Color Club: Halo Hues 2013

In 2012, Color Club took the nail community by storm with their Halo Hues - a gorgeous collection of six holographic shades with excellent formula. This year, Color Club once again lived up to all our expectations by delivering six more stunning holos:


Mindblowingly holo, aren't they? I've skipped the holos last year because they were too light for my taste but the 2013 ones come in more saturated colors so I caved in and snapped them up!

Swatches below are taken under indirect light and direct morning sunlight (super sunny - Singapore style). Please excuse any awkwardness in the sunlight pictures - it was so sunny I couldn't see a thing on my camera when I took the pictures. Please also excuse the weird red glow on the bottle in some shots - I was wearing my red t-shirt and the sunlight was bouncing off it in all directions... *_*

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Kismet. 2 coats.
A lime green-gold holo. I thought this would be my least favorite from this collection because I am not a lime person but seeing as I've already started using it for nail art, it looks like I do love it after all!

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Cosmic Fate. 2 coats.
An orange-tan holo. Interesting color - I haven't actually seen a lot of orange holos. It is not as mannequin on me as it looks in this picture. The morning sun made my hands look more orange than it actually is.

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Miss Bliss. 2 coats.
Pink holo. I am not a pink person either but this was a medium pink that was not too coy so I am ok with it. Plus, the holo-ness redeemed it all.

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Eternal Beauty. 2 coats.
Another saturated color... this is a medium purple holo. Really pretty. Not my usual shade of purple but I do like it a lot.

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Over The Moon. 2 coats.
A medium aqua blue holo that reminds me of Layla Ocean Rush. I am all for blues this year so naturally I had to get this.

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Beyond. 2 coats.
Charcoal black holo. Gahhh... no words for this beauty.

As you can see, these colors are really holographic so it was hard for me to capture a shot to show the base colors on the nails. I was only able to capture them on swatch sticks (on a cloudy day, no less) because the plastic swatch stick dulled the holo significantly (they blaze with rainbow goodness on the underside where I paint the polish) :

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Although the plastic swatch sticks dulls the holo, be rest assured that you can add a topcoat over these beauties to protect them from chipping. Thicker topcoats may dull the holo a little initially but the holo should be back to business once the topcoat dries to a thin film - at least that's my theory. :P I've tried topping them with my usual Seche Vite and it did not seem to dull the holo significantly.

Application for these pretties were excellent. Unlike other fickle holos, I did not have any trouble applying these over my usual base coat, NailTek Foundation II, and they only required two coats for complete coverage. Really, what more can I ask for? Nothing... except more holos? *flutters my lashes*

What do you think of these holos? Which ones caught your eye?

xoxo,
mich

24 comments:

  1. Wow, these are really beautiful. Are they like some other linear holos, that chip super easily?

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  2. These are so lovely :D The purple and blue caught my eye

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  3. I own most of these, but not matter how many times I see them, they just make me happy. These are the new holos to beat in future collections. Your swatches are lovely!

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  4. These are the ones I want. The first set that came out just did not wow me. These I LOVE! Can't wait til they show up in stores :)

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  5. I must be one of the really few people who don't care much for holos ;) But the purple, blue, and charcoal are really pretty!

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  6. Beyond is absolutely stunning! First black holo I've seen :D

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  7. How I love these holos!!! I really need to show mine some love.

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  8. I really love Kismet and Beyond a lot, I might have to get Beyond, it looks amazing! They are the best holos I have tried.

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  9. Oh, these are so gorgeous!

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  10. I am in love with these new Color Club holos! I have had Eternal beauty on for two days now and I can not stop staring at it! It has not chipped at all. LOVE it!

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  11. I already have "Over The Moon" (right now in my hands!) and I'm crazy about it!!! I don't wanna take it off! it's so shinnyyyyy hahahaha I feel like a crow obsessed with shinny things :P

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  12. Agree!
    I've worn them over NailTek Foundation II without topcoat for a full day and I didn't have any chips or tipwear. I added topcoat the next day though so I don't know how long they would have lasted without topcoat. =\

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  13. Thank you!! Yes they are definitely the new holos to beat - especially formula-wise! ;)

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  14. sameee! I couldn't bring myself to buy the first set but I jumped right in with these <3

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  15. Subtle holos sure have their beauty too! I love them as well!
    As always, you pick the colors that I like most myself <33

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  16. It is not the first black holo I've seen but it is definitely a stunner <3

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  17. Yesss!! They will look awesome on you! :D

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  18. I couldn't agree more! They are so holo and yet applied like a dream <33

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  19. I'm glad you like them too Cathy!! :D

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  20. ikr?! The formula is seriously amazing! I love this set so much!!

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  21. So do I!! I do my best not to drool all over it ;P

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