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Monday, March 7, 2011

WTF....Where is all the holo!?!?

Okay so I have heard that the China Glaze Tronica collection was a semi let down, and now I agree. It is nothing like the holo in the OMG collection :( I still think they are pretty, but just could have been sooo much more. Oh well. Well when I stopped at Sally's and saw them, I grabbed 4 and 2 of the new Finger Paints, mainly because the rings they came with were so freaking cute.

Here is what I got
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Finger Paints Aren't You Glad-iolous?, ChG Gamer Glam, ChG High Def, ChG Hyper Haute, ChG Laser Lime & Finger Paints Chrysanthe-mum's the Word

and since I am so impatient some days, I wanted to try them all, so I did :)

Then trying oh so hard, I wanted to see the rainbow, and while it was slightly there, it was nothing like the OMG's. (maybe the sun was too bright, lol)

50 comments:

  1. I've not been reading you long, but this has GOT to be my favorite one yet!

    I really want the green and purple ones... how much do they generally retail for?

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  2. I love this!!

    http://rachlovesleopardprint.blogspot.com

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  3. Is Tronica a new collection? If not, when did it come out?

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  4. This looks so cool! I wore Cyberspace the other day and I thought it was a real letdown until I got it in the sun- WOW. It looked amazing. While the holo is lacking, the formula on these is really good.

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  5. Thanks you guys!!

    Twirly, I got mine on sale 2 for $10 at Sallys.

    Alex, this collectio is new. My Sally's just put theirs out :)

    Rachel, yeah they are still pretty, I just wanted the wow factor of the OMG's. lol

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  6. These look a lot like Milani's holos, which were similarly disappointing to me.

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  7. I love the stripes! I am disappointed in Tronica, though, at least from the swatches I've seen. I don't think I'll be getting any of them.

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  8. You know, they're still very pretty. This makes me laugh, because the the other day I couldn't figure out how to choose between glitters, and I ended up doing stripes, as well.

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  9. They're pretty, but they're definitely nothing like the lovely linear holo's that we have fallen in love with!

    I am pacified for now though.... I added 2 Nfu Oh Holos to my collection, which I will probably be playing with today! :D Also my friend that's doing a swap with me from the Netherlands (She follows my blog) is getting me some Gosh Holo! :D

    I'll still be getting a few of these... I love the Magenta one and Techno Teal.

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  10. That looks awesome! I know they aren't the linear holo's, but they're still pretty & your rainbow design makes them look so cool!

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  11. cute manicure! however the fact that they werent the type of holo i was expecting was exactly the reason I didn't pick any of these up ;/

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  12. The combination of all four colours is very nice, much better than each polish on its own. Ah, I might have to try this kind of manicure.

    Keep up the great blog posts, I draw a lot of inspiration from your pictures! :)

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  13. Wooow girl, this is just amazing! Hey, can you tell me what to do to get on your blog roll :-)? If you don't mind me asking! I found so many interesting blogs here, it's crazy good!

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  14. You have such cute nails!!! wish I could do that :)

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  15. You may not have been all that impressed with the colors, but putting them together like that looked really cool to me!

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  16. Ok I have been stalking your blog for quite some time and I think this is my first comment! YAY! Though I do agree with the lack of dazzle I still love how you did the design. Lastly I think that Finger Paint polish is quickly becoming a fave of mine. I will have to pick up those 2 colors. Great blog!

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  17. I got Electra Magenta over the weekend and my Sally's only had 2 other shades left. I was very sad. Though after looking at swatches and seeing that it's not as holo as OPI DS Glamour (it's the only other holo I own), I'm kinda wishing I'd gotten something else.

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  18. Ok, I love this mani. Brilliant!

    Thanks for swatching these...you just saved me money. I love ChG and think it's probably the best out there right now, but this is a letdown.

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  19. Beautiful! Love the stripes! I'm actually wearing Cyberspace on my tips today with Essie Jazz... they're almost identical in color. Yay neutrals!

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  20. Have you used the Chrysanthe-mum's the Word yet? I used mine as soon as I came home and it seemed to be really thick. I did not like it that much. I love the color, but it was a pain to put on.

