What’s the best HOLO top coat?! (click if holosexual)

What’s the best HOLO top coat?! (click if holosexual)


Holo, everyone, it’s me. I said ‘holo.’ ‘Y get it? Holo. Holo? Heheheheh. *Funky Intro Music* And today we will be doing one of the most top requested experiments on this channel EVER: What’s the best Holo Top Coat? Let me just preface this by saying that this is a very tricky experiment. ‘Cause it’s not one of those things where one specimen is clearly BETTER than the other… Much of it is up to personal preference, in other words “How much holo do you want on your nails?’ or “What kind of holo effect do you want?” The other thing is that I will only be testing eleven different holo top coats I’ve acqired over the past year or so… Therefore I don’t have every single holo top coat in the world. Apparently some people think that this video series is unfair because I don’t test every single product out there- But, like, seriously, what do you think I am? Someone on ‘Hoarders: Buried Alive’? Obviously I don’t have every single holo top coat out there. BUT just to be clear, this video is about what my opinions are of the eleven that I will show you here today. Thought that was clear, but I guess I gotta spell it out for some people. Before we begin, if you don’t know what a holo is, there’s another video for you that explains the difference between holos and other shiny nail polishes. And if you don’t know what a nail polish is, I’m not sure why you’re here, but you’ve definitely found the weird part of the Internet. We’re glad to have you. In my ‘What’s a Holo/Are You Holosexual’ video I mentioned how there’s two main kinds of holo. Linear Holo and Scattered Holo. For today’s video I’m going to pick my favourite holo top coat from each group, because they truly have different effects on the nail and it all depends what kind of holosexual look you’re going for. As always, I will link all the contenders in the video description box. But I’ll also point out which top coats are ‘Indie’, meaning made by smaller nail polish companies, and which ones are drug store brands. I did get some of those. I know. Wow, it’s miracle. First off, no nail experiment could be completed without my trusty peel-off base coat. Mmm, yellow nails. Taste so good. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to do this. Nope. No, I wouldn’t. I would suffer. A lot more. Than my nails have during my experiments. Next, I’m adding one coat of my favourite black polish from my ‘What’s The Best Drugstore Black Polish?’ video, because holo top coats are best seen over black. Fun Fact. Let’s start off with linear holos. I’ve got five of them. First up, Starrily ‘Eclipse’. All I can think of is Twilight for some reason. Is this holo Team Edward or Team Jacob? You decide. You guys are no stranger to this top coat. You’ve seen me use it before because it is very holo-y. (And by that I mean it has lots of rainbows.) We get a pretty decent dose of holo on the first coat… Just to control as many extraneous variables as possible, I’m only going to be applying one coat of each holo top coat. Also, let’s check out all the holo top coats in two different sources of light. This was shot under regular CFL Daylight Bulbs, and this is with an added Halogen bulb which helps to bring out the holo just a bit. Keep in mind that you can only see the magical rainbow properties of holo under direct light. So if you are taking pictures of your holo nails in a lightbox, or with a Softbox with a white sheet that defuses the light, and your pictures of the holo are dull and not rainbowy, that’s why. *BEEP* You can’t defuse the light, that’s like putting clouds in front of the sun! Lightboxes are no holo. Impromptu lighting lesson is now over, let’s resume the experiment, and… What do we got here. We’ve got ‘Prism Break’ by KB SHIMMER. This one seems a little bit thicker in terms of the consistency of the polish. Let’s see how it applies. The distribution of the holos is okay, but for some reason this one seems a little cloudier and maybe not as holo as the last one? Let’s compare! So people don’t just trash me for being biased, they can see it for themselves with their own eyes! What a concept. Yep. The Starrily one is definitely a little bit more holo. As evidenced by the rainbow. Rainbows don’t lie, don’t you know? Let’s move on to I Love Nail Polish’s ‘My Private Rainbow’ (L). L stands for Linear Holo. Ooh, fancy. Now, I Love Nail Polish has a couple other silver holo polishes that could be used as a top coat like the Mega Series, but according to their website, the My Private Rainbow Series is intended to be the holo top coat… So that’s why I’m just using this one. Mkay, this is sadly not really that holo-y at all. This is one coat. I really love most I Love Nail Polish holos, but this particular one just doesn’t have the same BAM! HOLO IN YO FACE! effect, you know? Where are the rainbows? I see no rainbows. Now here’s one I’ve already loved many times on this channel. Fun Lacquer ‘Diamond’. Shine bright like a diamond! Diamonds are forevaahh! FOREVAHH! Okay, that’s enough. Cristine. STOP IT. There are SO MANY holos in this thing and they are just so jam-packed tight together, and the rainbow is REAL. At one coat, this is… I already know- One of THE BEST holos because LOOK at that coverage. The coverage is real. Now check it out under halogen lights. WOO! The rainbows come ALIVE, BABY! Well, this comparison is really unfair, because the I Love Nail Polish one has been the worst so far. Sorry I had to compare you to Fun Lacquer! That’s just the way the order went down, okay? Next up, Nicole by O.P.I’s ‘Imagine If…’ Dot