Linear & Flakie Holo Taco Comparisons


I’m sure at this point there are about a million swatches of the Holo Taco launch collection out there so I thought I would switch it up. As a fan of Cristine I knew I wanted the launch collection (was really jonesing for the flakie top coat and the one coat black) but I also was curious about how they stack up to the holo toppers I already own! For those of you who don’t know about Holo Taco, it was launched by YouTuber Simply Nailogical in late 2019. The launch collection consisted of 3 different holo tacos (holo top coats): linear, flakie, and scattered, as well as a royal blue and one-coat black polish. The toppers were of course the stars of the show, but are maybe not the most wildly unique concepts. After all, there are plenty of holographic top coats out there. We are specifically going to look at Scattered Holo Taco and compare it to the cult favorite China Glaze Fairy Dust and we’ll compare Linear Holo Taco to Starrily Eclipse, a fairly popular linear holographic top coat.

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Spring has Sprung: China Glaze Hydrangea Dangea


China Glaze Hydrangea Dangea, 3 coats plus Seche Vite

Me and this polish got off on the wrong foot. I am the kind of person that likes to use thin coats, but not all polishes work like that. Polishes are like people; you need to get to know them first so you can see what makes them tick. When you’ve got such a gorgeous baby blue with a dash of periwinkle and a speckle of shimmer, I think there’s a lot of incentive there to make this relationship work. This is a blog post more about my own failure than about a bad polish; I wore it at three streaky coats and was surprised, after watching swatch videos where people were easily getting it perfect in two or three coats (their three coats look better than mine). This was going to be a lighthearted, typical Ashley post about a new spring polish, but instead is a story of how not to use China Glaze’s Hydrangea Dangea. Take warning from me, kids.

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China Glaze Seas and Greetings: Shell-ebration Time! minis swatch and review


Now that Halloween is officially over, it’s time to start thinking about my favorite time of the year: the holidays! China Glaze has offered up a super interesting collection based around the concept of the holiday season at the beach! I actually really like this concept – I know that all the other mainstream and indie brands are going to be pumping out the traditional holiday shades so it’s cool to sea (hehe) China Glaze doing something a little different, even if it doesn’t come across as particularly holiday-ish. I went ahead and picked up the set of six minis from the collection, which is called Shell-ebration Time! I need more polish like I need more seashells (those above are only an iota of my collection – oops) but these minis don’t take up that much room. Plus, I know you guys want another opinion on the collection and I’m happy to share mine! Let’s dive in, shell we? (Oh yeah, get ready for the puns!)

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