What?! You don’t know what is holographic nail polish? Are you serious…? Oh, you think it’s probably ‘much the same as glitter nail polish’… Oh dear. You’re not a nuggle are you? A non naily person…Well, no need to worry. We can fix that quite easily…
Well, first the essentials and let’s be very clear. Glitter and holographic polish are NOT the same thing. Glitter nail polish reflects light and of course that’s super pretty and sparkly and makes you go oooh, but holographic nail polish not only makes you go oooh, but also aaahhh, as it contains a special effect pigment that doesn’t just reflect that light but does something a bit clever and fancy with it (and if they had taught me this in science class I might have paid a bit more attention and be Grand Chief Scientist of All Things Holographic by now…). Anyway, holo pigment actually refracts the light, fracturing the beam into gorgeous rainbows on the nails! Isn’t that cool? Why wear one colour when you can basically wear them all at once?
There are many types of holo pigment: linear pigment creates a uniform linear rainbow; scattered pigment has multiple sizes of holo particles creating a scattered dancing rainbow effect; and glitter holo combines the holo rainbow and sparkly textured glitter for a double whammy holo sparkle effect on the nails! My personal fave! Subtle is not really my middle name I guess….There are also magical holographic nail powders which you can apply over polish to create a flawless uber rainbowy mirror shine! Ahhh, so much holo in the world but so few fingers!
However, you should be aware that holo pigment can be a tad pernickety. It doesn’t play nicely with just any beam of light. Direct sunlight is what really makes those rainbows pop, so intense weather watching will quickly become one of your favourite obsessions! I suggest downloading at least three weather apps. You don’t want to miss a single opportunity to wave your hands around wildly in the sunlight and irritate those pesky nuggles. But if the sun has gone on holiday, which it sadly tends to do in the U.K. throughout the entire ‘summer’ season, then LED and halogen lights are the friends you will need to coax out those rainbows!
So now you have discovered what holographic nail paint is, are you ready to learn how your life will change dramatically by wearing it? Here are a few awkward situations you might find yourself in once you become a fully committed holo lover.
And the best thing about wearing holo nails? You will feel and look like a badass unicorn mermaid. Totally a thing. Although don’t share this insight with a nuggle. They totally won’t get it. Until they wear their first holo.
A little more about your Picture Polish Writer…
Claire lives on the beautiful southwest coast of England, on a constant but currently fruitless search for Ross Poldark. She is also an aspiring writer and supermodel. She suspects she is more likely to succeed in becoming a writer. While awaiting the global stardom that will surely come, she has made it her selfless mission to acquire all the Picture Polishes ever made. She may soon have to buy another house in which to store them.
Thanks for explaing what holographic nail polish is Claire. The Girls xox