Saturday, August 27, 2011

Nails gone wild with Octa Gone Wild

Octa Gone Wild - 2 coats with top coat (artificial light)

Here I present you Octa Gone Wild from China Glaze, one of my biggest lemmings. Not surprisingly, it is another holo from the discontinued Kaleidoscope collection.

I remember this polish as a soft purple holo when I was looking at swatch photos online, therefore I am a bit surprised when it is actually a periwinkle blueish purple (i.e. bluple). I don't mind though, because bluple is my favorite polish shade!


Like other polishes from the Kaleidoscope collection, Octa Gone Wild is packed with large scattered holo particles, which also gives a medium linear effect. How awesome is that! A polish with both scattered and linear holo! I'm in love...

The formula however, is somewhat tricky. This is the first time I have experienced bald spots with holo polish,  and it took me 3-4 coats to even the layers out. Luckily the dry time is relatively quick, so at least the application process is less painful.

Octa Gone Wild is almost the strong holo version of Catrice Dirty Berry, another favorite polish of mine (can't you tell I love periwinkle?). Unfortunately though, both could be HTFs if you don't have access to Catrice, which is a European drugstore brand. I will be swatching more untried Catrices from my stash, so watch this space!

5 comments:

Connie said...

That is so pretty, I wish I had gotten into polish earlier so I could have gotten all those colors when they were readily available. I missed out on alot.

CaCa said...

Connie: I missed out on all the CG holos too, so now I have to pay premium to get my hands on them, it sucks but what could we do :(

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

very pretty!!!!

Periwinkle said...

Oh wow, that's even more gorgeous than what other pics would one believe.

Jacki said...

gorgeous!