I received some awesome nail mail earlier this week. In a pretty sweet case of nail polish serendipity, the lovely and talented Karine of Karine's Vernis Club and I won each other's giveaways, and I was pretty much bouncing around the house Tigger-style when I learned what she was giving me. A few years ago China Glaze came out with a collection of twelve holo polishes, named after text-speak phrases, all linear, and all very hard to find now. Karine sent me the dark purple of the bunch, called LOL. This polish is special for many reasons, not the least of which being the glaring absence of a good purple holo in my stash and my love for the phrase lol. You may or may not have noticed/become slightly annoyed at my excessive use of it in my posts and comments. lol.
Gorgeous. LOL's holo isn't super strong, but the color is really saturated and it's another holo that doesn't go off and look dingy as soon as you take it out of direct sunlight. lol. The formula on this is somewhere between a Layla and a Butter London holo. I used my regular top and basecoats, and there was a minor amount of balding and pulling. Two coats evened everything out nicely, and the topcoat didn't dull the holo effect. lol.
So why is this the last holo of the year? Well, the rain comes this weekend, and if you live in the PNW you now what that means.... Sunny days will be hit and miss from now till March. lol. (lol.)
A MILLION thank yous to Karine again for gifting me with this gorgeous polish!! Thank you all for reading, and have a fabulous weekend. lol.