I am beginning my Color Club Halo Hues miniseries with Kismet and Cosmic Fate. I decided to do two polishes at a time because I have a lot of photographs of each polish and trying to do all six in one post plus my wordy yap?
Hey, even I won't inflict that kind of torture on my gentle readers.
The Halo Hues collection from Color Club is a set of six strong linear holographic effect polishes in deep and bright colours. All six of these polishes have a fabulous formula. Smooth, silky, sweetly biddable, they sit right down where they are placed then smooth up the nail with no running, pooling, streaking, dragging or pulling bald spots. I tried to make this polish misbehave and I couldn't. No matter how much I overworked it, it was just perfect, it didn't bubble or clot. No special base coat is needed to use these polishes, no harmful, damaging buffing is required, either. All of these polishes dry in good time.
I have swatched all of these polishes without top coat to get the best holo effect I can. My old camera is a holo eating ho-bag and while top coat doesn't kill the holo in these polishes, it does settle it down a little bit.
Okay, now that the review business is done, let's get on with the show.
First up is Color Club Kismet. This soft, silvery lime green base carries with it a strong holo effect. This swatch is two coats. As you can see, this formula is very good at handling uneven nail texture. I have some demon ridges on my ring and pinkie nails and they look just as smooth as all of the others. This one photographed more silver than green, for me.
All of the photographs in this series were taken in full sun.
Next we have Cosmic Fate, a peach/orange base with a mighty nice holo effect. This one feels very Summery, to me. It's funny, perhaps to describe a holo polish as juicy but this one feels... Juicy. I guess because it is orange.
Or perhaps because I am out of my gourd...
Here is a comparison of these polishes without and with top coat. On the wheel, below, all six are top coat free. Cosmic Fate is second from the right, as you are facing the photo.
And below, with top coat. As you can see, the holo looks slightly more scattered, a bit less organized into those neat rainbow bands. When I first applied the Seche Vite to this swatch, the holo completely shattered, then came back together as it dried.
Okay, so that was the first two of the Color Club Halo Hues. What do you think of these beauties? Aren't they scrumptious? I love them. I am willing to bet that you will love them, too. I bought mine from Amazon and I do believe that I have seen them on other e-tailer sites, too so they seem to be out and about or will be, very soon.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.