China Glaze’s OMG collection review

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  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: beginning July 2008 through etailers and retailers
  • Contains: 12 holographic nail colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6.00 per bottle
  • Would you purchase again: yes

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s OMG collection

This collection was actually divided into two groups. There was an additional item released at the same time as this collection, the Wireless Holographic Top Coat, which isn’t formally part of either group but has also run out at the etailers and retailers.

These polishes, like most China Glaze metallics, make excellent nail-stamping polishes. These in particular, with their holographic effects, look amazing on larger designs (as opposed to designs with more delicate, thinner lines). The only downside is that they chip relatively easily with no top coat; and any top coat that I’ve tried (Seche Vite, Nubar’s Diamont, Zoya Anchor, even the holographic top coat released along with this collection) damps the holographic effects.

This collection contained:

2BHOT (warm) Colors

  • FYI — metallic golden-taupe holographic shimmer
  • GR8 — metallic yellow-gold holographic shimmer
  • L8R G8R — metallic bright yellow-green holographic shimmer
  • QT — metallic magenta-pink holographic shimmer
  • TMI — metallic tangerine holographic shimmer
  • TTYL — metallic coral-peach holographic shimmer

2BKEWL (cool) Colors

  • 2NITE — metallic dusty blue holographic shimmer
  • BFF — metallic mauve-rose holographic shimmer
  • DV8 — metallic teal holographic shimmer
  • IDK — metallic medium purple holographic shimmer
  • LOL — metallic royal violet holographic shimmer
  • OMG — metallic silver holographic shimmer

And of course the Wireless Holographic Top Coat — top coat with thin scattering of holographic glitter.

The Tronica collection - released in January 2011 - was a group of twelve holographic polishes that were almost a 1::1 correspondence with the OMG colors, minus the high-density prismatic holographic effects. The Tronica collections' holographics were more along the lines of the Kaleidescope colors' "holographics" (scattered holo), where there was iridescent multicolored glitter in the polish, but you didn't get the true rainbow/oilslick effect (linear holo). The color match ups were:

  • 3D Fantasy (Tronica) = TMI (OMG)
  • Cyberspace (Tronica) = FYI (OMG)
  • Digital Dawn (Tronica) = TTYL (OMG)
  • Electra Magenta (Tronica) = BFF (OMG)
  • Hi Def (Tronica) = 2NITE (OMG)
  • Hologram (Tronica) = OMG (OMG)
  • Hyper Haute (Tronica) = QT (OMG)
  • Gamer Glam (Tronica) = IDK (OMG)
  • Laser Lime (Tronica) = L8R G8R (OMG)
  • Mega Byte (Tronica) = GR8 (OMG)
  • Techno Teal (Tronica) = DV8 (OMG)
  • Virtual Violet (Tronica) = LOL (OMG)

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