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  21. regardless of if this didn't holo or not, I LOVE IT.

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  22. I love how smooth it all looks.

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  23. That's why I'm not getting this collection, looks pretty but is just a weak holo polish, nothing impressive (imo)

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  24. Where dit you get the tronica polishes? I want them so bad.. Seems like the finishis a lot like the OPI DS series, and I'm on love with them.
    Can't wai to try them!

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  25. Thanks you guys!!

    Jennifer, whoo hoo, great minds think alike!!

    Amber, yeah I LOVE the Nfu-Oh holos!!

    Rasta, I just started following you, and when I update my blogroll tonight, I will def add you ;)

    Harri, I do know how you feel, but I guess I didn't feel too bad since they were on sale 2 for $10, I'm such a sucker for new things, lol.

    Me, I haven't tried them yet, I would suggest adding some thinner i yours was too thick, that's hat I always do in that case :)

    About Just Breathe, I got mine at Sally's Beauty store.

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  26. Such a cute mani! I definitely agree that this collection is not very holo. They could have done much better!

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  27. Are these available online already? I live in the netherlands so unfortunately so sally's for me :(

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  28. Do you know if this works for konad stamping? I heard the OMG collection worked well for that and since I don't own any of those it might be nice to pick these up if they work! =)

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  29. I like this alot! such clean lines too.

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  30. Yes not really holo :/ but.. Omg i love the mani ><
    The purple is cute.

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  31. love your mani!!! very pretty!! im quite disappointed with this collection eventhough the colors are pretty.

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  32. Tronica's holos are not holos. I don't know WHY they advertised them as holos. Lies and propaganda, I say!

    This manicure is sooooo cute, though! It's so fun and summer-y! : D

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  33. not so holo but for sure a cute mani!

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  34. This is up there in one of my favorites of your tape mani! The colors together are amazing! Omg, they look so beautiful together! ^__^

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  35. I love what you did with the holos. I felt exactly the same way as you when I saw them at Sally Beauty Supply. meh. Not very holo-y. I actually passed these up.

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  36. I LOVE how this turned out!! It's so spring, like a Easter egg!
    Would it be possible to do a picture tutorial?

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  37. Thanks you guys!

    Just Breathe, I don't think they are yet unless you try eBay. These were a Sally Beauty and Cosmo Prof exclusive :(

    Mandy, that I don't know...yet, but I will be sure to let you all know if they are stamp worthy :)

    Beauty, I can def do a picture tutorial on this :) It might be a few days though

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  38. Wow! O_O Amazing! I must learn how to do this~~

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  39. Love what you did with these pretty colors! It looks a-maze-ing!

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  40. not interested in getting the tronica collection myself BUT that mani is awesome!!!

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  41. I would love to learn how you did the stripes like that!!! SO pretty! I just found out about your blog tonight and LOVE it!! :) You are very talented!

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  42. oh my gosh, I just read through your tips section.. Okay I couldn't get my China Glaze black Crackle opened after I used it once.. I put on 4 rubber bands.. 2 on the top 2 on the bottom and it came open! your so smart! Goodness Girl what would I do without your nail knowledge!?

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  43. OMG...THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOUR AMAZING ABILITY TO DO NAILS.. YOU ARE 100% AWESOME..!!

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  44. thanks Good I've the OMG!

    but you have the most beautiful pratice nails art!

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  45. This mani is so cute that I had to share a pic of it (with credit, of course) with my twitter followers!

    I've had my Tronica polishes for awhile and I just happened to get them a week after I ordered all of the OMG polishes off of ebay so I was a little disappointed. Still, they're pretty polishes... just not very holographic. I'm just happy to have the OMG polishes. I love them.

    Speaking of Twitter, do you have a Twitter page, Erika? I'm twitter.com/tahillia if anyone wants to follow me/be followed back. I post nail pics on there since I don't have a blog.

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  46. Aww thanks you guys!!! I will try to get a turorial up soon :)

    Antoszewskia, YAY, I'm glad I was able to help :)

    Tracie, thank you so much! I will have to check it out. As for a Twitter, I don't have one, sorry :(

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