I’ve been meaning to post these for a while… I just for some reason never got around to it, and then I found them on my computer and decided that I should post them :)Milani polishes have been increasingly getting more positive buzz lately, especially with their newest collection, the One Coat Glitters, which I purchased one of.They had previously released a Holographic collection, and even though they’ve been out for about a year, they’re still totally available in drugstores, which I think is fantastic. For some reason at my CVS, it’s impossible to find polishes from collections from previous years in other brands. It’s not that they don’t get put out, or that they’re always sold out, they’re just hard to find. The Milani polishes are never hard to find though.They’re also reasonably priced, I believe they’re sold around $4 to $6. You do get slightly less in the bottle, compared to the standard 0.5 fl oz which comes in OPI or China Glaze.Universally, I’ve found that their polishes have a good drying time and are pretty opaque and only need between 2 and 3 coats.
Milani 3D Holographic “Hi Tech”
Light green holographic. For a while, I went through a green holographic phase. I was constantly in the search for them, and I had to have them. I purchased a Nubar one, I went and found the China Glaze one, and then I saw this one in CVS and it was an automatic must have. The holographic pieces in this polish aren’t as small as the China Glaze OMG polishes. They’re also not as packed in there. There’s a clear separation from the holographic pieces and the base color, which you can see in the first coat. If you layer though, it’s really not that noticeable.
When the light directly hits it, you get a gorgeous rainbow effect, especially in artificial lighting. I feel like it goes with all holographic polishes, but in natural lighting, the holograph goes away and you just get the sense that the polish is an intensely shimmer color.
I like this polish though. Definitely a good drugstore purchase.
At the same time that I was on the hunt for green holographic polishes, I was also on the hunt for good Silver holographic colors. I purchased the Nubar one, and have the NFU OH polish on my list of “wants’. This one is a very good polish though. It’s part of the reason that Milani polishes have far exceeded my expectations.
The particles, wear and formula are exactly the same as the green holographic from the same collection. That’s a difficult statement to just put out there because rarely do polishes have the same wear, formula and particles as others from the same collection. Just look at any OPI collection… The Burlesque series was 6 shimmers and 6 glitters and still, I didn’t say that any of them were the same, formula wise. So it was definitely impressive to see this out of the Milani polishes.
I like this the most for layering. I used this in a New Years manicure and layered it over a blue glitter. It was to die for. Very festive. Love!
This was from the newest Milani collection called Rock Star Glitter One Coat. Or something. It has a long name, having to do with rockstars, and glitter. You’ll know it when you see the stand lol.
Unlike the name, I don’t think this is a one coat glitter. Unless it was solely meant for layering. Then yes, one coat is quite enough.
Rarely do people want this particular color as a layering glitter though. It’s called “Silver Dazzle”, but it’s really not a silver at all. It’s a dark gray glitter, the closest I have to a black glitter. The individual colors in the polish are a dark gray and a silver, which gives it dimension. The base is a very sheer, almost translucent gray.
It takes about 3 to 4 coats in order to get a good, solid, dark gray glitter, but it’s worth it. I love the color it gives.
The consistency is very close to the Nubar Sparkles and the glitters they have. The pieces are very small and so the multiple coats don’t make the polish feel overly piled on, goopy, or gross.