Friday, 28 February 2014

Liquid Sky Lacquer Holo Top Coat Review and Swatch

Well hi there, long time no blog!  Life is just too annoying getting in the way of my nail polish fun.  Today not only has the sun finally come out, but I also have a day off work, yay! I am, of course, using the time wisely to finally show you my new nail polish.

You must know by now that I love holos.  LOVE them.  Somewhere along the way, I saw someone talking about a holo top coat, and was instantly intrigued.  I went onto Google (as you do) to have a look for reviews.  I found alot of swatches but nothing easily findable in the way of reviews, so I thought I'd buy it anyway and do my own review.  So here I am.

Firstly, lets see it:
Pretty rainbows hooray!  In real life it looks mega holo in the bottle, I could look at it all day.  I like the simplicity of the label too, I don't think it needs any more than that.

So lets have a look at some swatches.  The thing I was looking online for the most, and couldn't find, was a swatch of it by itself.  Well, I did one for you.  Here it is:
Just a linear holo sheen which is eminently safe for work.  I really enjoyed having the polish on my nails this way.  It was like my own secret portable rainbow.

But of course, that's not what it's designed for.  I got a nail wheel out and experimented:
It really pops over black!  I think you can click the picture to zoom in.  The two I was most pleased with were the yellow and the white.  All too often yellow holos are actually gold.  A yellow holo makes me happy.  And I don't think I've ever seen a white holo, it does work.

So how about on my nails?  I thought I would go double whammy and swatch over a thermal polish.  I chose In the Mood polish in a shade called Devious.  Here is is "naked":
It is pretty by itself, despite having tricky application, I still use it because I love the end result.  It dries semi-matte though, so I'm thinking a holo top coat might be just the thing.

Here's how it looked:
Application was easy, with no clumping or dragging, and the polish itself was fast drying.  No hassle at all.  This is without top coat, but I did apply a coat of HK Girl Glisten & Glow Topcoat after I took this picture, for longevity.  It didn't dull the holo, so that's another plus.  I got lots of compliments on this mani, and quite a few people asked me where I'd had them done *smug face*.

So what do I think?  I love it!  I don't know how I'm going to resist using it over everything.  I highly recommend.  I bought mine from Mei Mei's Signatures who ship internationally (link) for 17SGD which equates to roughly £8, plus shipping.  It probably worked out around £10 overall as I bought other polishes while I was there so combined shipping.  You can pay by PayPal so don't have to worry about exchange rates and currencies too much.  Considering how much it will save me from buying other coloured holo polishes, I think it's well worth it!  This is my first Liquid Sky Lacquer, and I'm sure it won't be my last.  Any recommendations?

So what do you think?  Are you mad on holos like me?

Until next time...



  1. I love this! It's so pretty over the thermal polish, too :) Great swatches!

    Jess xo

    1. Thank you so much! You need it in your life x x x

  2. *dies* this is beyond gorgeous Wendy! The thermal polish with the holo worked fantastic together. Amazeballs!

  3. Gorgeous! The yellow makes it magical xx

  4. Thanks for all those swatches. You definitively made want to buy this polish!


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