I know I’ve mentioned before my fascination with holographic nail polish.Â As gorgeous as they are, they’re often difficult to photograph.Â The flashing-rainbow holographic effect depends on movement, and the perception of the human eye (and may elude the camera lens).Â Nevertheless, I thought I’d try to capture for you one of my favorites, China Glaze Sexagon.
China Glaze famously released two holographic collections, Kaleidoscope (in 2006) and OMG (in 2008). Each contained a silver holographic shade — Sexagon and OMG.Â Both shades are special for their fabulous density of holographic sparkle: opaque coverage. Some polishes look holographic in the bottle, but provide only topcoat-level sparkle.
As holographic (not glitter) shades, both offer the appearance of rainbow particles without actual glitter — they’re smooth as glass and very easy to remove.
I personally prefer Sexagon; the particles are larger (and I like bling). OMG’s particles are smaller, for a smoother appearance and more subdued effect.Â By now, both shades are discontinued and a little difficult to find, but if you stumble across either, I definitely recommend picking them up.