Friday, July 5, 2013

Nail Nation 3000 Swatches - Holos Part 1

Wooooooot! Long overdue swatchesssssss!
I ordered a whole bunch of NailNation 3000 polishes from Llarowe probably about 2 months ago. And just never got around to posting the swatches. All the pictures were taken, swatched and edited together, they just never made it to being published. Better late than never though right?
Within the time of me purchasing these and posting these, it seems Llarowe has stopped selling this particular brand. You can, however, still purchase them on NailNation 3000's Store Envy site, which can be found here.
What first attracted me to this brand was that Llarowe posted about how they made neon holos, which was totally up my alley because a) I'm the holo hoarder and b) neons are the best!
I ended up purchasing 14 NailNation 3000 colors, and have 7 of them to show you in this post.
  • #11 Max-A-Million - pale silvery blue linear holo. The holo is slightly speckled but isn't on the lines of a holo glitter or anything. Opaque in 2 coats. Has a slightly jelly like formula.
  • #29 Soriya - Dark inky black with a slight blue tint, and a holo speckle mixed into a linear holo. This was opaque in 2 coats. I like the mix of holo speckles on top of the linear holo, it's cool and different amongst the other dark holos that I have.
  • #80 Tubular - Shimmery blue base, similar to China Glaze Frost Bite, just a tad lighter though. There's a holo shimmer mixed in, but doesn't really translate into a linear holo. It definitely looks more like a shimmery blue on the nail, as you'll see in the swatches. It's opaque in 3 coats, which the formula allows for easily because it's slightly thinner, so it doesn't get gross and thick on the nail.
  • #81 No Duh! - neon red orange with a delicate holo speckle. The holo is a little stronger in person, but it's definitely not a linear holo. The base color of this is quite unique to my collection, but I really wanted this to be a full on opaque neon with a liner holo instead of a holo speckle. Opaque in 2 coats.
  • #83 Awesome - bright reddish neon pink with the same holo speckle and formula. 
  • #85 Rad - Neon greenish yellow with the same holo. I was expecting the most of this, based off of pictures on Llarowe but again, was slightly disappointed with the lack of linear holo. It's still a cool polish, just not what I was expecting.
  • #87 Fan-Tabulous - berry purpley pink with a linear holo. The formula is like Max-A-Million, in that it's slightly jelly like. 
These polishes range between $12 and $15. I was sort of disappointed, again, in the "neon holo" polishes. I thought they were going to be full on neon holos, instead of neons with holo speckles. However, even though they weren't exactly what I was expecting, they are still unique polishes that I don't have similar items to in my collection, so it wasn't a complete loss. Otherwise, I did quite enjoy the polishes - I always welcome more holos.
If you guys ever come across true neon holos, let me know!







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