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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NOTD: Starry - My 1st Holographic!

I rarely go to the Real Canadian Superstore in my city, but during a shopping day a few weeks ago, I stopped in because I needed some grocery items. I took a walk through the cosmetics section and was really impressed by the set up and selection. I ended up purchasing quite a few items that were on sale. You can see them in my Shopping the Sales Haul.

During that shopping spree I found this Joe Fresh Holographic Nail polish, named Starry, on sale for only $1.99. Normally, JF polishes are $4 a piece so I quickly snatched up this colour, as it looked like they were clearing them out, and it was the last one in stock.

I was excited to try a holographic, but I have to say, now that I have I am kinda disappointed. I did two coats of polish and you can still see my nails underneath. And it is really hard to see the flash of different colours in person, let alone capture them on camera. I took almost 50 pictures trying to get the few you will see below.

Pros of this polish is that it dries super quick and goes on very smoothly. The formula of Joe Fresh polishes never ceases to amaze me, that's why I will always repurchase from this line. The sliver base of this polish is really pretty, and when you can detect the other colours it is incredibly beautiful.

Cons are that I would need at least 3-4 coats for this to be completely opaque. Also, compared to the Color Club and China Glaze Holos, these polishes are lacking a bit.

I may not purchase any more JF Holographics, but my disappointment in this polish will not sway me from trying other brands.

Have you tried a Joe Fresh Holographic? If so, what are your thoughts on them?


  1. Bummer that the formula is so thin, because this polish looks gorgeous. Of course I'm a bit of a sucker for anything silver and sparkly..


  2. One of the things you might want to keep in mind, is the type of holo: Starry is what's known as a "scattered holo", while the holos you're thinking of (China Glaze) are "linear holos". (one has a scattered rainbow effect, the other the rainbow flashes "as one", and is more iconic).

    Because of Starry's scattered, thin effect, I've seen more people layering it.

    But the scattered look here looks really nice alone (and I think you photographed it really nice, so the 50 pictures was worth it); looks like pixy dust.

    1. Also, since I'm assuming you're Canadian: Check out Shoppers. They carry "GOSH", which has a linear "24 hour" holo for seven bucks (it was a special, so while supplies last).