Sunday, June 19, 2011

Battle of the Holographic Polishes: Gosh, China Glaze, Nfu Oh

(drum roll please ..drdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdrd)

Left to Right:
Gosh Holographic, China Glaze OMG, Nfu Oh 61

Who will win the battle of the best holographic Polish?

Who doesn't love holographic these days right? Just take a look on makeupalley, ebay, and other boards and you know that girls are just lemming and hoarding their bottles (or selling for a lovely profit). 

I was fortunate to be able to get all three recently and I wanted to see, which one was the best? Here goes the comparison.

After one coat

Index: Nfu Oh 61
Middle: China Glaze OMG
Ring: Gosh Holographic

After 2 Coats

After 3 Coats

Sorry about the edges!

See a difference?
DH says nope, but to the more knowledgable ladies of the nail polish addict world, we see a HUGE difference.

Here's my breakdown

Best color - most Holographic
Winner: Gosh Holographic
Runner up: Nfu Oh 61

Best formula - easy to apply
Winner: China Glaze OMG
Runner up: Gosh Holographic

Best Packaging
Winner: Nfu-oh
Runner up - China Glaze
Gosh polish packaging is just ugly in my opinnion lol

Best Price
Winner: Nfu Oh 61 (still being made)
Runner up: Gosh Holographic (Discontinued and can run you up to $30 w/ postage)
3rd Place and the most expensive: China Glaze OMG (Discontinued and up to $50 on ebay)

Here are some issues I had with these polishes:

China Glaze:  Easy as pie to apply and has a smooth shiny finish, but doesn't have the best holographic when compared to the other two polishes.  China Glaze took 3 coats to be opaque.

Gosh:  This does not last to save your life, and once you put a top coat on it, the holo dies a little and you are the same amount of holo as in the Nfu Oh.  Gosh took only 2 coat to be opaque.

Nfu Oh:  I had to restart and paint again, if you do not wait until the first coat is dried completely, it will drag and leave bald spots and you have to start again.  This was by far the formula application compared to the two, but the amount of holo that you get worth the difficult application. Nfu Oh took 3 coats to be opaque and 2 different tries to get an even coat.

So ladies, that's my experience with these.  Would I get back ups of any of them? Hmmm...hard to say.  I don't know if I was obsessed with these, because I loved the holo or if I was just a mere victim of the craze that surrounds these?  Would I pay up to $50 for OMG? Probably not, but I can see why some women opt for this over the others, because the formula is just so easy, just like all their other polishes.  Me personally...I'm over the holo craze, just like I'm over the shatter craze.  It is after all, just a craze right?  Don't get me wrong, I'm in awe of the holographic pattern and I think it's really cool.  It reminds me of the 80's and I am after all an 80's baby :)

Disclaimer:  I purchased Gosh myself off of ebay, the other two were given to me by friends.

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