Although I've been a bit of a nail junkie for something like two years now, and wanted to try ALL the finishes there were, I'd never tried a holographic polish until recently because I was too lazy to order online. When I spotted this polish on clearance, I snatched it up as holographic polishes are rare on the drugstore scene. Today I'll be featuring Sportsgirl Space Jam which I do think was limited edition (as typical with Sportsgirl polishes) but I really wanted to show it!
Being my first holo polish, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, also because I'm not too familiar with the different holo finishes/effects. Space Jam's holo effect is not as strong as others I've seen as it is densely packed full of fine, micro holographic glitters. Although the effect is slightly more subtle and from afar looks more like a silver nail polish, when they catch the light, each glitter sparkles and reflects a rainbow of colours. The effect is absolutely gorgeous and eye catching, but also hard to capture on camera. You might be able to see it a bit better in this photo. The glitters are very densely packed and it only took two coats to achieve the opacity shown. However, the glitters dry down to an almost textured finish, being quite gritty and therefore require top coat to allow the holographic particles to sparkle. It actually took four coats of Revlon Colorstay top coat to get the shiny and smooth finish you see here. This also meant that wear time was amazing - over a week with little chipping. It's also a bit of a hassle but what can ya do with a top coat hungry polish. Because of this, removal was a bit of a bitch, but what's new with glitter polishes?
I did absolutely love the effect of this polish as it still appears neutral, but up close it is absolutely gorgeous and something that grabs the compliments! In future I'll probably use my Essence Peel off Basecoat to make removal easier, but it's definitely worth the extra effort. You guys know I really love Sportsgirl polishes for having innovative polishes that often go on sale, so I definitely recommend checking them out!
Have you tried a holographic nail polish before?