dot dot. That’s so cryptic, Nicole. So cryptic of you. So something doesn’t really seem right about this polish, because it kind of looks more silver than it does holo… Maybe that’s why it’s called ‘Imagine If…’ Imagine if this was actually holo, guys. Just imagine. Just pretend and buy it anyways. Why did I order this again? Oh, yeah. I was on Amazon searching holo top coats, and this came up for some reason. First you tricked me into thinking this was ACTUALLY an O.P.I nail polish, and THEN you tricked me into thinking this was holo. Fooled me once. Shame on you! Fooled me twice! Shame on… me? Agh, s***. For the record, there actually IS holo is here, ’cause I can see some rainbow, but I’m convinced there’s actually some silver crap in there that is NOT HOLO. It kinda looks a little to me like they were trying to… DILUTE the holo and cut a little bit of corners, eh? SHAME. So much shame. Now we’re moving on to the Scattered Holo top coats, In other words, the holos are less dense, more dispersed, and the size of the holo particle is usually larger. Let’s start off with REVLON ‘Holographic Pearls’, ’cause BAM! Drugstore, yeah! Get my drugstore on. Drugs, drugs, drugs- …I mean, drugstore, drugstore… drugstore- Yay! So this is pretty jam-packed with holo, isn’t it? Mmm, yeah, like that! I don’t see any sign of diluting holos here, every single tiny sparkle looks holo to me. This is good, this is good, kids. I’ve actually never used this before. This is the first time I’ve used this, and I am thoroughly impressed right now. Ughohughuhh… Look at that holo drip and smear all over… I would love these as a pearl necklace. Just for fun, let’s compare it to that lame excuse for a holo top coat. Yep. There you have it folks. Us holosexuals can spot a faker in no time! Next, let’s try out ‘Falling Star’ by Quo by Orly. For those of you who don’t know what the hell that is, it’s because it’s only sold in Canada. Yes, I am Canadian. That’s why I say ‘Eh’ sometimes, Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh? So this one’s pretty similar to the REVLON one. The holo particles might be a tiny bit smaller… I don’t see any cloudy crap dilution of the holos going on here, so that’s good. I filmed this in the wrong order, but here’s me applying ‘Falling Star’ beside shady Nicole. Shady equals cloudy. Let’s move on to this holo top coat. I forget the name. If you didn’t just shout out “THAT’S NOT A HOLO TOP COAT!” at your screen, then I am very disappointed you weren’t taking notes in my last class. This was basically a trick just to see if you were REALLY paying attention. Polish’s ncLA’s ‘Party Favorite’. Spelt the American way… And it’s made up of tiny iridescent glitters. They are definitely sparkly, and have an element of colour-shifting, SORT of borderline rainbow to them, but they’re NOT actually holograhic. Kind of like the same material as unicorn skins, except this was chopped up into tiny little pieces. Another test you can do to spot the holo is to blur everything. While on the left you are seeing a lot of different colors come through, ranging from orange to yellow to green to blue… But with the one on the right you get the Full Rainbow Treatment. Because that one is actually holo. That was the one we just tested. And here’s another look at the difference, which reinforces my point about the rainbow even more. Just ask yourself, “Which puddle looks more attractive to unicorns?” And you shall find the answer, my friends. Next up, Salon Perfect ‘Cosmic Dust’. 613. Ooh. That’s the Ottowa telephone area code… heheh. Coincedence? Probably not. I got this one at my local drugstore, but then I researched it, and found that it’s really not a prominent brand at all, ’cause you can’t even get this on Amazon? What? So maybe it’s not actually a drugstore nail polish to you, but it is to Canadians. Anyways, it’s got some beautiful holographic rainbows in there. I’d say it’s a little bit more dispersed than the last couple we’ve seen of the Scattered group. And the particles might be even smaller. Let’s move on to China Glaze ‘Fairy Dust’. This one’s a timeless classic. Even memes have been made about it. Its holo pieces are on a slightly smaller side, just a bit. Does size matter for holo top coats? I dunno, you tell me. That’s a very personal, intimate question. It’s rainbowy under all the different kinds of lights and I see no dilution of the holos at all. This is good. Things are going very well so far. I’m applying it beside the last one we just tried, and… like, they look very similar. In fact, I kind of think they’re almost dupes. Are these dupes? Let’s analyze closer… Someone get the microscope. Wow, it’s amazing how exactly the same they look. Does China Glaze own Salon Perfect? What’s going on here, nail polish conspiracy! We’re almost done. We’re almost done, I promise. This is Orly’s ‘Prisma Gloss Silver’. Because they also have a gold one. It looks a little bit more jam-packed than the last couple we’ve seen… So this could be interesting. But as I’m applying it, I notice that… There is something up with this polish that I can’t put my finger on. Well, I can put it on my finger though. Heheheheheh. It definitely appears super holo when you blur it, but as I get up close, I can’t help but notice that it looks like there’s tiny little shards that aren’t actually holo. See how there’s some little pieces that aren’t the same shape, and it kinda looks like they were chopped up in a messy machine? That could be a hint… Maybe holo top coats really are like diamonds, they’re not all cut with quality. And finally, I’m going to try Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in ‘Silver’. I know what it looks like, but you have to shake it. This polish is very different from the rest, because whatever base it’s suspended in doesn’t actually mix around the holos normally… So you gotta do it yourself! Sounds like more work to me, but if it pays off, I’m willing to do it. Ooh! Holo sticker, pretty! This one is way more liquidy and watery than all the others. You can see the polish just kinda drip right off the brush. Not necessarily a bad thing, if you know how to control your brush. At first glance it’s obvious that this is definitely way more dispersed than all the others I’ve tried so far, but it’s not lacking in holo. I mean, look at that rainbow. Oghuoh, my GOD, it’s so rainbowy. It’s beautiful. Like I was saying at the beginning of this video, it really depends on what effect of holo you want. If you want the holos to be more dispersed, then this is a great one, but if you want more holo, than this one probably isn’t your best choice. Here’s another look at how it compares to the ORLY one I just tried. Even though the one on the right IS more dispersed and there’s not as many holos in them, not that I’m gonna count them, it definitely reflects more rainbows than the one on the left. And I think that’s because the ORLY had some chopped up pieces of silver, or glass-like flecks that weren’t actually holo. And that concludes the showdown! Let’s rank the contenders! For linear holo top coats, I think it’s pretty obvious that The Fun Lacquer one is the Holo Bomb.com! It’s so jam-packed and holotastic and oh so satisfying… Look at that flare. Just look at it. I would say that the Starrily one comes in second for me, because it’s a little less dense but it’s still super-rainbowy. KB SHIMMER got some points because the name is legit. Prism Break fans, anyone? But that prism forecast is a little too cloudy for me. I Love Nail Polish, I’m sorry, but I think the rainbow was too private that we couldn’t see it? And lastly, Nicole, get outta here. You’re basically not even holo, kind of like how you’re basically not even O.P.I. Goodbye. Moving onto the scattered holo top coats, and this one was much tricker, because there wasn’t necessarily one that was more BAM! than the others, you know? But I’m going to have to go with REVLON ‘Holographic Pearls’ as the winner, because that is some serious holo payoff in just one coat, it’s so rainbow-y, the tiny holos have a really nice shape, AND you can get it at the drugstore. That’s probably why I’m most impressed. You win this one, REVLON. Quo by ORLY comes in second, because Canadians love getting second place at the Olympics. In 3rd place we’ve got ourselves a tie between China Glaze and Salon Perfect, because they literally look the exact same. Both apply the same on the nail, on paper, can anyone see a difference? Next I’m gonna have to go with the Northern Lights top coat, because even though it’s super diluted and watery comapred to the rest, the holos are actually holo-y as @#$&. Maybe that’s because it’s sitting in a super glossy base, I’m not sure. Lastly, I’m gonna have to say “I’M SORRY, ORLY!” Even though you were definitely jam-packed with holos and pretty dense, I’m not so in love with the random shards in there. They’re a little deceptive. I’m not even sure if they’re real. You almost need a real microscope and @&$# to see it, but I think that’s what I’m seeing. ncLA doesn’t get a rank. ‘Cause it’s not holo. And it was only included to test your loyalty to the holo kingdom. Now, let’s have some fun, and put the winners over different colors. I threw on five random plain creme shades to see what kind of magic the holos would do to them. Here’s Fun Lacquer ‘Diamond’ over all the colours. You can see it really pops best when layered over darker colours like the purple. Although the nude one is nice and soft and pretty. Maybe if you’re going to brunch with your grandma… And the white… I thought that would be cool but you really can’t see it that much. And here’s REVLON ‘Holographic Pearls’ over all the same colors, and the effect is definitely quite different. Again, the rainbows reflect best when layered over darker polishes. One thing I want to point out about holo top coats is that sometimes, if you’re putting a holo top coat OVER a nail art design, you may not actually WANT to use the most dense holo top coat, because it may cloud or cover the design. Here’s some cases where maybe the holo top coat covered up the design a little bit. I don’t know… It’s really all so subjective. It definitely works better over darker colours, though, as you can see. And what the hell is that? I don’t know, but I was trying to save it with holo. Now, this one, on the other hand, the design called for the holiest holo of them all. Here’s some examples where I used a holo top coat that was a bit more dispersed, so you could see the pattern a little bit better. And so, in summary of the amazing experiments we undertook today, To some degree a holo can be quote on quote, “better”, than another because of its ability to reflect rainbows, But in terms of density, it’s really all about the look you’re feeling, You know? What do you feel like today? Linear? Or scattered? How scattered do you want to be? The choice is yours. And of course, when in doubt, just sponge that %$ everywhere. Who cares if people say “Too much holo”? Because… Can’t see the haters, Blinding by the holo. Haters gonna hate, and holo’s gonna holo. And that’s it for today. Please subscribe to my channel, because if you’re not already a holosexual then you want to be one. And thanks so much for watchin’, I’ll see ya’ll later, BAI! *funky outro music*

