a Trek, and Galactic Gray. That being said, I'm not in any rush either. I know, I'm so wishy washy.
I received this polish as gift in an Easter Swap, but you can purchase this polish at Sally Beauty Supply for $8.99 with Sally's card and $9.99 without. I hear they are also Buy One Get One Free this week there too. Wee! I've also seen these on Head2ToeBeauty and Nailsupplies.us.
What do you think of the China Glaze Hologram collection?