Thursday, January 15, 2015

Comparison Thursday: Medium Blue Holos

Well, today was a fantastic day...  My poor kitty isn't feeling well and isn't eating, so we've had to take him to the vet twice (once for emergency and once for a checkup after the emergency).  Long story short, he had a million tests, and we still have no idea what's wrong.  Le sigh.  Please send positive thoughts to him so that he recovers quickly!  Here are a few pics of the little butt so you can see just exactly how adorable he is <3

So now that the sad news is over, let's take a look at some blue holos.  For this grouping, I looked at the following:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Ocean Warmed by the Sun, Lilypad Lacquer Violet Moon, Model City Polish Cold Snap, Nailant Never Wanna Know, and Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Chlorine Light.

There's one thing that I can say about every single polish in this lineup - all had extremely easy application with very little need for cleanup.  Let's take a peek at each polish individually as well as together!

Ocean Warmed by the Sun

OWbtS is definitely the outlier in this group as it's the most teal.  It's closest in color to Cold Snap, but definitely not a dupe.  Ocean has a very strong pink to purple shift, and it dries satin.  While it is opaque in 2 coats, Ocean is thick without being clumpy.  You can currently purchase Ocean Warmed by the Sun at my shop here.  There's a discount code for all items in the On the Way Out section, which includes all of the Far From the Sun collection, good until 1/16 at 11:59 pm est.  Use code GOODBYE at checkout to redeem!

Violet Moon

VM is a little more periwinkle than the rest of the polishes in this grouping, but I wanted to see how it compared anyway.  It has a strong pink flash that is very visible both in the bottle and on the nail.  VM is also opaque in 2 coats, but I used 3 just for my photos.  You can purchase LPL's at her shop here, but it appears that she's currently on vacation.

Cold Snap

Cold Snap is the most silvery-blue of the group.  Like the others, it's fully opaque in 2 coats, but again, I used 3 for photos.  CS is also the most scattered of the group and doesn't have any additional shimmers.  I had a very slight bit of staining after I took it off, but only on the skin around my nails.  A little extra scrubbing helped to get it all off.  As I stated above, it's closest in color to Ocean Warmed by the Sun, but it's not a dupe.  You can purchase Model City Polishes at her shop here.  Sadly, it appears that CS has been discontinued, but you can grab Arctic Sea instead, which is also gorgeous and could probably tide you over!

Never Wanna Know

NWN has the smallest holographic particle in the grouping.  It's also sheer without being too thin, and there aren't any added shimmers to the blue.  It's closest in color to Chlorine Light and probably the 4th darkest of the group.  It took 3 coats for full opacity.  Like with Cold Snap, I had slight staining upon removal.  I think I'm going to have to blame the staining on my dry skin, though, as I don't have staining issues when my skin is nice and moisturized.  Sadly, Stinna doesn't sell her gorgeous creations, but she has been known to donate them for prizes in giveaways!  Make sure you're following her blog for hot tips on if she's got any available to pick up somewhere!

Chlorine Light

Chlorine Light is the darkest of the grouping.  Its added umph comes from flakies whereas the rest of the grouping has nothing, strong shimmers, or glass flecks.  Application for CL is super easy, and I only needed 2 coats for full opacity.  You can currently purchase Chlorine Light at my shop here.  As I stated earlier, there's a discount code for all items in the On the Way Out section, which includes all of the Far From the Sun collection, that's good until 1/16 at 11:59 pm est.  Use code GOODBYE at checkout to redeem!

So, what do you think?  Which was your favorite?


  1. Sorry kitty is still not feeling great. :( Super cute pics, though. I just want to pet him and his tail looks so "swishy" there, makes me want to play with him! I love the macro shot of Violet Moon - so soft!...the periwinkle is so pretty. I like how frosty chilly Cold Snap looks, great for winter!

    1. Thank you <3 I'm hoping it'll all just pass soon. :( And yeah, all of these lovely blues are just stunning!

  2. I love blue holos and I love your kitty! I hope he feels better soon!

  3. Your poor kitty! I hope it feels better soon. All of these polishes are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you <3 And yeah, it's hard to pick just one that I like the best!