(if you want to see the holo-ness more in depth, please click to enlarge!!)
So today I was pondering which lacquer to use...I've been going through all my untrieds lately (thanks for the inspiration, All Lacquered Up!) and I got to my China Glaze Tronicas. I bought half the collection back around February or March, and of the 6 I have, I've only used 3 of those. So, I decided to try Cyberspace today.
I used 2 coats, no base or top, and it turned out well, I thought. Last time I used a Tronica, I used base coat, which made it go on really streaky and weirdly lumpy-ish. This time was perfect...the formula was spot on. Perfect coverage in 2 coats. I love how holos dry really fast, and sort of matte but with the great shimmer. Also...sorry about the cuticle mess, these pics were taken like an hour or two after doing my nails and I don't exactly have the most steady hand!
As you can tell from the picture, (and as is widely known) the Tronicas were kind of a let-down in terms of holo-ness. Even in sunlight, you can't really see the holo much. Ever since I first got my Tronicas, I've been thinking about this issue, and how some people were so angry that this collection didn't have the same effect as the Kaleidoscope or OMG collections. And today I finally thought...you know, at least China Glaze was awesome enough to make holos, and to listen to the fans that wanted holos. Think of all the brands that don't, and just have collection after collection of pink and red cremes, shimmers, frosts...anything BUT something fun and original. So, yeah, maybe China Glaze could have made their holos more holo-y, but you can't complain since at least they tried.
This is a beige-y shade, but truthfully in some lights it looks a lot like silver. Even without the holo in it, it's still a really pretty, demure shade.
So, to conclude this post, I really love this color, and all the others in this collection that I own. (Speaking of which, I posted Virtual Violet a while back I think...) China Glaze, FTW!