Holo Taco Unicorn Dream Unicorn Skins Swatch & Review

Since Holo Taco has just dropped their second release this spring, it’s about time that I talk about the first spring collection! I thought I was doing well to have this post scheduled for this week, but I planned that waaaaay before knowing there were going to be two new full collections added to their permanent lineup. The first drop this year was a follow-up to last year’s spring collection: more unicorn skins! There is now a full rainbow of unicorn skin toppers available; this year they have added toppers with a mostly blue, green, and yellow hue. But, because they are unicorn skins, they are much more colorful than that! Over the past year or so I have been having a moment with toppers, so these are a very welcome addition. The collection also included two new creme polishes, but I’m just going to be reviewing the unicorn skins themselves today because that’s what I care most about.

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Holo Taco Frosted Metals Collection: Swatch & Review

Merry Christmas everybody!!! This is the last full review of the year and I am finally getting back to doing Holo Taco reviews. The Rainbow Collection and Multichrome Collection have not made their way to the blog yet despite being swatched, but I’m certain they will make an appearance at some point! The Frosted Metals collection is another untraditional holiday collection from Holo Taco (see previous year) and it features a finish I have not seen a ton of in the nail polish world. All of the polishes are packed with a super reflective metallic foil silver flake. I find this to be a much more enjoyable way to wear metallic polishes because you get a lot more dimension and none of those annoying visible brushstrokes! As of writing this post, I think there are even still some of the beautiful box sets available for purchase, so if you want to get yourself/your nails a great gift, you still can!

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Holo Taco Holodays: My Picks Swatch & Review

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Holo Taco said that every day is a holoday, and I’ve really taken that to heart because I finally have my swatches of their holiday collection for you in May. Spring is such a great time to look at winter collections, isn’t it? Most bloggers like to be ahead a season, I prefer to be behind one. These polishes are all still available and they aren’t necessarily wintery shades so I have little heartburn about dropping this on y’all. These are the first polishes from Holo Taco that are neither cremes nor toppers. This is their holo glitter formula, which are several different sizes, and in some cases colors, of holographic glitter in a jelly base.

The shades all perform like you would expect: the lighter the jelly base, the more coats you need for full coverage. You either build opacity by building up the base or the glitters. Two of the polishes I have today had more opaque bases and reached opacity that way while the other two had lighter bases so the glitter coverage was what really needed to be built up. For a glitter polish, I would say that across the board these were really easy to apply, I actually ended up mostly painting them on like regular polish which is not something you can do with a lot of glitter bombs. I think Cristine knows that not everyone who gets her polish is going to be a power user of nail polish, so it makes sense that these were formulated to have as easy application as possible for someone who might just be used to a drugstore creme. That being said, if you use this polish and expect it to apply like a creme, you will be disappointed. Say it with me kids, different formulas require different application techniques!

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Linear & Flakie Holo Taco Comparisons

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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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