Monday, May 4, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Visit Me In Prism



OK, I'm sure most of you have seen your fair share of the China Glaze 2006 Kaleidoscope collection by now, but regardless I'll make an additional contribution today! :)

This is "Visit Me In Prism", which is a silvery lilac holographic shade.
The Kaleidoscope collection has been discontinued, by the way; so I would highly recommend picking up the ones you like before it's too late.

Here's a short (?!) anecdote describing my "relationship" with this one...

I picked up Visit Me In Prism quite some time ago, (I think it was back in January) tested it in my bathroom one dark evening and thought to myself; "what's all the fuzz about? This is nothing special; I don't even like it! I can barely detect any holo"!! So I put it away...
The other day when browsing through my slowly growing stash of polish, I picked it up again, and I thought; "well, today is sunny; let's try it again and see if I feel differently about it now when I can look at it outdoors in the sunlight".
And I did... It's all about lighting with these! Inside, this looks like a flat, dull, kind of boring silver, nothing special at all (which is the reason I didn't like it when I first tried it), but...go outside in the sun and...WOWSA...it comes alive!! The holographic effect in these polishes demands bright light or outdoor direct sun to fully show up. Which is obvious if you read China Glaze's product description of these: "Light refracting particles suspended under a lustrous, smooth surface in a stunning kaleidoscope of color". Light refracting are the key words here, they need light... ;)

Anyway, the formula is great; it goes on wonderfully, dries fast to a completely smooth finish; no chunks, no grit. The swatches are three coats; as always they are clickable for larger view ;)









Shade.
Flat looking, dull, boring...
You can barely see the holo, it's nowhere near as much as outdoors or under bright light...














I also picked up "Sexagon" from this collection; I'll swatch that one for you very soon.


What's your take on this collection? Which are your favorites?

See you soon; have a great day/evening!

xoxo

18 comments:

Alexlyndra said...

That one was really dull, I agree. Sexagons holo is so much more visible than this one!

Mary said...

That is stunning in the light, I agree! I wonder what it would look like as a lyering polish, just one coat over a darker color.

clockwork said...

I really does come alive in the light.

Nixxy said...

They're all favourites! hehehe :)

Karin said...

So nice that it has a smooth finish. It really bugs me when it is gritty feeling to the touch, but I love microshimmers on my face -- then again, they aren't gritty, even in lipglosses.

Vanessa said...

Hi Alexlyndra!
Great to know about Sexagons holo :)

Hi Mary!
Now you got me wondering too! Will have to try that soon ;)

Hi Clockwork!
Yes, it really does ;)

Hi Nixxy!
I hear ya.. #:D

Hi Karin!
I agree; I don't like that gritty touch either, whether it's in nail polish or lip glosses.. ;)

*Nehs* said...

wow! I so love the nail colour! so pretty with your beautiful hands.

Vanessa said...

Hi Nehs!
Thank you so much! ;)

Brooke said...

My take on this collection is : It rocks!!! I LOVE this collection soooooo much!

Vanessa said...

Hi Brooke!
Great!! :)
I'm going to pick up He's Going In Circles and Octa Gone Wild before they disappear .. ;) Do you have these in your stash?

krista carlson said...

very pretty Vanessa...I really like that color!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Krista!
Thanks; I think it's a good choice for sunny days ;)

Miss Yaya said...

oooooooo i must must must have this!

Vanessa said...

Hi Miss Y!
Go get it, girl!! ;)

Tuli said...

This one is absolutely stunning ! and it looks so great on you ! I'm planning to order How about a tumble ? from this collection

Brooke said...

I have the whole collection! When I heard that it was going to be discontinued, I got them all. I was even thinking I might need to snatch up a few back ups of the colors I really like!

Vanessa said...

Brooke;
LOL, I could have guessed you have all of 'em...;)

Lucy said...

I think I have most of them Vanessa. I just checked my list! I need to buy more than I thought, Oh God I need more money. I was trying not to buy too much. That's not working. I bought 4 Rescue Beauty Lounge and 9 NYX polishes.