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Holo Humpday: Chaos and Crocodiles Decoy

If you haven’t figured it out already, I can’t get enough holo in my life. I own soooo many polishes with this finish, and it’s my failsafe happy place manicure whenever I’m lacking in inspiration or just need something sparkly without the pain of glitter removal. Recently, someone in a nail polish Facebook group asked whether people were sick of holo yet, and I promptly had a mini anxiety attack thinking about brands no longer putting out holos! That’s right – that’s how obsessed I am. This is why I have a Holo Humpday on this blog o’ mine – I have so many that I want to show off and hopefully I’ll convince y’all to keep utilizing holos so they’ll stay forever!

So today’s Holo Humpday shall feature a stunning (they’re all stunning, let’s be honest here people) polish by Chaos & Crocodiles. Hold on to your butts! *Movie reference anyone?* Decoy is another crazy strong linear holo from the Secret Agent collection – take a peek!

Chaos & Crocodiles Decoy

Chaos & Crocodiles Decoy

WOULD you look at that?! Decoy is such a beautiful silvery lavender holo that is just so incredibly pretty! The holo is crazyface, and I found the same with every polish I’ve tried in the Secret Agent collection (Check out Security Breach here and an accent of Sleeper Cell here).

PS – do you remember what my cuticles looked like last week?! They were dry and nasty, if I do say so myself. It’s a wonder what a week of beauty bootcamp for your hands will do! If anyone’s interested in a post on my hand & cuticle routine, let me know in the comments below.

But first let me show you a closeup of this polish. 🙂

Whoa baby!

Whoa baby!

So what do you think? Are holos here to stay? They’re still in so many collections, and I will pray to my heathen Holo God that they’ll stay around forever! 😉 Also, would you like to see a post on my hand, nail, and cuticle routine?

Holo Humpday: Chaos & Crocodiles Security Breach

So far on the quest for the perfect primary red holographic polish, I tested Loaded Lacquer’s Double Shot of Sriracha (check out that post here). It was a great nail polish, but fell short of the primary cherry red goal. For today’s Holo Humpday, I’m testing out Chaos & Crocodiles Security Breach.

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C&C Security Breach

Really pretty right? However, it’s not exactly the shade I’ve been searching for! It leans more pink/purple-red than actual primary cherry red. Despite that, it’s a ridiculously gorgeous polish! That holo is one of the strongest linear holos I’ve seen, probably on the same strength as the Color Club Halo Hues (and that’s saying something!).

chaos & crocodiles security breach holographic red nail polish holo humpday

Look at that holo flame with this angle!

Every C&C polish I’ve tried so far has been perfection, and Security Breach is certainly no exception!

Take a peek at it slightly blurry to show off the sparkle:

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Blurry but pretty right?

OK, so I’ve tested 2 red holos thus far: one was too orange/copper, and this one is too pink/purple. Let’s hope I find that Goldilocks “just right” primary red holo next! Stay tuned ladies and gentlemen 🙂

What do you think? Do you prefer pink/purple-leaning reds or true primary reds? I like them all really!

Blue Mosaic Color Blocking: September NCC #2

For my second geometric manicure for the September NCC, I played with striping tape and ended up with what looks like an abstract R2D2. I find striping tape so annoying to work with sometimes – this manicure was certainly one of those times!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

My abstract R2D2 mani

I really do love the end product though. This took foreeeever (does anyone else get flashbacks to The Sandlot here? Fooor-ev-eeer… loved that movie as a kid!). All that hassle with striping tape resulted in a really pretty manicure! I used a bunch of new polishes I recently picked up, including my very first Chaos & Crocodiles polish!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

Sparkly striping tape mani

Ugh, that C&C holo is digustingly beautiful! C&C put out a Secret Agent collection, filled with a rainbow of gorgeous holos. I picked up 3 – the blue you see in this manicure (Sleeper Cell), a lavender called Decoy, and a red called Security Breach. They are all just soooo stunning. Oh! And I saw that people who bought the whole collection got a really amazing package with Secret Agent-themed items. I kind of wish I bought the whole collection now… Hey, there are always restocks right?!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

Look at that Blonde Ambition in my hands! So pretty!

Anyways, I just love this manicure!

Colors used:

  • Base: OPI My Vampire Is Buff… I can’t believe I didn’t own this before now! I love this super-smooth creamy nude!
  • Barry M Damson… a stuuuunning cornflower vibrant blue! Love this so much!
  • Chaos & Crocodiles Sleeper Cell… very strong blue holo with some hues of teal. Love love love!
  • Colors by Llarowe Blonde Ambition… a gorgeous golden nude with a very strong linear holo. Someone posted in a polish-themed facebook group that this is almost identical to Color Club Cherubic, so you need to own one of them! I haven’t swatched them next to one another yet, so I can’t say for sure if they’re dupes (& which one you need). BUT the color and holo is to die for, so you have to have one!

So yeah, I love it! Do you see what I mean about an abstract R2D2 though? Do you have Chaos & Crocodiles polish – if so, what others are must-buys? Also, any suggestions on making striping tape less annoying?

Check out more geometric manicures: