My sister spotted these last week at Sally’s and was nice enough to pick me up a few. I will admit, I was pretty excited to get my hands on these polishes. I like the idea of the collection, and from what I had read and seen the colors seemed interesting for holos and I was psyched!
Though, my confusion and slight disappointed set in when I saw the bottles. The polish, as you may be able to tell, doesn’t look very holographic in the bottle. It looks like….a bad holo. And in doors, this is mostly the effect I am getting out of this polish, with some subtle holo going on in bright, indoor lighting. It’s more holographic on the nail than in the bottle.
Digital Dawn is a sort of peachy, rose pink, odd color. It has a touch of brown in it. I asked for this one because specifically because I don’t own many pinks or peaches (not really colors for me) but it seems sort of “ugly” so I wanted to give it a go. For some reason, I actually really like the base color of this polish. It wold look really nice on darker skin tones. I used two coats and got full coverage. The formula was like butter, smooth and not too thick.
It is unforunately pretty cloudy and gross outside today, so I wasn’t able to get any sunlight photos. I wanted to post this as soon as possible though. But as you can see, this holo doesn’t come to life very much outside either. I mean, you can see it (click to enlarge for a better view) but it’s basically not what we want from a holo. I might like these for the summer on my toes better or something.
We all are aware that China Glaze KNOWS how to do holos (OMG / Kaleidoscope collection) so I’m not sure why they didn’t deliver what we like. A great, in your face, holographic nail collection. It’s like they skimped out. These don’t compare to OPI DS, or other great, true holographic polishes and it’s disappointing. I feel like they didn’t want to give us awesome holo polishes. The theme of this collection is perfect for it; they had the opportunity and they didn’t deliver.
I almost feel as though the subtle holographic effect of this collection..may have been on purpose. It’s such a bum out that maybe they intentionally didn’t go truly holographic. If CG had given us a great holographic collection, I think we would have been willing to spend a few extra dollars on a bottle since holos can be more expensive to produce.
If it’s sunny tomorrow I will edit this post with some sunlight photos. But as for now, I am saying save your money for better quality holo polishes. I want my rainbow holo sparkle!
EDIT: Digital Dawn in sunlight photos. It looks nice and holographic. I love it in the sunlight, it’s so pretty.
Where to Buy: Sally’s / $ 6
How are you guys feeling about these? Does Tronica seem to be disappointing you? Or do you still like the colors?