100 Replies to “What’s the best HOLO top coat?! (click if holosexual)”

  1. This vid is wrong. Her holo is best and I haven’t got mine yet (it’s on the way though) but I know it’s the best of the best 💿💿📀📀

  2. Cristine: What do you think I am? Someone on hoarders: buried alive?
    Me, staring intensely at the perky bag: Gee I dunno

  3. The northern lights one was actually pretty cool because you have to shake it yourself
    That could keep me entertained for longer than I'd like to admit

  4. i'm new to holo nail polish. so I have a question. with any holo glitter nail polish, do you put the first coat down and then dab it on with a sponge to make the sparkle better? or just paint in on for each layer?

  5. so after i watched your video i searched up does china glaze own salon perfects and theses were its results

    google:
    salon Perfect and China Glaze are made by the same company, with the Salon Perfect formula lacking the hardners found in the China Glaze formula.

    so i hope this answers your questioned and i really do hope you see this and reply

    how i found your Chanel i was watching nail art and how to grow them strong and fast and i came across one of your videos and every since that i haven't stop watching and i'v watched about 20 today because i'm home from school because i am sick and they really make me what to do my nails but i cant because i'm bad at it and but i think your videos are really helping me so i want to really say thank you and your amazing

  6. WHAT IS THE BEST QUICK DRY GLOSSY TACO PLEASE!!!! holotaco is amazing but it needs a glossy taco that is worthy

  7. Me – sees iridescent polish
    Also me – “what the heck is that that”😑
    Cristine-*explains that it’s not holo and it was a trick *
    Me- *feels good that I knew * 😂

  8. Ive lived my whole life in America but for some reason I always wrote the words color favorite and armor with u's and I would always get corrected by my teachers and I was so confused why I was wrong. then my mom told me ppl overseas write it like that and I was confused in how I started writing that way 😂

  9. HEY! I'VE GOT A WARNING FOR YALL! Don't use hard as nails top coat. It literally shatters. I thought it was my nail and what I was doing, but I used it in a craft on a flat surface and when it dries it just shatters like glass.

  10. I’m getting a manicure with the lesbian flag colors, and bc of Christine I’ll be asking for a holo top coat! I’ve fallen in love with holo 💖

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