04 February 2013

Color Club Halo-Graphic

Today I have another one of the Color Club Halo Hues, Halo-Graphic, a beautifully holographic, dusty pink. The linear holo effect is every bit as strong as the other Halo Hues I've tried, but the base colour itself is also more pronounced. Of the two pinks in this collection, Halo-Graphic is the darker, more pigmented one, which is why I chose it, and along with Blue Heaven and Cherubic, it's a great addition to the collection!

Color Club Halo-graphic swatch

I'd hoped my outdoor photography might fly under the "baffled neighbour" radar this time, but it was not to be. One gentleman was so perplexed that I got the complete owl, with his head swiveled almost a full 180 degrees and a look of bewilderment on his face at what the crazy lady was doing, but considering I get much the same confused look for holding the door for people here (apparently that's wildly strange), I'm not going to stress it. Worth it to show this puppy off in daylight!

Color Club Halo-graphic swatch

Still, part of the reason I've been so into this collection is that while the holographic effect is bananas in direct sunlight, it's also beautifully brilliant indoors. A lot of holographic polishes, both linear and scattered, fade to a nice (but less impressive) shimmer inside, but every Color Club Halo Hue I've tried has been full-on stunning, even in a dimly lit hallway...

Color Club Halo-graphic swatch

 ...which my light box is not, but this is still without any flash to boost the holo effect. Plus I particularly like the soft, lilac-leaning pink of Halo-Graphic. I only have one or two more Halo Hues from the Christmas-time collection to swatch, but from what I've seen of the upcoming spring-time additions, they won't be my last!

31 comments:

  1. This polish is absolutely stunning!!! Why on earth have I not worn mine yet?

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    1. Thank you, Marisa! I keep waiting for nice, sunny days to wear mine and take pictures, but I think I'm also enjoying still having a couple to look forward to. ;)

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  2. I'm drooling! I have been lemming over these Halo Hues for so long, why I didn't pick them up when I saw them is beyond me!

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    1. Thank you, Heather!! Good news is, I'm sure you know, there are more coming really soon--and I am gonna jump all over them when they get here! :P

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  3. This is so pretty!! Hahah the 'owl' XD!!

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    1. Thank you, Ash! Hehe, he looked so funny--even funnier than the chick with her hand in the bushes! :)

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  4. Must. Buy. Them. All! I have had my eyes on this collection. I've seen it on eBay. Where do you buy your US polishes? They are very few and far between (and expensive) over here. I would have I buy online I'm sure.

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    1. Oh yeah, there was an "Oh my gosh your swatches are so pretty" in between the lines there. :)

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    2. Hahaha, thank you very much! There's a store here that imports, but they only carry a few brands (CG, OPI, Orly, Essie, Zoya, Color Club, Jessica, Nubar...actually come to think of it, that's more than I thought!). They're a little more expensive than they would be in the States but still nowhere near as pricey as in salons. Or in Japan! Wow, when I was there over Xmas, OPI was something like $21US a bottle. Insane. Hope they're not that high for you too!

      There's also one drugstore chain that sells Revlon in its larger branches, and I have a few grocery bags of polishes from my last trip to the US that I'm very slowly going through. ;)

      Online may not be a bad bet, though--if I find any good sites I'll pass them on!

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  5. I just got the orange, black, purple, and (two) the blue from the new collection and they're SICK! I only have Blue Heaven (two as well. I have a blue problem) and Harp On It and love them to pieces!

    I always get strange looks when I stand in the driveway to get my pics since I try for sunlight whenever possible. Haven't caught anyone owling me yet though!

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    1. Hi, Jen!! I've missed your guts! Ermagerd, can not wait for the new ones--the colours look amazing. I definitely have a blue problem too, and between the upcoming CC and China Glazes, I'm about to get so, so many. :D

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  6. Hahaha, I would love to see those faces LOL
    It's a beautiful polish :)

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    1. Thanks, Maria! It was so hard not to bust out giggling at that guy's expression--he was so confused! >_<

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  7. Oh wow how amazing is this polish, I'm like a magpie and love all things shiny and sparkly, I don't think you can get this varnish here in Ireland, so jealous as it's so gorgeous..:) xx

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    1. Thanks very much! Haha, I am such a magpie too--Husband likes to tease me for being highly susceptible to BSO's (Bright Shiny Objects).

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  8. I love this...have you picked up any of the new ones yet? I might have to get me some!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! Not yet, but I'm sooo eagerly waiting for them to get here. I'll probably just get the whole collection this time--the colours look amazing!

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  9. beautiful photos! this one is sooo pretty!

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  10. My hubs got me the entire 2012 Halo-Hues collection for Christmas and I literally carried them from room to room for about 3 weeks just staring in amazement at the wack-a-doodle amount of rainbows in each bottle. I LU-HUV that these holos (A) don't need a special base coat and (B) are opaque in 2 coats (most colors anyway)!! I'm seriously jones-ing for the 2013 collection!!

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    1. Haha, well done, Stacy's hubs!! And yes, I totally love that about these too--no special treatment or fussing needed, they're just effortlessly awesome. Can't wait for the new ones either! :o)

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  11. Love the outside photos of this baby! Absolutely magical.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I'll consider the weird neighbour looks totally worth it. ^_^

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  12. I just LOVE this one! The subtle blush color makes this a very sophisticated holo!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie!! I really love the soft pink of this one too. ;)

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  13. It would be funny to see also the face of the gentleman trying to understand what you were doing! :-) Beautiful holo! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Tanja! It was everything I could do not to laugh out loud--I think he thought I was a crazy person. :P

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    1. They really nailed this whole collection--thanks, Nory!!

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