The holo hunt continues – and next on the list is Estessimo Tins Alluring Aquamarine!
This stunner has to be one of my favourite holographic polishes yet, if not one of my favourite polishes full stop! Alluring Aquamarine is a bright tropical blue with oodles of rainbow-reflecting glitter that shimmers its way to the surface.
The vibrancy of this polish is what makes it so special; many holos have a slightly pale or muted quality to them but this one bursts out the bottle with all guns blazing and rainbows set to beam. In that respect, it’s similar to another of my favourite vivid holos, China Glaze DV8 – but that one’s more of a teal (plus with the non-sparkly holographic effect) whereas Alluring Aquamarine is a pure and simple bright blue, the colour you thought the sky or sea should be when you were five!
The formula, as with Estessimo Tins Seductive Amethyst, is great (although the rainbow effect isn’t quite as strong) – a quick and easy two coats, neither too thick nor too thin, and with no strange streaking or bald patches either. It dries to a super-smooth shiny finish, crystal-clear in its clarity and cleanness. Unfortunately, it did chip quite quickly (the same thin easy peeling I noted before with holos) but it’s nothing a quick touch-up can’t fix – and trust me, you’ll want to keep Alluring Aquamarine on for as long as possible!
Under artificial light, to show the rainbow holo effect more!
Alluring Aquamarine is one of those polishes that just makes you happy. It’s a bubbly brilliant blue scattered with sunbursts and rainbows – and how can that not be anything but utterly delightful?!
Alluring? Definitely! But awesome, adorable, amazing and astounding would also do just as nicely.
Looks good with: summer brights, sunshine, smiles
Drying time: 5 mins
Coats required: 2
Chips: 2 days
Estessimo Tins Alluring Aquamarine, Winter 2006 More Jewellist Collection
I am totally lemming the Estessimo Tins polishes now that I’ve seen them on your blog – can’t find an online seller though! I’m a total sucker for glitter these days… makes me happy to have my nails sparkle 🙂
Hehe sorry to have created another lemming! I’ve seen them on quite a few sites that look like shops, but given they’re written in Japanese, I’m not entirely sure!
I’m a sucker for glittery nail polish too! Well… as you can from this blog, any nail polish really! 😛