My girl Janet sent me a text yesterday to say that she'd been to a beautician supply shop in town and that they had new nail polish. Thinking that it was China Glaze's On Deck collection, I wasn't overwhelmingly excited. The colors look nice, but nothing that I'm impatient for. When she replied, though, she said that they had Tronica.
I had a miniature freakout before begging her to take me to pick them up today. So this is a massive shout out to the totally awesome gal that never seems to get tired of feeding my polish habit. Janet, hugs, kisses, and massive squishes to you! Thank you!
I'll apologize before I start for a few things.
A) It's winter in Indiana and I wash my hands 234238923 times a day. All the lotion in the world can't save my skin right now, especially if I'm swatching.
B) Being winter in Indiana, there's no sun out. :( I'm happy with a collection of holo polishes regardless, but you'll have to wait for another blogger to post sunny pictures.
C) Between my OttLite, my camera, and all of the negative sun going on here, I know that I didn't do these justice. I really wanted to share the collection with everyone, though! :)
All of the pictures you see are two coats of polish with no top coat, in an effort to make the holo effect stand out more prominently.
This is maybe my favorite polish of the bunch, but it's very hard to pick just one! I feel as if this color is comparable to DV8, but I also believe that it's a darker hue of teal.
I really loved this color as well! This was a deep, gorgeous raspberry holo that I can't wait to see out in the sunshine! Comparable to QT.
A nice, dark purple holo. This picture even picked up a bit of the holo effect. I feel that this polish is comparable to LOL or Color Club's Wild at Heart.
Silver holo. This is the only one that I had some issues with. I didn't feel that the holo effect in this one was as evident as the others. Also, with such a light color, I did have some balding. Comparable to OMG.
Lime green holo. Goes on a bit sheer at first, but can be layered up. There will still be a bit of VNL with only two coats of the lighter colors, but an extra coat would do the trick. Comparable to L8R G8R.
Mmmm, red holo. :) Comparable to TMI.
This is a light taupe holo. Very work appropriate. I wonder how it compares to Butter London All Hail McQueen? Comparable to (though not a total dupe, in my opinion) FYI.
I don't know if I would call this one magenta. I'd be more willing to call Hyper Haute magenta, not this. I found this one to be a pinky-purple shade. A purplink. :3 Comparable to BFF.
I suppose that this is a dusty rose color, but there was so much copper in it that it reminded me more of a certain brand of battery than of a rosy shade. Not my type of color, but like the rest, the formula is nice and even. Comparable to TTYL.
I would say that this is more of a medium blue holo. It's not standard blue, but it's not dusty, light, or sky, either. Comparable to 2NITE.
Light purple/saturated lavender holo. Comparable to IDK.
A gold holo. Again, not my cup of tea as far as color goes, but everything else about it is just right. Comparable to GR8.
I haven't yet seen these colors compared to the polishes in the OMG collection, but as I pointed out with each polish I swatched, I feel that they're basically either the same, or so similar that you don't need both. I own most of the OMG collection, so it's a slight disappointment for me. However, I think that the Tronica collection is going to be a great way for people to pick up colors that they missed out on when OMG was readily available. Also, these China Glaze holo polishes look like they're fantastic for stamping, and I've seen some really amazing nail art where they're used. For avid stampers, having this new-old collection back will probably be very nice.
I personally feel like the formula on these new Tronica holos is better than the formula from the OMG collection. Maybe I'm imagining things? I had many issues with streaking and balding with the OMG colors, and I didn't have those issues with these polishes.
Don't forget your holo polish basics! Wearing a base coat with this formula of polish can be the cause of bald spots and drag, so it's advisable to not wear one at all. Don't worry about nail staining, though. Holo polishes seem to have a different pigmentation that doesn't (so far as I know) stain. Two coats is sufficient for a dark color, maybe three for a lighter shade. Wearing a top coat over the polish will reduce the rainbow effects, so if you can keep yourself from wearing a top coat, the polish will give you a greater show.
Which Tronica polishes will you be picking up?
Thank you for reading!