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Playing with Ozotics – 500 series

I was going to swatch all these separately, and then I worried I’d annoy someone. You see, Ozotic have discontinued the holographic 500 series, due to supply issues with some of the components. But, I did buy them when I heard they were on the way out, and I do want to show them. So, instead of serious swatches, I played with them, and I’ll show you what I came up with!

Ozotic holographic watercolour

The polishes I used were: 513 (purple), 515 (blue),  and 516 (pink)

sunshine..

sunshine..

Left- right, the first two nails (index and middle) have Ozotic 515 as the base, then dotted with 516 and 513 (the pink and purple holos), the next two had the same base (515), but I put on the 516 and 513 and sort of smooshed it around with lunch wrap to get a textured sort of look – and put a few dots over that.

shade...

shade…

And, because I thought this looked vaguely reminiscent of the water lilies paintings in the shade, I added blobs to represent those, using dots of Color Club Angel Kiss and Jade Mystic Gold.

Ozotic Holographic Waterlillies

Then, for a change of pace, I tried four of the Ozotic Holographic polishes in a totally different way:

Jessica Cinnamon Kiss Ozotic 500 series mani

This was over Jessica Cinnamon Kiss as a base, and sections were taped off for the polishes. I used Ozotic 517 (green) as well as the other Ozotic 500 series, from above (515, 513, and 516)

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You can probably see the slight disadvantage to doing it all at once, by the time I was finished with the last block of colour the first was a bit too dry, and came off a bit when I removed the striping tape.

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Ah well, I still like this! It was finished off with Misa Breakneck top coat, and lasted really well.

Ozotic 500 series tape manicure

I do love these Ozotic holographics, they have a nice formula, go on easily, dry very fast, and are insanely holographic. The lighter colours are sheer enough to wear as a top coat over almost every other colour, but still build well to opaque in 2-3 coats. If you can find them anywhere, and you do like holographic polishes, I highly recommend them! 😀

Have a great day

Ami

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Gold Holographic Comparisons

Comparisons – gold holos: Layla Gold Idol, Jade Mystic Gold, alternating fingers 🙂

Indirect sunlight, Layla – Jade – Layla – Jade, from left to right 🙂

You can see the color difference!

Sunlight – Layla, Jade, Layla, Jade – from left to right

Now Layla Gold Idol, Jade Mystic Gold and Rivka Vanessa.

Sunlight: from left to right; Jade, Layla, Rivka

Layla is the most holographic, but also the finicky-est to apply. Jade is a much warmer gold, and Vanessa looks barely holographic next to the two of them, but has a very similar color to Gold Idol. Vanessa is a linear holo, and worth owning. Dry time is quite long compared to the other two, but it’s very easy to apply.

Sunlight – left to right: Jade, Layla, Rivka: You can see the line in the holo the Rivka in this photo 🙂

It’s just not in the Layla / Jade holographic class. Jade Mystic Idol is easier to apply than the Layla by lots, the least sheer (though it’s still sheer), and the longest wearing of the three.  All have three coats, no base or top coats.

Sunlight – same order as previously 🙂

All three are super easy to remove, with no staining.

And there you go!

Have a great day

Ami 🙂

Jade Mystic Gold – Swatches and Review

Jade Mystic Gold, my first experience with the Jade brand:

Mystic Gold is a very warm, ‘antique’ gold – these swatches are two coats.

inside, indirect light

It’s sheer but covers well in two coats, though three would be needed for complete opacity.

Inside, indirect sunlight

Very easy to apply, no formula issues at all, and for something as holographic as this it had a very good wear time – over a day and some minimal tip wear, no chips. And as it has no top coat, that’s amazing! I’ve had some crèmes that haven’t lasted as well.

As close to direct sun as I could find – still not there! But gives some idea of the holographic effect 🙂

I would highly recommend this brand if this polish is indicative of the quality. Purchased from Lllarowe, bottle size is 8ml – so not a mini, but not a standard either.

Hold Cornelius – the Chick Who Lived 😀

Have a great day, and stay safe!

Ami 🙂