May 3, 2013

China Glaze Hologlam Infra Red

Base: none
Color: two coats China Glaze Infra Red
Top: none
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
China Glaze Infra Red was purchased by me. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

After basically foaming at the mouth over the China Glaze Hologlams for what seems like months, when swatches finally started to surface, I was kinda meh about the whole collection. I didn't run out to buy any of them, but recently I ordered two on Amazon because I had an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket. Today I'm wearing China Glaze Infra Red, the polish I was most looking forward to from the Hologlams. Infra Red is not really red, it's more of a slightly reddish magenta holo. The holo is subtle and hardly visible indoors. The first two pictures are outside in the sun, the one right below is outside in the shade.

Infra Red was pretty easy to apply for a holo though. I did not use any base coat or top coat, I never do for holos. I feel like it usually just makes a mess of them/makes them harder to apply. This is just two coats of Infra Red and it's pretty well pigmented. I do usually do slightly thicker coats with holos too, thin coats lead to patchiness in my experience. The picture below is in direct sun and is the most holo I saw this polish look the whole time I wore it.

As others have noted, if you're looking for blinding rainbows, look elsewhere. For a smooth velvety, subtle holo, the China Glaze Hologlams may be worth a shot. I like Infra Red a lot now that I am over the disappointment of these not being super holo.

Happy Friday!! Hope you have some fun plans this weekend! I have a nice plan to do basically nothing tomorrow!

China Glaze Infra Red is available now on or on

China Glaze Infra Red was purchased by me. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.


Kimberley said...

Pretty color!

Never Enough Nails said...

It is TikiBarbie! I like it a lot now actually!