Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jessica is a Disco Diva! (that's me)

Happy Saturday! Oh, man has it been a busy day... grocery shopping, Costco, laundry, housework. I swear it never ends. Oh, well I just got my chores for the week (mostly) done so I can spend all day tomorrow laboring over my school work. Yaysomuchfun. But really, it feels good to get caught up on things finally.

Recently I mentioned I made my first holographic nail polish purchase from Jessica Cosmetics, it is called Disco Diva. The set comes with the holographic polish and an aqua base. Now, before I go any further I'll say that this was my very first holographic polish AND it required the use of a special base coat, so I went in to this endevour with an open mind. After all was said and done, I was both pleased and disappointed with the outcome. (Don't worry, my disappointment wasn't major.)

All of these photos, save for the very last one, were taken under the light in my kitchen because that is really the only place I could capture the holo effect with my camera. The last photo was taken under the usual lamp I use and it absolutely refused to show any holo effect whatsoever, but it is a good display of what Disco Diva looked like quite a bit of the time.

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Application started with my two usual base coats, Retain and Gelous, prior to the application of the aqua base. The box instructions say to use two coats of the base but I only used one since I already had two layers. Next time I will go ahead and use the second coat just to see if there is any difference. 

I had never worked with a holo polish before so I was completely surprised at what happened when I put the first coat of Disco Diva on my nails. It got all shrively and wrinkley! It did seem to flatten out as it dried and the linear holo effect showed up. It was really weird, honestly, and when it flattened out there were some spots that pulled apart. They looked like little pits. The same wrinkle thing happened when I put a second coat of Disco Diva on, but no extra pitting.

The instructions on the box say specifically to NOT apply a top coat, but I had done some investigating in the blogosphere and found that it wouldn't affect the holo once the top coat dried. It was interesting, when the top coat was applied the linear affect disappeared and the little particles looked like they were fluid again, but appeared unaffected once it was all dry. Go ahead, try and guess which photos in this post are with and without top coat! I can't tell and I can't remember either! lol

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva

Here's what Disco Diva looked like a lot of the time. I won't say it was a majority of the time, but seriously. I was a little disappointed by this but no biggie, Disco Diva won't be an every day polish for me. I will definitely wear it again and see if I can have some fun with it. Wear with this wasn't the best, but that may be partly my fault. I took a really hot, but short, shower the morning after I put this on. I had serious chipping by the mid afternoon and I'm lucky I didn't have a serious break while at work. I did have to do some filing on my right index finger though, I had the corner of my nail break off where there was a big polish chip. Womp Womp. 

You can also see in this photo the pits in the holo I was talking about.

Jessica Cosmetics - Disco Diva


I can't lie, this polish has given me the holo bug. I went out and got my hands on Dragon and St. George from Adina and I've ordered some Color Club holos too. 

Just one question for you gals, has anyone else had the weird wrinkley thing happen when using holo polishes and aqua bases?

1 comment:

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...