Hey everybody! It's been a while since I got all cheap on you, hasn't it? We all spent too much money at Christmas, so we're in the mood for something cheap, right? RIGHT! You might remember that I told you about a store in NC that I love to visit when I'm there that sells perfume, tobacco, and discontinued cosmetics (go ahead and chuckle...it IS rather funny). Well last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting said store...and there is was, bathed in sunbeams...a huge bin of Milani 3D Holographics for $1.50 each. I wiped the drool off my chin and snagged the entire collection! YAY! :)
I won't tire you with loads of pesky details after every picture. Let me just say that the 3D Holographics collection are jellies with a wonderful, mistake-free formula. I used 3 coats of each polish due to my persistent
First up is Digital, a rosy pink.
Next is HD. This polish is silver in the bottle...but see how not-so-silver it is on me? I thought, "Ugh, are my nails THAT discolored?" Of course, they ARE, but it made me wonder why this one looked so gold-ish...well, the blurred bottle shot shows quite a lot of gold holo particles! So it sort of looks in-between gold and silver.
Next is Hi-Res, a medium purple. Looks good enough to eat!!
Now this one is as gold as it gets: 3D. This one looks like liquid gold on the nail.
And I saved my favorite for last...a light blue beauty called Cyberspace. <3 Look at all the colors peeking through in this one...
You may have read about these before...the holo effect is different from other polishes because there is something about the particles that looks slightly irregular, almost like tiny shards. They are like a linear/scattered hybrid, with the linear effect being strongest on Cyberspace and HD. Another bonus is that you don't need sunlight to watch them glow.
I was so pleased with this Cheapskates Files score...not only are these awesome, but they're antiques too...these came out over 4 years ago! :)
I hope you've enjoyed today's attempt at making you feel better about your out of control hobby. Have a lovely day! <3