China Glaze’s Visit Me In Prism review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 943 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in spring 2006 as part of China Glaze's Kaleidescope collection
  • Description: silvered taupe holographic shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • 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 Visit Me In Prism

I was able to find a bottle of this for sale through Amazon, and bought it (yes, it was over $15; no it was not over $25.) I think I see why China Glaze didn't continue this color forward when they brought out the OMG and Tronica collections: with one coat it isn't fully opaque, and with two coats it's almost pewter-silver instead of taupe with holographic effects. Still…it would be kind of nice if China Glaze did a dark brown or a black holographic, even if this silvered taupe wasn't a huge crowdpleaser (or should I say, it didn't make the folks at China Glaze HQ happy - otherwise they would have done it again.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of China Glaze's Visit Me In Prism Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's Visit Me In Prism Nail Files: China Glaze's Visit Me In Prism Nail Files: China Glaze's Visit Me In Prism

When I received my bottle the label was a bit rucked up on one edge, making it look like the label had been peeled off. The distinct bottle design is the same as the other Kaleidescope colors, though, so if this is someone's home-made mix they went to the trouble of finding another empty Kaleidescope bottle and re-using it. They could have possibly gotten the color + holo by using one of OPI's Designer Series polishes as the mix.

...or I could be jumping at shadows, and this could be 100% genuine. Either way, I like this polish, and I wish China Glaze would consider adding darker neutrals (charcoal, dark brown, black) to its next holographic collection. (And smoother holographic effects, like the OMG colors!!)

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