Happy Labor Day! I thought I'd be posting copious amounts of holos between whenever it was that I said I would and now for two reasons... First, SUNNY AUGUST WEATHER and second, I'm realllly stoked about the fall collections and I wanted to hold off on wearing the more traditional colors until September. Well, sunny August weather didn't exactly happen. It's been rainy, overcast, and humid as hekk. The last couple days, however, have been gorgeous. Also, I went on a fall polish swatchfest last night and I found myself wanting nothing more than to rock a light, a bright, or perhaps...
...the glorious emerald green holo that is Nubar Reclaim.
Reclaim's awesomeness does not lie in the strength of the holo. It's along the lines of this spring's China Glaze Hologram collection in rainbow strength. Here's a link to ChG Strap On Your Moonboots (which I love) for comparison. Reclaim's strength lies in the fact that it is a spectacular shade of green with a decent linear holo. Much like the white holo, the dark green holo remains fairly elusive and Reclaim, while it was released in 2009, remains the benchmark of medium/dark green holos. If you know of any more, I'd love to be made aware.
Reclaim is a well behaved holo, gliding on over my normal basecoat, not pulling, opaque in two coats, not dulled by topcoat.
C gave this to me in my Christmas sock last year. He got it off amazon for something like $6 shipped. (I know this because it was on my wishlist). I just checked amazon again and it seems the price has gone up a bit. Well, I guess I'll treasure mine all the more... -_-
Thanks for reading and I hope your day is sunny and funny! ☼