Day 288: China Glaze – Optical Illusion

Hey Dolls,

I have an amazeballz glitter bomb for you today, it is Optical Illusion from China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitters Collection. Optical Illusion is a turquoise microglitter polish with all sorts of different colored glitters, both small and hex shaped medium, that sparkle like crazy, as well as duochrome that flashes magenta-purple. At first I was a little disappointed because these weren’t holographic since the first press release made it seem like they were going to be holographic polishes, but it eventually became known that they weren’t. But as soon as I swatched the whole collection I was beyond amazed I love them. China Glaze calls these chroma glitters, and uses the phrase “holographic-like technology” in its description of these. I was very curious about this, since I understood “chroma glitters”, glitter and duochrome, but I was at a loss as to what they meant by “holographic-like” technology. So, it’s not holo but it’s holo-like?? Turns out that description is pretty dead on. When I look at the polish on my nails sparkling in the light, I can swear it looks like there are small holo glitters in there, but looking at the bottle none of the glitter appears to be holographic! Feels like one way or the other, my eyes are playing tricks on me! The name of this color definitely fits! I swatched Optical Illusion alone and over Wet N’ Wild Black Creme since black  tends to show off duochrome really well. All my pictures are inside and outside to show off the gorgeousness of the polish. This collection is set to come out in march and I did a little searching and there is very few swachtes of this collection out there. I had no trouble with application; it’s quite thick like these dense glitters usually are, but it wasn’t problematic. It dries rough as is to be expected. I’m sure a second layer of topcoat would get it totally smooth. Certainly not the roughest glitter out there! Now I am warning you now this post is picture heavy, now onto the nail porn, until next nail polish, same nail time, same nail channel…..

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