The Holographic Series from Born Pretty Store is a collection of six linear holographic polishes. These coming from Born Pretty mean they retail for less than your usual holos and take a bit longer to ship, but if you love something you can last the two weeks anxiously waiting for it to ship, right? I don’t have that much patience, but you know I try…sometimes. The full collection of these retails for $23.99 although they do have sales off and on when you can snag them cheaper, but that is still less than half what you’d pay for six holos from a U.S. based brand for the same product. I also have a 10% off code you can use for your entire order: SRSLY10
I kind of expected to be disappointed by these, but they actually turned out to be pretty good almost all of them were one coaters and they’re actually jam packed with holo. So overall kind of impressed with them they’re quality, not thick as hell, go on smoothly, and actually have the holo the photos on the site promise. The only thing I would say is a downfall is they have a stronger odor than most U.S. based polishes do, but that’s likely due to a different base and common with overseas brands I’ve tried. These polishes like most of Born Pretty’s do need either a gel top coat or a water based top coat as well.
Each of the swatches shown is two thin coats of polish and one coat of Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat from UNT, then one layer of Top Coat from Glisten & Glow unless otherwise noted. All images are shown under Ottlite bulbs as well. To watch the live swatch click here.
“Pumpkin Carriage” is a deep orange linear holographic that goes on smoothly in two coats and has a bit of a golden shimmer to it throughout the holo. I’m not huge on oranges except during Summer and Halloween, but this is a pretty sexy orange if I do say so myself.
“Gamma Ray” is a bright berry pink linear holographic, this went on smoothly and dries darker than when it applies. Although in some lighting it’s more bright, it really depends I kind of am in love with it though, no surprise as I love pinks and purples.
“Wine Malaga” is a bit of a controversial color for me it may be my monitor but on my computer the preview from the Born Pretty site looks red, but the color I received is a very red orange. Leaning more dark orange than anything, it goes on in just two coats like the others, but as you can see is just not really a red like I thought.
“Papakōlea Breeze” is a deep brown linear holographic, this goes on smooth and seems like it might not be opaque in just two coats, but it actually is. This is also a really gorgeous brown holo, and I’m not even the biggest fan of browns but this one just has something that gives it a little extra umph.
“Jungle Adventure” is a deep green linear holographic that has an ultra bright shimmer of light green to it. This is a gorgeous deep green I wouldn’t normally wear this kind of color, but this is perfect for Fall looks or as an accent to Spring flowers.
“Violet Light” is a deep purple linear holographic, this is definitely a favorite of mine. I love the perfect plum purple of this and played around with it and “Gamma Ray” on a swatch stick to see if they made the perfect gradient like I thought they did, and no surprise they do!
Overall these are gorgeous holos, they exceeded my expectations I know I’ve stated that about, but it is really true. I thought these would be thick and difficult to work with and they weren’t. I really didn’t expect them to go on as smooth as they did and in just two easy coats and then look as gorgeous as promised. So if you love them head on over to the link above and snag up the gorgeous colors you like and don’t forget to use the code SRSLY10 for 10% off your order.