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There are holos and there are holos

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Hi there! I am so excited about this post as I have been wanting to do a comparison on holos for the longest time!
I know there are heaps and heaps of holo reviews, swatches on Nfu Oh but never have I come across reviews on the less well known brands ( or maybe I have not been surfing as much as I would have liked to 🙂 ).

Anyways, the comparisons today are –
Thumb – Nfu Oh 61
Index – Make Up Store Madeleine
Third – Glitter Gal Silver 3D holo
Ring – Priti Polish 604 lambstail cactus
Pinky – Jade Psicodelica

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On my fingers they look like

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I would say in terms of colors the Nufu and the Makeupstore is 99.99% an exact dupe and the same goes for the Jade and Glitter gal.
Even their formulae feels exactly the same. Nufu and MUS are both thick and covers totally opaque in one coat. I feel one coat is really enough but I applied two just because I am used to it. As for Glitter Gal and Jade, they apply really sheer, as the pics below shows –

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I must have applied five coats for Jade and GG as they are really sheer. But, the great thing is because they are so sheer, it’s a breeze to apply and you can control it a lot better. In terms of color and the level of ‘halo-ness’, they are all blinding blingers 🙂 its just the Nfu oh and MUS’s have a more silver base whereas the other two have a slightly gunmetal grey as a base.
I wore this manicure with the special Nfu Oh base coat for all fingers and also I applied Sally Hansen’s diamond top coat. I know you are not supposed to wear topcoat for holos but I am a creature of habit! 🙂
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For the ring finger, I applied a lovely black holo from Priti Polish. I love how the black holo shimmers and its a ‘green’ polish! This is what they said on their website –

Priti NYC polishes are all completely non-toxic and made without toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB) and formaldehyde- all known carcinogenic ingredients. The luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy. They are also completely safe for use on children and moms-to-be.

I really like the formula for this as its not too thin nor thick in consistency and the holo is quite subtle. Under artificial light, it looks almost brown/lavender.

More pics under the sunlight for comparison, do you see the difference?

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This was taken in daylight. I think you can see the color difference a lot better here.

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UPDATE –
It’s official folks! The Nfuoh’s cannot stay on nails as long as the rest. The polish on my thumb peeled off really easily this morning. After four days of wear. While the rest are still going strong with absolutely no chipping even after I packed my storeroom yesterday. So! The verdict is out! Unfortunately if you like the holo-silver effect of the Nfus you may need to try other brands like Gosh as Makeup Store’s holos has been discontinued about two years ago. 😦
At any rate, I think the Jade and Glitter Gal looks great and if anything more bling then the Nfu ohs. So, if you are looking for bling blinders, give either a try!
I got my jade from Annette of shoppe eclecticco and glittergal fromMei Mei

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Haul!

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Thanks to Meimei from I got a huge haul today. Of course not forgetting the mini haul from the nail junkie. I can’t wait to start trying them out! Pics and reviews soon. Watch this space!

The Nail Junkie Haul

The Nail Junkie – Isnt the packaging wonderful? Looks Ab Fab!

Mini Haul from Mei Mei Signatures – Blaze (Sparkelicious to red hot mama, Blaze (Sequinned Silver to Vamp red), Glitter Gal Special pack (Silver Holo + Deep Green Sparkle), Megan Miller (Foxy) – Courtesy of Mei Mei (Thanks Dear!)