It's been a rainy, dreary April so far, but we actually had some gorgeous sunlight a few days ago. And as usual these days, my first thought when I looked out the window and saw that bright, beautiful sunlight was, "Ooh! Time to swatch a new holo!"
I've been wearing Color Club Kismet as a pedicure for a couple of weeks now (my toenails hang onto nail polish forEVAR) and just waiting for the first really sunny day to do a manicure with this puppy so that I could get some good sunlight pics of the linear holographic shine, but I'd forgotten something about these Color Club Halo Hues: they don't need bright sunlight to look amazing.
Color Club Kismet, from the spring Halo Hues line, is a golden chartreuse, a sort of lemony lime linear holographic polish, and once again, I'm in love. Fully opaque in two coats, and top coating didn't dull the incredible shine. I spent the entire two days I wore Kismet in constant danger of hypnotizing myself, just lightly waving my fingers in front of my face and staring at the rainbows it kept throwing off, even in perfectly normal interior light.
Of course, I had to snap this beauty in sunlight as well, but the holographic flare was almost too much for my hard-working camera to handle. But yeah, flare this strong with the rich colours of the bottle. It was very literally dazzling. I did notice that in brighter, more direct light like this, the base leans more towards its lemony highlights.
Back inside, the holo wasn't quiiiite as strong, but this is an accurate representation of how it really looked. No special lighting or flashes--I just folded back the pillowcase that usually diffuses my light box lamp (yep, I got a high tech setup, me) and snapped my pics as usual.
Lesson learned from the winter collection, when I bought two at first and then had to go back and hope they still had more, I grabbed several of these spring Halo Hues this time. Now hopefully I can remember lesson number two, which is that I don't have to wait for a bright, sunny day to wear the others!
By the way, in addition to being fully awesome, Color Club Kismet also came in handy as a diversionary tactic. Husband was talking about something no doubt fascinating and vital, but I wanted to butt in, so I held up my nails and tried that little hypnosis wave I'd been doing on myself all day. Sure enough, he trailed off mid-sentence and started to stare, allowing me to comment at leisure. Go, Kismet!
(Yeah, I'm gonna pay for that one. >_< )