Guys! Did you know that there is an awesome Facebook group called ‘Hella Holo Customs’ that organises member to suggest the creation of fantastic custom polishes with talented indie polish makers! No?! Neither did I until recently! Read on to learn more.
So from what I have learned is, each month two brands are asked if they would like to participate in creating customs for the group. The polishes MUST include a holo aspect, whether it be a little sprinkle of holo, a scattered rainbow, or a more potent, linear holo, as long as holo is included in the creation for the group. Can I say ‘holo’ just one more time!
Members of the group have the opportunity to post inspiration images and everyone goes ahead and ‘likes’ their favourites which are then plucked and chosen, then allocated to a brand. The brand then has to create a minimum two polishes based on the inspiration image. Names are selected, swatches shared and a pre-order begins for the polishes for the month.
I think that about covers it. This month, our very own Celestial Cosmetics was named as a contributor, and I was lucky enough to swatch them. Yay!
So, below is Nicki’s inspiration image.
And, here are the polishes Nicki created!
Poipu Sunset is a coral-toned pink polish with a slight creme-type base. It has an electric pink microflake shimmer, violet sparks and a very strong linear holographic rainbow. It is absolutely stunning and easily my kind of colour! It can lean either cooler or warmer depending on your lighting giving it a slight chameleon effect in different lighting.
It applies smooth as butter, only needing two coats for opacity. My swatches show two coats and no topcoat.
Seriously though! Hokulani is a stunning, STUNNING, vibrant berry polish. It has an absolutely incredible flame and the same electric pink shimmer seen in Poipu Sunset. Even in the shade, this one is stunning with no typical dusky appearance that some holo’s tend to have. It’s just bloody beautiful! I have been quoted as saying this has one of the best flames I’ve ever seen, and I stand by that. There comes along holo polishes every now and then that are just everything! This is one of those for sure!
My swatches show two coats and no topcoat. I will mention that this could easily be a one-coater for those of you with shorter nails than me. It’s superb!
ON THE WAY TO ONOMEA BAY
Nicki was generous this month and added another of her creations for the group and I’m so glad she did! On The Way To Onomea Bay is a vibrant warm, green apple shade with violet and blue sparks and a linear holographic effect. I found that the flecks didn’t really show up outside of the bottle, but hey, who cares because the rainbow is fantastic!
My swatches show two coats and again, no topcoat.
I decided to have a little play around with the first two polishes, so I did a gradient which turned out far more impressive in person than on my camera! Because both Hokulani and Poipu Sunset have a bright pink shimmer through them, they actually blended together perfectly.
I was feeling adventurous, so I used Celestial’s Apocalypse (black creme polish) and hand painted some palm trees and birdies to make this a true tropical sunset mani. This was the first time I had ever done this so please excuse any heavy handedness.
Now for the details! If you like these and find that you need them. You need them, it’s a fact! You’ll need to follow these instructions carefully because the polishes are ONLY available to member of the Hella Holo group.
If you’re already a member of the Hella Holo Customs group, no problemo! You know how it goes already!
If you’re not a member and would like to become one you can visit Celestial Cosmetics page and you’ll find a link and instructions to join there, pinned to the top of the page.
Alternatively, you can email your Facebook account details to hellaholocustomercare(at)gmail.com and Dawn (one of the lovely mods) will take care of you.
So what do you think of these? Do you like a good holo?