Rainbows & Sparkles : Holographic Polish

Hey there!

Today is Sunday! The exclamation is because it’s perfect! It rained here last night and there’s a mellow breeze blowing in my garden with birds chirping. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember that this is a new side to Delhi, which is normally very very polluted and noisy. Anyway, before I digress further, let’s get back on point – Holographic polishes! When did you first get to know of one? When did you get your first holo polish?

As for me, I’m new to the world of nail polish, so I’d have to say that I first came to know of the existence of holographic polish sometime in January last year ( I know! How late was I to the holo bandwagon!). I got my first holo polish through a giveaway hosted by Foxy Paws Polish – a Danish indie brand.

Since then, I’ve remedied the situation and got myself quite a few holo polishes. I know that there are a lot of bloggers out there who think that holographic polishes are overrated. That’s only cause they’ve had them for so long,they cease to appreciate it! I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them! The plus is, I live in India where we get plenty of sunlight all year round, so If you catch me driving around with my eyes glued to my nails, don’t be surprised.

Today, I’ve used a beautiful coppery holographic polish from KBShimmer. I love KBShimmer! Beautiful range, perfect crellies and not a fault to be found in pretty much any polish they’ve released till date.

Here’s what you’d need to create this look:




Diamond Strength Basecoat – Sally Hansen

Clearly On Top Quick Dry Topcoat – KBShimmer




Run! It’s the Coppers! – KBShimmer

Black stamping polish -Konad


I used the DRK Nails Designer XL 1 for stamping the image. Here’s a look at this beautiful plate!



The possibilities with this plate are limitless! There’s so many elements that we can play with here!

This is what I narrowed down on finally, It’s an Islamic Architecture inspired lattice pattern. These can be seen in many of the old heritage buildings constructed by the Mughals in India (e.g. : The Taj Mahal):



And, here’s the finished look in the shade :








Let the holo craziness begin:






A closer look at the holographic finish is a blurry shot:




I leave you with this last one :



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  1. Aparna Desaisays: Reply

    Very Nice.. Liked it..!! 🙂

  2. Lovely!! I have this shade and absolutely love it.. I can never be bored of holos 😀
    love the pattern you used..

    • Thanks Madhu! I saw your manicure with this polish and it’s really cute!Good to know I’m not the only one who loves holo!

  3. Beautiful mani! I am really late to the holo game…just got my first one at Christmas!! But I was mainly a gel polish blogger before but I’m really getting into indies now 🙂

  4. Divyasays: Reply

    The holo polishes are must have in your stash and you are right about the weather in India and how holos totally compliment it. 🙂
    Your nail art looks like stained glass or the glasses you see in church windows….. totally awesome.. 🙂

    • Hey Divya,
      Thanks for the lovely compliment! Now that you mention it, it does look like a stained glass pattern too 🙂

  5. Hey…i am also holo vergin. Well i do have polish with holo effect but not that where a rainbow strikes your eyeball and your heart dances ohlaala . lol… you know what i mean. Btw this mani is beautiful and looks awesome on you.

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