Price: $9 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Storm is a black creme packed with holographic silver pieces of micro glitter. Storm seemed a bit sheer with the first coat, but with two coats it is completely opaque. I used two coats for the swatches. I love holographic polishes and I love black nails, so Storm is right up my alley! I think the color is just gorgeous.
Price: $9 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Yuna described as a warm grey with copper and gold shimmer. It's a tough color to describe; the base is on the neutral side, but it definitely has a blue green tone as well. Yuna is a part of the Ignite collection for Fall 2014. Yuna has a thin and easy to apply formula and the glitter was easy to spread all over the nails. I used two coats of Yuna in the swatch photos.
Price: $8 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.6 fl oz
The Orly Nail Lacquer in Mirrorball is an intense holographic silver with rainbow reflect. I feel that good holographic polishes are hard to find from mainstream nail polish brands, but Mirrorball is absolutely amazing. With one coat it is very sheer, but with three it's completely opaque and gorgeous. The formula of the polish is pretty thin, so it's easy to layer and dries quickly. The glitter does not leave the finished nails feeling gritty, and it also doesn't need a top coat. Three coats of Mirrorball are shown in the swatches.
Price: $12.50 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 12 mL / 0.4 fl oz
The Formula X for Sephora Effect Top Coat in Demolition is a mixture of blue, light green, light pink and white hexes in a clear base coat. In the swatch pictures I used two coats over the bare nails and one coat over the black and white nail. The clear base wasn't too thick or too thin and the brush coated the nails pretty evenly with the hexes. Demolition does not leave the nails feeling bumpy or gritty.
Price: $8.50 * Buy At: Orly's Website * Size: 0.6 fl oz / 18 ml
Orly Miss Conduct is a magenta base filled with small holographic glitter. It was originally released in the 2012 Naughty or Nice collection, but is still available. Although it is a glitter, Miss Conduct has a very smooth feel to the dried nails and has a very opaque formula. The formula reminds me a lot of Zoya Dream. Only one coat of Miss Conduct is necessary, but I used two in the photos.
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 fl oz / 11.8 ml
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Beach Ball is a clear base with matte red, white and blue hexes from the 2014 Passport to Rio collection. Although this polish is in the Rio collection, I (and probably most of you) think of the American flag or the fourth of July when you see this polish. Similar to Carnival, another "glitter" from this collection, the clear base of Beach Ball leaves bubbles and I'm not sure why. I used two coats of Beach Ball in the photos.
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 oz / 11.8 ml
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Carnival is a clear base containing matte light green, black, coral, light pink, light blue and dark blue hexes from the 2014 Passport to Rio collection. The base wasn't too thick and did provide a decent shine to the finished nails. However, it did seem to leave bubbles...which I haven't found in any other Sally Hansen polishes. You do have to work with the hexes to get them to evenly cover the nails, but overall it's pretty nice. I used two coats of Carnival on all my nails, my index and ring fingernail have no base color, my middle finger has a black base and my pinky has a white base.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.45 fl oz / 13.3 ml
The Milani Nail Lacquer in Golden Romance is a shimmery, gold champagne base with larger pieces of gold and pink glitter. Golden Romance is a part of Milani's nail polish collection for Spring 2014.
The brush of Golden Romance is the same as the others in the Milani line, it's a bit on the thin side, similar to the brush in Essie polishes. You can still see parts of the bare nail even with three coats of Golden Romance, but it isn't noticeable unless you really look at it. The glitter in Golden Romance looks really pretty over a white base. Weirdly enough, the gold in this polish looks like a mossy green color when over a black base. I used three coats of Golden Romance on the bare nails (index & middle) and one coat over the nails with a black and white base (pinky & ring).
Price: $8 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 15 mL / 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Dream is a royal blue jelly polish packed with holographic glitter. The jelly formula of Dream allows the glitter to all show through, making this polish look stunning. Many other reviews I've seen make Dream to appear as a duller blue, but on me, Dream is a true royal blue. The formula of Dream was...a dream! It applied so smooth and evenly and even dried quite quickly. Once dried, Dream had a very smooth feel, like a creme polish, not gritty like many polishes that contain glitter. I used two coats of Dream for the swatch pictures. Unfortunately, my camera just couldn't handle all the glitter in the polish, so it is a bit blurry.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.5 fl oz
The Limited Edition Revlon Nail Polish in Elusive is a sheer black base loaded with large and small blue-green glitter. In the swatches I left all the nails with the matte finish, and applied a glossy top coat to my ring finger. As I mentioned, the black base is sheer, which allows more of the gorgeous glitter to show through. The base evened out and was opaque with two coats and quickly dried to the matte finish, I prefer this polish with the matte finish, but you can always add a top coat if matte isn't your thing.
Nail Polishes Swatches